Why it matters

Path to a permanent job offer
  • Make yourself known, as employers prefer candidates they are acquainted/familiar with.
  • Demonstrate how good you are at the job compared to other applicants/interns.
  • Impress supervisors and other colleagues with your abilities.
  • Develop a network.
Build core skills
  • Get hands-on experience to build core banking skills.
  • Learn from experienced colleagues.
Test the waters
  • Figure out what you like and would excel at based on your skillset.
  • Try out your core skills in a professional setting.
Add value to your resume
  • List projects that you joined as an intern, and describe how you approached problems and what you achieved.
  • Illustrate your ability to learn fast and solve problems by giving real examples:
    • if the problem needed time, you knew how to do time management.
    • if it needed a new approach, you were able to come up with one.
    • if it needed a human touch, you could do that as well.

What to do during internship

  • Take on responsibilities.
  • Deliver all assigned tasks on time.
  • Do the grunt work with enthusiasm.
  • Be proactive.
  • Read up on banking and ask intelligent questions.
  • Seek feedback.
  • Meet and talk to people in different business verticals. Explore as much of banking as possible so that you know where you fit.
  • Write down all the things that you have learned which are relevant and may come in handy during subsequent job interviews.

Internship opportunities

Explore internship openings via different channels, including banks' websites, recruitment platforms, and announcements by universities' student affairs offices. You can also keep an eye out for industry initiatives supporting internship programmes:

Pilot Apprenticeship Programme for Private Wealth Management