Cambridge Wraps Up 10th Annual The Next Step Internship Program

August 16, 2021

2021 program welcomed 29 students for a summer of financial services industry insight


FAIRFIELD, IA – August 16, 2021 – Cambridge’s The Next Step® internship program is wrapping up another successful summer. The Next Step summer internship program, now in its 10th consecutive year, was designed to develop the next generation of talent in the financial services industry. Cambridge received hundreds of applications for its 2021 program and welcomed 29 students from a wide range of educational backgrounds and from colleges and universities around the country.

This summer’s interns were able to join fellow associates back at the Fairfield home office, after COVID-19 moved the 2020 internship program to a virtual setting. The Next Step program provides students an opportunity to join various departments across the firm in full-time, paid internship roles. During the 12-week program, interns learned about industry basics and trends, participated in professional development courses, shadowed Cambridge associates in other departments, and presented their final projects to colleagues. Supplementing their college studies with practical experience in the financial services industry, this year’s interns worked closely with a professional mentor, supervisor, and executive champion in their assigned department. 

Several interns have returned for multiple summers while others have gone on to work in various financial services positions across the country. Many students who have participated in the program return to Cambridge as full-time associates. Cambridge is proud of The Next Step internship program’s ability to develop the next generation of talent in the financial services industry.


About Cambridge

Cambridge Investment Group, Inc. is a financial solutions firm focused on serving independent financial professionals and their investing clients. Cambridge offers a broad range of choices for independent financial professionals regarding solutions for advice, growth, technology, and independence. Cambridge’s national reach includes: Cambridge Investment Research Advisors, Inc. – a large corporate RIA; and Cambridge Investment Research, Inc. – an independent broker-dealer, member FINRA/SIPC, that is among the largest internally controlled independent broker-dealers in the country. Cambridge continues to be a multi-year honoree as a top workplace1 and broker-dealer2 of the year.

Contact: Jeff Wulf, Senior Vice President, Cambridge: or 800-777-6080 


1The Top Workplace in Iowa, 2020 – 2011, recognition is determined by associate feedback through an anonymous survey conducted by Energage, an independent research company.

2Investment Advisor magazine, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2010, 2008, 2007, Division IV; 2003, Division III.

Securities offered through Cambridge Investment Research, Inc., a broker-dealer, member FINRA/SIPC, and investment advisory services offered through Cambridge Investment Research Advisors, Inc., a Registered Investment Adviser. Both are wholly owned subsidiaries of Cambridge Investment Group, Inc.