Regulatory Compliance Intern - Summer 2024

Department: Futures and OTC Derivatives Compliance

Location: New York, NY

Travel Requirements: Up to 10%

Job ID:  455

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When you join NFA as a Regulatory Compliance Intern, you will gain unique insight into the global derivatives industry and its regulatory framework, putting to work the critical thinking, data analysis and risk assessment skills you've developed in the classroom.

Bring your analytical and innovative mindsets. Bring your thirst for knowledge and learning. Bring a healthy skepticism and an eye for detail.

Beginning your first day and throughout your career, you'll gain exceptional experiences, personalized learning and invaluable coaching and mentoring. We believe in nurturing talent to develop future NFA and industry leaders.

What you'll do:

You'll learn alongside a high-performing team of dedicated problem solvers and assist us in carrying out innovative investigative strategies that support our important regulatory mission. You'll learn about the complex derivatives markets from our experienced staff and gain hands-on experience working on projects with your team–typically evaluating documents, procedures and financial statements for possible compliance deficiencies or rule violations. We're committed to educating our interns and providing them with the skills necessary for success. Thanks to industry-specific training classes and our internal educational programs, an NFA internship will enable you to take away important industry knowledge and professional skills you can apply in your future career.

What we’re looking for:

Detail-oriented, driven individuals thrive in this collaborative, hands-on role.  We value diverse perspectives and are looking for motivated applicants with a broad range of backgrounds and experiences.  If you're eager to learn something new and meet the qualifications below, we encourage you to apply to join our team as a Summer Regulatory Compliance Intern.

  • Pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in a business-oriented major
  • Overall minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher preferred
  • Working toward 9 hours of accounting, including an intermediate accounting class
  • Ability to work in NFA's New York office part-time
  • Effective teamwork skills
  • Alignment with NFA's values of approachability, trustworthiness, courtesy and integrity
  • Appreciation for diversity
  • Strong leadership skills and strategic thinking skills, sense of accountability and enthusiasm for learning

The wage for the position is $22 per hour.



We understand how important culture is to an organization, and we pursue a culture of excellence where every NFA employee, regardless of circumstances, can succeed. Our workforce respects and celebrates each employee's diversity, unique values and abilities, all of which mold our creative approach to regulation. Most importantly, we believe that our diverse, inclusive workforce makes NFA a friendly, supportive and enjoyable place to work.


NFA is purpose-driven. We safeguard the integrity of the derivatives markets, protect investors and ensure that our Members meet their regulatory obligations. We take pride in our work; maintain a conviction to do the right thing; empower each other; and support our community. Envision your career in a place where performing critical regulatory work within the financial industry is as significant as the diverse, passionate and talented individuals with whom you work.

Together, we will innovate regulation.



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