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Type of Role: Investments

Experience Level: Intern - Undergraduate

Location: Newark, New Jersey

Salary: $65K - $65K

PGIM, formerly Prudential Investment Management, is the asset management arm of American life insurance company Prudential Financial. Headquartered in Newark, New Jersey, United States, PGIM manages more than $1 trillion in assets across its fixed income, equity, real estate, alternatives, and multi-asset channels, including $283 billion for retail investors, and $553 billion for institutional clients, as of December 2019.

Job Classification:

Investment Management – Investments

 PGIM: 2024 Fixed Income Sophomore Externship Program


Newark, NJ

Your Opportunity:

Are you a sophomore interested in learning about careers in fixed income asset management? Would you like to get a jump start on 2025 summer internship recruiting while networking with leaders at a Fortune 100 company? PGIM Fixed Income will host a 2-day sophomore externship in January 2024 to educate students on its asset management business and opportunities for internships and careers with the firm.

PGIM Overview:

Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU), a global financial services leader and premier active global investment manager with approximately $1.4 trillion in assets under management as of March 2023, has operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Prudential’s diverse and talented employees help make lives better by creating financial opportunity for more people by expanding access to investing, insurance, and retirement security.

PGIM Fixed Income falls under PGIM, which is the asset management arm of Prudential Financial. PGIM Fixed Income is a global asset manager offering active solutions across all fixed income markets. The company has offices in Newark, NJ, London, Amsterdam, Singapore, Letterkenny, Munich, Zurich, Hong Kong, and Tokyo. As of March 31, 2023, the PGIM Fixed Income has $793 billion of assets under management including $359 billion in institutional assets, $170 billion in retail assets, and $264 billion in proprietary assets. Over 1000 institutional clients have entrusted PGIM Fixed Income with their assets.

Program Overview:

PGIM Fixed Income will host a 2-day externship on January 3rd and 4th at our Newark, NJ headquarters. This program is intended for students who are currently undergraduate sophomores (graduating December 2025 or May 2026). Transportation and lodging will be provided for any students selected that are not local to our headquarters. Externs will engage in various trainings, case studies, job shadowing, and networking during our program. There will also be opportunities to interview for a 2025 10-week paid summer internship at the conclusion of the program!

During the sophomore externship you will learn about the following PGIM Fixed Income groups. Each has summer internship opportunities for qualified students between their junior and senior year in college, and full-time opportunities for college graduates:

  • Credit Research: The Credit Research team focuses on fundamental investment analysis, defining relative value within issuer capital structures and industry sectors, and communicating investment recommendations to Portfolio Managers. The fundamental credit investment research conducted by this team is an integral component of the portfolio construction process. Day-to-day responsibilities for members of this team include industry data collection & trend analysis, financial statement analysis, financial modeling & forecasting, assessment of business & financial strategy, and monitoring market movements through daily meetings with portfolio managers, economists, and strategists. In addition, this team regularly interacts with management of issuing companies, industry consultants, and Wall Street counterparts.
  • Portfolio Analysis Group: The Portfolio Analysis Group evaluates portfolio positioning with respect to risk exposures and alpha objectives, provides portfolio construction and alignment insight, and analyzes performance drivers across a multitude of investment products and processes to deliver performance attribution. Utilizing a variety of analytical tools, the group integrates specific client guidelines, objectives, and risk tolerances into the firm’s investment process to ensure complete portfolio management and analytics are in place. The group collaborates and works closely with Senior Analysts, Portfolio Managers, Traders, Risk Managers, the Quantitative Team, Credit Research, Client Advisory, and Sales and Marketing.
  • Client Advisory Group: The Client Advisory Group is comprised of all client-focused teams involved with the firm’s distribution efforts. The underlying teams, including Client Management & Reporting, Consultant Relations, Sales, Marketing, Data Analytics, Request for Proposal and Product Strategy, work closely together and collaborate with groups across PGIM Fixed Income to ensure premier client service. Primary responsibilities include creating new products and vehicles, conducting competitor analyses, creating and distributing thought leadership, utilizing proprietary analytical tools and systems to satisfy client, prospect and consultant needs, and servicing existing and obtaining new client relationships.  Through daily functions, team members develop an understanding of PGIM Fixed Income’s products, strategies, portfolios & positioning, and market views.

Candidate Requirements: 

  • Candidates must be enrolled in an accredited bachelor’s degree program graduating between December 2025 and May 2026
  • All majors welcome! Candidates should have an interest in exploring careers across asset management/investments/finance
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 required
  • Prudential does not provide visa sponsorship for this program. Successful candidates must possess the requisite US employment authorization to be eligible for consideration

Our Application Process: 

1. Submit your application.

2. Receive invitation for a digital interview; this includes answering pre-recorded interview questions with the business(es) that advance your application(s).

3. Receive invitation for a final round interview; if selected, you will have the opportunity to meet with us in person or virtually to learn more about our business and culture.

For 2024 early talent roles, our process is designed to help you learn more about Prudential/PGIM and share your story with us. Digital interviewing allows greater flexibility, enables a quicker interview process, allows us to meet more candidates and share your story with more members of your team.

Prudential Financial, Inc. of the United States is not affiliated with Prudential plc. which is headquartered in the United Kingdom.

Prudential is a multinational financial services leader with operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Leveraging its heritage of life insurance and asset management expertise, Prudential is focused on helping individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth. The company’s well-known Rock symbol is an icon of strength, stability, expertise and innovation that has stood the test of time. Prudential’s businesses offer a variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds, asset management, and real estate services.

We recognize that our strength and success are directly linked to the quality and skills of our diverse associates. We are proud to be a place where talented people who want to make a difference can grow as professionals, leaders, and as individuals. Visit to learn more about our values, our history and our brand.

Prudential is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, marital status, age, veteran status, domestic partner status , medical condition or any other characteristic protected by law.

The Prudential Insurance Company of America, Newark, NJ and its affiliates.

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