Lighted Pathways INTERNSHIP

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Light a pathway to a successful future working as an investment, asset, or financial manager! Apply to this internship opportunity which will expose interested African-American students to career opportunities in the financial field in the Boston, Massachusetts area.

This opportunity has been broken into two parts: a scholarship and an internship.  Both are available on the website.  You may apply to both. 


In order to be eligible for this opportunity, you must: 

  1. Attend Four Summer Series Webinars which start June 30, 2021
  2. Demonstrate your understanding of the material through an automated assessment, and
  3. Attend the Lighted Pathways Virtual Summit on November 6, 2021.

Student applicants must attend orientation and also four of the Summer Series Workshops.  The CFA Society Sessions are mandatory and will be hosted July 14 and July 28, 2021.  Sessions will take place 5:00PM - 6:00PM EST.  Here are the dates:

  1. June 30, 2021 - Orientation - MANDATORY
  2. July 7, 2021 - Conflict Resolution in the Workplace - 
  3. July 14, 2021 -  What is Investment Management (CFA) - MANDATORY
  4. July 21, 2021  - Career Planning Masterclass
  5. July 28, 2021 - Why Investment Management is Important (CFA) - MANDATORY
  6. August 4, 2021 - Resume Writing & Interview Skills Workshop

Again, you must attend four sessions, but the CFA Society Sessions are mandatory.

Students who apply must be:

  1. Rising Sophomores or Rising Juniors, 
  2. Have a 2.7 GPA or higher, 
  3. Enrolled at a Four Year Institution; and 
  4. African-American/Identify as African-American. 

Internship Information

  1. Internship virtual interviews to be held on Saturday, November 6, 2021
  2. Internships to be held in Boston, MA during Summer, 2022

Application Instructions:

  1. Complete Eligibility Questions
  2. Submit Unofficial Transcript
  3. Upload Professional Resume 

The application deadline is June 15, 2021. If you have any questions regarding your application, please reach out to Kezia M. Williams at


Pioneering & Presenting Sponsors:

Adage Capital Management, L.P.  and Wellington Management

Champion Sponsors

Abry Partners and Morgan Stanley/Eaton Vance

Industry/Corporate Partners:

Breckinridge Capital Advisors, Cambridge Associates, Citizens Bank, Forester Capital, GMO, JLL, JP Morgan Chase, Income Research & Management, Payden & Rygel, RBC Global Asset Management, Inc, and Sentinel Dome Partners

Corporate Supporters

Boston Trust Walden, Cambridge Trust, Eastern Bank, MIT Investment Management, Prime Buchholz LLC, and Westfield Capital Management L.P

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