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Really enjoyable - the team I was working in was brilliant, relaxed but professional, and the work was interesting, though at times I found some specifics aspects of the project to be repetitive and dull. A brilliant window into Asset Management. There were only 20 interns in total, so enough people to find others with common interests, whilst feeling close as a cohort.
I was the only intern on the desk, so they were able to focus their attention on me, and were very good at being encouraging and giving feedback. My manager and desk MD both said how I'd done work of real and lasting value throughout.
The work I did was somewhat self-driven, but where I couldn't resolve queries myself using books or the internet, the team were helpful in answering them.
A good balance. I had an hour for lunch which I was always able to take fully, and my hours of work were pretty much always 8.30-6.30, during which I was consistently busy, either with my own work, reading, or intern presentations.
Over my own project, entire responsibility, but this was something that wasn't key, but nonetheless useful, to the desk's day-to-day operation.
We didn't receive any formal training, but the intern presentations were useful, as were the skills I developed on the job (Excel, presenting, general corporate experience, and an insight into the Asset Management industry).
Relaxed but professional, everyone had a sense of humour!
The Asset Management intern program at JP Morgan seems to be a little bit less structured than at the investment bank or at the private bank. There was no automatic pipeline from internship to graduate offer (something I believe HR are trying to change), and there weren't really any initiatives to bring the interns together in meaningful tasks (e.g. trading games or team projects).
Healthcare from home
I found a job elsewhere before my application to JPMAM was fully complete, but I would have liked to take a job with them.
It was fine - some of the interns weren't seen after the first week - I tried to go for drinks once a week with those that were willing to go out. A couple of heavier nights too...
London... Though, as long as you were savvy about which bars were doing deals on which nights, it was fine. e.g. a deal came through about a new cocktail bar down the road, giving away two free drinks per person!
Not much in The City, but I had a good time whenever I went out around work. One particular bar/club, Amber, seemed to feature heavily, even if it was pretty terrible, just because it was close to work...
There was a corporate/social responsibility day at an inner city farm, which acted as an intern bonding session but otherwise, not much else.
Internship (1-4 Months)
Central London and City