Students and Graduates Economics and Finance Summer Internship Program FAQs

Still have questions about our internship program? Check out the FAQs below.

What is the application and selection process?

  1. Application

    At this stage we aim to understand your experience, interests and education. You can provide this information by uploading your resume, current academic transcript(s) and a cover letter that highlights your suitability and interest in the program by the closing date.

  2. Online assessments and video interview

    We use online assessments to understand you better. You’ll be invited to complete an online test that assesses your verbal (video interview), numerical and inductive reasoning abilities.

  3. Formal Interview

    We'll contact you to schedule a formal 90-minute virtual interview. Before the interview, you’ll be asked to complete a topical case study assessment.

  4. Offer

    If you’re successful, you’ll receive an offer of employment. We anticipate offers to be made by the end of August 2024. Interstate interns will be supported to relocate.

I am facing technical issues with my online assessment, who can I contact?

Before taking the assessments, make sure your computer meets the system requirements. If you’re still experiencing technical issues with your online assessment, please contact the SHL (shell) aptitude test provider for technical support. You can contact them on 1800 091 846.

When will the internship program take place?

The internship program spans eight weeks, running from early December 2024 to early February 2025.

I have submitted my application, what happens next?

Our talent acquisition consultants will review applications and aim to have finalised offers for our internship program by the end of August.

What departments in the RBA are interns placed within?

Interns can be placed in the following seven departments: Economic Group, Financial Stability, Payments Policy, Note Issue, Risk and Compliance and Financial Markets Group. To see where these individual departments fit into the broader picture, take a look at our operational structure.

Are hybrid working options available for the internship program?

Currently, we don’t offer hybrid work options for the internship program. Throughout the duration of the program, you’ll need to be on-site at our head office.

Will late applications be accepted?

To ensure your application is considered, complete it before the program’s closing date. Late applications cannot be accepted, so it is best to complete your application early.

I've been made an offer, will you help with relocation?

Yes, if successful and you reside interstate, we’ll provide relocation assistance to support your move to Sydney during the internship program only.

Can I complete the internship program from a state office?

No. Both our internship program is based in our Sydney head office.

What training and development will be available?

We offer a range of formal and informal learning opportunities to support employee development, compliment experiential and social learning activities and to support your broader career development.

We provide various formal and informal learning opportunities to foster employee development, complement experiential and social learning activities and support your overall career growth.

I have a question that isn't answered here, how do I reach you?

Feel free to email us and a member our recruitment team will respond promptly.


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