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CTC is a cutting-edge proprietary trading firm with a long-term vision and a clear focus on helping the world price and manage risk. Our fun and trusting culture inspires us to solve the industry’s most challenging problems and take calculated risks in a collaborative environment.

We strive to be the most innovative firm in the industry today, tomorrow, and long into the future while upholding ethical excellence. We believe that CTC makes a positive impact on the markets, the lives of our employees, and all the communities to which we belong. Started in 1995 by a team of forward-thinking Traders, we are proud to call ourselves an industry leader that keeps making markets and each other better.

The Role 
As a Quant Trading Analyst (QTA) Intern, you will be challenged to learn and adapt in an exciting team environment and will play a substantial role in our day-to-day trading and quant-related activities. Your impact is immediate and meaningful. In a trading role, you will have the opportunity to rotate through multiple areas across our Trading and Quant organization which could include an electronic trading desk or working on a quantitative project within a trading group. You will play a vital role in identifying trading opportunities and communicating with software engineers, quants, traders, and risk managers throughout the trading day. In a quantitative role, you will impact your group by working on challenging quantitative projects related to trading strategy formulation, back-testing, data analysis, prototype application design, and the modeling and pricing of traded financial derivatives.

What to Expect
Beyond your role in CTC’s Trading and Quant business, the internship program gives you insight into our culture and an inward look into what our business is all about. You will participate in three classroom learning experiences including: a week-long Basics of Options class, a multi-week class on the fundamentals of market making (Mock Trading), and a multi-week class that introduces elements of our quant infrastructure (Quant Curriculum). You will also attend planned social activities and talks from various business leaders to propel your professional growth, and build not only your network with our employees, but also with fellow interns. You will:

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Why should you consider interning at CTC?

Application Timeline

Please apply by October 31, 2023:


Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

At CTC, we aim to cultivate a workplace that celebrates diversity and each person feels included, engaged and empowered. Where each of us feels we belong. We are committed to having a diverse workforce and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. CTC does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. 

If you have a disability and believe you need a reasonable accommodation in order to search for a job opening or to apply for a position, please contact us at info@chicagotrading.com. Note that emails sent to this email account for non-disability related issues, such as following up on an application, will not receive a response.

Quant Trading Analyst Internship - Summer 2024