Institutional Shareholder Services, Inc.

Internship - Junior Research Analyst Germanic market

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Enter a world of corporate governance and responsible investment, and jumpstart your career by gaining exposure to the fundamental affairs of businesses and economies on a global scale.


Why work for ISS?

For more than 30 years now, Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS) has been the world’s leading provider of corporate governance and responsible investment (RI) solutions for asset owners, asset managers, hedge funds, and asset service providers. Institutional clients turn to us to apply their corporate governance views, identify governance risks, and manage their complete proxy voting needs on a global scale.

We are truly a global company, with more than 1000 employees spread across 19 offices in 13 countries. A career at ISS gives you international experience working with market-leading experts who enable investors to incorporate corporate governance and responsible investment in their policies and practices.

The ISS Way

At ISS, our values are not as much imposed as they are inspired. We talk about ideals in terms of how they bring our people together in a culture that upholds the interests of our colleagues, shareholders, and clients. Everyone at ISS is a champion of Integrity, Collaboration, Empowerment, Flexibility, Diversity, and Client Service. When you join ISS, you are expected to exemplify these Values in a manner that informs your actions and aspirations in the workplace.

What’s in it for you?

  • Learn the function of corporate governance and gain an understanding of its technical terminology.
  • Receive in-depth training in the latest developments in corporate governance to fulfill your career aspirations.
  • Expand your know-how in the corporate governance industry, and contribute to our client work and knowledge building.
  • Work in a flexible and diversified environment.
  • Perform in a workplace of integrity and transparency

Job Details

ISS is seeking a pool of talented and self-motivated research interns for the winter/spring of 2018. Our interns will be assigned to the dynamic German-speaking region (Germany, Austria, and Switzerland) and be guided by our top experienced analysts.  

As a Junior Research Analyst, you will become an integral part of the team with the crucial role of helping deliver data, research and vote recommendations on shareholder meetings of listed companies. The internships coincide with the so-called “proxy voting season”, i.e. when most listed companies convene their annual shareholder meetings.


  • Assist our analysts by closely inspecting the agendas of annual general meetings.
  • Learn about and then formulate vote recommendations.
  • Gather data based on information in the company’s public documents.
  • Engage with companies to procure additional information.
  • Prepare reports detailing the analyses and explaining why a certain vote recommendation was given.


  • A relevant master's degree in law, political sciences, economics, business or finance, or be in the process of obtaining such a degree.
  • Prior experience in a relevant area will be considered as an advantage.
  • A strong analytical ability, mathematical literacy, and strong oral and written communication skills.
  • The ability to assimilate large quantities of information, work independently and take initiative while also being a team player.
  • An organized and structured mind to deal with large quantities of work and strict deadlines.
  • Fluent (both spoken and written) in English and German.


This internship is remunerated (€ 1530 gross monthly) and will run for 4 months starting in February 2018.


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