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 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 intern program activities include an Intern Welcome Event, professional development, networking with leaders and associates, and many other informal events. Our interns have the opportunity to use a Baird Cares Day, a paid day 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.

Our Compliance team ensures the laws, regulations, and ethical standards of the securities industry are adhered to in Baird businesses.

Internship Location, Availability and Hours:

Located in our downtown Milwaukee office, the intern must be able to work part-time during the school semesters, 15-20 hours per week, and full time during the summer, 37.5-40 hours per week. We are seeking a student who is able to start in May 2022 or earlier.

As a Compliance Intern, responsibilities may include:

  • Conduct compliance related activities for 2-3 business units within the firm

  • Perform testing on a wide range of processes, controls, policies, and procedures

  • Coordinate branch review tasks and assist with full Capital Markets review process

  • Analyze data for potential report development

  • Create and maintain data in various Excel spreadsheets and presentation training materials using PowerPoint

  • Perform special projects and other duties, as assigned

What makes this opportunity great:

  • Wide exposure to the entirety of Baird’s Capital Markets businesses and firm structure

  • Detailed understanding of the compliance role and our impact within Baird

  • Networking and one on one time with associates in Compliance and throughout Baird      

  • Assist with conducting analysis of firm data to develop better and more efficient processes

  • Hands-on training for broad range of technology and systems

What we look for:

  • Attendance at a local university or college with a graduation date of December 2022 or later

  • Pursuing an Associate’s degree or higher in business, finance, management, political science, history, English, criminal justice/law studies or related area

  • Strong attention to detail and superior organizational skills

  • Prior experience working with data

  • Ability to work independently in a team environment

  • Critical thinking and problem-solving abilities

Commitment to Inclusion & Diversity

Baird is committed to inclusion & diversity for our clients, our associates and the communities where we live and work. This commitment stems from our culture of integrity, genuine concern for others and respect for the individual. We view inclusion & diversity as an ongoing journey – one of shared responsibility, continuous improvement and a focus on progress. We invite you to join us as we work together to foster an environment where diversity unites rather than divides us. Learn more here.

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