Baird | Wealth Management, Capital Markets, Private Equity, Investment Banking Offered by Baird

Are you looking to gain real world experience in a thriving, global financial services firm with an award-winning culture? Consider an internship and start building your career at Baird.

About our intern program:

Our competitive intern program is a robust experience that offers interns exposure to the business world and a meaningful work experience. Interns are treated as valuable team members while learning from experienced professionals in a collaborative, fun, and dynamic environment. Baird’s summer program activities include an Intern Welcome Event, multiple Lunch & Learns, and many other informal events. Our interns have the opportunity to use a Baird Cares Day and be compensated to volunteer in the community. They are also eligible to apply for scholarships. Our informal mentor program gives interns an opportunity to network throughout Baird and learn about all the areas of the firm. To learn more, check out this video

About our Institutional Equities Team:

Baird’s Institutional Sales and Trading group includes more than 200 professionals in research, sales and trading and delivers high-quality, objective research in the sectors our clients seek timely, actionable insights. Our dedicated research team delivers comprehensive, award winning coverage of over 725+ stocks providing our sales and trading teams the opportunity to distribute and execute a high quality product and service for our clients.

We are seeking an individual who is driven by both data analytics and client service with the ability to successfully manage multiple priorities. An Intern for Institutional Equities works across the sales and trading department to provide a high level of client service and support. Individuals who are data focused with a desire to work in a fast-paced environment will thrive in this internship.

Internship Location, Availability and Hours:

The intern must be able to work part-time during the school semester, ranging between 15-20 hours per week and full-time during the summer, 37.5-40 hours per week. We are seeking a local student who can start in June 2021.  This position is based out of Baird’s downtown Milwaukee headquarters and will be a virtual internship experience with the potential to convert to onsite in the future.

As an Institutional Equities Intern, you will:

  • Accurately complete monthly reporting for client resource usage

  • Process expense reports

  • Help gather, input, and maintain accurate data in our Client Relationship Management (CRM) system

  • Compile client data to maintain current and develop new client partnerships

  • Maintain client records using a variety of research tools.  Compose letters, emails, and reports from verbal or written instructions

  • Complete administrative tasks and support for the department

  • Manage various projects based on department needs

What we look for:

  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Economics, Business Administration or relevant field with an anticipated graduation date between May 2022-May 2023

  • Must be data-focused and detail-oriented with the ability to recognize errors in numbers, spelling, grammar, and punctuation

  • Exceptional organizational skills with the ability to prioritize daily workflow and demonstrate good follow through skills to effectively meet deadlines and ensure a successful end result

  • Ability to be flexible and highly adaptable to tolerate peak workloads and maintain composure in a high-volume, high-intensity environment

  • Excellent computer skills with advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.  Experience utilizing pivot tables in Excel is helpful

  • Outstanding communication skills with the ability to effectively exchange ideas and information or influence others with a high level of professionalism

  • Strong team player with willingness to pitch in and help other team members and leaders as necessary

  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision

What makes this opportunity great:

  • Fast paced environment that will enable you to grow as a professional

  • Unique culture that values diverse backgrounds and perspectives while emphasizing teamwork and a strong sense of partnership

  • Apply knowledge gained in the classroom to develop relevant professional experience while developing meaningful relationships


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