Compliance Intern

Department: Compliance

Location: Chicago, IL

Travel Requirements: Up to 10%

Job ID:  261

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Description: The Compliance Intern's main responsibility is to assist the Compliance department with its core functions of examinations, investigations and financial surveillance of NFA Members. The Compliance Intern will attend various internal training classes and assist with other special projects as necessary. The Intern also will interact with the investing public, senior staff and NFA Member firms.


  • Must be currently enrolled in Junior or Senior year of studies
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Working toward NFA's Compliance Examiner requirements of 9 hours of Accounting, including an Intermediate Accounting class
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; detail-oriented
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Must be professional, mature and reliable
  • Bachelor's degree or expects to graduate within one year of completing the internship

NFA is the industrywide, self-regulatory organization for the U.S. derivatives industry. NFA strives every day to safeguard the integrity of the derivatives markets, protect investors and ensure Members meet their regulatory responsibilities.


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