Brandeis IBS offers students numerous opportunities to take part in internships during their time at the school. Academic credit can be earned for internships as long as the work is related to your degree, and you sign up for credit prior to starting the internship. No tuition is charged for summer internships for full-time students. Several internship awards are available, including:
- Steven M. Bunson ’82 Internship Awards — Several summer internships are awarded annually to students involved in organizations related to finance and society.
- Perlmutter Corporate Internship Award — Several summer internships are awarded annually to students interested in getting involved in work at local, national, and international businesses.
See below for highlights of past internships, and be sure to visit CareerFOCUS for the latest updates on jobs and internships.
Highlights of Past Internships
Rafaella Cuff, MA '12
A recipient of a Bunson Internship Award, Rafaella interned at ProWorld, a cultural preservation and microcredit organization in Bahia, Brazil where she managed loans for multiple clients. “...I was greeted with the kindness and humility of hard-working people in a fast-growing economy,” she said.
Chiengkuach Majok, MA '12
South Sudan became an independent nation a mere 11 days after Chiengkuach's arrival for his summer internship at the US Agency for International Development at the Central Bank of South Sudan. Since then, Chiengkuach helped configure the country’s financial information system and orchestrate a speedy transition to an entirely new currency.
Ana Lobo, MBA '12
Ana worked in Honduras at the Alas de Esperanza Foundation, which receives grants to run orphanages, offer services for migrant workers, and collaborate on social work initiatives with hospitals. “It’s inspiring to see people from different walks of life joining in to make a difference towards a common cause,” Ana said.
Yaniv Jember MA, ’12 and Shuyan Wu, MA ’12 (pictured)
Yaniv and Shuyan received Perlmutter Institute internships at Accenture, an international consulting firm. Yaniv interviewed business leaders to explore the skills required to go global, while Shuyan developed a methodology for mapping the supply and demand for talent in growing industries.
Hakon Bjerke, MA ’12
Hakon worked as a summer analyst with JP Morgan in the Investment Banking division, focusing on metals and mining. He said that he benefited greatly from being able to work on the same projects as full-time analysts, advising on IPOs, mergers and acquisitions, bond/equity issuance and corporate broking, and using skills he learned in Senior Lecturer Alfonso Canella’s Financial Modeling class.