Internship - Quantitative Trading

Virtu is an industry-leading financial technology firm that operates both proprietary trading and client-facing businesses in the global financial marketplace. Our cutting edge, proprietary technology is core to everything we do. We trade in over 35 countries, across 235 financial exchanges and over 25% of retail order flow in the US is serviced by Virtu.

Our team is a dedicated group of traders, quants and developers that are inspired by the unique and exciting challenges we solve every day. Our culture combines the creativity of a fast paced start up with the stability of a disciplined financial services firm. We are a flat organization and encourage our people to innovate and lean on their teammates for support and collaboration. We have fun, work hard and strive to be virtuous in all we do.

Quant Trading Internship

Virtu's internship program offers students an extraordinary opportunity to learn about the firm and the world’s financial markets. We have built a thoughtful and challenging curriculum with projects that introduce students to the many complex and ever-changing problems to solve. Students can expect a company-curated global training week for our interns, real trading and quantitative problems to solve throughout the program and engaging social events to get to know our team and culture. 

  • Location: Dublin, Ireland (onsite)
  • Dates: 10 week program, starting 26 June 2023 -  8 September, 2023
  • Training: Ongoing training throughout the summer
  • Projects: Real problems to solve throughout the program. Interns will work from a list of projects and have several senior mentors throughout the program.

Our Quantitative Traders are responsible for the design, operation, and improvement of high‐performance algorithmic trading strategies deployed on electronic trading venues around the world. They work to improve Virtu's trading algorithms through transforming large data sets into usable trading models. They work closely with our quants and software engineers to enhance and further develop the firm’s trading strategies. Quantitative Traders become experts in Virtu's trading technology and its interaction with the market.

As a Quantitative Trading Intern, you'll work alongside Virtu's senior traders on a variety of exciting and challenging projects that introduce you to all the intricacies of market making. You will know our trading strategies used in Virtu's customer market-making business. Interns in this track will apply their quantitative analysis and research skills to discover patterns that can potentially improve our trading algorithms. We've designed the internship to be very hands-on; interns will spend most of their time solving trading problems as they occur in the markets and working from a menu of projects with the team. Projects can come from a variety of different trading desks such as Foreign Exchange, Fixed Income, Options, ETFs, Energy and more. This is a great opportunity for the right candidate to kick start a career in the financial technology space.


Virtu is looking for top performers. Whether you’re a coding whiz or a master of Shakespeare, we would like to meet you!

  • Excellent academic background (all subjects welcome)
  • Outstanding quantitative problem‐solving skills and mathematical aptitude
  • Some programming experience is required (Python, SQL, Java or C++ are a plus)
  • A physicalizer; a person who identifies issues and creates solutions without rigid direction or fanfare
  • Highly motivated and tenacious individual, with a proven ability to take initiative and work independently and within a team
  • Team player: authentic, genuine person who is capable of working collective goals.

After applicants pass an initial resume screening, an online programming test will be sent via email. This test is from a service called Codility so please be on the lookout. After passing the programming test, we will contact you to arrange a phone screen. We looking forward to meeting you!

Closing Date: Friday 3rd December

Virtu Financial is an equal opportunity employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace, welcoming you for who you are and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status.