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Economic and Finance Internship

Economics and Finance Internship

  • Industry recognised program for emerging economists and financial analysts
  • Explore your curiosity at Australia's central bank
  • 8 week summer program undertaking meaningful project work

Are you curious as to what it's like to work at Australia's central bank?

The RBA 2021/22 Internship is designed to support the development of emerging economics and finance professionals. It offers high-achieving students who are pursuing an economics or finance degree with a research component an opportunity to obtain first-hand experience working in Australia's central bank. 

Initially, the RBA offers successful candidates a paid eight week work placement over the summer, between November and January. As an intern you will be supported as you undertake project work that culminates in a research paper that is presented to your peers and senior staff.

During your placement, you may also complete notes on data releases, analysis of developments in financial markets, or other work that will provide you with insight into what it’s like to work at the RBA as a graduate. In addition, you will attend targeted training as well as interactive information sessions designed to provide you with a more comprehensive understanding of the role of the Reserve Bank of Australia, and how you can contribute to the work of Australia's central bank.

The RBA is looking for a high level of analytical skills and a genuine interest in working for an institution that makes a difference to the lives of all Australians. Applications are accepted from 3rd year (or equivalent) students majoring in economics, finance, or related areas such as mathematics and statistics who intend to complete honours or similar research based programs.

At the end of the eight week placement, Interns may be offered a place on the Graduate Development Program to commence in February 2023. Those Interns who accept an offer may be provided with financial support during their final year of study.

Applicants must hold Australian citizenship or permanent residency at the time of application. All Intern positions are located in Sydney. 

The Reserve Bank of Australia is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace and encourage your application.

For further information about the RBA and the Internship program, please visit: https://www.rba.gov.au/careers/graduate-careers/intern-program.html

Applications close AUS Eastern Standard Time