Launch of AMSI Intern – ACFS Financial Services Internship Program


Based on the international success of Mitacs in Canada — whse intern program places more than 2,000 students each year — the innovative AMSI Intern – ACFS Internship Program model connects highly skilled and motivated PhD students (mentored by an academic supervisor) to solve problems within financial institutions.

Students are drawn from a broad range of disciplines — not just mathematics and statistics — including science, engineering, social and biological sciences, business and economics and introduce a new skill set into the workplace with the specialist knowledge of an academic supervisor.

Speaking about the new partnership with AMSI Intern, Professor Deborah Ralston, Executive Director of ACFS, commented: “This program is a response to the often stated need for highly skilled quantitative graduates to work on short term complex analytical finance problems. Not only does this model present an extremely cost effective solution to that problem, but the four to five month period of the internship can also reduce the risk of recruitment.”

Professor Geoff Prince, AMSI Director, said: “I am particularly pleased with this partnership with ACFS having had a number of my own PhD students work in the finance sector. AMSI Intern will provide a tried and tested way for finance, banking and insurance companies to get access to high level skills from a variety of backgrounds to deliver innovation, and competitive advantage.”

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About AMSI Intern
AMSI Intern is an innovative university and industry collaboration that connects business and other organisations to the vast research expertise in Australia’s universities.

It is a national program that links postgraduate students and their university supervisors across all disciplines — not just mathematics and statistics — with industry partners through short-term 4-5 month tightly focused partner research internships. The postgraduate student is supported by an academic mentor from the host university throughout the internship placement period. amsiintern.org.au

About ACFS
The Australian Centre for Financial Studies (ACFS) facilitates industry-relevant, rigorous research and independent commentary. Drawing on expertise from academia, industry and government, ACFS promotes thought leadership in the financial sector.

As specialists in leading edge finance and investment research, ACFS aims to boost the global credentials of Australia’s finance industry, bridging the gap between research and industry, and supporting Australia as an international centre for finance practice, research and education. www.australiancentre.com.au
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