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Shipbroker Intern

Shipbroker Intern

Job ID:  3461
Department:  Specialised Products
Category:  Broking

Rio De Janeiro, BR

Employment Type:  Fixed Term Contract


Company Overview

Offering a complete ecosystem of maritime services, including broking, finance, port services and research, Clarksons is at the heart of global shipping. Our unrivalled reach, expertise, and depth of experience, combined with leading research, enables us to partner with clients across every sector to meet the demands of the world’s rapidly evolving maritime, offshore, trade and energy markets. Building on our unique heritage and harnessing our insights to see further, faster, we work with our clients and communities to create strategies that have a positive impact on the industry and the world around us. Dedicated to excellence, it’s our people that drive success for our clients.

To understand more including day-to-day life at Clarksons, visit us at


Role Summary

The main purpose of a Shipbroker is to act as a specialist intermediary/negotiator between shipowners and charterers to arrange the employment of a vessel or to buy/sell ships on behalf of a client. A career in shipbroking is exciting, interesting, challenging and highly competitive, not to mention rewarding. It’s an exciting time to come and work with us! As a market leader, we operate in a buoyant, fast-paced and evolving marketplace, and we continually strive to adapt to our clients’ needs. We have a fantastic opportunity for a Broker intern to join our team in our Rio de Janeiro office. You will work alongside and support our experienced Brokers to help strengthen relationships with existing clients and help develop new business. We are looking for candidates with a genuine interest in shipping and the desire to build a successful career. Preferably, you will have some shipbroking experience (though not mandatory) and be keen to develop this. You will be driven and a self-starter, with strong relationship building skills, able to learn quickly.


What you’ll be doing

• Work alongside and support experienced brokers with day-to-day activities, to help drive revenue and develop client base.

• Maintain databases of vessel positions and sales activity.

• Perform market analysis and prepare market information and reports.

• Help to manage internal data flow of key market information.

• Undertake administrative tasks such as dealing with emails, assisting with contracts and correspondence.

• Help to field queries and establish and maintain effective relationships internally and externally.

• Establish and maintain effective relationships, internally and externally.

• Maintain accurate records and documentation and assist with producing internal and external reporting.

• Help to conduct post fixture support in a prompt and efficient manner.

• Continue to develop knowledge and expertise in the market space.

• Attend meetings and events where required.

• Additional / ad hoc duties as required to meet the needs of the business.


What we’re looking for
We invite applications from candidates who can demonstrate:
• Drive and self-motivation, with the desire and commitment to succeed, deliver excellence and make positive change;
• Resilience with the ability to persist and adapt;
• Collaboration, able to work well with others across diverse backgrounds to share information, develop skills, and deliver results;
• Relationship building, with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to quickly build rapport;
• Smart problem-solving and analytical abilities, with a curious and inquisitive mind, and an openness to new ideas;
• Professional integrity and a respect for company values.


Other requirements

• Business, Economics, Engineering or International Relations recent graduate or student (with 12-24 months until graduation);

• Previous experience or exposure within broking desirable but is not mandatory;

• An interest in shipping/shipbroking;

• Effective communication skills (both verbal and written) including fluency in English;

• Personable and engaging, able to confidently build strong relationships;

• Commercial mindset;

• Driven, self-motivated and client focused;

• Strong numeracy skills and excellent presentation skills;

• Confident and able to work well under pressure, with ability to adapt;

• Strong attention to detail and focus on accuracy;

• Team player with a flexible approach;

• Good MS office skills in Excel, PowerPoint, Word.


What we offer

• Competitive salary

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• Travel as required


Applications should be made via our careers site at with a copy of your resume, containing personal contact details, references, educational and professional background. All correspondence must be in English.