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BLX is committed to providing qualified and diverse candidates for every organization. We know that each firm is different, which is why all of our interns are screened to fit your needs.

Applications for the summer of 2024 are now closed. To stay up to date on the latest news and updates from BLX subscribe to our newsletter!

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Firm Requirements

Firms wishing to host an intern must be fee-only or fee-based with a focus on comprehensive financial planning.

Firms must also agree to the following:

Pay interns at least $20 per hour

Be open to accepting virtual interns

Provide interns with 20-40 hours of work per week

Host interns for at least 8-12 weeks

Download the BLX Firm Brochure!

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What We Offer

Built-In Talent Pipeline

BLX has cultivated relationships with over 50 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) throughout the United States. In addition we partner with several organizations to recruit career changers. Your firm will have the opportunity to tap into a new wave of diverse talent eager to kickstart their careers in the financial sector.

Personalized Candidate Screening

We collaborate with your organization to identify your needs and find the most suitable candidates for your internships. We also interview each intern candidate and offer one-on-one coaching to ensure a high-quality matching process. This allows us to present you with a concise list of pre-screened candidates saving you time. 

Internship

Hiring

Resources

Whether you have an established internship program running or are hiring for the first time, we can help you every step of the way. We offer a wealth of resources to guide you through the process, including sample hiring documents, webinars, and a syllabus to ensure your interns have a quality experience.

Future

Recruiting

Interns who participate in our program have access to continuing education and scholarship opportunities. 

We maintain relationships with our interns beyond their internship period, allowing them to take advantage of opportunities to build their resume. Hiring an intern through BLX means gaining access to our pool of candidates for potential future hires.

BLX Internship In A Box

BLX is proud to provide participating firms with our BLX Internship In a Box. 

This comprehensive guide offers detailed instructions and a framework for companies to use when hosting interns. The guide includes:

  • A Sample 8-Week Syllabus

  • Intern Task Lists

  • Best Practices for DEI&B

  • An Onboarding Checklist

  • Sample Career Track

As part of this resource, we also provide firms with a supplemental resource guide that includes sample interview questions, offer letters, non-disclosure agreements, and background check forms.

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Firm Participation Fees

To guarantee a high-quality matching process and ensure the financial stability of the BLX program, we charge a fee to participating firms at the designated levels below.

Enterprise

$5,000 (1-2 Interns)

$7,500 (3-4 Interns)  

$10,000 (5+ Interns) +$2,000 per additional intern

Financial Planning Team with 20+ team members or $1 billion of assets under management

Local, regional, or national offices

Large

$3,500 (1-2 Interns)

Financial Planning Team with 10-20 team members
Local or regional offices

Mid-Size

$2,500 (1 intern)

Financial Planning team <10 team members
Local area office

Solo

$1,500 (1 intern)

Independent Financial Planner
Local area Office

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