IMC - Trader Intern


Making Markets. Making a Difference.

IMC is a market maker and one of the world’s leading trading firms. We are mathematicians, makers, and mavens. Traders, technologists, and tacticians. We think globally, commit locally, solve problems methodically and give back seriously. Being smart gets you in the door. Continuously striving for improvement and a restless curiosity will help you succeed.

Being a market maker means being ready to buy or sell securities at any time, facilitating the transfer of risk for market participants. Our highly-automated systems and trading strategies ensure tighter ‘spreads’ between bid and offer prices, reducing costs for buyers and sellers. Solving complex problems and learning constantly, we’ve played our part in making financial markets more efficient for almost 30 years.

We work better when we work together. Of course, with more than 500 people from many cultures and nationalities, working across time zones and locations, teamwork can be its own complex challenge. Good thing we like complex challenges! The solution: an open, diverse culture built on trust, integrity, and the exchange of knowledge and ideas. And a team of driven, dynamic people empowered to be creative, to communicate openly, and to collaborate. Across offices in Amsterdam, Sydney and Chicago, we encourage our people to learn, improve and innovate, and give them all the support they need to do so.


Are you someone who is passionate about challenging the status quo? Do you enjoy the process of problem solving, a process where you recognize areas of improvement and iterate and innovate to improve? Does your curiosity and desire to learn drive you?

If so, then join IMC as a Trading Intern! Why? Because here your decisions have direct impact on the company’s trading profits and IMC is a place where creativity, teamwork and innovation are recognized and rewarded. Traders actively build and enhance the quality of our electronic trading strategies, requiring superior analytical, mathematical, and computing skills.

As a Trader Intern, you will be working on real projects and trading applications or strategies that IMC traders use on a daily basis. Our program is structured so that you will learn about the trading industry and market making while having close interaction with our traders and technologists. As a Trader Intern, you will have the freedom to find your niche within the firm and excel. 


  • Student in (pen)ultimate year of an analytical/quantitative or related field of study (mathematics, engineering, etc.);
  • Experience with programming in Python (or MATLAB) is a strong advantage;
  • Interest in financial markets is a must, but no prior knowledge or experience is required;
  • Superb analytical and mathematical skills;
  • Ability to work successfully in a fast-moving and competitive environment;
  • Desire to work in a team environment.

Wat biedt het bedrijf je?

As an intern within IMC you will be supported by both a mentor who will oversee your projects and professional development. You will have access to mock trading and desk rotations, not to mention our incredible social activities and events. Some key points of our internship:  
  • Meaningful and challenging projects;
  • A structured mentoring program;
  • Housing in Amsterdam;
  • Highly competitive salary;
  • Possibility for a full time offer.