The RBA Internship Program is an excellent opportunity for high-achieving students to get first-hand experience of what it is like to work in Australia's central bank. The internship has been designed to provide work experience and financial support during the final year of study to students who have the potential to be successful graduates at the RBA.
Analytical skills are highly valued
The RBA looks for a high level of analytical skill and a genuine interest in working for an institution that has an effect on the lives of all Australians. Applications are accepted from third year (or equivalent) students majoring in economics or finance, or related areas such as mathematics and statistics, who intend to complete honours or similar research-based programs.
Producing an impressive research paper
Initially, the RBA offers successful candidates a paid eight-week work placement over the summer. 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.
Targeted training and great support
During your placement, you may also complete notes on data releases, analysis of developments in financial markets, or other work that provides an insight into working 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 RBA, and how you can contribute to the work of Australia’s central bank.
Financial support in final study year
At the end of the eight-week placement, interns may be offered a place on the Graduate Development Program, which commences the following year. Interns who accept an offer as a graduate will 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 RBA internship opportunities are offered in Sydney.
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