Applications close on/before 31st March 2020.
Selection and offers made on a rolling basis.

The 2020 program, for up to 100 selected women, includes: 

What does the program include?

The 2020 program, for up to 100 selected women, includes:

1. Boot camp

  • Four weeks boot camp starting May 2020 (exact dates to be announced)
  • 2 batches of up to 50 women each
  • Location of boot camp (Bengaluru or Mumbai) will be assigned by CFA Institute.
  • Includes free food and lodging for the duration of the boot camp.
  • Boot camp location will be assigned, candidates will not get to choose the cities.
  • Mix of core finance and business skills related topics to be covered.
  • Venue: In-residence program in Bengaluru and Mumbai.

2. Internship

  • Company and location of internships will be assigned by CFA Institute.
  • Internships in any of 6 cities – Mumbai, Delhi NCR, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai and Pune.
  • Internship roles could be in any business area, including investment research, performance management, private credit, investment banking, operations, valuation, product control, public equity, credit ratings, fund research, product development, financial reporting, investment compliance, data analytics, restructuring, etc.
  • Subject to 100% attendance and satisfactory participation in the boot camp, including completing assignments.

3. Community

  • All participants who complete the boot camp and the internship will build lifelong relationships.

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What is covered in the boot camp?

Investment industry topics

  • Ethics and professionalism
  • Microeconomics/Macroeconomics
  • Financial statements
  • Quantitative concepts
  • Securities
  • Alternative investments
  • Risk management
  • Efficient financial markets

 Financial modelling workshop

  • Intermediate MS-Excel
  • Financial statement analysis
  • Valuation techniques
  • Machine learning 

Business skills workshop

  • Writing
  • Presentation
  • Business etiquette
  • Networking
  • Effective communication


Applications open  15th December 2019

Applications close  On / before 31st March 2020

Selection and offers made on a rolling basis.

Application process could close before application close date (when up to 100 suitable participants are selected).

Boot camp start date 18th May 2020 (Mumbai); 25th May 2020 (Bengaluru).

Internship start date  First week of July 2020

Who is eligible to apply?

  • Women only.

  • Minimum final year undergraduate students (graduating in 2020).

  • Open to candidates pursuing ANY educational discipline (arts, sciences, commerce, engineering, etc.).

  • Indian citizens ONLY.

What is the commitment from candidates?

We ask that you, if selected, commit to the full program – 4 weeks of boot camp, and 3 to 6 months of internship – for you to derive the full benefits and for us to achieve the objectives of this initiative.

Please ONLY apply if you can commit to the entirety of the program – starting from the boot camp from mid-May 2020 to the end of the internships (internship end date would vary between end-October 2020 to end-January 2021).