Giant Summer: our summer internship program for high-performing students.
About the program
Giant Summer is a deep immersion in financial markets with a focus on applied math, statistics and technology to the field of portfolio management.
Participants will crunch data and develop new investment strategies — from design to execution — assisted by veterans from the Giant Steps team.
What you will learn
The Giant Summer team will be involved in all steps of the management process: data engineering and data science, modeling, allocation and product development, back testing and electronic execution. It will also participate in workshops and lectures within the firm.
What we expect from you
Your job will be to help us solve the world’s most difficult puzzle: financial markets. Problem solving skills, high performance and strong team spirit are required.
You, after the program
Most Giant Summer participants will be invited to join our team full-time at the end of their undergraduate course. Participants also receive scholarships to represent Brazil in the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMC), which takes place annually in Romania.
Requirements for eligibility
- Enrolled in a renowned undergraduate program in math or exact sciences, have a high GPA and experience in research.
- We will prioritize students who competed in the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMC) with the Giant Team or recipients of awards from IMO, OBM and comparable competitions.
How to apply
Apply by filling out the form available in the link below. Your application will be reviewed and, if you are selected, we will contact you to schedule the next steps of the selection process.APPLY NOW
How the selection process works
We conduct two selective processes throughout the year, but you can apply all year-round.
The first class begins in January and the selection process ends at the end of November.
The second class begins in July and the selection process closes at the end of May.
The duration of the program can vary between 3 and 6 months.
“I learned several ideas and concepts about data analysis, necessary for the identification of potentially relevant features for the models, and how to test investment strategies by analyzing indicators such as Sharpe, volatility, skew and curtose – learning how to avoid overfitting problems in backtests. In addition, the culture and integration experiences, coupled with open contact with all of the teams at Giant, enrich the experience of the program as a whole.”
“I learned a lot during the period I was at Giant. I remember knowing little about derivatives, funds and other assets, and by the end of the program, I had a good overview of these topics. This was certainly the result of the solicitude and willingness of everyone at Giant to pass on the knowledge and experience that they had. In addition, the work environment was great and super collaborative. I’m sure that the interaction I had with all of the departments and the level of exposure provided by the Giant Summer Program are different from that of any other internship offered in the financial market.”
“Working at Giant made me develop an even greater interest in the financial market, especially in the area of statistical modeling and machine learning. The learning opportunities are numerous and the interactions with each of the teams are always very positive and enriching. The format in which we structured our activities, having a very close supervision of the asset management team, allowed us to develop our work infinitely better than we would have been able if we had no guidance.”