Placement and duration

The Sales & Trading Commodities Summer Analyst Program lasts 10 weeks, beginning with one week of Firmwide classroom training, followed by desk placements across the Commodities trading floor in New York, N.Y. The Program features scheduled weekly meetings with business and desk heads, with an emphasis on introducing Summer Analysts to the broad base of commodities markets in which the Commodities Division is active. Throughout the Program, Summer Analysts receive continued training on the job and exposure to all levels of professionals, allowing them to acquire an in-depth understanding of the role a Full-time Analyst could play in the organization. Commodities Summer Analysts will also have individual mentors assigned for the duration of the Summer Program.

Training program

The training program commences with a one-day orientation where all Summer Analysts across Sales & Trading are introduced to the Firm's businesses and learn what it is like to be an employee at Morgan Stanley. The Commodities and Fixed Income Summer Analysts then attend tailored and specific training related to those combined markets, learning the core skills essential for success. The curriculum includes daily market updates, business-specific overviews, and basic product and technical training. Summer Analysts in the Commodities Division continue their training throughout their rotations, meeting weekly with senior management and learning the basics of different commodities. Summer Analysts will have the opportunity to expand their knowledge of the commodities space and contribute to the team through allocated short-term projects and initiatives across trading desks.

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All Summer Analysts in Commodities will work on projects as assigned by desks, involving both market research and technical analysis. Projects will be presented to the group at the end of the rotation.

Qualifications/ Skills/ Requirements

  • You are pursuing an undergraduate or Master's degree; as a junior, with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • You have advanced knowledge of Excel (preferred).
  • You have knowledge and a keen interest in finance and commodities specifically.
  • You are proactive, analytical, adaptive, a leader yet team player, as well as a multi-tasker.
  • You possess strong oral and written communication skills.


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Application Process & Deadlines

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