Financial Planner Intern Summer 2023

Itasca, Illinois
Paid Position
Closing date
Oct 30, 2022

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Job Role
Financial Planner
Employment Type
Temp to Full Time
Experience Level
CFP® Certification
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The mission of BDF LLC is to help people enjoy a full life. We live our mission every day. Our vision is to set the standard of unmatched excellence by attracting and retaining top talent in order to passionately serve our clients, through a culture of growth, innovation, and safety, anchored by our core values:


Team Before Self · Open to Feedback · Vulnerable · Gratitude


Driven/Self-motivated · Going Above and Beyond · Hardworking · Dedicated


Inquisitive · Listen to Others · Good Intuition · Self-aware

Always Do the Right Thing


We are currently searching for a highly motivated, analytical individual to join us as an intern for the summer of 2023 in our Itasca office.

Our Internship Program Includes:

  • Real-world exposure to:
    • Net Worth Statements
    • Retirement Planning
    • Investments
    • Insurance Planning
    • Tax Planning
    • Estate Planning
  • Attend internal and client meetings in an observation and learning capacity
  • Collaboration with the Wealth Management Team
  • Completion of team and/or firm-wide projects

Learning Opportunities for You:

  • Experience in investment management and financial advisory services
  • Tax and investment knowledge
  • Investment research skills
  • Project management skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Professional business acumen and communication skills
  • Introductory knowledge of planning software such as MoneyGuidePro, YCharts, Salesforce, etc.

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Enrollment in a bachelor’s degree program in Financial Planning, Finance, Accounting, or Business Administration at an accredited higher learning institution.
  • Completion of Junior year by summer 2023 with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Additional Skills:

  • Knowledge of MS Office Suite, particularly Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • High level of attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Strong work ethic and professionalism.

BDF is a fee-only, private wealth management firm with offices in Itasca and Chicago, Illinois.  BDF specializes in working with business owners, women, widows, individuals and families, institutions, and non-profit organizations.  BDF is also ranked as one of the best places to work in 2022 by Investment News, Crain’s Chicago Business and the Daily Herald. Clients trust us to manage over $5.9 billion in assets and we’re honored to have a 98% client retention rate.

We want your accomplishments and goals to speak for themselves - please send your resume to 

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