I'm in my final year of classes in a mid-sized city with a small IB presence. There are a couple of small offices for recognized MM names here, but I know they do not do structured fall/spring internships. That being said, as the spring semester is right around the corner I'm considering pushing to intern at one of these shops as I'd love to get the brand on my resume.
I'm not worried about a FT offer or pay or anything, and I already have an IB internship so my pitch would be that I can do whatever they want that would add value to the analysts, for free, while requiring relatively little guidance/training.
My plan is to network with the people at these firms and hopefully try to convince them to let me do this, but I'm wondering
a) If these offices have the freedom to even do something like this (does HR shut anything like this down automatically? If an MD pushed do they have the power to make this happen?)
b) Does anyone have any other tips for successfully pulling this off? Or has anyone actually done this