Corporate Governance Data Research - Internship

ISS - Institutional Shareholder Services

Brussles, Belgium


Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS) is the world’s leading provider of corporate governance solutions for asset owners, investment managers, and asset service providers. ISS’ solutions include objective governance research and recommendations, end-to-end proxy voting and distribution solutions, turnkey securities class-action claims management, and reliable global governance data and modeling tools. For further information on ISS, please visit our web site at www.issgovernance.com.


Do you have an interest in corporate governance and capital markets? Do you have an educational background in law, economics, finance or business? Would you like to receive in-depth training in the latest developments in corporate governance? Would you like to learn about the inner workings of an annual general meeting? 

ISS is seeking a number of corporate governance data procurement interns for the spring of 2016. You will be guided by experienced Analysts and learn about corporate governance, gaining an understanding of technical terminology in the corporate governance and investment management field. 

Data Procurement interns will assist ISS' corporate governance Analysts with data procurement, agenda coding and voting analytics of the annual general meetings of publicly traded companies.


  • Procuring meetings materials (agenda, proxy, annual report, voting results) from companies and process meetings;
  • Learn about and then perform ‘coding’ of agendas;
  • Procure voting results and enter into voting analytics software;
  • Gather data based on information in the company’s public documents;
  • Engage with companies in order to procure additional information;
  • Act as a support for all other internal departments with regards to all questions related to companies, meetings etc.


  • An interest in corporate governance, capital markets, research and data collection;
  • A relevant bachelor degree (law, economics, finance, or business);
  • A good eye for detail;
  • Fluent (both spoken and written) English ANDminimum one of the following language combinations:
    • Danish and/or Swedish and/or Norwegian;
    • Dutch and French;
    • French and/or German;
    • Italian and/or Romanian;
    • Russian and/or Polish plus any other East European language(s).
  • The ability to assimilate large quantities of information, work independently and take initiative while also being a team player;
  • An organized and structured mind to deal with large quantities of work and strict deadlines.
This internship is remunerated and will run for six months starting in February/March 2016.

Applicants should email a cover letter along with a CV in English to EMEA_Recruitment@issgovernance.com using the reference “Data Research Internship” in the email subject.