Why join the program?

  • Do you want to kick-start your career?
  • Are you interested in building employability skills to complement your study?
  • Are you looking for first-hand experience in the inner workings of a successful organisation?
  • Are you passionate about customers and want to make a real difference?
  • Do you want to return to university from your summer break with a potential graduate position?

If you answered yes to all the above, join us over your summer break for our innovative approach to an intern program.

Our Summer Intern Program is offered to university students in their second last year of their degree (undergraduate or postgraduate).

Seven week paid program

Our Summer Intern Program 2020/2021 is an invaluable seven week program that will help develop skills and capabilities important for career success in the workforce of the future.

Focus on employability skills

You’ll discover firsthand what it’s like to learn and work in one of Australia’s largest and most successful financial institutions. You’ll also gain insights and learnings to your own personal work style and employability skills.

How Does The NAB Summer Intern Program Work?

We know you’ve studied hard and might not know exactly what you want to do when you finish your degree. We understand it’s not always easy to find your way. Our program is designed to back you in this early stage of your career, to help you develop the skills, knowledge and network with which to build an exciting and inspiring career, no matter where it takes you.

This year our program involves virtual Employability and Future Skills development workshops combined with an immersive business placement. You’ll not only gain insights into the banking and finance industry, but you'll also learn more about your own working style with a personal action plan. You’ll be provided career coaching to determine what you want from your career and how to achieve it.

Regardless of the business area you choose, our Summer Intern Program is a worthwhile investment in your future. You’ll be surprised at the skills you develop and the friends you make along the way.

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

Summer Intern Program Streams

You’ll have the option to choose one of our core business streams to get ahead of the curve and find somethings that works for you.

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We review and challenge the execution and management of risk to protect our customers and enable sustainable performance for NAB. We help maintain a strong risk governance and framework that originates at board level and cascades down through the NAB group.

We make risk clear and simple for our business and for our customers by providing strategic enterprise wide risk advice, review and challenge on: non-financial resilience risks (eg. technology, CYBER, operational risks), compliance, conduct and regulatory change and financial (credit and market risks), enabled through policy, data and analytics.

Locations: Sydney & Melbourne.

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Business and Private Banking

With our focus on small to medium businesses and investors we’re passionate about providing specialised financial products, market insights and advice to help our customers thrive across different industries. You’ll learn all about building relationships with our customers.

Locations: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth & Adelaide.

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Corporate And Institutional Banking

Corporate Finance & Client Coverage

Our Corporate Finance and Client Coverage teams work together to finance corporate growth, provide specialised financing solutions, create value through working capital and enable global transactions. In these teams you’ll work with industry specialists to provide solutions for our customers in their relevant markets.

Locations: Melbourne & Sydney.

Financial Markets

Our Financial Markets team utilise sales, economic and quantitative research to provide local and offshore customers 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.

Locations: Sydney.

Please note: You will need to be completing a STEM related degree to be considered for this business area – e.g Actuarial Studies, Econometrics, Engineering, Mathematics, Science, Technology.

Application process

To be eligible for the 2021/2022 NAB Summer Intern Program, you'll need to:

  • Be in your second last year of your undergraduate or postgraduate degree and due to complete by December 2022.
  • Be available to commence full-time employment for 7 weeks from December 13th 2021 to 11th February 2022.
  • Have an Australian or New Zealand citizenship or Australian permanent residency at the time of application.

Once you complete the online application and if successful you’ll progress to an online test, video interview and assessment centre.

Assessment centres are held by stream location in one of our main offices. If you’re successful in progressing to this stage you’ll need to attend in person at your own cost.

Key dates

August 2021 - Applications open

September 2021 - Applications close

September 2021 - Online Assessment

October 2021 - Video Interview Invitation

October 2021 - Virtual Assessment Center Stage

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