Morgan Stanley
Fixed Income Research

Summer Analyst

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Placement and duration

The Fixed Income Research Summer Analyst Program is a 10-week program consisting of one week of classroom training, followed by multiple rotations. Summer Analysts may rotate on various Fixed Income Research desks including Corporate Credit, Interest Rates, Emerging Markets, Foreign Exchange, Municipal Credit and Securitized Credit. Summer Analysts receive on-the-job training, benefit from working alongside experienced professionals on meaningful projects, and build their skillsets in a dynamic and evolving environment. In addition, the program features a Senior Management Speaker Series, desk teach-ins, networking events, community service, performance reviews, and a robust mentorship program.

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. Fixed Income Research Summer Analysts then attend both Research and Sales & Trading division-specific training where they learn core skills essential for success. The curriculum includes daily market updates, business-specific overviews, and basic product and technical training.


  • Develop investment recommendations on Fixed Income Securities through the study of market fundamentals and technical research.
  • Helping develop models to identify short term asset-class disconnects in real time.
  • Working on longer-term asset allocation challenges (e.g. the optimal way to generate a 3% return over inflation).
  • Assisting with the day-to-day production of our research content.
  • Analysts will be given a specific project during each rotation focusing on anything from developing and pitching a trade idea to creating new valuation and trading models. The project will be presented to the research team at the end of each rotation.

Qualifications/ Skills/ Requirements

  • You are pursuing an undergraduate degree (junior) or a Master’s degree with a graduation date of December 2021 or Spring 2022.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • You have basic knowledge and a keen interest in finance.
  • You are analytical, adaptive, collaborative, a leader, and a multi-tasker.
  • You possess strong oral and written communication skills.


Morgan Stanley New York

Founded in New York City in 1935, Morgan Stanley has evolved into one of the world's foremost financial institutions, with more than 55,000 employees in 43 countries. Our New York headquarters offers the finest in financial thinking, products and execution to individual investors, companies, institutions and government agencies. We offer our clients the personalized attention and service of a boutique, the intelligence and creativity of the brightest professionals in the industry and the global resources of Morgan Stanley.

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Application Process/Details

Students must apply online at If Morgan Stanley recruits on your campus, you may also be required to apply through your school’s on‑campus system.

After submitting your application, you will be asked to complete a video-recorded questionnaire through HireVue. You will receive an email with additional information on how to complete the video after you submit your application. We encourage you to account for this in your application timeline.

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