Summer Student Program | Mackenzie Investments

Summer Student Program

Each year Mackenzie Investments hires approximately 25 students across the company for summer placements from May until the end of August.

Departments that typically hire summer students include:

  • Investment Management
  • Product
  • Distribution (Sales)
  • Client Service Operations
  • Fund Services
  • Software Development
  • Internal Audit
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing


  • Students must be currently enrolled in a relevant program (requirements will vary depending upon department) at a post-secondary institution and returning to school in the fall.
  • Students should have an interest in the financial services industry, have demonstrated leadership skills, be collaborative and enthusiastic and value continuous learning and innovation.


  • Our recruitment process for summer students starts in October, with interviews in November and December, and offers made to students by the end of December.

How to Apply

Visit our Careers tab in October and apply to the summer student posting.


Cole Heideman

Role: District Sales Representative
Department: Distribution
University/Program: Commerce, Queen’s University

Mackenzie has an unbelievable corporate culture that I truly believe comes from the top down. As a summer intern, I had access to many people holding senior leadership positions within the company. Mackenzie operates with a feeling of a flat hierarchy, allowing junior members to not only lean on seniors for support, but also ensures that everyone’s’ voice is equal and heard.

I found my internship at Mackenzie an invaluable learning experience, as well as a building block for my career. I was able to gain exposure to many different business units within the company through the various projects I worked on.

Through my internship I learned how to work cross-functionally, not only with colleagues in my department, but with people in separate divisions in the company. I was tasked with managing multiple projects with individual timelines, involving many people of various levels throughout the organization.

My advice for future students would be to ensure that you are willing to learn about, and experience, the different sides of this business, as a Co-op/Internship at Mackenzie provides an incredible opportunity to see what truly piques your interest. Do not be afraid to ask.

- Cole Heideman