Summer Risk Intern

Department: OTC Derivatives

Location: New York, NY

Travel Requirements: N/A

Job ID:  441

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When you join NFA as a Summer Risk 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 your analytical and innovative mindsets. 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 strive to develop our talented interns into future NFA and industry leaders, and our internship program is designed with that goal in mind.

What you'll do:

As a Summer Risk Intern, you'll join a high-performing data risk analytics team whose main goals are to support the examination of swap dealers, assist the Models Team, and build out a data analytics program through the collection, analysis and reporting of data related to swap dealer activities and risks.  Specifically, your responsibilities will include:

  • Analyzing data to convey potential risks and concerns.
  • Collaborating with other team members to effectively analyze and present data.
  • Assisting in creating summaries, presentations, and process documents to display results.
  • Assisting in developing systems and processes for gathering and storing data for future analytic projects.

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:

Team-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 serve a public good—supporting the integrity of the derivatives markets—and meet the qualifications below, we encourage you to apply to join our team as a Summer Risk Intern.

  • Pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in economics, data science, math, or a related major, and expects to graduate within one year of internship
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Some knowledge of VBA/SQL/Python/Tableau 
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in NFA's New York office full-time (beginning June 2023)
  • Critical thinking skills with the ability to independently solve problems with data

The wage for the position is $22 per hour.



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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