NFA Internships


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!


Learn about the NFA internship experience.

Learn about NFA and our role in the derivatives markets.


"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.

"During my internship at NFA, I was given meaningful assignments that enabled me to gain knowledge about the derivatives industry and firm operations. 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 was offered and 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 NFA internship taught me to embrace new challenges and helped me develop into an independent thinker and a leader."
- Alexis Colon

Alexis graduated from Roosevelt University with an accounting degree. Following her NFA internship, she accepted a full-time position as a Compliance Examiner.

"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.

Brina Miller, Greenwood Project, NFA Intern


NFA encourages its interns to engage with their colleagues through various volunteer and social opportunities.



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