Internship Areas

An internship at American Century Investments® provides a distinctive experience which can prepare you for your career and give you an advantage over the competition.

Geared toward undergraduate and graduate students with the appropriate skill sets, our student internships provide real-world experience in a team environment that's dedicated to help you learn and succeed. As an intern, you actively contribute and participate in meaningful work impacting business results.

There are multiple benefits to being an intern at American Century including salary and a retirement plan. In addition, experienced professionals act as mentors to our interns, ensuring you have someone to confer with often.

Below are the areas that we offer internships in addition to some frequently asked questions.

CEO Jonathan Thomas at a breakfast meeting with our interns.

  • Corporate
  • Investment Management
  • Information Technology
  • FAQs

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

Exposure to Disciplines

Our corporate interns have the opportunity to learn many disciplines. These include:

  • Finance
  • Communications
  • Facility Management
  • Legal
  • Marketing
  • Operations
  • Sales

Internship Experiences

Alayna Ziegler, Product Marketer

Alayna Ziegler

Product Marketer

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.

 

Ryan Cope, Investment Analyst

Ryan Cope

Investment Analyst

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.

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.

Career Progression

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.

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 corporate interns are college sophomores or juniors in a related field of study.

Campus Visits

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.

American Century Investments® attracts and hires exceptional people of high integrity who thrive in a team environment.

Operating in a generalist capacity, investment management interns play a vital role. As a member of a team charged with managing one or more of the company's strategies, our associates provide timely fundamental research required for stock selection.

History and Success

Since the start of our program in 1998. Since then we have hosted over 100 investment management interns and have hired 35 as full time employees.

Exposure to Disciplines

Investment Management interns spend up to 12 weeks at American Century Investments where they will have exposure to a variety of investment capabilities, including:

  • U.S. Growth Equity (Kansas City, Missouri)
  • U.S. Value Equity (Kansas City, Missouri)
  • Fixed Income (Mountain View, California)
  • Disciplined Equity (Mountain View, California)
  • Global & Non-U.S. Equity (New York City, New York)

Internship Experiences

Michael Li, Ph.D., Vice President and Portfolio Manager

Michael Li, Ph.D.

Vice President & Portfolio Manager

After graduating from the University of Michigan I was accepted to the Wharton MBA Program. In 2001, I was hired as an intern at American Century Investments. This was a great opportunity for me. The team-oriented culture and friendly people helped me fit right in. I worked with a great team where I participated in daily discussions about stocks and learned, hands-on, how decisions are made regarding which stocks to buy or sell.

Investment management interns are treated as analysts and some of the decisions as to which stocks to buy or sell were based on my recommendations.

 

Emily Killion, Senior Investment Analyst

Emily Killion

Senior Investment Analyst

As an intern from New York University, I had the opportunity to analyze a wide variety of companies covering many different sectors and countries. I actively contributed to the team by recommending stocks for the portfolio.

The main difference between my experience at American Century Investments and my classmates was that I got to hit the ground running from day one. Many of them had to go through weeks of training before they started analyzing companies. The work I did had an immediate impact on the company.

 

Paul Howanitz, Investment Analyst

Paul Howanitz

Investment Analyst

Coming back to school, many of my classmates had one to three projects from their summer experience, whereas I had analyzed 12 companies across eight different industries and applied four different investment frameworks. I was extremely impressed by the broadness of the learning opportunities available through this program.

Mentors and Feedback

Experienced professionals act as mentors to interns, ensuring you have someone to confer with often. Rotation managers provide feedback on a regular basis—at the midpoint of each rotation—and at the end. This feedback includes a detailed review in order to gauge your progress.

Benefits

Salary

Our internship program is a critical step in recruiting full time employees. 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

Investment Management interns participate in a robust schedule of activities that foster relationships with other investment professionals and provide exposure to other business units. One such activity is to attend sell-side meetings where you will you'll gain exposure to industry specialists and the management team of other companies.

Requirements

Specific requirements are posted with each job listing. Investment management interns are students between their first and second year of their MBA program.

Campus Visits

We often recruit directly on campus to find top talent for our Investment Management Internship Program for First Year MBAs. 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, visit our career site .

Please note—our Investment Management Internship Program for First Year MBAs typically begins the Monday after the June CFA exam each year and ends the last Friday in August.

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 & 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, Workday®, Salesforce, 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.

Internship Experience

Joseph Wright, Programmer/Analyst-Specialist

Joseph Wright

Programmer/Analyst-Specialist

I 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.

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, visit our career site .

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Getting Started

Begin the application process now. This will take you to our career site where you may search for open internship positions.

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Diversity Has No Limits
What makes you different is what makes us different. At American Century Investments®, we recognize the value of diversity. We believe diversity is what makes us strong and what makes us complete as a workforce. As a company, we accept each person for who they are and the unique talent and strength they bring. It's one of the primary keys to successfully meet the demands of an ever-changing world.

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