As a member of the team, you will work hand-in-hand with some of the industry's top professionals.
Our corporate interns have the opportunity to learn many disciplines. These include:
My Story - Alayna Ziegler, Proposal and Data Specialist
I was looking to gain some first-hand experience in the investment industry. American Century Investments' culture and reputation as an industry leader impressed me and I was excited when I found I was accepted for the internship program.
My experience was positive. I was given guidance and feedback throughout my internship. Through networking opportunities and coaching, I became familiar with many different aspects of the company.
I was struck by how friendly and generous everyone was. Everyone I met was more than willing to help me become acclimated and to include me in meetings and discussions - anything to make my internship more fruitful and worthwhile. I felt that there were no "stupid questions" - every individual I met would take time out of his or her very busy schedule to help enrich my experience.
The transition from intern to full-time employee was fairly easy. Having worked closely with my co-workers, I was already familiar with many of the basics of my position. My experience as an intern was key in laying a foundation for my full-time employment.
My Story - Ryan Cope, Investment Accounting Specialist
As a first-year MBA student, it was difficult to find internships that were both challenging and fitting for my career goals. My professors and friends encouraged me to pursue American Century Investments because of its excellent reputation.
I had a wonderful experience as an intern with American Century Investments. From day one, it was obvious that interns are valued and appreciated. The company went out of its way to provide us with valuable learning opportunities.
Because American Century Investments allows interns to become part of the actual teams, the internship was an excellent example of a full-time job. Many of the tasks mirrored those of full-time employees. I was fortunate to interact with some of the leading decision makers at the company, including; CIOs, people on the trading desk, and many Portfolio Managers. It was amazing to learn from some of the brightest people in the business.
In the end, I got exactly what I wanted - a challenging internship that supported my career goals.
Experienced professionals act as mentors to our interns, ensuring you have someone to confer with often. Your manager will provide feedback to help you gauge your progress.
During your internship, we assess your skills and match those to our needs. If you're a top performer, you may be offered a position in your area of study.
Interns play an integral role on our team. You will be paid a competitive salary based on experience and education.
When you join our team as an intern, you will be enrolled on your first day in our Retirement Plan. This includes employer matching funds on your contributions.
Interns participate in a robust schedule of activities that provide exposure to additional business units and foster relationships with others throughout the company.
Specific requirements are posted with each job listing. Typically, our corporate interns are college sophomores or juniors in a related field of study.
To begin the application process, use the Apply Now link in the right margin. This will take you to our career site where you may search for open intern positions.
To fill our corporate intern positions, we typical recruit from area colleges. While we may not travel to your campus, you are encouraged to visit your university's online career board and our career site to search for current opportunities.
Yes, all internships are paid at competitive market rates.
The majority of our internship opportunities are available at our corporate headquarters in Kansas City, MO. Corporate internship opportunities may be available at other locations.
Check your university's online career board and our career listings. If there's an opening, you can apply online. If your application is selected, we will set-up a time for a preliminary phone interview. This may be followed by scheduled interviews in our office.
Requirements vary by department. Specific requirements are noted in the job description. Typically, our corporate interns are college sophomores or juniors in a related field of study.
A corporate internship runs 10-12 weeks. It begins at the end of the school year and continues to the last Friday in August. Exceptions may be made to accommodate your class schedule.
To support the professional development of our interns, we designate experienced professionals as mentors to each of our interns. Mentors provide feedback and guidance in areas such as job performance, human relations and role expectations.
To build relationships with other summer associates, interns and company professionals, you may participate in planned events such as attending a professional baseball game, shared orientations or planned off-site activities.