Dan Pickett / Friday, September 6, 2019 / Categories: Career Development 2020 Summer Internship Opportunities Columbia Threadneedle Investments Some additional information. (LDP refers to leadership development program – the 2yr full time rotational program) What are the objectives of the Columbia Threadneedle Investments internship and leadership development program? Provide a highly qualified diverse talent pool for future hiring needs (We are working to provide more specificity around what we measure as “diverse” and what we measure as “qualified” – these measurements will flex depending on current company objectives as well as previous hires) Qualification measurements: Academic Experience – rigor & applicability Technical Skills – Excel, coding Work Experience Extracurriculars – including leadership experience Provide a consistent on-boarding and training experience Enable cross-team learning and coordination What is the fall recruiting schedule? September/Early Oct – First round interviews (on-site campus interviews & phone) October 25 – onsite second round interviews in Minneapolis (all LDP candidates will be invited to Minneapolis; interns - we will have to determine based on candidate/team location) Fall offers – early November How many openings do we have? 6 intern positions throughout N. America – includes both undergrad and grad (Intention is that these hires will be considered for 2021 LDP offers) 3 new LDP hires What will the interns be doing? We are still finalizing which teams will be allocated an intern resource but all interns will be placed directly within investments – either within portfolio management teams, research or trading Placement will be finalized for interns prior to offers being extended Where are the openings located? Internships - Current expectation is Minneapolis, New York and Boston LDP – we continue to have a strong preference, but not hard requirement, that rotations start in Minneapolis - particularly for people that haven’t interned with us previously; expectation is that there will be movement among our N. American offices throughout the 3 rotations though Tips in evaluating variable backgrounds against one another for the LDP hires: All LDP participants will be enrolling in the CFA exams – expectation is that throughout the 2-year rotational period, individuals will continue to build on current technical skills and academic gaps can be addressed Balance measuring an individuals’ current industry familiarity with your view on their ability to ramp-up within the next two years We weigh the candidates individually but ultimately look to hire a diverse talent background and skillset Do we provide visa sponsorship for the LDP hires? No – unfortunately, rotational programs like this do not meet the visa sponsorship requirements so we are unable to offer sponsorship. Previous Article Credit Research Internship Opportunity Next Article CMC Alumni Panel Print 174 Rate this article: No rating Please login or register to post comments.