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Macquarie Financial Services Externship

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Immerse yourself in the world of finance with a global financial services group.


In this externship program, students will learn strategic consulting skills to analyze and evaluate challenges from non-profit organizations using consulting frameworks, in an overall effort to help them solve their important problems. Selected individuals will be paired with a specific non-profit organization and dive into their strategic problems, such as development, impact assessment, process improvements, talent engagement, communication, and strategic positioning. Throughout this externship program, professionals from PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) will provide mentorship and coaching.

The Experience

  • Learn about the strategy consulting process and how to help create value for a non-profit client based on their vision and mission
  • Research and develop an understanding of a given field
  • Analyze complex problems ranging from fundraising and development, stakeholder management, impact measurement, as well as use consulting frameworks to help identify problem areas and propose solutions
  • Learn to gather, analyze, and visualize data to inform problem areas and possible solutions
  • Create and deliver a compelling presentation to a non-profit client that incorporates valuable insights, trends, and recommendations


  • Ambitious undergraduate students with an interest in consulting, strategy, and non-profits. This program is for students who would like to understand the consulting profession while generating ideas to help impact non-profit organizations.

This externship opportunity at Macquarie Group, a global financial services group, is tailored for ambitious college sophomores with a keen interest in working in the financial services industry. 

As an extern, you’ll gain valuable exposure and practical experience in Macquarie's capital markets, commodities and asset management groups. Externs will engage in projects that explore different aspects of the business, while also gaining exposure to the market landscape.

This experience will feature opportunities to connect with leaders across Macquarie Group and is designed to preview the experience of working at Macquarie. Externs will be invited to apply for the empowering, career-shaping Macquarie internship program in summer 2025.

This externship is offered in collaboration with Macquarie’s Racial Equity Fundwhich is committed to promoting a more equitable and just society for all people in the Americas.

The Experience

Throughout the externship, you will have the opportunity to engage in a range of activities aimed at gaining a comprehensive understanding of the financial services.

During this externship you will:

  • Familiarize yourself with the vision, mission, and work of Macquarie Group
  • Explore the finance market and its various categories, trends, and drivers
  • Analyze mergers and acquisitions (M&A) transactions, financing activity, and key players in various sectors
  • Summarize your insights and develop an investment thesis, culminating in a pitch presentation


We are seeking driven rising sophomore-year undergraduate students who have a strong interest in asset management, venture capital, entrepreneurship, and consulting. Students with backgrounds in finance, accounting, business, and economics are highly encouraged to apply.


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Externship Currently Closed
New applications are not currently being accepted.

Apply by September 15, 2023

Submit your application as soon as possible to give yourself the best shot.

Part-time and remote-first, with in-person components

This Externship is a 10-hour-per-week remote-first experience where all virtual meetings and events are recorded.

Externship starts September 25, 2023

This remote Externship will last 8 weeks.

$500 Stipend

Students who successfully complete their externships will receive their educational stipends at the end of the program.

Geographical Eligibility

This Externship is open to rising sophomores (graduating as part of the Class of Spring 2026 and December 2025) in the Houston and New York City areas.

Externship Currently Closed
New applications are not currently being accepted.

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Macquarie Group

Macquarie is a global financial services group operating in 34 markets in asset management, retail and business banking, wealth management, leasing and asset financing, market access, commodity trading, renewables development, specialist advisory, capital raising and principal investment.

The diversity of Macquarie’s operations, combined with a strong capital position and robust risk management framework, has contributed to Macquarie’s 54-year record of unbroken profitability.

Macquarie Group is not accepting or considering any applications for this Externship through other channels. Any effort to apply or reach out to Macquarie Group separately will adversely affect a student’s application.