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Welcome to Early Careers at Schwab, where rewarding professional journeys start. Here, we offer a wide array of internship and early career opportunities across client services, marketing, fintech, human resources, and more! Explore this page for an overview of our programs and to discover a career track that you feel passionate about.  

Schwab Internship Academy

The Internship Academy is a unique and engaging opportunity open to students that are within one year of graduation. Spend your nine-week paid Summer Internship engaging in a structured blend of learning programs, team-building activities, networking opportunities, and hands-on work projects. 

Business Tracks

Check out some of our intern tracks to find areas that match your professional interest. These offerings vary based on current and future business needs, but aren’t limited to specific majors or degrees.

  • Corporate Functions (Finance, HR, Internal Audit)
  • Retail Branch Network
  • Investor Services
  • Technology (software engineering, data science, etc.)

Visit our Internship Academy page for more information on the program and application opportunities.

Aspiring Talent Academy

Our Aspiring Talent Academy offers an entry level, part-time paid internship for students who have completed their junior year of college credits by their cohort start date. Over the course of this program, you will be a part of our Client Service and Support (CS&S) team while receiving on-the-job training and invaluable real-world experience by providing world class service to Schwab clients as you begin your career.

What you can expect
  • Assist clients by answering inbound calls
  • Team building activities
  • Personal development resources
  • Participate in a simulated trading competition using our trading platform, thinkorswim®
  • Final group presentation to senior leadership
  • Opportunities to network with various CS&S leaders

Program requirements
  • 20-hour work week commitment
    • Monday, 8am–4:30pm
    • Wednesday, 8am–4:30pm
    • Friday, 8am–12pm
  • Work on-site at a Schwab corporate office: Austin, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Denver, Indianapolis, Omaha, or Phoenix.

The Aspiring Talent Academy offers two cohorts each year with start dates in January and September.

View current ATA opportunities.

For upcoming and recent grads.

Our Internship Academy is built for current students, but if you’re about to graduate or recently received your degree, we have a variety of early talent programs and opportunities for you.

NERD - New Employee Recruitment & Development

Launch your Schwab engineering career in our nine-month NERD program, designed for new grads looking for their first technology position. Our NERDs get hands-on experience with different coding languages, coaching and mentoring from senior engineers, and leadership exposure. There are three NERD cohorts each year following typical graduation dates, starting in January, June, and September. Applications open 3–4 months prior to each start date.

Learn more about the program and enrollment opportunities on our NERD Program page.

FCA - Financial Consultant Academy

FCA is a 12-month program where you’ll gain the knowledge and skills to provide Schwab clients with world-class service, financial guidance, and planning. You will receive paid training and support to attain industry licenses and work with real Schwab clients in a supportive setting. There are three FCA cohorts per year, starting March, June & September. Applications open 3-6 months before each start date.

Learn more about the program and enrollment opportunities on our Financial Consultant Academy page.

SAA - Schwab Advice Academy

Searching for a long-term career in financial planning and advice? Our Advice Academy is a 12-month program that provides the knowledge and hands-on experience you need to get your start as a Wealth Advisor or Financial Planner, preparing you to serve clients within Schwab's premier wealth management organization. Through this academy, you’ll receive training and support to obtain your industry licenses, and earn valuable professional experience required for the CFP® certification. You will gain hands-on experience within the company’s advice related businesses from professionals who are dedicated to your success. With cohorts in various service center locations, the SAA is open to graduates with a bachelor’s degree who have completed or are nearing completion of their CFP® coursework requirements.

Learn more about the program and enrollment opportunities on our Advice Academy page.

CS&S - Client Service and Support

Our Service team is at the heart of our firm’s commitment to helping clients own their financial futures. These roles are open throughout the year, but we recommend applying 3-4 months prior to graduation.

View current Client Service and Support opportunities.