2022 Operations Summer Analyst

AQR Capital Management

AQR is a global investment management firm built at the intersection of financial theory and practical application. We strive to deliver superior, long-term results for our clients by looking past market noise to identify and isolate what matters most, and by developing ideas that stand up to rigorous testing. Our focus on practical insights and analysis has made us leaders in alternative and traditional strategies since 1998.

At AQR, our employees share a common spirit of academic excellence, intellectual honesty and an unwavering commitment to seeking the truth. We’re determined to know what makes financial markets tick – and we’ll ask every question and challenge every assumption. We recognize and respect the power of collaboration, and believe transparency and openness to new ideas leads to innovation.

 The Internship Program

Our 10-week summer program puts real work of the firm in your hands. You will work alongside brilliant people, gain insights and know-how from our Quanta Academy Summer Term curriculum, and experience what it’s like to work at the pinnacle of global, systematic investing.

Learning is the cornerstone of our culture and plays an active role in the internship experience — through daily collaboration and interaction with employees at all levels, in workshops and classes, and most significantly by working on projects that matter to the many clients we serve.   Our unique AQR Quanta Academy: Summer Term learning series, a structured program, consists of over 40 hours of educational, skill-building and networking events.

 Your Role

AQR is looking for exceptionally talented undergraduates to join our team as Summer Interns on the Operations team. Depending on both skills and interests, our Summer Interns participate in a variety of integral business functions under the aegis of operations management; these typically include data analysis, operational risk exposure, reporting, process optimization and client administration. Summer Interns will gain hands-on experience in the core operational functions of an investment management firm, and have exposure to the mechanics of asset management and the investment philosophy which drives AQR. Summer Interns will work alongside a mentor and be assigned projects and tasks within various departments, such as Trading Operations, Portfolio Operations, Client Services, Asset Servicing and Project Management.

Over the course of the summer, Summer Interns will also have the opportunity to participate in educational seminars with topics including finance, operations and Excel.

What You’ll Bring

  • December 2022 or Winter/Spring 2023 graduate in Economics, Finance, Business, or a Science is preferred. Liberal arts graduates with appropriate work experience will also be considered
  • High proficiency in PowerPoint and Excel

Who You Are

  • Hard working and eager to learn in a highly intellectual, collaborative environment
  • Well-organized and detail-oriented
  • Enthusiastic about developing and implementing ideas
  • Self-starter, able to work independently as well as within a team
  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of finance and the investment management industry is highly desirable

AQR is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  EEO/VET/DISABILITY

Life at AQR


AQR offers generous benefits: 100% paid Medical, Dental and Vision coverage. Perks include health and wellness allowances, meditation programs, onsite breakfasts and lunches and stocked kitchens with seasonal treats.

Employee Connectivity

Employees participate in a range of connectivity and community building events & experiences the firm offers: Book Clubs, Research Colloquiums, baseball outings, Star Wars premiere, our Food Truck Social and volunteer opportunities.

Learning & Development

QUANTA, the firm's learning and development program, offers both professional and personal growth opportunities through 350+ classes per year.

AQR is an Equal Opportunity Employer.