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What you can expect  

Fast-track your career with CIB, by building relationships and developing relevant market expertise to tailor solutions to meet our customers’ needs.

Play your part in FM supporting our customers navigate the complexity of financial markets while managing the bank's key market and funding risks.

Work in a dynamic environment centred around delivering working capital solutions for the nation’s largest corporate and institutional clients, as well as innovative and cutting-edge payment solutions for all of Westpac Group.

The important information

10-week program

Commencing early December and finishing mid-February

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.

Streams on Offer

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.


Sydney, NSW and Melbourne, VIC

Rotation areas

A ten week rotation through an industry team (Property, Consumer & Industrials, Financial Institutions/Public Sector/Health, Energy Infrastructure & Resources) with exposure to product teams such as Syndications & Sustainable Finance, Project Finance, Structured Finance, Trade Finance, Asset Finance and Acquisition & Leverage Finance.

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
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 intern alumni have to say

“I studied a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) and Bachelor of Laws at the University of Sydney and in my spare time love to travel, catch up with friends and stay active through running and social sport. I was fortunate to join Westpac as a summer intern in the Health team within the Corporate & Institutional Bank, where I got hands on experience quickly – even attending a client meeting on day one. In the Healthcare team, I was grateful to work with experienced leaders who were both great teachers to learn from, and thoughtful in supporting my development – ensuring I had exposure to new deals, different products and ongoing relationships with existing clients. Beyond my immediate team, I was supported by the intern managers and my grad buddy who were always available to answer questions.


Over the 10 weeks, I developed tangible credit analysis skills and became more comfortable with financial modelling, industry research, and legal documentation – allowing me to progress from assisting others in the team to taking ownership over a complete end-to-end review. Overall, the internship stood out to me because of its flexibility, where you are encouraged to explore areas you are interested in and supported with learning and skill development throughout so that you can meaningfully contribute as you progress.


Since rolling off the internship and completing University, I have returned to Westpac as a Corporate & Institutional Banking Graduate – where I now have the opportunity to develop a wider variety of experience through rotations across different sectors and product groups within CIB. I’ve found there are numerous opportunities available to you as an intern or graduate, and every effort is made to support you with your growth.”


Jack, 2023 Summer Intern, 2024 CIB Grad

“I studied a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) and Bachelor of Information Systems at the University of New South Wales. Outside of work I love to play sport, travel and take my dog to the beach.


I was previously a summer intern and also had the opportunity to work across a breadth of initiatives in CIB before moving into the graduate program.

I was lucky enough to join a team where my development was supported from day one, especially through the guidance of my buddy and intern manager. The work itself is dynamic in nature however what I enjoyed most was all the informal coffee runs and getting to know the team on a more personal level!


For me, Westpac stood out for its supportive culture, exposure to an ever-changing industry and the opportunity for continued development through exposure to the challenging work undertaken in the institutional bank. There is a plethora of opportunities available to you as a junior and Westpac is more than supportive in helping you explore the different divisions.”


Billy, 2022 Summer Intern, 2023 CIB Grad

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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