Baird | Wealth Management, Capital Markets, Private Equity, Investment Banking Offered by Baird
Are you looking to gain real world experience in a thriving, global financial services firm with an award winning culture? Consider an internship and start building your career at Baird.

About our intern program:
Our competitive intern program is a robust experience that offers interns exposure to the business world and a meaningful work experience. Interns are treated as valuable team members while learning from experienced professionals in a collaborative, fun, and dynamic environment. Baird’s summer program activities include an Intern Welcome Event in our corporate office in Milwaukee, multiple Lunch & Learns, a Brewer’s game at Miller Park, Baird Night at the Zoo, and many other informal events. Our interns have the opportunity to use a Baird Cares Day and be compensated to volunteer in the community. They are also eligible to apply for scholarships. Our informal mentor program gives interns an opportunity to network throughout Baird and learn about all the areas of the firm. To learn more, check out this video.

Baird’s Financial Risk Management team is charged with the identification, assessment, monitoring, mitigation, and reporting on key market, credit, liquidity and operational risks across the firm. Primary focus will be on the financial risks related to the firm’s institutional equities and fixed income trading activity. The Financial Risk Management Intern will learn about various types of securities (e.g. ABS, MBS, Agency Debt, CMOs, etc.) that are traded in the financial markets and will gain exposure to the various components of financial statements for a wide range of financial institutions. Additionally, this internship will provide an opportunity to learn how the financial markets are impacted by current events. Lastly, this internship will help further develop technological skills through use of advanced MS Excel functions, an introduction to and utilization of SQL querying and VBA macros, and exposure to business intelligence and data visualization software.

Baird Interns apply business knowledge gained in the classroom to develop relevant professional experience while developing meaningful relationships. They are treated as valuable team members and are challenged with meaningful work while learning from experienced professionals in a collaborative, fun, and dynamic environment. We look for highly motivated, detail oriented individuals who are proactive, eager to learn and ready to contribute.

Located in our downtown Milwaukee office, interns must be flexible to work a minimum of 15-20 hours per week during the Spring and Fall semesters and 37.5-40 hours per week during breaks and the Summer. The internship will begin May 2020.

As a Financial Risk Management Intern, you will:
  • Prepare daily risk reports that summarize the firm’s inventory of securities holdings that sit on the firm’s balance sheet
  • Review intraday and end-of-day daily aggregate inventory levels and risk exposures by asset class and/or trading strategy to ensure that established firm thresholds have not been exceeded
  • Prepare daily counterparty risk reports that highlight key credit risks to trading and financing counterparties
  • Perform weekly interest rate sensitivity analysis to assess balance sheet market risk
  • Assist team members with the preparation of weekly risk meeting materials
  • Obtain and updates financial information on new and existing counterparties to assess/reassess credit risk
  • Complete ad hoc projects as assigned
What we look for:
  • Finance, Economics, Accounting or other related business majors
  • Demonstrated interest in the financial markets
  • High intellectual curiosity
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to work effectively as a team player
  • Ability to work independently, manage priorities and meet specific deadlines
  • Strong attention to detail, accuracy and reliability with a drive for continuous improvement.
  • Strong critical thinking and troubleshooting skills
What makes this opportunity great:
  • Interact and work closely with various levels of associates both formally and informally
  • Fast paced environment that will enable you to grow as a professional
  • Unique culture that values diverse backgrounds and perspectives while emphasizing teamwork and a strong sense of partnership

More about Baird:

Baird is an employee owned, international wealth management, capital markets, private equity and asset management firm with more than 160 offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. Established in 1919, Baird has over $285 billion in client assets and more than 4,500 associates serving the needs of individual, corporate, institutional and municipal clients.

Baird has built an environment of trust, respect and teamwork, where associates are our greatest asset. As stated in our Associate Promise, we are passionate about how we achieve great outcomes together for our clients, communities and each other. Committed to being a great place to work, Baird ranked No. 16 on the Fortune Magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For®, our sixteenth consecutive year on the list. To learn more about Baird’s culture, click here.


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