Undergraduate Summer Internship Development Program

The Program

The Undergraduate Summer Internship Development (USID) Program was piloted in the summer of 2016 and became an official diversity intitiative in 2018. Since its initiation, the program has served 175 students and has created a richly diverse pool of potential job candidates for the future. So far, 23 have been hired as full-time Loomis Sayles or Natixis employees.


  • GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Rising Juniors or Seniors
  • First generation college students
  • Under-represented in the investment industry
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What Makes this Internship Different

This 10-week, paid summer internship is offered to undergraduate students. The program offers a holistic approach to the student's work experience and professional development. Most importantly, we seek applicants interested in growing ALL of their professional capacities.

The internship is a first-generation college program. We seek a diverse range of students who are currently under-represented in the investment industry. Students who receive 50% or more need-based financial aid are also encouraged to apply.

Students gain hands-on work experience on a team, and also participate in a series of regular workshops. The internship aims to strengthen each intern's personal, professional, and technical capabilities in preparation for the workforce.

Interns are recruited through a variety of sources, including Loomis Sayles' partnerships, such as:

  • 10,000 Degrees
  • Bottomline
  • CFA Society Boston
  • Fenway High School
  • SEO
  • SquashBusters
  • Summer Search
  • The Crimson Summer
  • Academy at Harvard Universtiy
  • The Partnership
  • uAspire
  • UNCF Lighted Pathways

Development Opportunities

  • Accepting and Giving Constructive Feedback
  • Bloomberg Certification
  • Community Service
  • Equity 101
  • Excel Training
  • Financial Modeling
  • Fixed Income Basics
  • Interview Prep and Practice
  • Making the Most of Your Linked-In
  • Meditation
  • Negotiating Job Offers
  • Personal Branding
  • Professional Communications
  • Resume Writing Workshop
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Executive Functioning
  • Financial Literacy