Hear from intern alumni

Hear from intern alumni

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Interns come from all over the country to gain practical, hands-on experience in trading support, client service, portfolio construction, and financial planning. The program also gives our interns an opportunity to interact with advisors at events and the chance to experience the inner workings of an RIA office to learn how advisors manage their businesses. Of the RIA Internship Program alumni currently employed, nearly half have positions with RIA firms.

Here are a few words from some of our alumni:

"For anyone who's a little unsure of where they want to go in finance or wealth management, the internship from Schwab is a great place to learn all about the industry."

—Shane O'Hara
University of Central Florida

"It was such a rewarding experience to have a broad exposure to a variety of RIAs—learning the details of how they work, day in and day out. I was exposed to RIAs of a range of structures, sizes, principals, etc. by going to the EXPLORE® conference. You'll be able to build your network, and ask the questions you wanted to ask. It really makes this internship experience unique."

—Jenna Josephs
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

"This is the perfect internship. You learn all about how the business works from the custodial end and the advisor point of view. It's a great way to explore every part of the industry and get a good picture of the benefits of being an RIA."

—Kyle Demshki
New York University

"It was very interesting to come to work every day, and everybody seems to be so energized and so passionate about what they're doing, and just so nice. The internship gave me a very unique perspective into the RIA industry—and I learned a lot about myself, as well. It was a great experience. I wish I could do it all over again."

—Lera Yalysheva
University of Alabama

"The people you meet and the resources you gain are just as invaluable as the information you learn."

—Kyle Demshki
New York University