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WorldQuant India Quantitative Research Summer Internship


We are seeking Engineering, Science, Mathematics, Finance majors to participate in our quantitative research summer internship. Candidates need not have prior knowledge of financial markets, but must have a strong interest in learning about them. Interns will be working with a team of experienced researchers to explore the quantitative finance world. 


Outstanding Learning Opportunities:

  • Training classes / seminars about fundamentals of quantitative finance research, modeling and stock price movement prediction
  • An accomplished researcher will be an advisor who will guide and coach you during internship
  • Access to our stock simulation system (WebSim) that you can use to develop your quantitative financial models (alphas)
  • Opportunity for students in engineering and science to break into the financial industry
  • Opportunity to potentially be considered for a subsequent Research Consultant role and participate in opportunities available to consultants like Global Research Projects, access to non-traditional datasets, trainings, among other things.


Responsibilities (includes, but not limited to the following):

  • Analyze various types of financial market data
  • Create computer-based models that seek to predict the movements of financial markets


Eligibility Criteria:

  • Working toward a Bachelor’s degree or advanced degree from a leading university in Engineering, Science, Mathematics, Finance or any other related field that is highly analytical and quantitative, with an anticipated graduation date after August 31, 2017
  • Internship opportunities are open to Indian citizens only 
  • Have a strong interest in learning about financial markets

Successful candidates will work in our research offices in Mumbai/Gurgaon. Interns will be paid a stipend for the duration of their internship.


Internship Application and Intern selection process:

  1. Register for a WebSim account. Please make sure to fill out your academic profile when applying for a new account.
  2. On logging into WebSim, please accept the challenge guidelines to confirm your interest in being considered for the Spring Alphathon, which serves as part of the selection process for this Summer Internship program.
  3. View the “Getting Started” section of the help documentation, watch recorded training videos and start building alphas.
  4. Attend online and onsite training sessions/ seminars. 
  5. Selection of candidates will be done on the basis of their score in building alphas within WebSim and their academic profile, among other things. Internship candidates in India who achieve a final score in the Spring Alphathon equal to or higher than 10000, or who otherwise have outstanding alpha performance during the Spring Alphathon, will be preferred.
  6. Interns who reach the relevant score attainment level during the Spring Alphathon in accordance with the Spring Alphathon guidelines will be considered for a one-time stipend in the event they become research consultants subsequent to the summer internship.
  7. We will consider all alphas submitted by April 30, 2017 for score based selection of interns.
  8. Interns will be notified in May of their selection and will have to go through a background check before being offered Internship positions.


Information Session Schedule

We will be conducting onsite and web based session to share information about the internship program. Please attend one of the sessions listed in the Calendar. You can access the calendar by clicking here.