NFA offers numerous opportunities to launch your career.
Our internship program offers the opportunity to build on knowledge and skills gained in the classroom. We offer year-round paid internships in our Futures Compliance, Swaps Compliance and Market Regulation departments. NFA strives every day to safeguard the integrity of the derivatives markets, protect investors and ensure Members meet their regulatory responsibilities.
As an intern, you will work with experienced staff on a variety of challenging activities. You will receive extensive training covering topics such as Derivatives 101, financial statements, internal controls and cybersecurity. We offer extensive training coordinated by our Office of Professional Development to help you perform your responsibilities. Your dedicated supervisor will support and guide you along the way. We are all invested in your success!
"I gained valuable skills during my internship as a Quantitative Analyst that I use to this day."
- Remy Crowleyfarenga
Remy graduated with an engineering physics degree from the University of Illinois. Following his internship, Remy accepted a full-time position in Market Regulation.
"As a new NFA examiner, I look forward to enhancing my skills and contributing to NFA's mission to ensure NFA Members meet their regulatory responsibilities."
- Gabriella Caldarone
Gabriella graduated with a finance degree from DePaul University. Following her internship, Gabriella accepted a full-time position in Futures Compliance.
"My colleagues and supervisors genuinely care about my career development and assign me meaningful work that improves my skillset and contributes to NFA's success."
- Eddie Tan
Eddie graduated with a finance degree from Baruch College. Following his internship, Eddie accepted a full-time position in Swaps Compliance.
"My experience as an Intern was invaluable, and everything I learned helped prepare me for my current position at NFA."
- Lauren Smith
Lauren graduated with a fraud examination and financial forensics degree from John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Following her internship, Lauren accepted a full-time position in Futures Compliance.
"My internship with the National Futures Association taught me how to analyze bank statements, complete cash modules, and work with firms from the United Kingdom to Canada."
- Brian Miller
Brian interned with NFA during 2020 through a partnership with the Greenwood Project. You can visit the Greenwood Project to learn more about the program and hear Brain's firsthand experience of being an intern at NFA.
NFA encourages its interns to engage with their colleagues through various volunteer and social opportunities.
Visit us at various campuses where we speak with students and recruit new hires.
Diversity & Inclusion
Understand NFA's diverse, inclusive culture that benefits from the creativity and unique contributions of every staff member.
Read about NFA's generous and flexible benefits package that allows employees to balance work and life.
Meet NFA employees and learn about their careers.