Fellowship
Program
Meet us at the intersectionof finance and technology

Overview

Since 2016, the D. E. Shaw group has hosted fellowship programs for students interested in learning from experienced leaders and diversely talented minds who are top professionals in their fields. We seek those who have demonstrated passion in their academic or professional pursuits and are curious to learn about our firm —no finance knowledge is required!

The D. E. Shaw group is committed to building a firm that better reflects the diversity of the world in which we live and work—a firm with representation across the spectrum of gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, and life experience. Our efforts to foster a diverse workplace take many forms including our Diversity and Inclusion Committee, which unites people from across the firm to advance our objectives, and our fellowships, sponsorships, and other efforts to introduce members of historically underrepresented groups in finance and technology to the work we do at the firm.

Over the course of three days in our New York City headquarters, fellows participate in a set of unique educational opportunities designed to bring together talented and intellectually curious students and provide them with exposure to what we do at the firm through interactive case studies, seminars led by visiting professors, and sessions with the firm’s own analysts. Fellows will receive a stipend, accommodations, and travel to and from our offices. Programming also includes excursions to explore the dynamic culture of the city that we call home. Read more below to learn about each fellowship.

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The Fellowships

How to Apply

For open fellowships, we are accepting both self-nominations from eligible candidates and nominations from college or university faculty members or administrators. Please email all submissions to careers@deshaw.com with the name of the fellowship in the subject line and include the following:

Hear from the Fellows

“I loved the exposure to the firm’s culture: I am no longer intimidated by this field—in fact, I’m galvanized to join it.

— Latitude fellow, 2019

“As a global studies/non-finance and CS major, I was nervous about needing to prepare or catch up to everyone else. Instead, everyone was non-judgmental, supportive, and genuinely curious about my unique set of skills.”

— Nexus fellow, 2019

“I can see myself working here/interning because I have a clear understanding of the autonomy of projects here and diversity of thought.”

— Discovery fellow, 2018

Frequently Asked Questions

How will fellows be selected?

Decisions will be based solely on the candidate’s resume, unofficial transcript, and personal statement or recommendation. We will not be conducting interviews.

I don’t know anything about finance. Can I still apply?

Definitely! Fellowships at the D. E. Shaw group are open to students from all academic disciplines, including students without a background in finance.

Can I receive school credit for participating?

No. Fellowships at the D. E. Shaw group are not eligible for school credit.

Do I need to be in a particular year in school?

Yes. Please check the eligibility requirements for each fellowship.

Can I submit to multiple fellowships?

Yes! As long as you meet the eligibility requirements, feel free to submit for multiple fellowships. Accepted applicants can participate in one of the D. E. Shaw group’s fellowship per calendar year.