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Financial Markets Assistant

Position Responsibilities:
The intern will have the chance to learn about Financial Markets principles, trading venues,
and markets environment on a negotiation approach.
◦ They will be able to testify stocks, bonds, FX, and derivatives negotiation, and participate in
investment decisions.
◦ They will be in contact with different asset classes desks, namely Money Market, Fixed
Income, FX, and Equities.
Money Market desk
• Euros liquidity management and Bank of Portugal rules;
• Funding and investment in Money market;
• Liquidity situation analysis;
• Eurosystem (ECB pool);
• Investment in short-term liquidity assets;
Fixed Income desk
• Bond trading portfolio;
• Trading of derivatives on interest rate and commodities;
• Participation in the primary and secondary debt market;
• Monitoring the macroeconomic environment;
• Relationship between interest rate and exchange rate;
• Weekly report on bond markets, commodities and macroeconomic data;


About the Organization
The Bank has two core missions: to maintain price stability and to promote the stability of the financial system. We perform various functions related to these missions: Monetary policy Asset and reserve management Prudential supervision Resolution Macroprudential policy Banking conduct supervision Payment systems Foreign exchange authority Currency issuance Collection and compilation of statistics Production of economic research and analyses International activity Relations with the State.

On-site Supervision and Support

Our internships include 24/7 on-site staff to support students working and living abroad. All students will also report to a supervisor at their internship site. Supervisors provide and oversee daily tasks, introduce the intern to team members, and mentor the intern in organizational agility, skill acquisition, and career readiness. Interns complete a midpoint and final evaluation, and supervisors complete a final evaluation of their interns. All work responsibilities and projects are approved in advance. 

Academic Credit

Students on an internship have the opportunity to enroll in their home university for credit, or enroll in a course through API to transfer back to their university for credit. Email for more information and a syllabus.

Housing and Excursions

Housing and excursions are included in your internship and will be selectable during the application process.