Early careers US - student opportunities


Established in New York in 1902, Standard Chartered Americas has a strong and diverse talent pool of employees; over 55 nationalities are represented. It’s this kind of diversity that helps us to understand local markets, challenge preconceptions or limitations and deliver true value to our clients.

Headquartered in New York, we’re present in eight locations across North and South America. Our Americas presence is a centre of expertise for product groups that allows us to provide a range of services, platforms and capabilities to better meet clients’ needs, no matter where they are based in North and South America.

We offer banking services that help people and companies to succeed, creating wealth and growth across our markets. Our heritage and values are expressed in our brand promise – here for good.

From supporting global trade and investment to helping people, companies and communities grow and prosper, life at Standard Chartered is rooted in doing the right thing.

Standard Chartered United States is a Great Place to Work-Certified™ organisation. Help us make real, lasting change that goes well beyond wealth creation alone. You’ll be part of an inclusive community driven by integrity and transparency that balances how we do business with our promise to be here for good.

We need a diverse range of the brightest minds to help drive our Bank forward, so you can be confident that we will help you pursue your ambitions, develop your skills and grow your career.

Undergraduate Opportunities Internships

Starting June each year, our 10-week Global Internship Programme allows you to work directly on real world problems to hone your skills, create lasting relationships and learn about your strengths. The programme is intended to create a pipeline to our International Graduate Programme or Straight to Desk roles. 

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Financial Markets

Our Financial Markets business function is differentiated by our extensive global footprint and, an intimate appreciation of the local markets we’re present in, as well as our diversified expertise. We offer our clients risk management, financing and investment needs through bespoke solutions and trusted relationships. Our strengths include trading foreign exchange, rates, credit and commodity products, and arranging debt issuance, augmented by our award-winning Research Team and eCommerce Capabilities, delivered through our dedicated Sales Teams.

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Client Coverage

Our Client Coverage team lead the management and development of our Commercial, Corporate and Institutional Banking Client (CCIB) relationships globally. Our team provides client coverage through global Industries group, financial and strategic investors group, banks and broker dealers, global subsidiaries, investors and insurance and commercial real estate. Clients include large corporations, governments, banks and investors headquartered, operating or investing in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

Graduate Opportunities Straight to Desk

We understand that a graduate programme isn’t for everyone, so we have opportunities to move straight into a full-time job.

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Financial Markets - Trading

Trading functions spanning across Foreign Exchange, Rates, Credit and Commodities are primarily responsible in generating revenue out of trading positions and market making for our inter-bank counterparties and responsible to price and offer extensive products to suit every client’s need. Alongside this our Algo Trading Quant team apply quantitative techniques to solve real world business problems, researching, developing and implementing new models that have direct impact to the business. 

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Financial Markets - Sales

Financial Markets Sales delivers comprehensive financing, risk management and investment solutions to the Bank’s corporate, government, and institutional clients. The team works hand-in-hand with origination, structuring, trading and research to deliver best-in-class solutions for our clients across Foreign Exchange, Rates, Credit and Commodities. 

Ready to apply?

If you’re looking for a career with purpose and want to work for a bank making a difference, we’d love to hear from you.