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Bank of America Merrill Lynch EmployAbility Summer Internship Programme 2015, Global Corporate and Investment Banking (GCIB)

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Start Date

June 2015


9 weeks




Penultimate year students, finalists and graduates of any degree discipline.


Application Deadline

Midnight, Sunday, 30 November 2014

EmployAbility is delighted to be working with Bank of America Merrill Lynch to offer disabled students and graduates the opportunity to apply for the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Summer Internship programme.

Company Profile

Bank of America is one of the world's leading financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small- and middle-market businesses, large corporations and governments with a full range of financial and risk management products and services. Bank of America Merrill Lynch is the marketing name for the global banking and markets businesses. The company has had a presence in EMEA since 1922. With offices in 23 countries on three continents, it offers an integrated and comprehensive set of products and services across Global Corporate and Investment Banking, Global Markets and Consumer Card, serving the needs of individual, corporate, institutional and government clients, combining the best of local knowledge and global expertise. Developing solutions for social and environmental challenges is at the core of Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s responsibility platform. In more than 90 countries around the world, they partner with employees, clients and stakeholders to help make financial lives better.

Why Diversity Is Important

Bank of America Merrill Lynch encourages a diverse, inclusive workplace. This gives them the business advantage of understanding and meeting the needs of their diverse clients and shareholders, and provides fresh ideas and perspectives, which promote ingenuity. The company respects and values not only differences related to age, marital or civil partnership status, ethnicity, disability, gender, gender identity, race, religion or belief and sexual orientation, but also diversity of viewpoint, experience, talents and ideas. They strive to empower all employees to excel on the job and reach their full potential, and reward and recognise individuals based on performance and results.

Summer Internship Programme, Global Corporate & Investment Banking (GCIB) Division

At Bank of America Merrill Lynch, they’ll match your drive and ambition to where you can make a real impact.

As one of the world’s largest financial institutions, their global connections allow you to create a career on your own terms.

An internship or placement is your opportunity to gain an insight into working life at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, to network with the company’s employees and to develop your skills. You’ll work alongside employees of all levels and have an opportunity to participate in project work with the potential for measurable impact on our business. By joining Bank of America Merrill Lynch, you’ll also receive the highest level of training and mentoring support.

Running for nine weeks between June and August, a summer internship will give you a thorough introduction to the financial services industry. The programme begins with an induction week covering core skills, and you will be assigned a mentor and a buddy who will help you to make the most of your orientation and training. There will also be plenty of networking opportunities and a speaker series, giving you the chance to meet a range of employees from new starters to seasoned senior executives.

As an intern in the Global Corporate and Investment Banking (GCIB) division, you will have the opportunity to work in one of three areas:

Equity Capital Markets

Equity Capital Markets originates a wide variety of equity solutions for the bank's clients. When a client decides to raise capital in the public or private markets, corporate and investment bankers turn to the Global Capital Markets team. Global Capital Markets partners with the coverage team and advises clients on optimal methods to access capital, whether for acquisitions, general financing or strengthening of balance sheets.

Equity Capital Markets originates, structures, and executes worldwide equity, equity-linked and equity derivatives products on behalf of the firm's global corporate and institutional client base. The equity product suite includes initial public offerings, rights offerings, accelerated placements, convertible bonds, hedging structures, margin loans and structured purchases/disposals.

Global Corporate Banking & Debt Capital Markets

Bank of America Merrill Lynch operates a dual coverage model, with key clients covered globally by both the Corporate Banking and Investment Banking teams. The role of Global Corporate Banking is to manage client relationships and to provide strategic advice across three core pillars:

  • Capital raising (e.g. bonds, loans, acquisition finance, leasing)
  • Risk management (FX, rates, commodities, pensions)
  • Cash management and trade finance

Organised on a geographic basis, the Global Corporate Banking group serves a range of corporate clients across the Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific. The scope of Global Corporate Banking is broad - it is necessary to work with partners in different product groups across the globe, offering an extremely diverse experience.

As Bank of America Merrill Lynch strives for improved efficiency, Debt Capital Markets has now been combined with Global Corporate Banking to optimise their approach to client coverage. As a result, the role includes more direct exposure to the traditional Debt Capital Markets role, focused on providing strategic advice, structuring and execution on any debt funding initiative (across bonds, hybrid, private placement or loans).

