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

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

To apply you’ll need to submit a 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.

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. Once this has been completed, applicants who select an engineering role in their preferences will be required to complete a Codility challenge.

Once you have completed our testing, your application will move to our screening process. If we think that you are a great fit for NAB, we will get in touch with you for an initial phone interview and if successful, invite you to interview with our teams. Following interviews, applicants will be notified if they’re 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

Please think about when you might want to commence our tech internship and make sure you keep in mind the following recruiting periods.

We recruit from March to June for internships starting in July, and from September to November for internships starting the following January.

Applications for our July intake will be opening February 21st, 2022 and will run through to June 10th. If you are considering applying for the Technology Internship, we encourage you to apply at the earliest. We look forward to receiving your application.

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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