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State Street Bank
State Street Bank
location iconLocations: Kraków
level iconLevel: intern/junior
SSGA Internship Program
Location: Kraków

General Summary:

State Street Global Advisors is a global leader in providing investment management services to clients worldwide. With ~$4.1 trillion of assets under management, SSGA has the size, scale and global perspectives to provide insightful solutions to meet the requirements of our clients. Please visit for further corporate reports and press releases.

As the industry pioneer of the global ETF market, SSGA launched the first US listed ETF in 1993 (SPDR S&P 500) and has remained on the forefront of responsible innovation, evidenced by the introduction of many ground-breaking products, including first-to-market launches with gold, international real estate, international fixed income, and sector ETFs. SSGA has almost $700 billion in global ETF assets.

State Street Global Advisors’ Internship Overview

State Street Global Advisors’ Internship Program provides an excellent opportunity to work and learn about our organization, our culture and how we do business on a day-to-day basis. Our 6 months paid internship program allow you get firsthand experience in one of the SSGA divisions:

The SPDR Group is managing a family of the world’s largest exchange trade funds. You will join one of SPDR’s teams: The SPDR ETF Strategy & Research Team in Europe aims to be an indispensable link between Distribution and Investment worlds to help share information about market developments and how they impact our range of funds and help investors know about these. Our mission is to use market and economic information to explain how specific strategies may deliver in different environment and what sets our SPDR ETFs apart. We work with a variety of technologies and a very diverse dataset.

SSGA’s EMEA Institutional Client Group (ICG) is responsible for all institutional client facing activities in the EMEA, including new business development, relationship management, client service and client on-boarding. In this role you will work the team, focusing on providing strategic business intelligence to senior management and driving sales effectiveness, efficiencies in servicing clients and enhancing the client experience, first line of defense supervisory controls and client contracting.

The Global Institutional Group (GIG) Request for Proposal (RFP) intern will work as part of a global team and support / learn production of strategic proposal submissions and sales collateral for new business prospects and revenue growth related activities, as well as project manages formal Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and related inquires/events.

The Chief Administration Officer (CAO) area is responsible for global infrastructure including all operations, technology, data management, global hubs and transformation. The intern will work and learn within operations focusing on process improvements and automations initiatives as a part of global team. This is a great opportunity for someone with technical skills and automations mindset to challenge outdated processes and contribute with improvements.

Start Date: ASAP

Key requirement for the internship

  • Last year of studies for Master's degree in a quantitative subject preferred (e.g. Physics, Engineering, Mathematics, Econometrics, Computer Science or similar).

  • Proficient English (B2 level minimum)

  • Interest in investment management, including asset allocation strategy and implementation of investment views.

  • Proficiency with MS Office suite: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

  • Strong detail-orientation, analytical and problem solving skills

  • Some experience of optimization techniques.

Division-specific skills required for SDPR’s ETF Strategy support

  • Working towards a Bachelor's/Master's degree in an economic or quantitative subject (e.g. Finance, Economics, Mathematics, Econometrics, Databases or similar).

  • Strong Excel Skills. Ability to work with large datasets.

  • Experience with PowerPoint is a plus.

  • Passionate about financial markets.

  • Willingness to learn, “can do” attitude and focus on efficiency.

  • Participation in a CFA program would be a plus.

For GIG RFP and Sales support:

  • Knowledge of or experience with CRM tools such as Salesforce is preferred

  • Ability to effectively communicate with key stakeholders, strong written and oral communication.

  • Developed interpersonal and teamwork skills

  • Ability to work independently to meet deadlines

  • Demonstrated commitment to detail

  • Strong communication skills with the ability to question the “status quo”

  • Able to prioritize and meet multiple deadlines under pressure

  • Excellent relationship skills with the ability to work effectively within a team

For ICG client service support:

  • Additional languages would be a benefit (Italian, German, French)

  • Analytical and research skills

  • Ability to quickly problem solve in demanding environment

  • Handle difficult relationships or situations with appropriate care and responsiveness

  • Creative and upbeat with strong work ethic and intellectually curious

  • Strong interpersonal skills and detail-orientation

  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment

  • Capability to take ownership and initiative, to negotiate, influence and build consensus

For CAO process improvement and automation support:

  • Proficiency in MS Excel

  • VBA or Python programming language

  • Ability to work independently

  • Process mapping and process improvement skills

  • Identifying processes that can be automated and work with team leads and process owners

For ERM support:

  • Strong technical skills and willingness to use technology and systems to build value adding risk monitoring processes and reporting.

  • Understanding of financial markets and instruments and a good grasp of investment products

For Business Administration, Executive Management Intern:

  • Support executive management in producing content for reporting and key business initiatives
  • Cooperate effectively with respective partners to obtain required input
  • Manage independently assigned tasks and support the projects in the business administration area
  • Coordinate existing local processes resulting from business needs (e.g. critical metric tracking, business projects updates, new hire onboarding.)
  • Coordinate executive communications, including hosting calls and following up with minutes
  • Schedule meetings, appointments and handles travel/business visits itineraries, as required
  • Develop and sustains a level of integrity among staff and stakeholders
  • Uphold a strict level of confidentiality

What we offer:

  • Flexible arrangements – full time or part time schedule
  • Competitive salary
  • Possibility to get a permanent position after 6 month of internship
  • Access to professional trainings and development programs
  • Opportunity to start a career with one of the top global asset managers, in a diverse and dynamic environment of Investment Centre Poland

We are looking for candidates, who can potentially be hired for permanent position and will be available for full-time job.

About State Street

What we do. State Street is one of the largest custodian banks, asset managers and asset intelligence companies in the world. From technology to product innovation we’re making our mark on the financial services industry. For more than two centuries, we’ve been helping our clients safeguard and steward the investments of millions of people. We provide investment servicing, data & analytics, investment research & trading and investment management to institutional clients.

Work, Live and Grow. We make all efforts to create a great work environment. Our benefits packages are competitive and comprehensive. Details vary in locations, but you may expect generous medical care, insurance and savings plans among other perks. You’ll have access to flexible Work Program to help you match your needs. And our wealth of development programs and educational support will help you reach your full potential.

Inclusion, Diversity and Social Responsibility. We truly believe our employees’ diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspective are a powerful contributor to creating an inclusive environment where everyone can thrive and reach their maximum potential while adding value to both our organization and our clients. We warmly welcome the candidates of diverse origin, background, ability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and personality. Another fundamental value at State Street is active engagement with our communities around the world, both as a partner and a leader. You will have tools to help balance your professional and personal life, paid volunteer days, matching gift program and access to employee networks that help you stay connected to what matters to you. State Street is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.


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