How the Technology Intern Program works

Looking at a career in IT but not sure where to begin or which direction to head? Our IT internship is the perfect place to start to give you the industry experience and exposure you need. Whether you’re still studying or a past graduate who’s looking for a career change, the internship is a 6-12 month full time or part time paid program. The program commences in January and July, in line with university semesters.

You’ll discover what it’s like to learn and work in information technology at one of Australia’s largest and most successful financial institutions. During your internship you’ll be mentored and supported in your learning and development, all while doing real work in one of our innovative technology teams.

You’ll become certified in AWS/Azure, have opportunities to join our inhouse hackathons and network with senior leaders across the business. If you’re a current student, you can also earn credit towards your degree.

The technology intern program is predominantly offered in Melbourne, with some places available in Sydney. In line with NABs flexible working model, colocation is available for those who live in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. Relocation support is available for those that are required to move interstate for the duration of their internship.

Technology Intern Program roles

As part of the program you’ll have the chance to learn and support teams in a variety of roles including:

  • Intern Software Engineers
  • Intern Cloud Engineers
  • Intern Data Analysts/Engineers
  • Intern Security Analysts
  • Intern Business Analysts
  • Intern Technical Analysts
  • Intern DevOps Engineers
  • Intern Project Analysts
  • Intern Financial Crimes Analysts
  • Intern Design Analysts

Eligibility for our Technology Intern Program

You’ll need to make sure you meet the following requirements.

Citizenship and visa requirements

You’ll need to be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or be an Australian permanent resident at the time of applying for the program.

Education requirements

You'll need to be completing or have completed a form of study via University, TAFE and other short courses or be able to demonstrate work history with transferable skills that relate to the role. Candidates at the interview stage will be provided with role descriptions that correspond to the skills demonstrated in their application as well as the role preferences they have selected.

Application and selection process

The process for applying for a technology internship at NAB is made up of five steps.

Step 1. The online application

In this step you’ll need to provide your resume, a cover letter telling us about yourself, and your academic transcript via NAB's career portal. You’ll need to nominate your top two role preferences when you apply.

Step 2. Online assessment

If you meet our eligibility criteria, we’ll invite you to our testing phase. All candidates will be required to complete our online cognitive assessment. If you’ve applied for an Engineering internship, we will review your application first. If you are successful in moving forward, we’ll contact you about a final Codility Challenge to complete your application.

Step 3. Phone interview

If we think that you’re a great fit for NAB, we’ll get in touch with you for an initial phone interview.

Step 4. Interview

If your phone interview is successful, we’ll invite you to interview with our teams. You’ll get an opportunity to interact with managers, get an understanding of the various technology projects at NAB and demonstrate your skills and personality. 

Step 5. Offer

Following interviews, you’ll be notified if you’ve been accepted into the program.

We’re committed to making sure the application process and roles at NAB are accessible to all. Find out more about accessibility at NAB or please email us.

Key Dates

Applications will open in March 2024 for the mid-2024 intake.

The Technology Intern Program is currently being refreshed and redesigned. Our next intake will commence in Mid-2024. Applications will open in March 2024.  If you’re considering applying for our Technology Internships, we encourage you to apply at the earliest opportunity.

Awards and recognition

The Australian Association of Graduate Employers has ranked our Intern Program as one of the top intern programs, opens in new window in the country; recognising those organisations which provide the most positive experience for interns as determined by the interns themselves.

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