Internships as a Quantitative Analyst

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Hello,

I'm currently a 3rd semester Physics Student. I am not really sure in whit direction I want to go, I am tending towards theoretical physics rather than experimental, but I am also interested in ecomonics, so maybe becoming a "quants guy" might be a good idea, but compared with the research work at universities, I know hardly anything about how this job is like, so I would like to do in internship in this field the upcoming spring holidays for about 4 - 8 weeks.
Does anyone of you have any suggestions or advice, like what companies or institutes take interns or what to search for? When looking at the websites of the usual suspects, I can only find short internship programs for MBA students or things like that.

Thank you in advance,

Johannes
 

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Hello,

I'm currently a 3rd semester Physics Student. I am not really sure in whit direction I want to go, I am tending towards theoretical physics rather than experimental, but I am also interested in ecomonics, so maybe becoming a "quants guy" might be a good idea, but compared with the research work at universities, I know hardly anything about how this job is like, so I would like to do in internship in this field the upcoming spring holidays for about 4 - 8 weeks.
Does anyone of you have any suggestions or advice, like what companies or institutes take interns or what to search for? When looking at the websites of the usual suspects, I can only find short internship programs for MBA students or things like that.

Thank you in advance,

Johannes
The best place to start would be your career services office and finance students or professors. The only places hiring quant interns will probably be small proprietary trading firms. See, for example:

http://www.janestreet.com/workplace/internships.php [Broken]
http://www.hudson-trading.com/careers.php

These internships are extremely competitive and most quantitative trading firms/desks will not offer internships and only hire PhDs. Usually only summer internships are offered anywhere.
 
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