Joining Us

D. E. Shaw Research has brought together a team of extraordinary contributors from a variety of disciplines, and from both academia and industry. We welcome inquiries from exceptionally capable candidates of all backgrounds and levels of experience, and offer a stimulating, intellectually rigorous work environment that is also supportive, flexible, and welcoming.

Career Opportunities

Summer Internships

  • D. E. Shaw Research offers paid summer internships for undergraduate and graduate students from a range of scientific and technical disciplines. Internships for rising sophomores are 8 weeks long, while those for rising juniors or seniors and for graduate students last for 12 to 15 weeks.

  • Learn about opportunities for summer internships

Two‑Day Fellowship Programs

  • Each year, D. E. Shaw Research organizes highly selective paid fellowship programs for undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers working in scientific and technical fields relevant to our group’s research. Each of these three fellowship programs is an intensive, two‑day symposium that includes scientific and technical presentations and workshops, career development discussions, and networking with peers and members of our team.

  • Learn about upcoming fellowship opportunities

Diversity and Inclusion

  • We believe that our strength lies not only in the talent of our individual team members, but in our collective support for a diverse and inclusive workplace and our commitment to fostering a collaborative, collegial, and flexible environment in which all of us can do our best work. We embrace diversity along all dimensions, and respect and value the unique qualities, perspectives, and identities of every person in our group.

D. E. Shaw Research is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the goal of building a diverse workforce. We welcome inquiries from all exceptionally well‑qualified applicants, regardless of race, color, nationality, national or ethnic origin, religion or religious belief, caste, gender identity, pregnancy, caregiver status, age, military service eligibility, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, disability, or status in any other category protected in this regard by law in any jurisdiction in which we operate.