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Trading Internship, Winter 2022

No matter what you’re studying you could have a career in Trading, and we want to teach you! 

Akuna is offering an industry-first, two-week, paid winter internship program for pre-penultimate students. 

Derivatives trading is highly technical and requires the synthesis and application of multiple forms of data and information. Traders learn to build statistical models and apply novel methods. They learn to manage thousands of parameters that govern our automated trading strategies. On the more macro level, they learn to interpret economic news to seize opportunity and dodge crises.

Internship Dates: Monday 4th July - Friday 15th July 2022.

Don’t live in Sydney? We have you covered. Akuna will support travel requirements for anyone not living in NSW.

Your learning is important to us! Guided through Akuna’s classroom style lectures, assessments & quizzes, competitive trading games and trader shadowing, our program represents an opportunity to gain a foothold in a company at the intersection between technology and finance & we’re going to pay you $3,000 for the duration of the program.

We want to teach Trading from a first principles basis. You will learn to think practically like a Trader as you progress through our exclusive training program, which is designed to develop your intuition for markets, position management and evaluating risk and reward. 

No matter your degree background or experience level, if you have an interest in financial markets, love solving problems, designing creating solutions, have strong mental math and communication skills – by the end of this winter you will have gained exposure to what life as a Trader at Akuna looks like, and an opportunity to be offered a Trading Internship, Summer 2023/24 role

If you want to be challenged and kick start your career with Akuna, don’t miss out on this unique opportunity! 

Requirements for this role:

  • Australian or NZ citizen or Australian Permanent residences only
  • Pre-penultimate students, graduating between August 2024 and February 2025
  • Quick mental maths, pattern recognition, and probability skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Desire to learn about financial markets and economic theories
  • Risk appetite & ability to work well under pressure in a fast paced, team environment

Qualities that make great candidates:

  • Bachelor, Honours, Masters or PhDs in Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Actuarial Science, Engineering, Economics or related degrees
  • Distinction Average or proven strong academics
  • Awards, prizes, medals, competitions, & scholarships
  • Achievements outside of studies through your hobbies & interests
  • Work experience that enhanced your communication, problem solving, analytical, and teamwork skills

About Akuna:

Akuna Capital is an innovative trading firm with a strong focus on collaboration, cutting-edge technology, data driven solutions and automation. We specialise in providing liquidity as an options market maker – meaning we are committed to providing competitive quotes that we are willing to both buy and sell. To do this successfully we design and implement our own low latency technologies, trading strategies and mathematical models. At Akuna we have a flat structure, where the best idea wins.

Our Founding Partners, including our CEO Andrew Killion, first conceptualised Akuna in their hometown of Sydney. They opened our first office in 2011 in Chicago, the heart of the derivatives & options industry.  Akuna then expanded to Sydney in 2018 to be the centre of our Asian trading operations. We are currently trading HK, Korea, cryptocurrencies and US night markets and are excited for expansions into all the major Asian exchanges. We also have offices in Shanghai and Boston.

At Akuna, we believe that the people are the centre of everything we do. Our Sydney office has a start-up feel with around 200 people, which means you really get to know the team! We run social poker competitions, office happy hours, have a fully stacked breakfast and snack room, host social events, go on company trips, have social clubs, and offer great training with our Akuna University. We are expanding rapidly and looking for the best talent to join us on this journey. If you enjoy being part of smart, driven teams with real challenges to solve- this could be the place for you!

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  • Job type:Internships
  • Disciplines:

    Actuary, Data Science and Analytics, Engineering,

  • Work rights:

    Australian Permanent Resident, New Zealand

  • Locations:


  • Salary

    $3000 for the duration of 2 weeks




    Jul 2022 (approx)

  • Program Duration

    2 Weeks

  • Closing Date:3rd Jun 2022, 11:59 pm


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