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City                                                        London

Education Level                                 Bachelor’s Degree

Business Unit                                     Corporate Affairs

Job description

Placement and duration

The Corporate Affairs Industrial Placement Programme is for penultimate year students with a year in industry as a compulsory or optional element of their degree. The Programme begins in June 2024 and is for 13 months.

Corporate Affairs has responsibility for building and maintaining the Firm’s reputation across EMEA. Specifically, the team facilitates Morgan Stanley’s communications with media audiences and employees, and manages the Firm’s core social responsibilities, which include volunteering and providing grants to charities.

Training Programme

The Programme begins with a Firmwide induction with peers from other divisions. This is followed by two days of classroom-based training covering overviews of connecting divisions, product and industry knowledge, personal effectiveness and technical training, as well as a team-building and networking activities. Industrial Placement students also receive on-the-job training, a series of Firmwide Senior Speaker events, mentoring and events with other interns.

Role and Responsibilities

You can expect to gain exposure to some of the below during your programme:

  • Assisting with the management of internal programmes, campaign and events
    Carrying out research tasks across agreed criteria set, such as community data and competitor intelligence
  • Compiling metrics reports to track and assess the impact of programmes in the region
  • Press monitoring for strategic themes or topics of interest for the Firm
  • Maintaining a forward features calendar for Media Relations team
  • Delivery of strategic Community Affairs projects, such as Global Volunteer Month and the Strategy Challenge

Qualifications and Skills

  • You are a penultimate year undergraduate student with a year in industry as a compulsory or optional element of your degree and are on track for at least a 2.1 honours or equivalent
  • You have a keen interest in financial services with a proactive work ethic
  • You have excellent writing and desk research skills
  • You are proficient in Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel and Word
  • You are client-service oriented
  • You are able to multi-task with close attention to detail
  • You are a self-starter, and thrive in a fast paced environment

Application Process and Deadline

In order to be considered, candidates must apply by Sunday 26th November 2023 at 23:55 BST
Please note, we recruit on a rolling basis so completing your application as soon as possible is encouraged

To be successful to join the programme you will:

  • Submit an online application with cover letter by the above deadline
  • Complete the full recruitment process which includes online testing, 1st stage HireVue interview and an assessment centre which will take place in person in our London offices

Job Level                              Intern

Program                               Industrial Placement



About Morgan Stanley

Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) is a leading global financial services firm providing a wide range of investment banking, securities, wealth management and investment management services. With offices in 42 countries, our firm’s employees serve clients worldwide including corporations, governments, institutions and individuals.

We are committed to maintaining the first-class service and high standard of excellence that have always defined the firm and everything we do is guided by our five core values: Do the right thing, put clients first, lead with exceptional ideas, commit to diversity and inclusion, and give back.