2023 Sophomore Markets Summer Analyst Program

Intern - Mkt

New York, NY

Job Overview

Cowen is looking for candidates with varying backgrounds and experiences to join our 2023 Sophomore Markets Summer Analyst Program and be immersed in our inclusive culture at Cowen!  This experience will provide exposure to experienced professionals through on-the-job training and department rotations through Institutional Research Sales, Sales Trading, Trading, Electronic Trading, Digital and Options and Event Strategies.  Interns will work alongside industry experts in a fast-paced collaborative environment and have real-time exposure to client meetings.  This is a six-week program running from mid-June to late July in person in our offices in New York City. 

Responsibilities Include:

Training & Orientation:

The internship will begin with a Cowen Orientation to integrate you into the culture of the organization, followed by a three-day interactive Wall Street Prep training program.  This program is designed to teach you the building blocks of financial institutions and jargon of the Global Markets and will conclude with a trading simulation to put your skills to practice.

Mentorship and Networking:

The Program will include a formal mentorship with employees who will act as a career guide for navigating your internship and beyond. Summer Analyst will have the opportunity to engage in a Senior Speaker series designed to familiarize participants with the workings of Sales & Trading as well as our Investment Banking, Equity Research, and Investment Management divisions.  Interns will also be able to participate in social networking events with one-another as well as employees of the Firm on an on-going basis to experience Cowen’s culture and assimilate into our Firm.

Hands-on Experience:

This is an opportunity to experience Cowen’s unique culture, work on a fast-paced trading floor, attend client meetings, and build fundamental skills. You will be working with analysts across the floor to understand different aspects of Sales and Trading, ultimately leading to a final stock pitch presentation designed to showcase critical thinking skills and increase professional presence.

Job Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Pursuing a university or college degree with an anticipated graduation date is between December 2024 and June 2025.
  • No prior experience in finance is required but a keen interest in financial markets is requested.
  • Results driven, proven academic excellence and strong interpersonal skills.
  • High ethical and professional standards.


  • Apply on the Cowen website by deadline date of October 24, 2022 at midnight.
  • Following resume screening, candidates selected will go through a series of one first round screening interview.
  • If selected to progress, you can expect to be invited to a virtual Superdays consisting of 4 back-to-back virtual interviews with Cowen Sales & Trading professionals.
  • The process will take no more than 1-2 months post deadline and candidates can expect to be assessed on both professional and business competencies.

Who We Are

Cowen Inc. (“Cowen” or the “Company”) is a diversified financial services firm offering investment banking services, equity and credit research, sales and trading, prime brokerage, global clearing, commission management services and actively managed alternative investment products. Cowen focuses on delivering value-added capabilities to our clients in order to help them outperform. Founded in 1918, the Company is headquartered in New York and has offices worldwide.

At Cowen, inclusion and diversity are catalysts for success and innovation in everything we do. We pride ourselves on our empathetic and collaborative culture, where the power of diversity is harnessed to transform the status quo. Our focus on inclusion expands our thinking in order to generate better outcomes for clients, while striving to increase fairness and equity for our colleagues. Cowen’s vision of creating a more inclusive and equitable future is supported by our core values and is essential to our ability to outperform.

Our Values

  • Vision: We consistently deliver differentiated and disruptive insights that help our clients outperform
  • Empathy:  We proactively consider and account for the priorities and concerns of our colleagues and clients
  • Sustainability: We endeavor to produce ideas and solutions that are ethically grounded and aim to pass the test of time
  • Tenacious Teamwork: We elevate collaboration to new levels, empowering our ability to provide the best solutions for our clients.

Learn more at: https://www.cowen.com/ and https://www.linkedin.com/company/cowen-inc/


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