Research 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, over 163 students have participated in our program.

We seek to attract students who have a strong and demonstrable interest in the financial management field and, more specifically, investment management. Most interns will have previously taken relevant courses, have relevant work experience and/or have personal experience in this field.

Interns are given the opportunity to:

  • Engage in research and other information gathering activities.
  • Prepare and present their research findings to the firm’s investment professionals.
  • Attend research meetings, investment committee meetings, and other relevant meetings such as analyst conference calls.
  • Perform various research/trading support tasks.
  • Obtain an understanding of the work environment, its participants and its customs to most importantly include networking within the firm.

In addition, interns are given suggested readings that 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. The entirety of their time will be spent on research and research/trading support assignments. Each intern will be required to research and analyze a company/stock; at the conclusion of the internship, he/she will present their findings, conclusions and recommendations to the firm.

Each intern will work with a Portfolio Manager and/or the Director of Research on their company analysis. There will be opportunities to work with other investment professionals, including research analysts, in both research and research support activities.

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.

Bradley, Foster & Sargent, Inc.
Bradley, Foster & Sargent is an investment advisory firm providing high-quality, customized investment management services to individuals, families and institutions. Located in Hartford, Connecticut, the firm is independently owned and managed by the Principals of the firm. Our primary objective is to provide professional, individually-tailored investment services to individuals, families, entrepreneurs, professionals, non-profit organizations, and institutions. We seek to understand the personal goals and unique circumstances of our clients, designing every portfolio – indeed every decision – to meet those specific needs. Our institutional clients include tax-exempt charitable organizations and retirement plans, which have their own set of requirements involving capital preservation, appreciation and income to fund operations. The size of client relationships generally range from portfolios totaling $1,000,000 to tens of millions of dollars for individuals, trusts, endowments and pension plans.

To Apply:

If you are interested in applying for an internship, please send your resume to Rosa Chen at internship@bfsinvest.com. Also required is a cover letter describing your interest in the investment management industry, and, specifically, Bradley, Foster & Sargent, and a 1-3 page report on a stock “idea”. To be considered for an internship position, candidates should submit their resumes no later than the following deadlines: spring candidates by September 30, summer candidates by November 15, and fall candidates by March 15.

Bradley, Foster & Sargent, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment as an intern 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.