Internship Program

Bradley, Foster & Sargent has sponsored an internship program since 2000. Our internship program is a form of independent study which offers a student the opportunity to augment classroom learning by working in a business organization. Since its inception, 137 students have participated in our program.

We seek to attract students who have an interest in the financial management field and, more specifically, investment management. Most interns will have previously taken courses that are relevant to this field.

Interns are given the opportunity to:

  • Obtain an understanding of the work environment, its participants and its customs.
  • Participate in research and information-gathering activities.
  • Prepare and present the findings of their research to the firm’s Investment Committee.
  • Attend an analyst meeting or listen to an analyst conference call.
  • Perform various operational support tasks.

In addition, interns will be given suggested readings which are intended to help them understand the fundamentals of the active and passive approaches to equity management.

Interns in our spring and fall programs work 10-12 hours per week with a minimum of 100 hours per semester. Interns in our summer program work approximately 35 hours per week. Approximately 25% of their time is spent on research and 75% is spent on administrative assignments. A Portfolio Manager or the Director of Research collaborates with each intern on their research assignments; the Senior Operations Officer supervises the performance of their administrative tasks.

Interns receive the same orientation and training given to all new hires, including a review of Company policies. As part-time employees, they are subject to the same privacy policy and confidentiality requirements as are all other employees.

To Apply:

If you are interested in applying for an internship, please send your resume to Nancy W. Donadio at internship@bfsinvest.com or fax your resume to Bradley, Foster & Sargent, Inc. at (860) 527-0775. Please provide a cover letter describing your interest in the investment management industry and, specifically, Bradley, Foster & Sargent. To be considered for an internship position, candidates should submit their resumes no later than the following deadlines: spring candidates by October 15, summer candidates by March 15, and fall candidates by July 15.

Bradley, Foster & Sargent, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin; ancestry; age; physical, mental or learning disability; mental retardation; genetic information; marital status; sex, including pregnancy and trans-sexualism; sexual orientation; status as a veteran; or status in any group protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.