UBS's Full-Time & Summer Associate Program

UBS Offers Paid Internships & Co-Op Experiences with Many Benefits

About UBS:

UBS, first founded in 1872 under the name of Swiss Bank Corporation (SBC), is a global firm headquartered in Basel and Zurich and maintains offices in over 50 countries. UBS provides financial services to private, corporate and institutional clients.


Summer Associate internship opportunities are available primarily for MBA students who, if successful, may eventually get hired on as a full-time Associate after graduation.

Full descriptions of UBS’s Full-time Associate Program and Summer Associate Internships is listed on their website.

UBS’s Graduate Training Program fully prepares students for a successful career at UBS or similar firms around the world. Students participating in the program are provided with intensive training sessions that helps prepare them to learn the skills required to be able to make an immediate contribution to their team. Oftentimes rotational assignments are given to provide exposure to various aspects of the business. It's important to note that listed UBS as one of the Top Ten Finance Internships for 2011.


Rising college seniors and graduate students (who have completed their first year) and who preferably are majoring in one of the following fields; engineering, the physical sciences, finance, computer science, math or economics, are encourage to apply.


Internships locations include Boston, MA; Hartford, CT; Trenton, NJ: New York, NY; Chicago, IL; Austin, TX, and Los Angeles, CA. In addition, UBS has large offices in Hong Kong, London, Tokyo along with many other countries. For even more locations you can check out UBS’s Location Finder listed on their website.


UBS really understands the value of mentoring so they have taken the initiative to provide employees with a diverse range of mentoring programs. Having a good mentor at the beginning of one's career can be invaluable when entering into the competitive corporate environment immediately following your graduation from college.

Below are just a few of the mentoring programs available:

  • The Women’s Business Network Mentoring Program
  • Parent Match
  • Cross-Business Mentoring Program
  • Cross-Business Mentoring Program Italy
  • Global Equities Mentoring Program
  • Finding Your Own Mentor

For interesting tips on UBS’s Internship Program, and for additional interesting information be sure to take a look at “The Buzz” on Vault’s Career Intelligence report.

Careers At UBS:

Full-time Associate opportunities are offered primarily to recent MBA graduates. The program provides on-the-job-training to all Associates in to help them learn the skills required to become successful on the job. Mark Kolakowski offers an informative overview of UBS on his Financial Careers website. For more information on UBS careers, you can check them out on their website.

Students studying business and finance are aware of UBS's problems over the past few years so it's important to note that they recently announced how they plan to make a turnaround to counter their difficulties that forced them to be bailed out by Swiss National Bank in 2008.

To Apply:

To apply for a UBS internship, you can go to their website and apply online. UBS also offers application tips to those who are interested in applying.

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