FellowshipProgram

Meet us at the intersection of finance and technology.

Overview

Since 2016, the D. E. Shaw group has hosted fellowship programs for students interested in learning from diverse, talented leaders who are at the top of their fields. If you have demonstrated passion in your academic or professional pursuits and are curious to learn about our firm, we encourage you to apply—no finance knowledge is required!

We believe that a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment drives creativity, productivity, and ultimately, performance. The diversity of our employees—who they are and how they think—is a significant factor in our success. More importantly, we believe that building a firm that better reflects the diversity of the world in which we live and work is simply the right thing to do. We are dedicated to ensuring all employees—across gender identity, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, life experience, and more—feel welcome and empowered to do their best work at the D. E. Shaw group.

Over the course of three days, intellectually curious students participate in unique educational opportunities that provide them with exposure to what we do at the D. E. Shaw group. Fellows participate in interactive case studies, seminars led by visiting professors, and sessions with our analysts. We typically host fellows at our New York City headquarters, though the program is currently virtual. Fellows receive a stipend for their participation, and our in-person fellowships also cover travel and accommodations.

The Fellowships

Students with a strong academic record, a demonstrated history of achievement, and a keen interest in exploring the intersection of finance and technology should apply. No previous finance experience is necessary.

NEXUS

Applications will open late January 2022.
Dates:

Monday, March 21, to Friday, March 25

Eligibility: Open to current sophomores enrolled in a full-time undergraduate program at a U.S. college or university.

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DISCOVERY

Applications will open mid-March 2022.
Dates:

Tuesday, May 24, to Thursday, May 26

Eligibility: Open to women who are current sophomores enrolled in a full-time undergraduate program at a U.S. college or university.

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LATITUDE

Applications for 2022 are now closed.

Eligibility: Open to current sophomores enrolled in a full-time undergraduate program at a U.S. college or university who self-identify as Native American or Alaska Native, Black or African American, Hispanic or Latino, or Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander.

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MOMENTUM

Applications for 2022 are now closed.

Eligibility: Open to current sophomores enrolled in a full-time undergraduate program at a U.S. college or university who self-identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community.

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How to Apply

Candidates must submit an online application that includes the following:

  • A resume or CV that includes the candidate’s GPA, course of study, and any record of achievement or distinction
  • A transcript (an unofficial copy is acceptable)
  • A self-nomination in which candidates should describe their interest in the opportunity and/or what makes them a compelling applicant (150 words or less)

Candidates may optionally submit:

  • An academic or professional recommendation: In 150 words or less, the recommender (e.g., professor, teaching assistant, professional supervisor) should describe the candidate's qualifications for the fellowship. Recommendations can be submitted separately from the rest of the online application, in which case the recommender should send the written statement directly to recruiting@deshaw.com with the candidate's full name and the name of the fellowship in the subject line.




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Hear from the Fellows

“I found all of the sessions speaking to the culture at the D. E. Shaw group to be fabulous. I have fallen in love with the firm's culture and people over this week, and I really appreciate the opportunity to learn about the abundance of warm and intelligent people.”

— Discovery fellow, August 2021

“The case studies, coffee chats, and financial lecture presented the firm culture and core values in a way that felt very organic: work at the D. E. Shaw group wasn't just told, it was shown. It felt personal, which says more about the firm than a million brochures.”

— Latitude fellow, August 2021

“I got more insight into culture and opportunities at the D. E. Shaw group. As someone who is part of a demographic that could be better represented in this field, I feel more secure in applying to internships.”

— Momentum fellow, January 2021

Frequently Asked Questions

How will fellows be selected?

Decisions will be based solely on the candidate’s resume, unofficial transcript, and self-nomination 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 apply for multiple fellowships?

Yes. As long as you meet the eligibility requirements, feel free to apply for multiple fellowships. Accepted applicants may participate in only one D. E. Shaw group fellowship.