Information Technology Summer Internships (Summer 2020)

  • MFS Investment Management
  • Boston, MA, USA
  • Oct 04, 2019
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Description

Whether you're an investment professional, an expert in sales or a technology specialist, you'll find a culture at MFS that supports you in doing what you do best. Our employees work together to reach better outcomes, always favoring the strongest idea over the strongest individual. We put people first and show care and compassion for our community and each other. Because what we do matters – to us as valued professionals and to the millions of people and institutions who rely on us to help them build more secure and prosperous futures. 

Job Description

MFS is a premier investment management firm with a rich history and a growing global reputation. Since 1924, when our founders invented the mutual fund, collaboration and innovation have fueled our success. When you join our team, you will be challenged by the work you do, and you will share your talents with a vibrant network of vested individuals to create an elite organization and build a rewarding career. 

This internship experience provides participants with a meaningful, relevant work experience as part of their academic studies. In addition to daily responsibilities, participants will have the opportunity to participate in a series of structured activities designed to enhance their learning experience including: 

  • Intern New Hire Orientation
  • Senior Leadership Speaker Series
  • Social & Networking Events
  • Presentation Challenges 

At the conclusion of this position, interns will have increased their knowledge of investing, the mutual fund industry, employee engagement, and a firm understanding of how information technology (IT) works at an asset manager. 

The MFS Summer Internship program is a 10-12-week program, starting the end of May and ending in mid-August. Students work full-time, Monday through Friday, 35- 40 hours per week and are paid hourly. All applicants must be authorized to work in the United States. All applicants must be current juniors (graduating 2021). 

About IT at MFS 

Our IT teams operate a highly redundant, fully documented data environment using the best technology available.  They often build proprietary security solutions to make sure the right people have the right access. 

IT interns help develop systems technology projects that address the business needs of MFS. They will learn how to elicit and gather business requirements, analyze data supporting business decisions and translate these into solutions. They will also be introduced to other technology project functions and learn how to test, and deploy solutions. Interns will gain exposure to technology changes proposed and in progress across MFS business areas and a unique/holistic view of the business through that change. Successful interns will also have involvement with multiple projects at multiple stages, allowing them to gain understanding of the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC). 

Some principle responsibilities of interns in this group may include: 

  • Performing analysis of business activities to determine business requirements. 
  • Working with business users to understand requirements pertaining to industry, company, and customer needs.
  • Working to ensure a positive end product for business stakeholders.  Creating and maintaining proper training materials and business documentation.
  • Executing and analyzing existing automated test scripts for various applications. 

Qualifications:

  • Pursuing a Bachelor's degree in a computer related field.
  • Aptitude for and comfort with technology is important.
  • Extroverted personality a plus, as interaction with internal clients as well as a wide range of personalities and skill sets is a part of the job on a daily basis.
  • Ability to take initiative, to utilize resources, and to communicate effectively. Strong written skills and an ability to simultaneously manage working on multiple projects of varying size and complexity.
  • Proven analytical skills and demonstrated ability to take initiative and help with developing creative solutions to meet business needs.
  • Experience working in a team, preferably on projects as well as in a support role.
  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office Tools: Word and Excel. Knowledge of Visio a plus.

Experience level of the applicant we want

Undergraduate, College / Sixth form, High School