Summer Quality Assurance Intern

Department: Information Technology

Location: Chicago, IL

Travel Requirements: N/A

Job ID:  440

NFA's culture supports all our employees to perform at the highest level, no matter the circumstances, and values an inclusive culture where all staff can thrive. Read more.


When you join NFA as a Quality Assurance Intern, you will gain unique insight into the global derivatives industry and its regulatory framework, utilizing the critical thinking, creative problem solving and technical skills you've developed in the classroom.

Bring an analytical and innovative mindset. Bring your intellectual curiosity. Bring an eye for detail and a passion for continuous improvement.  Beginning your first day, 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:

As a Summer Quality Assurance Intern, you'll learn alongside a high-performing team of technical professionals in analyzing and testing applications which allow us to carry out our important regulatory mission. Specifically, your responsibilities will include:

  • Participating in Scrum meetings for development projects.
  • Analyzing business requirements and design test plans.
  • Executing test cases for new or existing systems.
  • Identifying and logging defects.

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 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 Quality Assurance Intern.

  • Pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in information technology, business or a related major
  • Planning to graduate within one year of the internship program
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher preferred
  • Ability to work in NFA's Chicago office full-time (beginning June 2023)
  • Effective teamwork skills
  • Alignment with NFA's values of approachability, trustworthiness, courtesy, integrity and appreciation of diversity
  • Strong sense of accountability and strategic thinking skills
  • Enthusiasm for learning
  • Experience with Agile/Scrum and/or Microsoft DevOps a plus
  • Experience in finance a plus



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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