The ellusive paid finance internship. Pictured above is Natalia from Mexico - this Monday, after taking a whole bunch of interviews, she will begin a paid internship in finance. She'll work in an administrative support role with one of Canada's largest brokerages. It's an absolutely amazing opportunity - for the view if nothing else.
How do you get a paid finance internship? First you have to be in school. Next you need to have previous work experience, about 2 years of recent related professional experience will suffice. Then you need to have an advanced degree - accounting, commerce, or finance would do. Finally you need to have a great attitude - that means being flexible, modest, and excited about learning. Oh, and you should also speak English. Can't stress that last one enough. FCE-level English or above is an absolute must.