Launch Internship – Summer 2024

Chicago, Miami, New York

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Job Description

The Launch Internship is an eleven-week paid internship program for students aspiring to be engineers and seeking an opportunity learn about the finance industry. 
As a Launch Intern, you will join us in a premier destination of learning and mentorship. During the 11-week program, you will be immersed in the finance industry, collaborating with experienced engineers on projects that have impact on our firms and global capital markets. You will have the opportunity to network and socialize with peers and even connect with senior leaders at Citadel and Citadel Securities.  
Engineering at Citadel and Citadel Securities
Our engineers work in small teams to turn the best ideas into high-performing and resilient technology. With short development cycles, work rapidly goes into production, whether we’re releasing new features, improving efficiency or reducing operational risk. We create systems architectures, develop platforms and build web frameworks—all critical to our business. We use state-of-the-art tools and apply innovative techniques including distributed computing, natural language processing, machine learning and more. 
Your Objectives:
  • Aid in creating technological tools that bring investing and trading strategies to life 
  • Work on high-performance, large data research platforms 
  • Collaborate in small teams to help build the future of finance 
  • Be immersed in the industry and see how tech is applied in finance  
  • Learn and grow personally and professionally through project work and curated development programming 
Your Skills & Talents:
  • Currently a sophomore pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or STEM related field
  • Intermediate proficiency in at least one coding language 
  • Ability to communicate effectively in a collaborative, complex and highly technical team environment 
  • Intellectual curiosity and passion for solving challenging problems using technology 
Candidates from historically underrepresented groups in finance and tech are strongly encouraged to apply. 
Opportunities available in New York, NY, Chicago, IL, and Miami, FL.

In accordance with New York City’s Pay Transparency Law, the base salary range for this role is $4,300 to $4,800 per week. Base salary does not include other forms of compensation or benefits.

About Citadel

Citadel is one of the world’s leading alternative investment managers. We manage capital on behalf of many of the world’s preeminent private, public and nonprofit institutions. We seek the highest and best use of investor capital in order to deliver market leading results and contribute to broader economic growth. For over 30 years, Citadel has cultivated a culture of learning and collaboration among some of the most talented and accomplished investment professionals, researchers and engineers in the world. Our colleagues are empowered to test their ideas and develop commercial solutions that accelerate their growth and drive real impact.