Goldman Sachs Internship

 
Goldman Sachs Internships
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Goldman Sachs

Internship Overview
Internship Rating (Avg): 4.83 out of 5
29 Intern Reviews
Avg Goldman Sachs Intern Salary: $26.59 per hour
32 Intern Salaries
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Goldman Sachs Internship Program Information

Goldman Sachs hires about 1,000 summer interns. These internships are largely in their investment banking unit and most are located in New York City. Goldman Sachs internships are paid (some very well) and about 50% of interns are offered entry level positions.

Internship Perks

Goldman Sachs internship program is consistently ranked as one of the best internships in the world. An internship here provides credibility. Goldman Sachs internships also include mentors for each intern and an ongoing learning series.

About Goldman Sachs

The earliest opportunity for you to join Goldman Sachs is as an intern. Goldman Sachs interns are currently pursuing a college, university, MBA or other advanced degree. They offer internships to those who want jobs with real responsibility, outstanding training and the chance to learn from the best and brightest.Goldman Sachs offer real responsibilities that gives you a sense of what you would be doing, day to day, as a full-time Goldman Sachs employee. You will work alongside leaders within our industry, as well as other smart, motivated people. They offer 10-week summer internship positions in their principal geographic locations. The summer analyst role is for candidates currently pursuing a college or university degree. The summer associate role is for candidates currently working toward an MBA or a more advanced degree.*

Internship Resources & Links

Goldman Sachs internship program overview: here.
BusinessWeek names Goldman Sachs #1 internship: here.
32 Goldman Sachs Intern Salaries
Technology Work Placement: $2750/month
Summer Analyst: $25/hour
Investment Banking Summer Analyst: $32/hour
Summer Analyst Intern: $20/hour
Summer Analyst Intern: $28/hour
Private Wealth Management Summer Analyst: $24/hour
Operations Analyst Intern: $24/hour
Investment Banking Summer Analyst: $31/hour
Investment Banking Summer Analyst: $31/hour
Operations Intern: $25/hour
Technology Management Summer Analyst: $29/hour
Equity Research Summer Analyst Intern: $28/hour
Securities Summer Analyst: $29/hour
Corporate Derivatives Intern: $32/hour
Corporate Finance Summer Analyst: $28/hour
Summer Analyst Intern: $27/hour
Investment Banking Summer Analyst: $26/hour
Summer Analyst Intern: $27/hour
Summer Financial Analyst: $28/hour
Summer Analyst Intern: $27/hour
Corporate Communications Intern: $21/hour
Summer Financial Analyst: $28/hour
Global Operations Intern: $27/hour
Operations Intern: $25/hour
Sales and Trading Intern: $34/hour
Operations Intern: $21/hour
Investment Banking Summer Analyst: $31/hour
Tax Accounting Intern: $21/hour
Summer Analyst Intern: $28/hour
Summer Analyst Intern: $26/hour
Summer Analyst: $4,750/month
Operations Intern: $24/hour
29 Goldman Sachs reviews posted anonymously by former interns:
"Goldman Sachs Technology Internship"
Position: Technology Work Placement
Location: London
Pay: $2750/month
Duration: 50 weeks
Review posted on 11/21/2013
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Pros:

Got a chance to work in the industry.
Learnt SO much about the financial industry as a whole and how technology plays a part in that.
Lots of support from fellow team members.
Some projects were interesting.
Lots of feedback.

Cons:

Not much interaction with our business users.
Being put on some projects where I didn't know how to start and not being able to get clear instructions.
Team organisation wasn't always good.
In my team technologies used were outdated.
 
"Goldman's rotational sophomore program - outstanding experience"
Position: Summer Analyst
Location: New York, NY
Pay: $25/hour
Duration: 10 weeks
Review posted on 1/29/2012
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Pros:

Goldman Sachs offered me a rotational program internship as a Sophmore. I rotated through Investment Banking, Securities, Investment Management, and Research units. Great experience to see all parts of the Goldman business. Everybody treated me extremely well and welcomed me to the company. I'm very thankful for the opportunity that Goldman gave us.

Cons:

This was more of an educational experience and recruiting internship than a get things done experience.

