Stephens – Opportunities for Students and Recent Graduates | Stephens

Who We Are

What We Do

We provide investment banking, research, sales and trading, asset and wealth management, public finance, insurance, private capital, and family office services.

About Us

We are a family-owned financial services firm that values client relationships, long-term stability, and supporting the communities where we live and work.

The Stephens Story

The idea of family defines our culture, because each of us knows that our reputation is on the line as if our own name was on the door.


Our reputation as a leading independent financial services firm is built on the stability of our longstanding and highly experienced senior executives.

Impact Initiatives

We are committed to corporate philanthropy; economic and financial literacy advocacy; and diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.

Our Brand Ambassadors

Stephens is proud to sponsor the PGA TOUR, LPGA Tour, and PGA TOUR Champions careers, as well as applaud the philanthropic endeavors, of our Brand Ambassadors.

Making Connections

We host many highly informative meetings each year with clients, industry decision makers, and thought leaders across the U.S. and in Europe.

Our Businesses

Capital Management

We provide fiduciary investment strategies to public-and private-sector institutional clients through asset allocation, consulting, and retirement services.

Fixed Income Sales & Trading

Decades of proven performance and experience in providing tailored fixed income trading and underwriting services to major municipal and corporate issuers.

Institutional Equities and Research

Proven industry-leading research, global market insights, and client-focused execution.


Customized risk management, property & casualty, executive strategies and employee benefits solutions that protect our clients over the long term.

Investment Banking

We assist companies with accessing capital through innovative advisory and execution services that help firms achieve their strategic goals.

Private Capital

We have been a trusted and reliable source of capital for private companies for over 70 years.

Private Wealth Management

Our experienced Private Client Group professionals develop customized investment strategies to help clients achieve their financial goals.

Public Finance

We are a trusted municipal advisor with proven expertise in public financings. We also work with clients in negotiated and competitive municipal underwritings.


Opportunities for Students and Recent Graduates

We invite exceptional students and recent graduates to start their careers at Stephens. With guidance from our experienced professionals, you will develop your skills and knowledge while contributing to our shared success.


We want every analyst, associate and intern at Stephens to achieve their full potential in a culture of continuous growth. Our training and team-based approach enables you to enhance your professional journey and unique abilities.


Students and recent graduates can explore opportunities across the firm. With a culture that emphasizes collaboration, you can expand your horizons by working with a wide range of departments and people.


At Stephens, everyone is encouraged to contribute their ideas and perspectives, so you can make a positive impact from day one.


We are committed to supporting the communities where we live and work. At Stephens, you will have multiple opportunities to participate with your colleagues in initiatives that benefit local communities across the country.

Find your next opportunity

Stephens offers several innovative programs for students and recent graduates. Each one provides the opportunity to work closely with senior management and develop relationships with clients while growing in a collaborative, supportive and stable environment.

Investment Banking Analyst

In this two-year program, analysts gain a generalist foundation of essential skills that can lead to a broad range of opportunities for advancement. Our long-tenured bankers cultivate successful analysts as they work on deal structure, modeling, client communications and more.

Learn more

Investment Banking Summer Analyst Program

Research Associate

Discover open positions

Start your career in finance with a firm that values relationships and independence, and fosters a culture of individual achievement and teamwork.