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INTERNSHIPS

Your chance to achieve
exponential growth

Optiver’s internship program isn’t just a step forward in your career – it’s a launch pad. Get ready to be immersed in the fast-paced, dynamic world of market making. Owning projects that directly impact our world-class trading systems. Collaborating with and mentored by the industry’s best and brightest. Not to mention having fun exploring the cities in which we operate alongside your class of global peers.

With Optiver’s internship program, your work improving the market starts today.

Global opportunities

Discover our internship programs

Internships now open
Sydney
35
Internships

Sydney

Get ready to be immersed in the fast-paced, dynamic world of market making in Sydney. Owning projects that directly impact our world-class trading systems. Entrusted to develop and execute live market strategies. Collaborating with and be mentored by the industry’s best and brightest. 10-12 weeks to launch your career at a leading global trading firm.

About you

You are eligible if you are a penultimate or pre-penultimate university student. All degree backgrounds are considered. You need an Australian or New Zealand Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident or able to secure full working rights after graduating.

Benefits

  • Competitive salary package
  • Flights and city apartment paid for by Optiver
  • Daily breakfast, lunch and in-house barista
  • Social events organised by Optiver and much more!

Application process

We aim to keep the process as smooth and simple as possible. This allows you to be at your best during the process, so you can give your all for the tests and challenges. Here’s the steps you can expect as part of your application and interview process.

  1. Submit application
  2. Sit online assessments
  3. Virtual screen
  4. Technical and behavioural interviews
  5. Congrats, you’ll receive an offer!

Right now, our internship program in Sydney isn’t accepting any new applications. But don’t worry! Keep checking back on this page because we will post news and updates when things change.

FAQs

Check out our frequently asked questions on Optiver’s internship and graduate programs to discover more about our teams.

Internships now open
Chicago and Austin
35
Internships

US

Get ready for ten weeks immersed in the fast-paced, dynamic world of market making.

About you

You are eligible if you are a student graduating between December 2024 and June 2025.

Benefits

  • Highly-competitive internship compensation package
  • Optiver-covered flights, living accommodations and commuting stipends (where applicable)
  • Various office perks, including breakfast, lunch and snacks
  • Social events, clubs and much more!

Application process

At a high-level, the interview process starts with an online assessment followed by behavioral and technical interviews. The final step is a virtual interview with the hiring team.

FAQ

Check out our frequently asked questions about Optiver’s graduate and internship programs and discover more about our teams.

Internship opportunities in Chicago

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Internship opportunities in Austin

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Internships now open
Amsterdam and London
35
Internships

Europe

Get ready for eight weeks in our Amsterdam office in Spring (May-June) or Summer (July-August).

About you

You are eligible if you are a student graduating between December 2024 and July 2025.

Benefits

  • Highly-competitive internship compensation package
  • Optiver-covered flights, living accommodations and commuting stipends (where applicable)
  • Various office perks, including breakfast, lunch and snacks
  • Social events, clubs and much more!

Application process

At a high-level, the interview process starts with an online assessment followed by behavioral and technical interviews. The final step is a virtual interview with the hiring team.

Internships currently closed
Taiwan
35
Internships

Taiwan

Our 8-week Trading Summer Internship program is the perfect opportunity for you to immerse yourself in the buzz and excitement of our dynamic trading floor. From derivative theory training to hands on trading experience, you’ll be supported and mentored by the industry’s brightest, to make a direct impact on global financial markets. Plus, if you’ve excelled over the summer, you could receive an offer to return the following year as a Graduate Quantitative Trader.

Benefits

  • Competitive salary package
  • Exclusive opportunity to complete your internship in Amsterdam, alongside global peers
  • Gym subsidy and weekly in-house chair massages
  • Daily breakfast, lunch and snacks
  • Social events organised by Optiver and much more!

Application process

We aim to keep the process as smooth and simple as possible. This allows you to be at your best during the process, so you can give your all for the tests and challenges. Here’s the steps you can expect as part of your application and interview process.

  1. Submit application
  2. Sit online assessments
  3. Virtual screen
  4. Technical and behavioural interviews
  5. Congrats, you’ll receive an offer!

Internship opportunities Taiwan

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Ready to be a graduate trader? Take a look at our open roles.


FAQs

Check out our frequently asked questions on Optiver’s internship and graduate programs to discover more about our teams.

Internships currently closed
Singapore
35
Internships

Singapore

Get ready to be immersed in the fast-paced, dynamic world of market making. Owning projects that directly impact our world-class trading systems. Entrusted to develop and execute live market strategies. Collaborating with and be mentored by the industry’s best and brightest. Launch your career at a leading global trading firm.

Benefits

  • Competitive salary package
  • Exclusive opportunity to complete your internship in Amsterdam or Sydney, alongside global peers
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, weekly massages, social events and much more!

