Sales & Trading Summer Internship - Canada

Right for you if:

  • You have a fascination with the financial markets and can work in a high pressure environment
  • You are looking for an internship where you will add value, be challenged and have tremendous growth opportunities
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Careers in GBM

The Sales & Trading Summer Internship position at Scotiabank’s Global Banking and Markets Division is designed to introduce undergraduate and graduate students to the stimulating and dynamic environment of wholesale sales & trading. Students will gain practical, hands-on experience in one of the following areas:

  • Credit Derivatives & Emerging Market
  • Debt Capital Markets
  • Energy & Agricultural Commodities
  • Equity Derivatives
  • Equity Sales & Trading
  • Financial Services
  • Fixed Income
  • Prime Services
  • Risk Solutions

The objective of the internship is to identify outstanding candidates for full-time opportunities or a second internship with the Global Banking Markets team.


  • Providing assistance to the Sales, Trading and Structuring staff on the trade floor in the execution of their day to day functions
  • Assisting in preparing client pitches and presentations, daily market commentary and providing timely client support
  • Working on research projects as required


  • Undergraduate or Graduate degree to be completed by the Spring term of the following year
  • High academic achievement with a passion for the markets
  • Record of leadership ability through extracurricular accomplishments
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively in a fast paced environment
  • Exceptional analytical and problem solving skills

How to Apply

Summer internships run from May through August. We begin accepting applications in November for our internships that start in the following year. Please check your school’s Career Centre for our posting.

As a Summer Intern you will:

  • Have access to the Global Banking and Markets Learning Program – frequent interactive learning sessions led by our experienced professionals.
  • Participate in the mentoring program where you will be teamed-up with an experienced professional who will serve as a guide for professional and personal development
  • Meet and network with summer students working across Global Banking and Markets
  • Work on a project where you will get the opportunity to expand your knowledge and network on a business area of your choice
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