OTC Derivatives Intern

Department: OTC Derivatives

Location: Chicago, IL

Travel Requirements: N/A

Job ID:  310

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Description:  OTC Derivatives Interns work closely with Compliance Examiners and Managers within the OTC Derivatives (Swaps) department. An Intern's main responsibility is to support NFA's Swaps regulatory programs. Interns are introduced to NFA's Swaps examination program and are eligible to shadow an exam. Interns are expected to participate in training, and will receive coaching and guidance from NFA staff.


  • Assist Compliance Examiners and Managers in their review of documentation submitted by NFA Member swap dealers and major swap participants for compliance with applicable CFTC and NFA requirements.
  • Assist with Member firm education and communications, including drafting internal and external communications and advisories.
  • Work on special research projects.


  • Pursuing a Bachelor's or graduate degree in business, finance or accounting
  • Cumulative GPA 3.0 or higher
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment with a positive attitude

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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