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Internships

Get hands-on experience starting on your first day.

Explore opportunities with CPP Investments, where we are committed to helping you grow your skills and gain world-class experience.

 

Working within a strong culture of collaboration, you will discover rewarding and challenging internships. We have leaders who listen to every member of the team and trust them with meaningful work. This translates into immediate and unparalleled learning on a global stage.

 

If you are a student who is looking for work experience during summer, fall and winter terms, we want to hear from you.

 

The program begins with a week-long Intern orientation. You will engage with fellow Interns and learn about the resources and programs available to you. We offer company-wide departmental overviews for you to explore more about CPP Investments and provide opportunity to gain exposure to senior leadership across the firm. You will advance your knowledge and expertise through skills-based training and stimulating on-the-job assignments. You will participate in additional programming such as our Annual Summer Intern Case Competition and our Speaker Series where each session focuses on a different aspect of our culture, including Employee Resource Groups, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion and much more.

 

We encourage you to bring your full self to work and take every opportunity to excel in your role to build your career at CPP Investments.

Quantitative Internships – Capital Markets & Portfolio Management

Quantitative internship opportunities in capital markets and portfolio management are offered throughout the year for students who are highly analytical, have an interest in mathematics, programming, and capital markets.

The teams are driven by quant decisions, and data fabric is weaved throughout the work that they do. Using systematic (decisions made by a program or model), discretionary (investment decisions made with a human touch) or a hybrid models, our teams work with large datasets to generate insights for trading and portfolio management. The internship opportunities within these groups focuses on identifying and hiring students looking to learn more about financial and capital markets fundamentals.

Opportunities will be within one of CPP Investments’ participating quantitative Departments: Total Fund ManagementCapital Markets & Factor Investing and Credit Investments.

Eligibility: Students from all disciplines with an interest in developing technical skills between their first and final years of study looking for internship opportunities between school terms. Bachelor and advanced degree students are welcome to apply.
Program Type: Co-ops, Internships, Professional Experience Year (May – August, September – December, January –April)
Positions are advertised: Throughout the year

Public Affairs and Communications Internship Program

Public Affairs and Communications is responsible for the organization’s overall communications program and global public affairs, including relationships with domestic and foreign governments, media and other diverse stakeholder groups. Interns learn continuously on the job and receive training from global industry experts. Interns will have a direct impact on both global and domestic activities and interact with key internal and external stakeholders as well as leaders across the organization.

Internship opportunities are available in Toronto, London and Hong Kong.

Eligibility: Undergraduate and Masters students looking for internship opportunities between school terms.
Program Type: Internship (May – August)
Positions are advertised: December (Five months prior to start)

Finance, Analytics and Risk Internship Program

Finance, Analytics & Risk (FAR) sets appropriate governance and controls, establishes the Fund’s risk appetite, run investment operations and provides tax support for all investment programs. The department maintains an independent view of the CPP Fund and provides management with financial reporting, information and insights to support business activities and drive decisions across the organization.

The FAR internship program focuses on hiring diverse students looking to learn about financial analysis and operational processes. This program provides training and on-the-job learnings to help grow and develop domain knowledge and functional skill sets.

Placements will be within Assurance and Advisory, Finance, Operations or Risk and Business Intelligence.

Eligibility: Undergraduate students looking for internship opportunities between school terms.
Program Type: Internship (May – August)
Positions are advertised: August (Nine months prior to start)

*Potential Fall and Winter Co-op terms available in line with business need

Indigenous Student Legal Internship Program

The Indigenous Student Legal Internship Program is for students identifying as Indigenous/Aboriginal Peoples of Canada, who are currently enrolled in a Law Program in Canada and curious about career opportunities in Legal within the finance and investments industry.

This program provides access to virtual classroom and on the job training where you will learn how to leverage your problem-solving and communications skills to help the Legal team make critical business decisions. You will join a dynamic team of legal and compliance professionals who engage directly with senior leadership and business units to help them navigate, understand and comply with legal and regulatory requirements.

Eligibility: Students identifying as Indigenous/Aboriginal Peoples of Canada (Status Indian, Non-Status Indian, Inuit or Métis) working towards a Law Degree in Canada.
Program Type: Internship (May – August)
Positions are advertised: December

Fundamental Investments Internship Program

The Fundamental Investments Internship Program focuses on hiring diverse students looking to learn more about investing and fundamental analysis.