Advice for other students:

There were only 10 of us, so highly selective.
 
"Investment banking team advising IPO and more"
Position: Investment Banking Summer Analyst
Location: New York, NY
Pay: $32/hour
Duration: 12 weeks
Review posted on 1/29/2012
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Pros:

- Excellent Managing Director.
- Goldman name.
- Exposure to IPO for a major travel player.
- Worked on deal/project to advise sports related company in revenue generation and possible strategic acquisitions.
- Experience with different valuation models (lots of DCF modeling).
- Good pay.

Cons:

None.

Advice for other students:

Goldman Sachs continues to have the best investment banking internship.
 
"Sophomore Rotational Program at Goldman"
Position: Summer Analyst Intern
Location: New York, NY
Pay: $20/hour
Duration: 12 weeks
Review posted on 1/28/2012
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Pros:

My summer internship experience at Goldman was outstanding. Goldman rotated our intern group through 4 lines of business: Investment Management, Securities, Investment Banking, Global Investment Research. I really connected with the Investment Banking work. This is also a feeder program into junior year internships and eventually full-time roles (several other banks have these sophomore programs as well).

Cons:

none

Advice for other students:

I couldn't ask for a better internship experience as a Sophomore. Also, Goldman is very selective for this program.
 
"Summer Analyst in the Private Weatlh Management Group at Goldman"
Position: Private Wealth Management Summer Analyst
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Pay: $24/hour
Duration: 12 weeks
Review posted on 1/15/2012
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Pros:

I worked on client pipeline with a Goldman Wealth Management team. Learned a ton about wealth management and how to structure the portfolio/planning for high net worth clients.
- Goldman on the resume.

Cons:

Lots of client relations and setting up meetings, etc.

Advice for other students:

Wealth management is a different type of finance and involves, service, marketing, and sales.
 
"I'm very thankful for the finance experience at Goldman"
Position: Investment Banking Summer Analyst
Location: New York, NY
Pay: $31/hour
Duration: 12 weeks
Review posted on 1/10/2012
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Pros:

- Strong company culture and network. When you work at Goldman, it's almost like gaining another college network.
- I worked in the debt financing and capital stucture group. Learned a ton about the strategy behind issuing debt and analyzing capital structure.
- Authored internal memos on debt markets.
- My boss.

Cons:

none.

Advice for other students:

High GPA. It's tough to fake it through the Goldman interviews, you have to know your stuff.
 
"Experience in the Goldman operations department"
Position: Operations Intern
Location: New York, NY
Pay: $25/hour
Duration: 12 weeks
Review posted on 11/14/2011
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Pros:

- People.
- Goldman culture.
- Worked in the Equity Syndicate Operations and dealt with ETFs.
- ETFs are becoming wildly popular so it's interesting to see the move.
- Able to help assist on an IPO.

Cons:

I'd rather be part of the investment banking group that the operations team.

Advice for other students:

If you are going to go operations, do it after sophomore year so that you can go investment banking after junior year.
 
"Tech mgmt at Goldman with real projects"
Position: Technology Management Summer Analyst
Location: New York, NY
Pay: $29/hour
Duration: 12 weeks
Review posted on 11/4/2011
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Pros:

I enjoyed working on three main technology projects:
(1) Re-engineering business continuity planning functions and factors.
(2) Risk analysis on certain securities.
(3) Part of team that created a business continuity playbook model for certain countries and regions of the world.

Other than these projects, I loved the people, the Goldman brand, and my boss.

Cons:

None really. I was actually quite shocked at the level of exposure and responsibility I was given as an intern.

Advice for other students:

If you are a technologist and you can understand the global markets/ finance, getting a job is dead simple.
 
"Equity research group over the summer and gained experience"
Position: Equity Research Summer Analyst Intern
Location: New York, NY
Pay: $28/hour
Duration: 12 weeks
Review posted on 10/30/2011
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Pros:

- Goldman made me a much better financial modeler.
- Senior leaders were open when I pitched some ideas. Also, trusted to write a stock initiation report.
- Earnings analysis.
- Goldman Sachs on the resume.

