Corporate Governance Research Analyst - Internship

ISS - Institutional Shareholder Services

Berlin, Brussels, London, Paris


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, political science, 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 research 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. 

Your main responsibilities will be to assist the Analysts in scrutinizing companies’ documents (agenda of the annual general meetings, articles of association, annual reports and meeting materials) with regard to their corporate governance performance and proposals submitted for shareholder approval.


  • Assist our Analysts by closely inspecting the agendas of annual general meetings;
  • Learn about and then formulate vote recommendations;
  • Gather data based on information in the company’s public documents;
  • Engage with companies in order to procure additional information;
  • Prepare reports in English detailing the analyses and explaining why a certain vote recommendation was given.


  • An interest in corporate governance, capital markets, research and data collection;
  • A relevant bachelor degree (law, political science, economics, finance, or business) or in the process of obtaining such a degree;
  • A strong analytical ability, numeracy, strong oral and written communication skills;
  • Fluent (both spoken and written) English AND minimum one of the following languages:
    • Danish and/or Swedish and/or Norwegian;
    • Dutch;
    • French;
    • German;
    • Italian;
    • Spanish;
    • Portuguese;
    • Russian;
    • Polish;
    • East European language(s);
    • Greek;
    • Turkish.
  • 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 three to six months starting in January 2016 and depending on the covered markets.

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