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Market Research Associate (Internship)

Requisition ID:  46287
Business Unit:  Fitch Ratings
Category:  Business Development & Sales

New York, NY, US

Date Posted:  Feb 8, 2024

At Fitch, we have an open culture where employees are able to exchange ideas and perspectives, throughout the organization, irrespective of their seniority. Your voice will be heard allowing you to have a real impact. We embrace diversity and appreciate authenticity encouraging an environment where employees can be their true selves. Our inclusive and progressive approach helps us to keep a balanced perspective.  Fitch is also committed to supporting its employees by advancing conversations around diversity, equity and inclusion.  Fitch’s Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) have been established by employees who have joined together as a workplace community based on similar backgrounds or life experiences.  Fitch’s ERGs are available to connect employees with others within the organization to offer professional and personal support. 


With our expertise, we are not only creating data and information, but also producing timely insights from every angle to influence decision making in this ever changing and highly competitive market. We have a relentless hunger to innovate and unlock the power of human insights and to drive value for our customers. There has never been a better time to make an impact and we invite you to join us on this journey.


Fitch Ratings is a leading provider of credit ratings, commentary and research. Dedicated to providing value beyond the rating through independent and prospective credit opinions, Fitch ratings offers global perspectives shaped by strong local market experience and credit market expertise. The additional context, perspective and insights we provide have helped fund a century of growth and enables our clients to make important credit judgements with confidence.


Market Research Associate (Internship)

The Summer Intern Market Research Associate role is designed to be an eight-week internship to provide an understanding of the debt capital markets and ratings business.


The role will support members of the US Corporate Business and Relationship Management (BRM) Team in managing and developing Fitch’s business relationships. 


What We Offer:

  • An opportunity to make a meaningful impact as part of a leading global financial information services company, with operations in more than 30 countries.
  • A team-oriented work environment.

We’ll Count on You To:

  • The candidate will monitor fixed income market news and debt issuances, looking out for Fitch rating opportunities.
  • The candidate will be responsible for tracking deals in the market and maintaining internal reports and databases with company / target information.
  • The candidate will be responsible for assisting in the research, development, and preparation of marketing materials under guidance from members of the BRM team.
  • The candidate will be responsible for helping to maintain and enhance quantitative models and databases.

What You Need to Have:

  • Rising senior at an accredited university, preferably working towards a degree in business, finance, economics, or other quantitatively focused field of study.
  • Self-starter who can understand objectives, work independently, and is highly motivated.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills along with an analytical aptitude.
  • Team oriented, with an ability to effectively build relationships.
  • High level of focus on work quality and attention to detail.

What Would Make You Stand Out:

  • The candidate should have strong analytical capabilities coupled with aspirations to develop marketing / business development acumen longer term.
  • A basic understanding of the debt capital markets and ratings business as well as some exposure to corporate credit analysis will be helpful.
  • Individuals must be self-sufficient and should have some familiarity with Excel and PowerPoint.

Why Fitch?

At Fitch Group, the combined power of our global perspectives is what differentiates us. Our global network of colleagues comes together to accomplish things greater than they ever could alone.


Every team member is essential to our business and each perspective is critical to our success. We embrace a diverse culture that encourages a free exchange of ideas, guaranteeing your voice will be heard and your work will have an impact, regardless of seniority.


We are building incredible things at Fitch and we invite you to join us on our journey.



Fitch Group is a global leader in financial information services with operations in more than 30 countries. Wholly owned by the Hearst Corporation, we are comprised of three main businesses: Fitch Ratings | Fitch Solutions | Fitch Learning.

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Fitch is committed to providing global securities markets with objective, timely, independent and forward-looking credit opinions. To protect Fitch’s credibility and reputation, our employees must take every precaution to avoid conflicts of interests or any appearance of a conflict of interest. Should you be successful in the recruitment process at Fitch Ratings you will be asked to declare any securities holdings and other potential conflicts prior to commencing employment. If you, or your immediate family, have any holdings that may conflict with your work responsibilities, you may be asked to divest yourself of them before beginning work.

Fitch is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.

FOR NEW YORK AND CALIFORNIA ROLES ONLY: Expected base pay rates for the role will be $25/hour. Actual salaries will be determined on an individualized basis and may vary based on factors including but not limited to education, training, experience, past performance, and other job-related factors.  Base pay is one part of Fitch’s total compensation package, which, depending on the position, may also include commission earnings, discretionary bonuses, long-term incentives, and other benefits sponsored by Fitch.




Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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