Robeco Summer Internship 2024
Six reasons to join our summer internship
Do you want to experience the fast-paced world of investing at a pioneer in the field of Sustainable Investing? Join our summer internship program! During these eight-to-ten weeks, you’ll be fully immersed in the activities of one of our departments and make a real impact. The program will give you meaningful, fun, and challenging experiences, and show you what it’s like to be part of Robeco!
Gain practical experience
Learn from experience industry experts
Social activities, networking events & workshops
Meaningful research with real-world impact
Fantastic working environment
Job opportunities after the internship
Registration for 2024 is closed
Location: Rotterdam, Netherlands
Period: July – August 2024
Duration: 8-10 weeks
Applications open: October 2023
Robeco is a pure-play international asset manager founded in 1929 with headquarters in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, and offices worldwide. A global leader in sustainable investing since 1995. At Robeco, we have a unique integration of sustainable as well as fundamental and quantitative research that drives investment strategies for a broad range of asset classes.
Frequently Asked Questions
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Which teams are hiring summer interns?
Summer interns are recruited for the Fundamental Equity, Fixed Income, Multi-Asset, Quant Research, Sustainable Investing, Data Science, Client Portfolio Management and Trading departments. During the application process you can indicate a preference for one area of interest. If invited for interviews, you will have conversations with colleagues from the corresponding department.
Fundamental Equity Investing is where it all started for Robeco and is possibly the purest form of investing: people trying to find the most attractive companies to invest in. We base our investment decisions on in-depth fundamental research into businesses, sectors, macro-economics, and trends.
Fixed Income Investing is where complexity meets creativity. In-depth research and contrarian thinking is key for managing risk and identifying opportunities. The fixed income team invests in company-issued debt across a wide variety of sectors, countries, and ratings.
Multi Asset Investing is at the intersection of various asset classes. Join to contribute to delivering superior, research-driven, sustainable strategies and designing innovative solutions that fit clients’ needs. The team manages assets across multi-asset funds, discretionary multi-asset solutions, and customized liability and buy-and-maintain fixed income solutions.
Quantitative Research is in Robeco’s DNA. Join to contribute to investment decisions by uncovering hidden relationships in the data using state-of-the-art techniques. We offer opportunities across Quant Equity, Quant Fixed Income, and Sustainable Index Solutions.
Sustainable Investing is one of the core pillars of Robeco’s investment approach. We deliver real-world changes by engaging with companies to encourage them to improve their ESG performance and drive research into key areas such as climate change, biodiversity, and the UN SDGs.
Data Science makes the investment world go round. The data science team uncovers insights from large amounts of data and enables investment professionals to make better decisions. Examples include finding smarter execution strategies by analyzing all our trade data, making sense of the latest available data on sustainability, uncovering behavioural biases in our own investment processes and building tools to share such insights.
Client Portfolio Management is a linking pin between Investments and Sales. Join this team to contribute to servicing Robeco’s clients by creating and improving marketing materials such as presentations for sharing insights about Robeco products and assisting with client requests & questions. We offer opportunities to join Client Portfolio Management teams across Sustainable Investing, Fundamental Equities, Quant, and Fixed Income.
Summer Intern 2023 – Client Portfolio Management
My Robeco experience was transformative. Being surrounded by industry experts that are passionate about their work was inspiring. My project was very interactive which allowed me to fully integrate within the firm from the very start. My mentors, as well as the people I worked with constantly pushed me to do my best and get out of my comfort zone. Being part of the CPM team allowed me to combine my passion for finance with my interest for commercial activities. The internship also included group events that created a meaningful bond with my fellow interns. After enjoying the internship so much I was given the opportunity to return to the firm as a working student while doing my masters.
Summer Intern 2023 – Global Macro
I really enjoyed my summer internship at Robeco, which offered a fantastic opportunity to learn from rigorous research-driven analysts and portfolio managers. With regular sessions and seminars on a range of topics including global equities, fixed income trading and ESG analysis, the program expanded my understanding of the different parts of the asset management business. At the same time, my summer research project allowed me to explore more deeply global macro fund management, with the investment team really taking the time to explain their processes and they suggested ideas for my work, which I presented at the end of my internship. In particular, I really enjoyed joining the weekly investment committees, where I got to see how the latest economic developments shape investment decisions.
Summer Intern 2023 – Active Ownership
The summer internship at Robeco was a valuable experience, professionally and personally. During my time in the Active Ownership team, I had the chance to understand how Robeco can push companies to pursue more sustainable actions. Guided by experts in the field, I learned about the challenges and opportunities for each engagement case. My research contributed to different engagement cases, which showed me how my work would be helpful to Robeco even after my internship. During the internship, there was a great focus on stepping outside of my comfort zone. Weekly meetings with my mentor and workshops held by professionals helped me set goals for my future career and extended my skillset. One of my favorite parts of the internship was meeting brilliant and interesting colleagues, coming from diverse backgrounds.
Diversity, Equal opportunities and Inclusion
Robeco is committed to promoting diversity, equal opportunities and inclusion amongst its employees. We consider this to be a core value in the way we build our strategy, how we operate, how we recruit and how we shape our culture.Read more