This program provides you access to classroom and on-the-job learnings. You will learn how to analyze and evaluate companies, industries and private equity fund managers. Fundamental analysis involves digging deep into a company’s financial statements to determine profit, growth potential and risk profile, and form a view on fair value of the company. In addition, you will have the opportunity to assess a fund manager’s track record and strategy to assess go-forward return potential.

Placements will be within one of CPP Investments’ participating Fundamental Departments:  Private EquityReal AssetsCredit Investments and Active Equities.

Eligibility: Undergraduate students in their penultimate year of study looking for internship opportunities between school terms.
Program Type: Internship (May – August)
Positions are advertised: August (Nine months prior to start)
Technical Skills Training: Formal training in such areas as financial and capital markets fundamentals, accounting, and financial modeling.

Discover Fundamental Investments Program

The Discover Fundamental Investments Program focuses on hiring diverse female students looking to learn more about investing and fundamental analysis.

This program provides access to classroom and on-the-job learnings where you will learn how to analyze and evaluate companies, industries and private equity fund managers. Fundamental analysis involves digging deep into a company’s financial statements to determine its profit and growth potential and its risk profile to form a view on fair value of the company. In addition, you will have the opportunity to assess a fund manager’s track record, strategy and alignment construct to assess go-forward return potential.

Placements will be within one of CPP Investments’ participating Fundamental Departments.

Eligibility: Female undergraduate students in their second last summer looking for internship opportunities between school terms.
Program Type: Internship (May – August)
Positions are advertised: December (Five months prior to start)
Technical Skills Training: Formal training in such areas as financial and capital markets fundamentals, accounting, and financial modeling.

CPP Investments Discover Capital Markets Internship Program

Eligibility: Students in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and Arts programs within their first- or second-year of study looking for temporary opportunities between school terms.

Program Type: Four months (May – August)

Positions are advertised: December (Four months prior to start)

The CPP Investments Discover Capital Markets Internship Program was developed for women in undergraduate STEM programs who are highly analytical, interested in business issues and curious about career opportunities in finance and investments.

Placements will be within one of CPP Investments’ participating quantitative Departments: Total Fund ManagementCapital Markets & Factor Investing and Credit Investments.  Our interns learn continuously on the job, and via formal training, from global industry experts. On day one, interns start receiving the skills and knowledge needed for success.

Technical Skills Training: Formal training in such areas as financial and capital markets fundamentals, Excel, VBA, Python and Bloomberg.

Business Skills and Knowledge Training: Formal training in general business acumen, including business writing, presentation skills and relationship building.

Prescribed On-the-Job Experiences: Hands-on work assignments give broad exposure and understanding of the work we do at CPP Investments.

Networking Events: These opportunities are designed to help you build connections, share experiences and learn more about our organization and industry.

Total Fund Management and Capital Markets & Factor Investing Opportunities

Eligibility: Students between their first and penultimate years of study looking for temporary opportunities between school terms. Bachelor and advanced degree students are welcome to apply.

Program Type: Four months to one year in length (starting January, May & September)

Positions are advertised: December, April, August (four-to-12 months prior to start)

The Total Fund Management and Capital Markets & Factor Investing Group hires interns throughout the year, for the fall, winter or summer terms. Internships typically last four months but can also be eight-to-12 months. Students in a formal co-op program or seeking a summer internship are encouraged to monitor our job boards throughout the year.

The internship program is a talent pipeline to full-time opportunities on our teams.

Senior Summer Associate Internships

Eligibility: Students in a full-time MBA program looking for temporary opportunities between school terms.

CPP Investments is a large, sophisticated public pension investment organizations. As one of the world’s 10 largest retirement funds, we are able to undertake very large public and private transactions with which few others can compete.

Program Type: Three-to-four months (May – August)

Positions are advertised: September (Nine months prior to start)

Our Investment groups target top talent emerging from MBA schools globally to join us for the summer term, with opportunities for full-time employment after graduation. Positions posted vary each year based on business needs, and are typically in the following departments:

Private Equity

Real Assets

Note: Opportunities also depend on office location, which will be highlighted within the job descriptions.

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