Cons:

None, this was a solid internship.

Advice for other students:

Do well during the Goldman internship and you'll get an offer.
 
"Top Notch"
Position: Securities Summer Analyst
Location: New York, NY
Pay: $29/hour
Duration: 12 weeks
Review posted on 10/30/2011
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Pros:

- The people and feeling at Goldman are incredible.
- Rotational internship program where I gained knowledge of Prime Brokerage Client Services, Synthetic Sales Trading, Resi Mortgages & Whole Loan Trading, etc.
- Paid well.
- Networking events.
- I really felt like Goldman cared about my career.

Cons:

There can be some inner circles.

Advice for other students:

Work hard and network in a genuine way.
 
"Incredible summer experience in the capital markets"
Position: Corporate Derivatives Intern
Location: New York, NY
Pay: $32/hour
Duration: 12 weeks
Review posted on 10/29/2011
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Pros:

- Goldman Sachs has the smartest people on Wall Street.
- Some exposure to analyzing risk management within financial institutions. This was an incredibly interesting project. Risk management and trading based on risk assessment is huge right now.
- Learned a ton about hedging strategies and interest rate derivatives.
- Enjoying meeting and learning about the backgrounds of the other interns.

Cons:

none.

Advice for other students:

- Keep your GPA close to or a 4.
- Know your stuff, it's tough to fake it.
 
"Energy & utility group at Goldman"
Position: Corporate Finance Summer Analyst
Location: New York, NY
Pay: $28/hour
Duration: 10 weeks
Review posted on 10/23/2011
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Pros:

- Goldamn Sachs culture.
- Lots of deal flow as energy companies looks to refinance certain loans considering the rates.
- Got deep in the bond area. Pricing, trading, and rating bonds experience.

Cons:

None.

Advice for other students:

Internships are competitive. Try to get in the door however you can. When Goldman comes to campus, make sure to get on their interview list.
 
"Securities deivision rotational summer program"
Position: Summer Analyst Intern
Location: New York, NY
Pay: $27/hour
Duration: 10 weeks
Review posted on 10/23/2011
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Pros:

- Goldman Sachs name.
- People.
- Exposure to different desks. I spent 3 weeks with each of the following desks: Prime Brokerage Capital Introductions, Futures Sales and Execution, and Bank Loan Sales.
- Culture.
- Well designed program.

Cons:

No downside.

Advice for other students:

I agree that Goldman is the best place on Wall Steet. This internship led to an offer.
 
"Financial Institutions Group at Goldman"
Position: Investment Banking Summer Analyst
Location: New York, NY
Pay: $26/hour
Duration: 12 weeks
Review posted on 9/18/2011
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Pros:

Goldman Sachs has great people that really care about your career. I was impressed at ho interested they were in my choices, etc. My summer work included valuation analysis of business segments for U.S. credit card company. This felt very consultative which I really enjoyed. I helped with creating a presentation on strategic opportunities. My boss also allowed me to participate in client meetings.

Cons:

n/a

Advice for other students:

Get to know alumni from your university.
 
"Goldman Sachs is full of great people that lookout for interns"
Position: Summer Analyst Intern
Location: New York, NY
Pay: $27/hour
Duration: 12 weeks
Review posted on 8/30/2011
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Pros:

- At Goldamn, I Negotiated OTC derivatives contracts as part of their Equity Derivatives Documentation group.
- Smart team.
- Intern events were very enjoyable and everybody at Goldman made it a point to get to know my intern class.
- Top finance company.
- Exposure to different securities and client demand.
- NYC

Cons:

- Sometimes feels competitive.

Advice for other students:

Goldman Sachs has the great finance internships. Also, make sure to checkout investment banking opportunities.
 
"Best internship in the finance world"
Position: Summer Financial Analyst
Location: New York, NY
Pay: $28/hour
Duration: 12 weeks
Review posted on 8/29/2011
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Pros:

- Loved the work.
- Loved the people.
- Analyzed legacy holdings and prepared marketing materials for Commercial Mortgage Backed Security Trading.
- Learned about structured products and portfolio integration.
- Researched Asian hedge funds.
- Developed trade ideas for G10 FOREX Options Trading and One Delta Equity Trading.
- NYC in the summer is very fun.

