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2023 Charles Schwab Wealth & Advice Solutions Internship

Location Westlake, Texas, United States; Phoenix,Arizona,United States; Requisition ID 2022-85715 Category Internship Position Type Intern (Trainee)
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Your Opportunity


Do you want to spend your summer internship with a company that has been challenging the conventions of the financial services industry for over 50 years? Schwab’s mission is to help our clients build a better future for themselves, their families, and their communities. It is summed up in our tagline – Own your tomorrow – and it permeates everything we do.

The design of the program invites interns to engage directly in Schwab’s culture of service, while challenging them with a blend of learning programs, team-building activities, networking opportunities, and enriching work projects. Features of our 2023 program include:

  • Business Track Project: Working with your host business track at Schwab provides a meaningful and valuable experience to translate classroom learning into real business projects.
  • Intern Cohort Project: Partner with other interns to brainstorm, discuss learning experiences, and present solutions.
  • Learning Activities: Participate in facilitated training, team discussions and events, individual assessments and activities, senior leader meetings, and on-the-job training.
  • Dedicated Intern Leader: Receive regular feedback from your leader, participate in career-related discussions, and provide your own feedback.
  • Strengths Application: Learn about yourself and how to apply your unique strengths, abilities, and goals to the work you do as part of Schwab’s ‘strengths-based’ culture.
  • Networking: Build your network by interacting with professionals across Schwab, including senior leaders, peers, and Schwab Intern Academy Alumni.

Because interns are considered a primary pipeline for full-time opportunities, every intern candidate must be eligible for full-time employment upon graduation and must also meet the following requirements:

  • Enrolled in a current undergraduate or graduate program tracking to graduate between August 2023 and June 2024
  • Ability to work full time and be on-site at assigned Schwab location during the 9-week program (June 5 to August 4, 2023)
  • Have specific skills as specified by the hosting Business Track

Schwab is recognized as an industry leader, and our welcoming culture will embrace your individuality and partner you with other like-minded and solution-focused students. We will invest in your summer experience by providing you direction and leadership for a robust and well-rounded internship, as well as helping you focus on a potential future career with Schwab.

Regardless of which opportunity you pursue, we will provide you with a consistent and outstanding experience – one you won’t soon forget!

What you are good at


We look for students with:

  • Optimism and curiosity, who possess a keen sense of purpose, awareness, and knowledge and who have the demeanor of an everyday leader
  • Resourcefulness and flexibility, who enjoy working through cross-functional partnerships and collaboration to achieve a common purpose
  • An innovative and questioning demeanor, who constantly look for better ways to do things, have a passion for service, and seek to exceed client expectations

What you have


  • A strong desire to build and grow a career in the financial services industry
  • Outstanding communication skills (written and oral)
  • The courage to ask “why”

As an affirmative action employer, Schwab takes affirmative action to employ qualified minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans in our intern program. As a culture that values Diversity and Inclusion, Schwab encourages the application of Women, Minorities, Individuals with Disabilities and Protected Veterans to the Intern Academy.

There are many different business tracks that you can engage with over the course of the summer. Some of the tracks that will host 2023 interns are:

  • Corporate Risk Management
  • Digital Services
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Internal Audit
  • Investor and Client Service
  • Marketing
  • Model Risk Management
  • Operations
  • Retirement Business Services
  • Schwab Charitable
  • Schwab Asset Management
  • Schwab Branch Network
  • Schwab Technology Services
  • Workplace Financial Services

You can find additional program information at:

https://jobs.schwabjobs.com/internship-academy

We encourage you to apply for all positions for which you are qualified and interested. To formally apply and be considered, use this link:

Schwabjobs.com

Investor Advice Solutions Track

Our Opportunity:

As an intern with the Investor Advice Solutions group, you will gain exposure to several wealth and advice-oriented business units, build industry and product knowledge and be mentored on the soft skills needed for long-term success in the financial services industry.

What you’ll do:

Investor Advice Solutions seeks an Intern to work with our several lines of business and partners in an effort to add value by looking for opportunities in scale and process improvement. 

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships within multiple areas of Schwab, assessing business operations to maximize efficiency, productivity and scale. 
  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of the markets, empathy, energy, and problem solving
  • Partner and work alongside our teams to understand the value proposition of our critical offerings and look for possible synergies that will help the business.
  • Provide input and recommendations on potential business strategies that may improve client and representative experiences.
  • Work with our Finance & Analytical partners to run queries to gather data to create reports in MS Excel, PowerPoint and Tableau. 

What you have:

  • Able to quickly learn new technology and utilize a variety of data and systems in order to proactively identify solutions to improve processes
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail 
  • Proven work ethic with a high level of integrity to build trust with our team and internal partners
  • Collaborative and relationship-focused work style with demonstrated success in a team environment
  • Excellent understanding of the benefits of financial planning
  • Strong research, data mining and organization skills
  • Strong relationship building and collaboration skills, especially in cross-functional teams
  • Currently enrolled in a financial planning program and/or on track to complete CFP Board approved coursework upon graduation

What you’ll learn:

  • You will gain a unique exposure to Schwab’s Advice teams
  • You will gain experience developing and implementing process and operational improvements
  • You will gain experience with a large investment management firm serving individuals, trusts, retirement plans, foundations and endowments
  • You will be given opportunities to research, create and present on process improvements 

Why work for us?

Own Your Tomorrow embodies everything we do! We are committed to helping our employees ignite their potential and achieve their dreams. Our employees get to play a central role in reinventing a multi-trillion-dollar industry, creating a better, more modern way to build and manage wealth.

Benefits: A competitive and flexible package designed to empower you for today and tomorrow. We offer a competitive and flexible package designed to help you make the most of your life at work and at home—today and in the future. Explore further.

Schwab is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, our policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to any status that is protected by law. Please click here to see the policy.

Schwab is an affirmative action employer, focused on advancing women, racial and ethnic minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities in the workplace. If you have a disability and require reasonable accommodations in the application process, contact Human Resources at applicantaccessibility@schwab.com or call 800-275-1281.

TD Ameritrade, a subsidiary of Charles Schwab, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. At TD Ameritrade we believe People Matter. We value diversity and believe that it goes beyond all protected classes, thoughts, ideas, and perspectives.

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