How the Financial Markets Summer Intern Program works

Our Financial Markets summer internship is for undergraduate and postgraduate students in their second last year of study. It’s a bespoke four-week paid program run over the university summer break where you’ll learn about our fast-paced global financial markets team.

Our Markets team use sales, trading and research expertise to provide local and offshore customers with access to both traded and illiquid markets; including fixed income, money markets, credit, derivatives, currencies and commodities. This includes trading between all types of banks, superannuation funds and domestic and multi-national companies. Our business covers every segment of the corporate and investor markets, from global supranationals through to high-net-worth customers looking to build their investment portfolio.

The program offers tailored rotations across different teams within our financial markets business. You’ll discover the value we create for our clients whilst building core knowledge across foreign exchange, interest rates, credit and commodities markets. You'll experience a dynamic work environment and be supported with learning sessions, networking with senior leaders, trading simulation games and a dedicated support network.

At the end of the internship, you’ll have the opportunity to apply and potentially receive an early offer for our Graduate Program the following year. 

This program is offered in Sydney only.


Eligibility for our Summer 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 or permanent resident at the time of applying for the program.

Tertiary education requirements

You’ll need to be in your second last year of an undergraduate or postgraduate degree and due to complete your degree by December 2025. 

Application and selection process

You’ll need to complete the application form. This is where you’ll get the chance to tell us about yourself. You’ll also need to upload your academic transcript.

If you’re successful, you’ll progress to an online assessment, video interview and finally an engagement centre. Engagement centres are held by the business area and completed in person (or virtually when required).


Key dates

Applications open

July 2024

Applications close

August 2024

Online testing

August 2024

Video interview

August to September 2024

Engagement centre

September to October 2024


Early October

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