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Through our intern program at our St. Louis and Tempe headquarters. You'll work alongside Edward Jones associates as you gain substantive experience and build a foundation for your future success.


Intern program

Program details

Let Edward Jones help you become who you want to be – not just what you want to be.

As a student preparing for your career, it's important that you find an opportunity that offers challenging work in a hands-on learning environment.

Our 10-week development program is designed to help interns perform "real work" in their field of study, and gain applicable experience and knowledge about the industry. Opportunities are available in St. Louis, Mo., and Tempe, Ariz.

Students entering our program have diverse college backgrounds, which include but aren't limited to the following majors:

  • Accounting
  • Communications
  • CIS or Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Journalism
  • Marketing

Examples of positions from which our interns gain knowledge could include:
  • Research Analyst
  • Java Programmer Analyst
  • Quality Assurance Specialist
  • Trader
  • Retirement Services Specialist
  • Annuity Product Analyst
  • Trust Specialist
  • Accountant
  • Auditor
  • Service Specialist
Beyond the office
Our interns work through the program as part of a group. Organized professional development opportunities and team-based social activities include:
  • General partner breakfast
  • Job-shadow day
  • Managing Partner Speaker Series

Are You a Sophomore or Junior in College?

If you want to differentiate yourself from your classmates and experience a rewarding internship, our intern program might be right for you. Check out the criteria for applying and get started.


Who should apply

We look for students who meet these criteria:

  • Are completing their sophomore or junior year of college
  • Demonstrate a drive to succeed, have a strong interest in understanding the financial services industry and have a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Have excellent analytical, leadership, communication, teamwork and service skills
  • Are eligible to work in the U.S.

Length of program
Over the course of 10 weeks, you'll learn a lot about the financial services industry, the firm and about yourself.

Support and Development

With "real" work and responsibilities, our intern program will help to put you on a path to success. You'll have the support you need, as well as development opportunities to broaden your horizons.


Get a jump start on your career

We do things differently here at Edward Jones, and that includes how we train and support interns.


Program Advisor

Interns are provided a Program Advisor (PA). The responsibility of the PA is to serve as a mentor to the interns by providing advice and guidance throughout the internship.

Speaker Series

The Speaker Series is an opportunity for interns to hear a general partner and/or veteran associate speak about his or her area of expertise. These are informal sessions that provide insight into the functions of each division in the firm.

Job share program

Interns get to know more about the RDP program and learn about different areas of the firm in anticipation of a potential opportunity for a full-time position after graduation.

Meet us on campus

Want to meet Edward Jones in person? Check out the career offices at the following schools to find out when we'll be on campus.


Target schools

  • Arizona State University
  • Clark Atlanta University
  • Missouri State University
  • Truman State University
  • Tuskegee University
  • University of Missouri - St. Louis
  • University of Missouri - Columbia
  • University of Arizona
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • Florida A&M University
  • Spelman College
  • Morehouse College
  • Saint Louis University
  • Culver - Stockton College
  • Westminster College
  • Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville

Take the Next Step - Start the Application Process

If you're interested in starting your career with a financial services leader, follow these steps.


If you're interested in starting your career with a financial services leader, follow these steps.

  1. Visit your Career Services office to find out when Edward Jones will conduct on-campus interviews. We have specific target schools at which we recruit beginning in August, going through October.
  2. Submit your resume through your university's Career Services site for consideration. On-campus interviews (first round) will take place in late September through mid-October.
  3. Candidates selected for final round interviews will be asked to complete an application on the Edward Jones Careers site.
  4. Final round interviews will take place via telephone mid-October through November.
  5. Offers will be extended to interns in November and December.

*To be eligible for the internship or RDP programs, you must attend a target school or be formally referred by an Edward Jones associate.

Want more information? We've compiled some frequently asked questions about our internship and RDP programs.

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