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We are looking for inquisitive problem solvers to join us for our Summer Trading Internship.

Mako is an options market maker with a global footprint trading equity, fixed income, commodity and FX derivatives products on major exchanges. We have offices in London, Amsterdam, Singapore and Sydney.

Mako has a been a leader in options market making participating in open outcry in the trading pits of London, Amsterdam and North America to today’s latency sensitive execution and algorithmic strategies. Our history and expertise in managing risk coupled with a collaborative, entrepreneurial culture underpins our success.

At Mako, we are welcoming and inclusive with a growth mindset. We work fast and smart in a supportive environment that allows colleagues to be themselves and achieve great things. We have a flat structure that offers unrivalled engagement with senior leadership.

A unique internship for curious minds

Mako’s Summer Internship is a structured virtual programme specially designed to develop knowledge and experience of the industry and options markets. The content rich programme runs for a 6-week period and covers the markets in which Mako operates as well as fundamental option theories and risk processes.

The syllabus includes modules such as Options Pricing, Quant Research, Equity Research and Software Development, creating a broad yet enriching insight into trading and Mako as a business.

The programme is structured such that students receive 2 hours of lectures and contact time each week with our in-house specialists. An additional 3-5 hours of directed self-study with assignments is also expected. Throughout the programme, we will host events such as Q&A’s and mock trading sessions in addition to networking events at our London office.

This Summer Internship offers an exceptional opportunity to work with highly experienced traders to get hands on knowledge and to understand the options and wider financial industry in greater depth.

The internship will not be paid, however prizes will be awarded to the best submissions each week and at the end of the course.

What we need from you

A trader can come from any background and there are many ways to solve the problems they face, but what all successful traders have in common is an ability to make logical decisions under pressure and to be able to react quickly to changing circumstances. Additionally, we are looking for:

  • A very high demonstrable level of mathematical ability
  • Programming ability – e.g. familiarity with VBA and Python
  • A positive attitude and passion for learning
  • Problem solving ability


Be part of a Fast Paced Real-Time Trading Environment

From the outset, interns are introduced to our fast paced and dynamic trading environment and are assigned stimulating and interactive projects to build upon their knowledge and understanding. You will complete specially designed projects to teach you about trading and will take part in various activities that are both fun and challenging.

Learn From Highly Experienced Traders

As an intern at Mako you will have access to all aspects of the firm giving you the opportunity to learn from some of the most experienced people in trading. Additionally, you will participate in classes covering options theory and attend regular mock trading sessions in a collaborative and unique environment.

A rewarding summer that sets you up to succeed

The Mako internship is challenging, rewarding and fun in equal measure and designed to provide you with skills that will set you up for success, whatever you choose to do beyond this summer.

If you require any support or adjustments with the application process or have any questions about the application process, please contact manobi.mostafa@mako.com


About Mako

Mako has an established history in using technology and a deep understanding of pricing and risk management to provide liquidity on global exchanges. Our innovative and entrepreneurial approach ensures that we play a leading role in shaping the future of trading and technology.

What really differentiates us from the rest? We think it is our integrity and the value that we place on our people and relationships.