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What you can expect  

CIB has industry specific expertise across general corporates, energy, infrastructure, resources, financial institutions, health, government and real estate. 

Work with dedicated teams to gain a deep understanding of our clients’ businesses and the needs and challenges they face.

Recognised as a leader in the field, you’ll work alongside our talented people based throughout Australia, New Zealand, Asia, UK and the US.

A great place to start your career, we'll introduce you to the products that help us look after the needs of our customers. It's a wide range, including providing financial solutions for general corporate purposes, asset purchases, trade, M&A funding. 

What we do for our customers 

CIB, which sits within Westpac’s Institutional Bank, focuses on understanding the needs of our institutional and government clients to support them through their lifecycle, whether that be to provide financing and solutions for growth opportunities, to assist in navigating through times of change, or simply just to support their financial wellbeing.

We also aim to collaborate and partner with our clients to help solve global challenges including respecting human rights and supporting the transition to a climate resilient future by structuring loans so they are linked to achieving environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) outcomes.

The important information

10 week program with 2 x 5 week rotations 


Sydney, NSW and Melbourne, VIC

Rotation areas

A selection of: Customer Insights & Analytics (CI&A), Relationship Coverage, Loans & Syndications, Structured Finance, Trade Finance, Asset Finance, Sustainable Finance, Acquisition & Leverage Finance, Credit Portfolio Management, Business Controls.

Future career opportunities

Fast-track your career progression into the Graduate Program and any of the following roles within the CIB team:


  • Customer Insights & Analytics
  • Relationship Coverage
  • Debt Products
  • Chief Operating Office
  • Business Controls & Monitoring


Who we want

Students from all disciplines are welcome to apply for the CIB Summer Intern Program. At Westpac Group, we recognise that a finance/analytical background is preferred but not necessary to join our team. If you have the intellectual curiosity and drive to learn, we have the training infrastructure to foster and develop the skills you need.

What our Summer Interns have to say

I studied a Bachelor or Commerce (liberal studies) majoring in Finance and Psychology at Sydney University. In my spare time I love to dance, exercise and spend time with my friends trying new restaurants.

I previously completed the internship program and worked on several projects as a contractor before I joined the grad program.

I was attracted to the level of support, training and exposure I would receive in a large institution like Westpac. There are so many different divisions to explore and there is a wealth of learning resources and opportunities for junior people.

I chose CIB because I wanted to make a profound impact through helping large corporates and institutions achieve complex financing needs.

Linda, 2019 Summer Intern, 2021 CIB Grad

Eligibility and how to apply 

You can apply if you’re in the second last (penultimate) year of your degree. You also need to be an Australian or New Zealand Citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident when you apply.

2022 Summer Internships – Applications will open July 18, 2022.

The application process

Step 1: Online Application

Your application will take approximately 10 minutes to complete and submit online. Remember to answer the pre-screening questions carefully and truthfully. Finally, you will need to select up to TWO business areas you wish to apply for, and which location is best suited for you.

You will also need to have these handy:

  • a PDF or Word version of your resume
  • Academic Transcripts (unofficial transcripts are also fine)



Some people think because we’re a bank we only recruit candidates with Commerce/Finance degrees. We encourage graduates and interns from all disciplines to consider our programs if they have a strong interest and passion for that business area. Please keep in mind, it’s not all about your degree. We're looking to find well-rounded graduates whose values align to those of Westpac Group, are involved in the community, participate in extra-curricular activities and have some work experience.

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