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SERS Investment Internship

The SERS Investment Internship program provides students with an opportunity to gain real world investment exposure and experience in a top-ranking pension plan which is one of the nation’s oldest and largest statewide retirement systems for public employees.

The SERS Investment Office is responsible for recommending, implementing, and managing the agency’s Investment Fund assets.  Management of assets includes performing investment research, implementing new investment strategies, monitoring investment performance, and ensuring external investment managers adhere to guidelines.  Additional information on the agency’s investment program can be found by clicking on the “Investments” link in the left hand navigation pane of the SERS website.

SERS Investment Interns work out of the agency’s Harrisburg, Pennsylvania headquarters location.  Interns must be available to work a minimum of 15 hours a week during normal business hours during the Fall or Spring semester.  There is flexibility with the days and times worked, but a set schedule must be agreed upon and adhered to for the duration of the internship.

Intern assignments may include:

  • Monitoring cash flow and preparing cash forecasting reports and liquidity schedules
  • Maintaining databases
  • Preparing materials for board meetings
  • Performing qualitative and quantitative analysis of investment managers’ performance
  • Monitoring investment managers to ensure guideline compliance
  • Assisting with analysis of the portfolios for various asset classes

Intern eligibility requirements (must meet all requirements):

  • Enrolled at an accredited college or university
  • Working toward a bachelor’s or master’s degree in Business Administration, Economics, Finance, International Business, Investment Management, or related field
  • Overall GPA of 3.25 or higher
  • Available to work a minimum of 15 hours a week during the course of a semester
  • Available to work between the hours of 7:30 AM and 5:00 PM

Salary and benefit information:

Investment Interns currently earn $12.19/hour.  Interns are not eligible for any Commonwealth benefits.

Contact information:
Wendy C.H. Davis, Recruitment and Placement Officer
Phone: 717-783-8085

Last published: 04/29/2014 04:21 PM