Internships

At Mesirow Financial, we believe a valuable internship provides students with the real-world skills to successfully transition into a career in the financial services industry. As an intern you will get a chance to work alongside diverse professionals who have mastered the ability to understand, anticipate and meet our clients' financial needs. Internships are available across all of our divisions: Investment Management, Global Markets, Insurance Services and Consulting and our Shared Services (Accounting, Marketing and Corporate Communications, Human Resources and Information Technology) departments.

What we look for:

  • Academic strength (minimum GPA of 3.0)
  • Intellectual curiosity
  • A collaborative mindset
  • Strong communication skills
  • Self-awareness
  • A desire to be challenged professionally now and in the future

What you get:

  • A nine-week summer internship headquartered in Chicago
  • Competitive pay
  • Business development opportunities and educational sessions
  • Lunch-and-learns with senior business leaders
  • Project-based work
  • Opportunities to network with all levels of business
  • Corporate and social outings throughout the summer

What some of our past interns had to say:

  • "My internship at Mesirow Financial exposed me to an extensive professional network. I was also able to interact with senior partners on a regular basis which was very cool."
  • "During my internship I learned the value of research and how important it is to figure out a task before implementing it."
  • "Mesirow Financial is a place where you don’t get lost in the shuffle."
  • "The Lunch & Learns hosted by senior business leaders were always something I looked forward to; we learned about the business from the top."
  • "I learned to follow up on all of my projects, to keep asking questions…soliciting feedback is key."