Institutional Shareholder Services, Inc. Internship - Corporate Governance Data analyst in Brussels, Belgium

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Enter a world of corporate governance and responsible investment and jumpstart your career by gaining exposure to the fundamental affairs of businesses and economies on a global scale.

Why work for ISS?

For more than 30 years now, Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS) has been the world’s leading provider of corporate governance and responsible investment (RI) solutions for asset owners, asset managers, hedge funds, and asset service providers. Institutional clients turn to us to apply their corporate governance views, identify governance risks, and manage their complete proxy voting needs on a global basis.

We are truly a global company, with more than 1,200 employees spread across 19 offices in 13 countries. A career in ISS gives you international experience in working with market-leading experts that enable investors to incorporate corporate governance & responsible investment in their policies and practices.

The ISS Way

At ISS, our values are not as much imposed as they are inspired. We talk about ideals in terms of how it brings our people together in a culture that upholds the interests of our colleagues, shareholders and clients. Everyone at ISS is a champion of Integrity, Collaboration, Empowerment, Flexibility, Diversity and Client Service. When you join ISS, you are expected to exemplify these Values in a manner that informs your actions and aspirations in the workplace.

What’s in it for you?

  • Learn in practice the function of the corporate governance and gain an understanding of its technical terminology.

  • Receive in-depth training in the latest developments in corporate governance to fulfill your career aspirations.

  • Expand your know-how in the corporate governance industry and contribute significantly to our client work and knowledge building.

  • Work in a flexible and diversified environment.

  • Perform in a workplace of integrity and transparency.


ISS is seeking a pool talented and self- motivated interns for the winter/spring of 2019. Our interns will be assigned to a dynamic regional market France or Russia and guided by our top experienced analysts.

  • As a Corporate Governane Data Analyst, you will become an integral part of the team with the crucial role of helping to deliver data on shareholder meetings of listed companies. The internships coincide with the so-called “proxy voting season”, i.e. when most listed companies convene their annual shareholder meetings.

  • Gather comprehensive data in companies' public documents (annual reports, reference documents, etc.), notably concerning the board composition, related-party transactions, executives' remuneration, etc.

  • Collect and Analyze the information with regards to the local code of best practice in corporate governance and ISS voting policy.

  • A relevant master’s degree in law, political sciences, economics, business or finance or in the process of obtaining such a degree.

  • A prior experience in a relevant area will be considered as an advantage.

  • A strong analytical ability, numeracy, strong oral and written communication skills.

  • 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.

  • Fluent (both spoken and written) in English AND French or Russian.

This internship is remunerated (€ 1000 gross monthly + transport refunding) and will run for 5 months starting in February 2019.

VISA requirements can be applied for non-EU citizens if recruitment process is finalized by mid/end of November 2018. Please apply immediately.

Interested in this great learning opportunity?

Applicants should apply online at by sending a CV in English along with a one-page cover letter. The cover letter should explain why you are interested in corporate governance, in joining ISS and why you are suitable for the role. Applications without a cover letter won’t be taken into further consideration.

Please note that due to the great number of applications we receive, we can only respond to selected candidates.

To all recruitment agencies: ISS does not accept unsolicited CVs/Resumes. Please do not forward CVs/Resumes to any ISS employee, location or website. ISS is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited CVs/Resumes

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