So I wanted to post an update as to my status. After 6 grueling months I finally managed to land an internship for the summer. As you can probably guess I was unable to get a trading related internship. What i did manage to land was a PWM internship with a very sucessful broker at one of the bulge retail brokerages. Since I really do not want to stay in Private wealth management I was curious as to what type projects i could potentially do to enhance my resume and give me some type of relevent exposure to what i could expect on a trading desk. The group i work for is the largest at my branch, they focus on using an asset allocation approach and use mutual funds opposed to a traditional stock picking approach. Perhaps i can turn this into something that would be useful on a trading desk at a later date? What skills should i look to build?