OTC Derivatives Intern

Department: OTC Derivatives

Location: New York, NY

Travel Requirements: Up to 10%

Job ID:  332

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Description:  The OTC Derivatives Intern will work closely with Compliance Examiners and Managers within the OTC Derivatives department to assist in supporting NFA’s regulatory programs, the review of provisionally registered swap dealers' (SD) documentation, as well as special research projects. The Intern will be introduced to NFA's Swaps Examination Program and eligible to shadow on an examination. The Intern will also be expected to participate in training and will receive coaching and guidance from NFA staff.


  • Assist in reviewing documentation submitted by SDs to comply with CFTC and NFA requirements applicable to SDs.
  • Assist with Member education and communications including drafting internal and external communications and advisories.
  • Work on special projects.


  • Working toward a college or graduate degree in Business, Finance or Accounting
  • An overall minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment

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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