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Vanguard Specialty Program Internship
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About Vanguard Specialty Program Internship

Vanguard is committed to doing what’s best for its investors. That means building client value from the inside out. In the Vanguard Summer Internship Programs, you’ll collaborate alongside a team of premier professionals at Vanguard to help strengthen the company’s future. Take a deep dive into an internship role at a company that’s changing the way people invest—and make it count.

In this internship program, you will:

  • Get to know Vanguard as a place to work and learn what possibilities you might have from a career perspective.
  • Lead an assignment within a variety of functions that will enhance your knowledge of one or more of the following: how Vanguard works as an investment management firm, strategic thinking, project management, leadership, gaining technical skills in spaces like investments, finance, financial planning, data & analytics, and information technology.
  • Meet regularly with your program manager, internship program manager, and others to receive personalized coaching and mentorship.
  • Cultivate new relationships in a fast-growing network of dedicated professionals working to do what’s right for the investor.
  • Deliver strategic insights and uncover new opportunities that directly affect the business and, by extension, clients.

Make decisions with impact.

  • Your strong analytical skills, problem-solving abilities, and conceptual creativity will help further your financial expertise as you prepare for your career in this field. Vanguard invests internally to bring care and exceptional experiences to their clients. You’ll gain a broad view of the business structure, gaining invaluable experience in an organization the serves over thirty million clients worldwide.
  • Upon successful completion of the program, you will have the opportunity to apply for a full-time position, including one of the Vanguard rotational programs. These opportunities are designed to provide a broad work-training experience in accelerated environments prior to launching into your specific role.

What it takes

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher preferred.
  • Majors in Finance, Economics, Statistics, Math, Accounting, Engineering, or Computer Science preferred
  • Effective communication, analytical, leadership, and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Adaptability, the ability to learn quickly, and take initiative
  • Passion for Investment Management
  • Results-oriented with the ability to lead multiple priorities
  • Strong technical acumen a plus, including data analytical, statistical, and programming (preferably Python) skills
  • A commitment to strengthening communities by donating your time and talent
Vanguard Specialty Program Internship

100 Vanguard Blvd
Malvern, PA 19355


Number of Interns: 101 or more
Compensation/Benefits: Paid; Varies by program and year
Duration: 6 to 12 weeks; Early June until early August
Hours: Full-time
Academic Level: College Sophomores, College Juniors, Graduate Students, Business School Students
Degree Track: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science
Minimum GPA Preferred: 3.00-3.49, 3.50-3.99


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