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Campus Opportunities

FOR BIG THINKERS

EXPLORE OUR INTERNSHIPS AND NEW GRADUATE OPENINGS

At PEAK6, we’ve meticulously designed our summer internship program to immerse students and about-to-be graduates in fintech while giving under-represented groups real, hands-on experience. Each experience is curated to help students determine if fintech and trading perfectly match their goals. Interns will engage in unparalleled opportunities to learn and grow, whether their interests lie in the finance or software side of fintech. Our team is eager to share their expertise, providing hands-on experience and real-world projects to help each intern thrive. 

Looking to take your first step after graduation? PEAK6 welcomes new graduates to apply their fresh ideas and passion to our open trading and tech opportunities.

Program Praise from Past Participants

ENGINEERING A BREAKTHROUGH

Software engineering interns can also be placed at PEAK6 through the Break Through Tech Chicago Sprinterns™ program at the University of Illinois Chicago.

CAPITAL MANAGEMENT INTERNSHIPS

TRADING INTERNSHIP

TRADING EXPERIENCE FOR WOMEN+

Nine weeks | JUNE - AUGUST | Chicago

Learn the fundamentals of trading with priceless hands-on learning experience. This trading internship program is for women-identifying college juniors. Accepting applications beginning in July with interviews throughout the fall.

Complete a project after learning advanced option theory and the basics of volatility trading.
Complete a project after learning advanced option theory and the basics of volatility trading.
Practice taking calculated risks by executing trades and playing various risk-taking games.
Present work to senior leadership, end users, and organizational stakeholders.
Hear and learn from influential women+ throughout the fintech space.
Housing and travel expenses to our Chicago office completely covered.

TRADING INTERNSHIP

TRADING BOOTCAMP

One Week | MAY - AUGUST | Chicago

Two sessions are available (May and August) for an intense boot camp in equity options and markets at our Chicago Board of Trade headquarters. This program is designed for college juniors. Accepting applications in August with interviewing in the spring.

Immerse yourself in educational sessions, hands-on project work, and access to an industry-leading trading desk.
Expand your knowledge beyond theory and put that learning into practice.
Present work to senior leadership, end users, and organizational stakeholders.
Network with PEAK6 founders, leaders, and traders.
Housing and travel expenses to our Chicago office completely covered.

TECHNOLOGY INTERNSHIP

Software Engineering Internship for Women+

Nine Weeks | JUNE - AUGUST | Chicago

Explore financial technology through an all-women+ summer internship cohort (founded by PEAK6 co-founder, Jenny Just). This program is for women-identifying college juniors. Accepting applications beginning in July with interviews throughout the fall.

Lean into your curiosity, passions, and tech-savvy skills.
Own innovative project work while employing a variety of languages.
One-on-one mentorship focused on your learning and growth.
One-on-one mentorship focused on your learning and growth.
Explore options trading education.
Use poker play to understand the complex skills of calculated risks and identifying patterns, and behaviors.
Housing and travel expenses to our Chicago office completely covered.

TRADING INTERNSHIP

Trading Experience for Women+

Nine weeks | JUNE - AUGUST | Chicago

Learn the fundamentals of trading with priceless hands-on learning experience. This trading internship program is for women-identifying college juniors. Accepting applications beginning in July with interviews throughout the fall.

TRADING INTERNSHIP

TRADING BOOTCAMP

One week | May & AUGUST | Chicago

Two sessions are available (May and August) for an intense boot camp in equity options and markets at our Chicago Board of Trade headquarters. This program is designed for college juniors. Accepting applications in August with interviewing in the spring.

TECHNOLOGY INTERNSHIP

Software Engineering Internship for Women+

Nine weeks | JUNE - AUGUST | Chicago

Explore financial technology through an all-women+ summer internship cohort (founded by PEAK6 co-founder, Jenny Just). This program is for women-identifying college juniors. Accepting applications beginning in July with interviews throughout the fall.

CAPITAL MANAGEMENT NEW GRADUATES

TRADING INTERNSHIP

Trading Associate

Chicago

As an entry-level opportunity for graduating seniors, trading associates begin with an 18-month program that focuses on education and growth as a trader. This role is for graduating college seniors. Accepting applications beginning in July with interviews throughout the fall.

Complete a project after learning advanced option theory and the basics of volatility trading.
Complete a project after learning advanced option theory and the basics of volatility trading.
Practice taking calculated risks by executing trades and playing various risk-taking games.
Present work to senior leadership, end users, and organizational stakeholders.
Hear and learn from influential women+ throughout the fintech space.
Housing and travel expenses to our Chicago office completely covered.

TECHNOLOGY

Software Engineer I

Chicago

Hone your programming skills in this entry-level role focusing on the fintech industry and how your work impacts the end-user. This position is perfect for graduating college seniors. Accepting applications beginning in July with interviews throughout the fall.

Participate in up to three team rotations to find your perfect fit.
Gain proficiency in fintech terminology through options trading instruction.
Become a part of a robust mentorship program.
Own innovative project work from start to finish that directly impacts our traders.

TRADING

TRADING ASSOCIATE

Chicago

This is our entry level opportunity for graduating seniors. It is an 18-month program that focuses on education and growth. TA’s get basic training and obtain their Series 57 license within two months of their start date so they can start trading.

TECHNOLOGY

Software Engineer I

Chicago

Hone your programming skills in this entry-level role focusing on the fintech industry and how your work impacts the end-user. This position is perfect for graduating college seniors. Accepting applications beginning in July with interviews throughout the fall.

INTERVIEW PROCESS

STAGE 1

Application

Submit your application. Receive an assessment as the next step in the process.

STAGE 2 | 1 HOUR | ZOOM

Interview

Discussion will include a mix of technical and behavioral questions.

STAGE 3 | HALF DAY | ZOOM

FINAL Interview

Meet with leadership and future team members.

STAGE 4 | TYPICALLY 2 WEEKS

Offer Decision

In an effort to give each applicant careful consideration, we may take up to two weeks to inform you of the team’s decision.

FIRM-WIDE OPPORTUNITIES