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Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions

If you have any other questions about the internship, you can email us at: summer_internship@robeco.nl

How can I apply?

Apply with your CV and cover letter explaining why you would like to be considered for a summer internship. We will confirm your application and let you know whether you are invited for interviews within four weeks.

Am I eligible for the summer internship program?

You are eligible for the summer internship program if you are enrolled at the university at least on the first day of your internship. The summer internship program is designed for students who are in the second year of their Bachelor’s or higher.

My study is not finance-related, can I still apply?

Yes. Diversity makes us stronger. A specific study is not a prerequisite to apply for the summer internship program. This summer internship provides you with the best start of your career, regardless of your academic background. Robeco looks for smart, creative minds in all kinds of academic fields. However, we do require you to have an affinity with investing.

I am not studying in the Netherlands, can I still apply?

Yes. Colleagues at Robeco come from all over the world.

Do I have to apply for one specific department?

No. You can indicate your top three preferred departments when applying.

When does the summer internship program begin?

This program is an 8-week internship that starts at the end of June. Together with the other interns you will start with a couple of days of introduction to Robeco. After the introduction, you will join the department you are hired by.

How does the internship program look like?

We’ll give you a hands-on learning experience at Robeco. First, we’ll provide an introduction to Robeco and then some training. After that, you’ll take part in the day-to-day activities of the department you’ve been hired by. You will also participate in social activities, meet with senior management, and connect with people outside of your department to build your network.

What kind of work will I do?

Your work could involve a research project, working on several smaller assignments, or helping with day-to-day tasks. Examples of how you could contribute during your internship:

  • Write a white paper on a technology trend and assess which companies are best positioned to benefit from it.
  • Assess how to engage with a group of polluting companies to improve their impact on the world.
  • Improve real-time predictions of the state of the economy using nowcasting.
  • Use new or alternative data sources to identify new factor premiums.
  • Research which suppliers of batteries to electric vehicle producers have good long-term prospects and whose debt might be undervalued.

Is the summer internship program suitable for a master’s thesis?

No, the duration of the summer internship is too short to conduct a master thesis.

Can I continue investing for my personal account during my internship?

You can continue investing for your personal account as long as you comply with Robeco’s Private Transaction policy.

Do I receive compensation?

Robeco offers a market conform internship salary and an allowance to facilitate relocation to Rotterdam for students currently not residing in the Netherlands

When is the application deadline?

Applications close on Friday, 28th January 2022.
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