Western Asset

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Summer Intern – Research Analyst

Summer Intern – Research Analyst

Investment Management


A ten week internship program designed to provide valuable career experience for students who wish to apply their education and skills in a fixed-income-oriented work environment.   This is an intensive program that mirrors the responsibilities of an entry level position within the Firm.  Participants get on-the-job training as well as technical and business-oriented education.  The intern will work in the Investment Management Department, with a focus on macro (Emerging Markets) and credit (High Yield or Investment Grade).


  • Conduct primary and secondary market research/relative value analysis, utilizing credit skills to identify investment opportunities
  • Build/maintain proprietary financial models for entire peer group in given sectors, accompanied by internal due diligence meetings with management teams/company visits
  • Make actionable investment recommendations by translating strategy in to executable trading options/solutions in an effort to increase portfolio returns
  • Interfaces with, and supports the Firm’s major proprietary and vendor related systems and applications
  • May develop reports to assist the Portfolio / Research Manager in assessing portfolio risk exposure, benchmark characteristics and trade allocation parameters
  • Participate in department and sector team strategy meetings
  • Other activities to be assigned



  • Candidates should be exploring the career opportunities available to them within the financial services field, with a desire to learn about and participate in a Fixed Income environment.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and presentation skills.
  • Computer literate with advanced Excel skills.
  • Team orientation

Academic Qualifications:

A full time student (on summer break) with a record of consistent academic achievement