Placement and duration

The Public Finance Summer Analyst Program a 10-week program consisting of one week of classroom training. The program provides undergraduate students an opportunity to master the analytical, quantitative and interpersonal skills necessary to develop an exciting and rewarding career on Wall Street. The program is designed to provide a realistic view of our businesses by having Summer Analysts assume the functions of Full Time Analysts. Summer Analysts are placed directly with a group in Public Finance, where opportunities exist in one of the following product areas: Syndicate, Infrastructure, Higher Education, Public Power and Utilities, Housing, and Health Care.

Training program

Summer Analysts begin with a one-day orientation where they are introduced to the Firm's businesses and learn what it's like to be an employee at Morgan Stanley. Public Finance Summer Analysts then attend divisional Sales & Trading training, where they learn the core skills required to be successful on the job. The curriculum includes daily market updates, accounting, credit risk analysis, business overview speaker series, fundamental and advanced product and technical training, and registration preparation. In addition, Summer Analysts have several opportunities to network with peers, mentors and managers through teambuilding sessions, learning lunches, community service, social events.

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Summer Analysts in Public Finance will collaborate with Full-time employees to develop the skills they will need to have a successful summer, including:

  • Develop structuring, cash flow financial models.
  • Draft presentation materials, memos and proposals to generate new business.
  • Shadow full-time employees as they communicate complex ideas and solutions with potential and existing clients.

Qualifications/ Skills/ Requirements

Summer Analyst Program:

  • You are pursuing an undergraduate degree (junior) or a Master’s degree with a graduation date of December 2019 or Spring 2020.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • A concentration in Government, Political Science, Public Policy or Economics (preferred).
  • You have advanced knowledge of Excel (preferred).
  • Highly focused, goal-oriented, insightful, creative, quantitative and detail-oriented team player and multi-tasker.
  • Compelling interest in and knowledge of the financial markets, specifically in municipals and public finance.
  • Strong work ethic, collaborative, ability to multi-task.
  • Adaptable, versatile, and analytical.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.