Cons:

none.

Advice for other students:

I was very impressed with the wide variety of exposure I received this summer at Goldman.
 
"Goldman Sachs internship in derivatives"
Position: Summer Analyst Intern
Location: New York, NY
Pay: $27/hour
Duration: 12 weeks
Review posted on 8/29/2011
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Pros:

- The actual work was interesting. I negotiate OTC derivatives contracts in the Equity Derivatives Documentation group.
- Workshop and training.
- Pay
- Goldman Sachs brand on the resume.
- Great culture. It's competitive, but still very family-like.

Cons:

Nothing

Advice for other students:

Keep the GPA up and know finance when Goldman comes to campus to interview.
 
"Event planning at Goldman"
Position: Corporate Communications Intern
Location: New York, NY
Pay: $21/hour
Duration: 10 weeks
Review posted on 8/22/2011
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Pros:

I know, when you think Goldman Sachs, you don't really think event planning. I didn't either, but I had a family friend that works on the event planning staff. The summer was very interesting and I'm glad I did it. Goldman puts on conferences (etc) and my team was tasked with planning these events - most of the heavy lifting is done by contractors, so we just painted the broad strokes. In general, everybody was much nicer that I expected and the summer in New York was amazing.

Cons:

Not sure that I want to be an event planner.

Advice for other students:

Good place for the summer.
 
"It doesn't get better than a summer at Goldman"
Position: Summer Financial Analyst
Location: New York, NY
Pay: $28/hour
Duration: 12 weeks
Review posted on 7/22/2011
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Pros:

I learned a ton about the real financial world over the summer at Goldman. I'll never forget the experience and I'm grateful. I analyzed structured product holdings. I ranked and evaluated Asian hedge funds. And, I analyzed legacy holdings and prepared marketing materials for Commercial Mortgage Backed Security Trading. It was intense and fun.

Cons:

none

Advice for other students:

If Goldman is on your resume, it makes things happen. Be prepared for the interview, keep the GPA up, and know your stuff.
 
"Everybody knows Goldman and the summer is enjoyable in NYC"
Position: Global Operations Intern
Location: New York, NY
Pay: $27/hour
Duration: 12 weeks
Review posted on 7/19/2011
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Pros:

Goldman is one of the best companies/brands in the world. After you work here, you can basically work anywhere. I was assigned a project over the summer and they hook you up with a finance crash course that is pretty interesting. I honestly thought there would be more of a good old boys network at Goldman, but once you are on the inside, everybody is pretty pleasant. And, everybody is incredibly smart.

Cons:

Operations is not as cool as the finance side.

Advice for other students:

Be ready for the interview (after you pass the phone screen). The interview has the typical questions - tell me about yourself, leadership story, creative solution, disagreement with peer and what happened, etc. Oh, and know the answer to "why goldman sachs?" Keep the GPA up, it matters and must be high.
 
"Goldman Sachs is the resume trump card"
Position: Operations Intern
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Pay: $25/hour
Duration: 12 weeks
Review posted on 7/19/2011
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Pros:

- Flat organization and I had several interactions with my Managing Director.
- Goldman Sachs is amazing on the resume. It's the best type of screener. I didn't work for them after graduation, but there is no doubt that the main reason I landed the great job that I did because of that resume item.
- Goldman doesn't watch you punch the clock or have you do typical petty internship stuff. I was put on a main project and given freedom.
- Goldman assigns you a buddy/mentor for the summer to help you out.

Cons:

no

Advice for other students:

Network with your alumni.
 
"Everybody at Goldman is smart and motivated"
Position: Sales and Trading Intern
Location: New York, NY
Pay: $34/hour
Duration: 10 weeks
Review posted on 6/6/2011
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Pros:

- You feel connected to other Goldman Sachs employees. Kind of a fraternity type feel.
- Complexity of the trading instruments.
- Energy.
- Supervisor and other traders were nice people. Grabbed a beer with them several times after work.
- It's pretty easy to turn an internship into an entry level position.
- Good pay.
- Top notch reputation.

