The Jane Street Immersion Program (JSIP) is a multi-week summer program that takes place in New York City. JSIP is intended for undergraduate students between their first and second years who are passionate about computer science and have also experienced barriers to opportunity within the field.
JSIP is a unique program for Jane Street — we don’t often host students this early in their academic career. It’s also a rigorous one — JSIP Fellows will learn and develop their programming skills in a collaborative, fast-paced environment to help prepare them for a career in software engineering. It’s called an immersion program for good reason!
JSIP is for undergraduate students between their first and second years who have aspirations in software engineering and have also experienced barriers to access and opportunity within computer science.
Our next JSIP event will run mid-June to mid-August and will take place in Jane Street’s NYC office.
Housing, travel to and from the program, select meals, and organized social activities will be covered by Jane Street. There is no admission fee to attend JSIP.
Jane Street will award a $7500 scholarship to each JSIP Fellow to enable participation in the program and to support future educational opportunities.
More about JSIP
During the first few weeks of the program, in a classroom just off our bustling trading floor, you’ll learn from full-time Jane Street software engineers and dive deep into computer science fundamentals. You’ll also learn OCaml, Jane Street’s favored programming language, along with the ins and outs of the functional programming that is so crucial to our business.
During the remainder of the program, you’ll take the concepts you learned in the first few weeks and apply them to larger, structured projects. From putting together a design doc, to writing robust and maintainable code, you’ll get the chance to plan and execute a complex SWE project. You’ll also learn best practices when it comes to applying and interviewing for future SWE internships, and gain an in-depth understanding of what a career in software engineering could look like.
Diversity of thought and contribution is what allows our firm to stay bold and nimble. Many of us had no previous experience with finance or OCaml when we arrived, and JSIP requires no such experience — only a penchant for programming and a curious mind.
To qualify for this program, you must be a current first-year undergraduate student (Class of 2027) who intends to complete your college or university’s introduction to computer science course(s) by June 2024, and has experienced barriers to access and opportunity within computer science.
Our definition of such barriers is broad; they could be related to personal circumstances or financial hardship. We acknowledge the breadth of challenges that could lead a high-achieving student to be under resourced or under exposed to advanced programming opportunities. Examples include, but are not limited to: being a first-generation college student, identifying with an underrepresented ethnic/racial minority group, being Pell Grant eligible, having notable need for financial assistance, attending an under-resourced or rural school, coming from a marginalized community, or experiencing personal hardship. This list is not exhaustive, and we encourage any student who is interested and believes they fit the criteria for the program to apply.
Participants must be authorized to be employed in the U.S. without a visa sponsorship.
To apply to JSIP, we ask that you submit a brief application along with your resume. Following your submission, some additional information may be requested and from there, you may be invited to interview. More details will be provided to applicants as they move forward in the process.
JSIP Fellows will live in a corporate apartment-style building. Each person will have their own living space, which will include several amenities, including but not limited to a fully equipped kitchen and in-unit laundry.
Unfortunately the program dates (mid-June to mid-August) are not flexible and if you are accepted into the program, you will be required to confirm that you are available for the full duration of the program.
At this time, there is no option to attend JSIP virtually.