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You know what it takes to be an Intern at Optiver and that’s why you are our best ambassador

Tap into your network, help us spot our future colleagues and get rewarded.

It goes without saying that at Optiver, our people are our greatest strength. Our internship and graduate programs are constantly growing – and we’re looking for bright sparks like you. Our Campus Ambassador Program is one of the ways for you to get involved.

Being a Campus Ambassador is an exciting opportunity to develop your leadership and networking experience whilst gaining professional skills that you will be able to leverage in the workplace. And while this is a voluntary role, we will reward you with Campus Ambassador Perks for those who go the extra mile.

We’ll arm you with everything you need to increase awareness of the Optiver Internship program at your university on a time that suits your schedule.

What’s in it for you?

Gain valuable experience

As a Campus Ambassador, you’ll gain skills and experiences to enhance your leadership, team work, planning and organisational skills. Your passion and self-motivation will set you up for success.

Knowledge sharing

Campus Ambassadors have the freedom to coordinate their promotional strategy. You’ll be provided with the Optiver communications plan with timings on when we would like your support to invite students to Optiver hosted events and promote both online and in-person. We’ll also provide you with promotional material but ultimately it’s up to you to decide how you use it.

Become part of the Optiver team

As a Campus Ambassador you’ll become part of the Optiver team. You’ll receive an Optiver t-shirt and Campus Ambassador pack in the post. We’ll schedule an initial phone call to get to know you and after that we’re always available via phone and email to support you throughout the Ambassador program and into the future.

What is expected from a Campus Ambassador?

  • Enthusiasm and active participation
  • Commitment to the program
  • Readiness to take on new initiatives
  • Promote the internship and graduate opportunities to your network

Careers at Optiver

Expressions of interest are now open for Optiver’s 2022-23 Internship and 2023 Graduate Programs. Help us spread the word by sharing the opportunities below with your network.
If your referred candidate is successful, you will receive a referral bonus of up to $8,000.

Internship Opportunities

Graduate Opportunities

About Optiver

Optiver is a tech-driven trading firm and leading global market maker. As one of the oldest market making institutions, we are a trusted partner of 50+ exchanges across the globe. Our mission is to constantly improve the market by injecting liquidity, providing accurate pricing, increasing transparency and acting as a stabilising force no matter the market conditions. With a focus on continuous improvement, we participate in the safeguarding of healthy and efficient markets for everyone who participates.

What we’re all about

Every day at Optiver is an opportunity to solve the seemingly impossible. It’s a place where you’re empowered to build, code, develop and strategise ideas that push the boundaries of technological and analytical possibility. Every team member has an integral role to play in this endeavour. From traders to developers, engineers, researchers and business operations specialists, we all strive to find and own unique solutions. It’s a melting pot of dynamic thought, fast execution and entrepreneurial spirit.

We are market makers. Optiver’s role is to always remain present in global financial markets, where we are trusted by 50+ exchanges to provide accurate pricing on hundreds of thousands of financial products. Our constant activity creates the liquidity needed to keep capital markets viable, enabling all parties to trade at will. In sum, we improve the market by acting as a stabilising force, there to buy when someone wants to sell, and there to sell where someone wants to buy. It’s a responsibility we don’t take lightly – even in times of extreme volatility – which makes what we do incredibly fast-paced and exciting.

Our ethos is based on a hunger for growth that touches everything we do. Accelerated growth not only applies to our global expansion, but also to every individual team member. Our people continually strive to improve and evolve into the best versions of themselves. Optiver fosters this constant growth by creating an environment where all are considered equal and afforded the same opportunities to flourish. This flat, growth-minded structure rings true across all of our global operations, which span offices in Amsterdam, London, Chicago, Austin, Sydney, Shanghai and beyond.

When it comes to joining Optiver, the bar is set high – and for good reason. To remain at the forefront of market making, we need the best and brightest industry talent within our teams. Fortunately, we value potential over expertise, which is why we hire candidates from a diversity of backgrounds, studies and experience levels. No matter which walk of life they’re from, when we find someone with the entrepreneurial spirit we seek, we take it upon ourselves to heavily invest into upskilling them with our world-class training programme. Trust us when we say that whether your background is in Physics, Chemical Engineering, Actuarial Studies or Journalism, there are many unexpected paths that lead to Optiver. 


Check out our frequently asked questions about Optiver’s graduate and internship programs and discover more about our teams.

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