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John W. Rogers, Jr. Internship Program in Finance

John W. Rogers, Jr. Internship Program in Finance
Conner C.

Conner C.

"The John W. Rogers, Jr. Internship Program in Finance was a turning point in my college career. After the workshops, guest speakers and site visits, it became clear to me that I wanted to pursue a career in finance."

The John W. Rogers, Jr. Internship Program in Finance provides career resources and funded internship opportunities for students interested in financial services careers and seeks to promote diversity within the field. The program is open to all students, and students engaged in Black, African American, and Hispanic/Latinx communities are highly encouraged to participate.

Participating students benefit from:

  • Workshops that foster the development of technical and soft skills needed to succeed in finance
  • Networking opportunities with leading financial services employers
  • Substantive summer internship opportunities with nonprofit endowments and investment offices

The John W. Rogers, Jr. Internship Program in Finance is supported by a generous gift from John W. Rogers, Jr., LAB’76, Chairman and CEO of Ariel Investments and University Trustee. Students in the program will have opportunities to meet with Mr. Rogers throughout the year.

Workshops and Programming

The John W. Rogers, Jr. Internship Program in Finance offers a comprehensive series of workshops to help students build the knowledge, connections, and technical skills they need to launch a successful career in finance. Past workshop topics include:

  • Asset management
  • Stock valuation
  • Personal branding
  • Interview preparation

Students are encouraged to check UChicago Handshake frequently for updates about upcoming events.

Eligibility for Funded Internships

To qualify for a funded summer internship with a nonprofit endowment or investment office, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Complete the Bloomberg Markets Concept Course: for information about accessing and completing the Bloomberg Markets Concept Course, contact Jim Bordignon at
  • Complete the CFA Investment Foundations Program, a free eLearning tool, and pass the online assessment proof of completion is required to be eligible to apply to program sponsored internships
  • Attend at least two program events each quarter, including one stock valuation case study workshop 
  • Complete at least one recommended LinkedIn Learning Excel class 
  • Meet with program adviser Erick Ferrer at least once per quarter
  • Complete one Practice Interview with Career Advancement in both the fall and winter quarters

After meeting these requirements, students must apply and be accepted by employers hosting internships associated with the program. All internship opportunities will be posted in UChicago Handshake. Students can find them by searching for “John W. Rogers, Jr. Internship Program in Finance.”


To get involved or find more information about the program, please contact Erick Ferrer at