Application process

We aim to keep the process as smooth and simple as possible. This allows you to be at your best during the process, so you can give your all for the tests and challenges. Here’s the steps you can expect as part of your application and interview process.

  1. Submit application
  2. Sit online assessments
  3. Virtual screen
  4. Technical and behavioural interviews
  5. Congrats, you’ll receive an offer!

FAQs

Check out our frequently asked questions on Optiver’s internship and graduate programs to discover more about our teams.

Internship opportunities in Singapore

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internships currently closed
Shanghai
35
Internships

Shanghai

Immerse yourself on Optiver’s dynamic trading floor. Work on complex algorithms and continuously optimise our trading strategies to accurately price the thousands of instruments we trade. In an industry where challenges arise by the nanosecond, we value quick, yet informed, decision making. You’ll get to collaborate with the industry’s best to make a direct impact on global financial markets.

Benefits

  • Highly-competitive internship compensation package
  • Optiver-covered flights, living accommodations and commuting stipends
  • Various office perks, including onsite breakfast and lunch, snacks and in-house barista
  • Social events, clubs and much more!

Application process

We aim to keep our application process as smooth and simple as possible. This allows you to be at your best during the process, so you can give your all for the tests and challenges. Here’s what you can typically expect as part of the application and interview process:

  1. Submit application
  2. Submit online assessments
  3. Phone screen
  4. Technical and behavioural interviews
  5. Optiver offer

Our program

An immersive program to unlock the rest of your career

Optiver approaches its internship as a long-term investment. By undergoing the same trainings and work as our full-time tech, trading and data science teams, you’ll see what impact you can make at a leading global trading firm. By the end of your internship, our goal is to have identified future colleagues to return to our world-class teams after graduating. It’s not just a summer gig. It’s a crash course designed to unlock the rest of your career.

INTERNSHIPS

You bring the talent,
we take care of the rest

At Optiver, we believe the best equipped go furthest. To enable you to hit the ground running, our internship delivers everything you need to feel productive, motivated and balanced. This means no detail is overlooked in taking care of your total well-being.

It all starts with where you live. To make you feel right at home, our interns are provided with complimentary fully furnished, deluxe accommodation. In the office, you’ll see that every day is game day at Optiver. To keep you energised, we provide healthy meals and snacks, and our baristas brew the rocket fuel. With your nutrition tended to, it’s go time.

To fast-track your knowledge, you’ll receive the same trainings as our full-time tech and trading team members. But it’s not all about professional development. We also care about creating an experience that leaves you with a solid network and great memories. That’s why our interns have the opportunity to participate in a variety of social outings and events from city tours to chess tournaments.

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A day in the life

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OUR disciplines

Find your path

Excited by the prospect of interning at Optiver? Don’t hesitate to apply for next year’s open roles. Our program is constantly growing – and we’re looking for bright sparks like you.
Trading

As Optiver’s trading intern, you’ll deep-dive into the fundamentals of trading, from theory to financial markets, strategies and cutting-edge technology. But you won’t only receive our intensive in-house training – you’ll put your knowledge into practice through simulated trading. Requiring a competitive edge, decisive thinking and bold action, our program is as close as you can get to real trading experience. What’s more: the projects you fully own and develop will be implemented directly into our trading desks, meaning you’ll contribute to our ever-evolving strategies. Get ready to test your limits on one of the most dynamic and exciting trading floors.

Technology

As Optiver’s tech intern, you will lead entrepreneurial projects that solve Optiver’s real-world challenges. In only a couple of weeks, you’ll develop latency-critical applications that help us improve the markets. With guidance from your mentor, team and senior developers, you’ll experience the excitement of a fast-paced development cycle – owning a tight feedback loop, testing and shipping your code to production. By collaborating with traders and researchers, you’ll get an inside look at tech at Optiver, as well as fast-track your development. This is your chance to directly impact the business.

Research and data science

As Optiver’s research or data science intern, you’ll put your brilliant quantitative skills to the test by developing and improving our trading strategies. You’ll not only deep-dive the fundamentals of Optiver’s complex trading systems but see firsthand how this theory translates into practice on our dynamic trading floor. Over the course of a couple of weeks, you’ll be tasked with exploring a real-world research problem that directly influences how Optiver trades. With two mentors from research and trading, you’ll get the support and guidance needed to maximise your impact and grow our bottom line.

Market risk

As Optiver’s Market Risk intern, you will explore the critical role that risk management plays in the world of market making.

Discover what goes on behind the scenes to ensure our trading operations run safely within our risk limits. With guidance from your mentor and team, you’ll collaborate on projects that solve Optiver’s real-world challenges.

Note: This internship is only offered in certain offices.

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