Internship Program

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At CME Group, we understand how important internships are to building careers and inspiring professional growth, so we offer interns challenging work and the opportunity to collaborate with the best and brightest in financial services and technology.

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We offer nearly 175 annual internships across our divisions globally, including:

  • Clearing & Post-Trade Services
  • Client Development & Research
  • Executive
  • Finance & Corporate Development
  • Global Brand Marketing & Communications
  • Global Operations
  • Human Resources
  • Legal & Market Regulation
  • Products & Services
  • Technology
  • Transformation & Execution

Internships are available in most of our global offices, including Chicago, New York, Washington, D.C., London, Singapore, Bangalore, Belfast, Hong Kong, São Paulo, Seoul, Sydney, Tokyo and at our Innovation Center in Champaign, Illinois.

Generally, interns work for 12 weeks during their college or university break. Longer term internships may last anywhere from three to 12 months. Typically, full-time interns work according to a weekly schedule of in-office days and work-from-home days, determined in partnership with their managers.

Campus Recruiting Schedule

CME Group regularly attends a variety of school campuses for recruiting opportunities. Please check back frequently for updates to our schedule, as well as with your school's College Career Department.

We look forward to meeting you and telling you more about what CME Group can offer you.

Program Eligibility and Qualification Requirements

Candidates must be currently enrolled in college/university and pursuing a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) or higher. Selected candidates must successfully pass a routine background check prior to their hire.

Specific qualifications vary depending on the position. However, candidates should be results-driven, strong communicators and quick learners, able to work in fast-paced environments. A background in financial services is not necessarily required.

The most common degrees that we recruit from include:

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Communications
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Financial Engineering
  • Marketing
  • Technology Management

Even if you do not meet all the requirements, please do not hesitate to apply - we would be glad to hear from you.


We offer a competitive compensation package that varies depending on the candidate's level of study, amount of relevant experience and the position responsibilities. In addition, interns are eligible for some of CME Group's employee benefits.

Benefits Beyond the Job

Internships at CME Group offer more than stimulating work. They also provide professional development and networking opportunities, including business education sessions, volunteer events, programming competitions, simulated trading challenges, social events and more.

Our benefits programs vary by location and our interns are eligible for a number of benefits, including but not limited, to:

  • Flexible work model
  • Market-competitive base pay
  • Generous leave benefits
  • Subsidized gym membership
  • Company-paid medical and dental benefits
  • Retirement benefits

Based on the location of your internship, there are additional benefits that provide for a market-leading package. Your CME Group recruiter will share more detailed benefits that are unique to your location.

We would also be glad to help you receive course credit for your work at CME Group if that is a possibility at your school.


“My internship at CME Group exceeded all expectations. From gaining technical skills to learning how an agile team works in the real world, I learned more than I ever thought possible.
I would highly recommend this internship to anyone interested in software development and the fintech industry because of the exposure to cutting-edge technology in a high-performance environment. It's an experience that very few internships offer and what inspired me to continue my technology career at CME Group in a full-time role.”

Rory Cunningham, Real Time Post Trade, Former Technology Intern

“CME Group’s Internship Program offers exposure to various industry leading technologies and provides a platform to make an impact on a global level. My technical internship provided valuable hands-on experience and an opportunity to develop my skills. It was a very worthwhile experience that allowed me to understand both the business and the company culture and decide that CME Group is the place where I want to further my professional career.”

Pratyush Srivastav, Bangalore Software Engineering, Former Technology Intern  


Internship Program Brochure

See this brochure for a handy overview of the program.

CME Group Awards

CME Group has been recognized as an industry leader and a great place to work by a variety of organizations and publications.

2022 Internship Infographic

Check out this infographic for key program facts and figures.

Diversity & Inclusion at CME Group

We embrace our employees’ diverse experiences, cultures and skills, working to ensure that all perspectives are acknowledged and valued.

CME Group offers a diverse variety of Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) to provide a supportive network and examine critical issues within our communities and amongst our broader workforce.

Celebrating Our 2022 Interns

Watch this video capturing the key highlights and experiences of recent CME Group interns, told in their own words.

Where Futures Are Made

Charlie Salisbury, Global Licensing Data Services and Former Intern