American Century Investments® is dedicating to innovation. That means you will work on the leading edge of applying technology to asset management and other areas of the company.

As a member of the team, you will work hand-in-hand with some of the industry's most creative IT professionals.

Exposure to Disciplines

Sophomore and junior MIS and Computer Science Majors who join our Information Technology Summer Internship Team have the opportunity to work in the following disciplines.

         Application Development and Integration

The Application Development and Integration teams build and support the software used by all facets of the business. Applications include Investment Management, Internet, Intranet, PeopleSoft, Salesforce.com, Siebel, Call Centers and Data Warehouses.

         Technical Services

The Technical Services teams provide the knowledge and expertise required to support all technologies used by the company. This expertise and support include Desktop PCs, Mobile Devices, Database Administration, Technology Help Desk and Software Distribution.


The Summer Associate Experience

My Story - Joseph Wright, Systems Specialist Senior

Joseph WrightI was looking for an internship opportunity that provided both valuable work experience and gave me a glimpse into what a full-time position would feel like. American Century Investments offered an experience I could take back to the classroom and carry to a future full-time position.

As an intern, I was faced with real- world business scenarios every day of the program; contributing to a broad range of deliverables, from technical to non-technical, that required critical thinking, technical expertise, and strong communication skills.

Even though the focus of the program is technical, I was encouraged to learn how the business operates outside of information technology. American Century Investments is focused on investment management, so it was important to understand how we leverage technology to enhance business operations like research, portfolio management, and trading.

I was particularly impressed, and continue to be, with the mentorship and leadership invested in the IT Internship Program. The company values career growth and provided me with the essential tools to reach beyond my potential.


Mentors and Feedback

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.


Benefits

         Salary

Interns play an integral role on our team. You will be paid a competitive salary based on experience and education.

         Retirement Plan

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.

         Networking Opportunities

Interns participate in a robust schedule of activities that provide exposure to additional business units and foster relationships with others throughout the company.


Requirements

Specific requirements are posted with each job listing. Typically, our IT interns are MIS or Computer Science majors in their sophomore or junior year.


Getting Started

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.


Campus Visits

To find top talent for IT internships, we often recruit directly on campus. Even though we may not come to your campus, you are encouraged to visit your university's online career board to search for open positions. Or, try the links in the right margin to visit our career site.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

         Are all internships paid?

Yes, all internships are paid at competitive market rates.

         Does American Century Investments offer internships at all their locations?

The majority of our internship opportunities are available at our corporate headquarters in Kansas City, MO. IT internship opportunities may be available at other locations.

         If I am interested in an internship, how do I apply?

You can meet with us during a scheduled campus visit or check your university's online career board and our career listings for open positions. Apply online if you are interested in a position. If your application is selected, we will set-up a time for a preliminary interview. This may be followed with additional interviews in our office.

         What are the requirements for an internship position?

Requirements vary by department. Specific requirements are noted in the job description. Typically, our IT interns are college sophomores or juniors in a related field of study.

         How long does an internship last?

An IT 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.

         What else should I know about corporate internships?

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.