Take a stand for investors
Vanguard’s College to Corporate Advice Internship Program is an immersive, hands-on experience for high-potential undergrads passionate about becoming Certified Financial Planner™ professionals and pursuing a career at one of the world’s leading investment firms. The paid internship will provide you an opportunity to develop an in-depth understanding of Vanguard’s mission, investment philosophy, and advice services. You will receive a preview of how these factors impact our clients, employees, and the industry. Here, you will gain real-world experiences as you advance our mission and stand up for over twenty million investors, worldwide. Make it count.
In this Summer 2020 internship program you will
Spend the summer developing your expertise of the personal financial planning process and enriching your knowledge of Vanguard’s business
Learn about what differentiates Vanguard’s advice offering and get a firsthand look at how our advisors interact with and serve Personal Advisor Services® clients
Meet regularly with your department manager and internship program manager, in order to receive personalized coaching and mentorship
Connect with a dedicated mentor to provide support and help you navigate the corporate environment and form professional relationships during the course of the program
Have the opportunity to share your knowledge and experiences with leaders and your team
Kickstart a career that counts
Do you have the grit and determination to work and learn in a demanding, unique program? Then take the first step into the ever-changing field of financial planning. Your real passion for investing with integrity and drive to do what’s right for our clients will propel you through the experience and help you gain experience toward your CFP® certification. We’ll stand by you as you stand up for twenty million investors, worldwide. Upon successful completion of the program, you will be considered for Vanguard’s full-time, entry-level positions, including the Financial Advisor Development Program (FADP). This specialty program is a rotational program designed to provide a work-training experience in advice and support you during pursuit of the CFP® certification.
What it takes
The ideal candidate is a current college junior who possesses the following qualities:
Cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher preferred
Currently enrolled in a CFP Board-Registered program
Desire to sit for the CFP® exam before or after graduation
Effective communication, analytical, leadership, and problem-solving skills
Ability to work well, independently, and as part of a team
Flexibility, drive to take initiative, and the ability to learn quickly
Results-oriented with the ability to manage several priorities
Dedication to strengthening communities by donating time and talent
Vanguard is not offering visa sponsorship for this position.
We are Vanguard. Together, we’re changing the way the world invests.
For us, investing doesn’t just end in value. It starts with values. Because when you invest with courage, when you invest with clarity, and when you invest with care, you can get so much more in return. We invest with purpose – and that’s how we’ve become a global market leader. Here, we grow by doing the right thing for the people we serve. And so can you.
We want to make success accessible to everyone. This is our opportunity. Let’s make it count.
Vanguard’s continued commitment to diversity and inclusion is firmly rooted in our culture. Every decision we make to best serve our clients, crew (internally employees are referred to as crew), and communities is guided by one simple statement: “Do the right thing.”
We believe that a critical aspect of doing the right thing requires building diverse, inclusive, and highly effective teams of individuals who are as unique as the clients they serve. We empower our crew to contribute their distinct strengths to achieving Vanguard’s core purpose through our values.
When all crew members feel valued and included, our ability to collaborate and innovate is amplified, and we are united in delivering on Vanguard's core purpose.
Our core purpose: To take a stand for all investors, to treat them fairly, and to give them the best chance for investment success.