2022 Summer Associate Program - Ratings and Research Support

Moody's Corporation
  • Location
    London, United Kingdom
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Posted
    Sep 15

Position description

The Moody’s Summer Associate internship program is targeted at students in their penultimate year, [Bachelor’s or two-year Master’s course], at university. After completion of the programme successful candidates may receive offers to join Moody’s at full time positions after university graduation.

The Summer Associate will contribute to Ratings & Research Support (RRS) teams, by providing a range of analytical support. This role will provide the opportunity to work with a range of credit professionals in an open and accessible environment.

The role requires strong numerical and financial analysis skills. A solid accounting or statistics background is also preferable. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate their ability to work effectively in a team environment. The ideal candidate for this role will possess strong organizational skills, have a keen eye for detail, and enjoy working in a collaborative team environment.

The Summer Associate position provides a unique opportunity to develop skills that are valuable to any future career in the financial services industry. This will be an internally facing role, reporting into the RRS Team Manager.

The Summer Associate will be assigned to one of the following rating groups:

  • Financial Institutions Group
  • Structured Finance Group
  • Sub-Sovereign Group
  • Sovereign & Supranational Group

Key Responsibilities

  • Support more senior analysts with component of credit analysis
  • Participate in case studies designed to further analytical understanding
  • Collect data and identify trends to support well thought out credit conclusions
  • Prepare financial spreadsheets, charts and presentations
  • Responsible for monitoring media outlets for news regarding special projects or portfolios
  • Provide analytical and research support to the rating teams
  • Contribute to creation of high quality research publications

This job description is issued as a guideline and is not exhaustive. Because of the evolving nature and changing demands of our business this job description may be subject to change. You may, on occasion, be required to undertake additional or other duties within the context of this job description, and according to the needs of the business.


  • Penultimate year student, studying towards an undergraduate Bachelor’s Degree, or equivalent qualification, or a two-year Master’s Degree, in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Political Economy, International Relations, Statistics, or another quantitative field
  • Good accounting or statistics background (e.g., through coursework, CFA (or equivalent) may be required for some, but not all teams
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Basic knowledge of MS Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Solid verbal, written communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and manage own workflow, to adapt to a changing environment and prioritize tasks accordingly
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Fluency in English is essential and knowledge of other European languages is advantageous

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