Cons:

You work hard and it can be stressful.

Advice for other students:

Become a quant.
 
"Operations internship is solid at Goldman"
Position: Operations Intern
Location: New York, NY
Pay: $21/hour
Duration: 10 weeks
Review posted on 6/5/2011
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Pros:

- Process bond and equity trades.
- Learned the Goldman Sachs system of accounting and trading policies.
- Learning, mentoring, and other programs. It's a solid program overall. Great brand recognition.
- NYC is fun.

Cons:

- Not as well paid or intense as the investment banking side.

Advice for other students:

Goldman Sachs has more to offer than just IBanking, but ibanking is at the center of the company.
 
"The best financial network if you're from an ivy"
Position: Investment Banking Summer Analyst
Location: New York, NY
Pay: $31/hour
Duration: 10 weeks
Review posted on 6/5/2011
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Pros:

- Best finance networks.
- If you are from an ivy, take this. you'll be connected to the whole team.
- MD are the best in the business.
- Great pay.

Cons:

Nothing, but be ready for hard work/ long hours.

Advice for other students:

Top finance employer brand in the business.
 
"Back office internship roles at Goldman isn't as fancy as the finance"
Position: Tax Accounting Intern
Location: New York, NY
Pay: $21/hour
Duration: 10 weeks
Review posted on 6/3/2011
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Pros:

- Learned a lot from the tax work.
- Supervisor was funny, laid back, and worked with me through my projects.
- Goldman Sachs on the resume is a foot in the door anywhere.

Cons:

Kind of felt like a second class citizen within Goldman. The investment banking and other finance/trading units are clearly the core.

Advice for other students:

Good for the resume, but I would have loved to do the IB internship.
 
"Worked in the Global Investment Bank and the experience was terrific"
Position: Summer Analyst Intern
Location: New York, NY
Pay: $28/hour
Duration: 10 weeks
Review posted on 6/3/2011
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Pros:

- Assigned some interesting deals. Felt like I worked on par with recent graduates.
- The MD were supportive of interns and even took time to explain some of my questions.
- Good pay.
- Orientation and intern events are welcoming.
- Goldman Sachs has the best reputation in finance.
- I really enjoyed the learning series stuff that the recruiters had setup. You basically learn about other divisions and projects.

Cons:

You work long hours (if you want to impress), but that was okay with me.

Advice for other students:

If you can get an offer at Goldman, take it.
 
"The whole company gets into the internship program"
Position: Summer Analyst Intern
Location: New York, NY
Pay: $26/hour
Duration: 10 weeks
Review posted on 6/3/2011
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Pros:

- Felt like a family. Execs were behind the program.
- Strongest employer brand in finance.
- Good entry level job packages.
- Goldman sets up intern events that are kind of fun.
- You learn stuff everyday. I learned a ton about derivatives and structured products.

Cons:

Hyper competitive feeling sometimes. Wish I got some more networking opportunities (you know, the awkward let's grab coffee type).

Advice for other students:

Keep the GPA up. Overall, you can't beat an internship at Goldman Sachs, period.
 
"Worked in the trading group and did interesting research"
Position: Summer Analyst
Location: New York, NY
Pay: $4,750/month
Duration: 10 weeks
Review posted on 3/22/2011
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Pros:

I worked in the currency trading group and assisted them in trades, research, and general stuff. My Goldman Sachs managers were nice, very intelligent, and hungry.

Cons:

It's intense and you are thrown in. Make sure you can learn very, very fast.

Advice for other students:

Exciting place to work.
 
"Very smart interns and employees at Goldman"
Position: Operations Intern
Location: New York, NY
Pay: $24/hour
Duration: 10 weeks
Review posted on 3/21/2011
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Overall, I was satisfied with my internship:
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Pros:

- Goldman Sachs is the best financial brand in the industry. Automatically gives you a leg up in the entry level search.
- Very smart people.
- Other interns are ambitious, but friendly. We hungout in NYC a bunch of times.
- Worked with a group of 5 other interns on a project.

Cons:

- Some daily tasks were boring if you aren't into it.

Advice for other students:

Work on maintaining a high GPA.
 
 
 

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