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If you thought investment banking internships were about hard work you were wrong. At least that's how banks portray the lives of interns on social media.

A pictorial guide to intern life at Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, BAML, UBS and Citi

The life of a summer analyst

We already have some idea who this year's interns are at places like Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, and Morgan Stanley, but what are they actually doing during their 10 hot weeks as trainee bankers?

Fortunately, the banks in question have been offer illuminating updates on interns' lives via their Twitter channels. If you thought interns were just there to work 18 hour days and fetch coffees, you were very wrong. If banks' Twitter feeds are to be believed, the existence of an intern is much more about...

Attending classes

Here we have UBS's Swiss interns being taught all about asset management during their second week...

UBS classroom

Receiving careers advice from the CEO

Careers guru and Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein dispensed advice to the interns at Goldman Sachs...

Lloyd Blankfein chatting

Receiving resume advice from senior HR staff

Edith Cooper, Goldman's global head of HR helped a few interns with their resumes...

Goldman Sachs interns resume

Participating in exciting team-based events

Morgan Stanley's interns participated in a 'simulation' called 'run the investment bank...'

Morgan STanley simulation

Attending 'summer parties'

Bank of America Merrill Lynch's (BAML's) interns had a little get together under a murky London sky...

BAML summer party

UBS's EMEA interns had a drinks party on HMS Belfast...


UBS EMEA interns

Having fun times at local landmarks:

Goldman Sachs investment management interns hugged each other on the London Eye...

Goldman Sachs interns London eye

And - most of all - helping out in the community:

Goldman Sachs' interns did some painting in Paris...

Goldman Sachs interns painting

And attended a 'senior prom' in New York (still wearing the same T shirts)...

Goldman Sachs senior prom

While Morgan Stanley's interns have been brainstorming fund raising ideas for St. Ormond's Street children's hospital...

Morgan STanley interns brainstorming

Citi's interns have been building bikes in support of Barnados...

Citi interns Barnados

And BAML's EMEA interns have been planting, digging and carrying...

BAML interns EMEA

(Photo credit: Kumara Surfle)

AUTHORSarah Butcher Global Editor

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