Greenwood Project Partnership

As part of FIA’s board-level Diversity & Inclusion Initiative, we are partnering with the Greenwood Project, a non-profit focused on introducing Black and Latinx students to careers within the financial industry via paid summer internships in financial firms, academic instruction and mentorships.

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Greenwood Project

We have joined forces with The Greenwood Project to:

  • Co-sponsor a Greenwood Project scholar’s summer internship and training program;

  • Connect the Greenwood Project with FIA Members to source summer internships;

  • Host Lunch & Learn sessions with industry leaders and government officials for Greenwood Project scholars; and

  • Provide the Greenwood Project with training materials and support focused on cleared derivatives.

Provide an Internship 

FIA is encouraging our members to host a Greenwood Project scholar for a summer internship. These internships can take place all over the world.

The Greenwood Project offers a ten-week Summer College Internship Program where college students train with the Greenwood Project for the first four weeks, then get placed with a firm for six weeks. All students receive summer training in the futures, options and equities markets. They also receive a fully funded brokerage account at the end of each Institute so they can become investors.

How the Greenwood Project partners with firms to create internships:

  • Partner firms identify how many interns they will host, whether they would like a college Freshman, Sophomore, Junior or Senior.
  • Partner firms provide a job description(s) for the internship position(s).
  • Partner firms invest in the mission of Greenwood Project starting at the $25,000 level. 
  • Greenwood Project matches job description(s) to interest and possible skills in its talent pool, then makes direct placement matches for the firm. 
  • Partner firm interviews and makes an internship offer to student; communicates with Greenwood Project throughout this process.
  • Student attends four week training, then works with partner firm for six weeks. Internships can be extended based on students' availability. 
  • The partner firm agrees to pay hourly wage during the six week internship (at least $20/hour). 
  • Interns may be placed worldwide, either in-person or remotely, and firms agree to pay for all transportation and housing.

2021 Participating Members

  • ABN AMRO Clearing
  • Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.
  • Goldman Sachs & Co.
  • Marex Spectron
  • Mizuho Securities USA
  • Morgan Stanley
  • UBS
  • Cboe Global Markets
  • CME Group
  • DRW Holdings
  • The Options Clearing Corporation - OCC


Get Involved

  • Learn More

    Learn more about the Greenwood Project’s corporate partnership program.

  • Provide an Internship

    If you or your firm is interested in providing a Summer 2022 internship opportunity, please contact Toby Taylor.