Global Investment Banking

Our Global Investment Banking business focuses on building long-term relationships with more than 3,000 large corporations, financial institutions and financial sponsors, providing a unique breadth of services. With expertise in strategic mergers and acquisitions advisory, and equity capital markets, they offer strong expertise and capitalise on powerful M&A, and equity product knowledge to deliver integrated and innovative financial solutions. We have a leading global franchise with significant presence in the Americas, Europe, Emerging Markets (ex-Asia) and Asia Pacific.


Summer Interns will help orchestrate capital raising and strategic advisory transactions. Bank of America Merrill Lynch provides valuable analytical based work experience that is focused on the financial markets and visibility with clients as a representative of a top tier global investment bank.

Equity Capital Markets

  • Work as a product specialist alongside Global Investment Banking teams to create and deliver financing solutions through equity, equity-linked and/or derivative products to the company's clients
  • Provide market-informed judgments on a broad array of financing strategies to address clients' specific needs
  • Work on live transactions and interact with clients as you build your network and experience
  • Help generate ideas and opportunities for new and existing clients through in-depth research, financial modeling and industry analyses
  • Work with sales teams and traders in the Global Markets division and liaise with the Global Research division to stay informed on the latest market developments, as well as coordinate and manage live deal executions

Global Corporate Banking & Debit Capital Markets

  • Assist Global Corporate Banking and Debt Capital Markets professionals in relationship management, origination and execution
  • Provide market-informed judgments on a broad array of financing strategies to address clients' specific needs
  • Work on live transactions and interact with clients as you build your network and experience
  • Help to generate ideas and cross selling opportunities for new and existing clients
  • Support the Global Corporate Banking and Debt Capital Markets team in the development of client specific analysis (e.g. capital structure, acquisition finance)
  • Stay informed on the latest market developments, interacting with other groups as appropriate
  • Work closely with the Investment Banking team on client coverage and origination

Global Investment Banking

  • Work on projects alongside bankers in specific industry, product and country coverage groups, providing you with a unique learning opportunity
  • Help the team deliver solutions to clients with the full spectrum of the bank's capabilities. Actively contribute to the preparation of client presentation and underlying valuation analysis  
  • Build relationships, knowledge and experience that will open doors to a wide range of future career options and opportunities
  • Through our unique pooling system, you will have the opportunity to work in industry, product and coverage groups to give you a first-hand understanding of the investment banking profession and offer you the chance to explore your best fit for full-time placement


The programme is designed to help you decide whether Bank of America Merrill Lynch's offer matches your aspirations and includes:

  • One week induction and training programme with classroom instruction
  • Summer Senior Speaker Series, featuring global & divisional presentations by top executives
  • Opportunities to interact with senior bankers and network with peers
  • Constructive feedback sessions through performance evaluations


  • Strong A-level grades and on track for a minimum 2:1 degree (or equivalent), however, please speak to EmployAbility if you have extenuating circumstances that have affected your academic performance.
  • Fluency in English is essential and a second European language may also be required for some roles
  • You'll need to demonstrate drive, innovation and a genuine interest in the financial markets
  • You will need to provide evidence of a strong interest in GCIB, including any relevant work experience/insight week, problem solving skills, drive, creativity and interpersonal skills, leadership experience and evidence of capability to work with others
  • Team-working, leadership and problem-solving skills, plus creativity are key qualities, as is the ability to work in a fast-paced environment, multi-task and interact with a variety of people

Other Divisions

Bank of America Merrill Lynch is offering summer internships across a variety of divisions. Other divisions include:

How To Apply

Candidates apply through EmployAbility's online application process, but each applicant is assessed against Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s core competencies and selected through the Bank of America Merrill Lynch recruitment process. Successful candidates are hired directly onto Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Summer Internship programme within a specific division and participate in every aspect of that division’s Internship programme.

Please note that candidates can only submit one application:

  • To apply online to the Bank of America Merrill Lynch EmployAbility Global Corporate & Investment Banking (GCIB) Summer Internship, please click on the 'apply now' button at the bottom of this page.
  • To apply to an internship in any other division, please click above on the division of your choice. You will be directed to the relevant page.

Although application deadlines are in place, candidates are advised to apply early as Bank of America Merrill Lynch recruit on an on-going basis.  

If you have any extenuating circumstances or require further information about the Internship programme, please contact Sarah Denness on +44 (0)7852 764684 or email info@employ-ability.org.uk

This programme is now closed for applications.

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