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Cambridge Investment Research, Inc. Software Development Intern in Fairfield, Iowa

For the last 12 years, Cambridge has recruited highly talented interns from across the country to join us during the summer for a 10-12 week internship. Each year, 25-30 interns join us for a full-time, paid internship experience at our home offices in Fairfield, Iowa and Phoenix, Arizona. The Next Step internship program gives students practical insight into the financial services industry. Students are partnered with a professional mentor, supervisor, and executive champion and participate in trainings on industry basics and trends, along with professional development courses and opportunities to job shadow other departments across Cambridge. At the conclusion of the internship, each intern will have the opportunity to present on their experience and a specific project of their choice.


  • Competitive pay

  • Away time: Interns will receive 16 hours of away time at the beginning of employment

  • Volunteer time: Each intern will be allowed up to eight hours of paid time off for the summer to volunteer for activities that support community events and activities.

  • Holiday pay: Memorial Day and Independence Day

  • Housing assistance: Interns located in the Fairfield office needing housing assistance will be offered the option to utilize a local university’s apartment facilities at a small expense.

  • Educational courses: Interns get to participate in educational training put on by our Associate Training and Development team. Courses consist of career workshops, problem solving, proper work etiquette, and financial services industry basics.

  • Social events: Interns have the option to participate in local social events with other interns and home office associates.

  • Networking events: Interns have the opportunity to network with our top executives during the Welcome and End of Summer Banquets. Interns will get the chance to learn from our top leaders and ask questions. Interns also have the ability to do job shadows with other teams at Cambridge. Upon the completion of the internship program, interns will also have access to the Next Step Intern Alumni LinkedIn Group to stay in touch with Cambridge and other interns that have gone through the program.

  • Opportunity to discuss continued employment with Cambridge on a part-time or full-time basis at the conclusion of the internship

The Information Systems team provides service to all Cambridge financial professionals, administrative staff, and home office associates. This team supports Cambridge’s purpose through four core capabilities: product portfolio management, architecture and engineering, agile delivery processes, and infrastructure and security. The software development team designs, develops, and tests software features and components. Any computer science graduate that is serious about getting their career off to a good start will be attracted by the modern software development practices and technologies in use at Cambridge. The intern will apply his or her knowledge of software development in a real-world environment. The work that the intern will do at Cambridge will combine the information from different courses into one project that help the intern gain an understanding of the bigger picture of software development.

We have seven Software Developer Internship openings located in the Fairfield, IA or Phoenix, AZ offices.

As the Software Developer Intern, you will:

  • Design, develop, and test software features and components for existing or new applications that will be delivered to the business

  • Work on projects that include web programming and business layer design and development

  • Use standard industry practices, such as established coding conventions, writing automated unit tests, participate in code reviews, pair programming, and Continuous Integration

  • Participate in practices according to the Agile/Scrum software development methodology

  • Write test plans and test cases along with conducting testing and bug reporting

  • Utilize skills in C#, .NET Framework, ASP.NET MVC, SQL, Visual Studio, MS SQL Server Management Studio, Team Foundation Server (TFS) and others

  • Learn how to use Test Driven Development (TDD) and Continuous Integration (CI) while developing a challenging project

  • Work collaboratively with a team to solve difficult problems

  • Learn how to evaluate the pros and cons of design and coding decisions that aren’t taught in the classroom

Students studying Computer Science, Computer Information Systerms, Computer Engineering, or similar majors will likely be the most successful in this role.

Compensation: $19-23 per hour. This range is a good faith estimate of the compensation to be offered for this position based on the ideal candidate’s qualifications, the Company’s operational needs, and other considerations permitted by law. The actual pay offered to a specific candidate may vary above or below the stated range.

About Us:

Cambridge Investment Research Inc. is one of the nation’s top independent broker-dealers. We serve independent financial professionals and their clients as they work to grow their wealth and plan for their future goals. We are a company of over 900 associates with offices in Fairfield, IA and Phoenix, AZ.

At Cambridge, our purpose is to make a difference in the lives of our financial professionals, their investing clients, and our associates. Our values of integrity, commitment, flexibility, and kindness continue to guide us in the decisions we make together every day. For 40 years we’ve delivered innovative financial solutions while offering exciting career opportunities with ongoing professional development.

A national leader as a financial solutions firm, Cambridge’s commitment to long-term professional development in a unique small-town community makes this a one-of-a-kind opportunity. Cambridge has been honored 11 times by our associates as a ‘Top Workplace in Iowa’, and 13 times as ‘Broker-dealer of the Year’ by our financial professionals through Investment Advisor magazine. We are recognized among the leading firms in the financial advice industry as we serve over 3,700 independent financial professionals and hundreds of thousands of their investing clients across the country.

Hardware/software: Computer, Visual Studio, MS SQL Server Management Studio, MS Office

Specialized workforce requirements: Understanding of Object-Oriented programming paradigm,

experience with C# programming language, experience with .NET 4.x frameworks, experience with

ASP.NET MVC, understanding of relational database systems, and knowledge of SQL. May have

exposure to SalesForce, MuleSoft, or specific APIs or Events and Consumers.

Job ID: 2022-2149

External Company Name: Cambridge Investment Research, Inc.

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Telecommute: No