• Sophomore Summer Leadership Program

    Location : Location US-TN-Nashville
    Position Type
  • Company Overview

    AB is a research-driven investment firm that is global in scope and client-focused in its mission. Driven by a culture of relentless ingenuity, we have been in the investment management business for more than forty years. With over $500 billion in assets under management, AB provides a suite of diversified investment strategies to clients located in over 50 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Pacific Rim. Our experienced team of over 400 investment professionals includes over 250 dedicated analysts who research investment opportunities across borders to meet a broad range of client requirements. The firm’s core investment experience includes equities, multi-asset class, fixed income and alternative investments. AB’s subsidiary, AB Bernstein, is widely recognized as Wall Street’s premier sell-side research and brokerage firm, with a global equity trading platform that spans the U.S., Europe and Asia. Our research and trading capabilities are sought out by leading investment managers around the world, and we are annually ranked at the top of our industry by acknowledged arbiters. Through its integrated global platform, AB is well-positioned to tailor investment solutions for its clients.


    In line with AB’s commitment to diversity and inclusion we are seeking talented, highly-motivated undergraduate students from underrepresented populations in finance who have demonstrated significant academic achievement, intellectual curiosity and an interest in financial services. Our 9-week Nashville-based internship program is designed to provide a select group of students with first-hand exposure to careers in sales, asset management, investment research and financial services.


    Our program includes:

    • Robust 4-day training program
    • Summer Lunch & Learn Series, Associate Coffee Chats, Social & Networking Events
    • Mentorship
    • End of rotation review process

    Available Opportunities: 

    • Technology and Operations: Work closely with the Technology and Operations teams and support them in various aspects of their work, including projects with the potential for significant business impact. Potential tracks include Business Analysis, Software Development, Infrastructure Engineering or Investment Management Operations
    • Client Group: Learn about specific strategies we offer to clients, business development, client service, marketing and the opportunity to develop strategic communication skills


    Members of underrepresented groups within financial services (women, people of color, LBGT+) or active participants of diversity organizations that may include but are not limited to those listed below:

    • JumpStart
    • Thurgood Marshall College Fund
    • Posse
    • Out for Undergrad
    • Girls Who Invest

    Candidates should be top academic performers, be interested in the investment management industry and meet the following criteria:

    • May or June 2022 Bachelor’s degree candidates
    • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better
    • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
    • Strong communication and demonstrated leadership skills
    • Detail-oriented, ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment
    • Ability to work independently while also being a strong team player
    • Some coursework in finance or economics is a plus
    • Candidates must be available to work full-time from June through July 2020
    • It is not permitted to simultaneously take academic classes or hold other employment
      that will conflict with the paid internship schedule
    • Selected candidates will need to successfully complete a thorough background check
    • Students who have already accepted employment for summer of 2021 are not eligible to apply

    To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter and transcript. In your cover letter, please be sure to include a paragraph on why this program is important to you. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.


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