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Reserve Bank of Australia

Type of Organisation

Government Agency/Central Bank

Employer Profile

The Reserve Bank of Australia pursues national economic policy objectives and undertakes a range of associated activities in financial markets and banking. It also issues Australia's banknotes and operates infrastructure critical to the payments system. Those who are involved in the activities of the Bank have an important role to play in achieving these objectives, whether directly or in a supporting role.


Our core values are promotion of the public interest, integrity, excellence, intelligent inquiry and respect.


Our Cadetship Program provides you with an eight week paid work placement commencing end November. During your placement, you will complete analytical notes on statistical releases, analysis of financial markets trends, 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 Reserve Bank of Australia, and how you might contribute.


Our Cadetship Program is designed to provide work experience and financial support to talented students who have the potential to be successful graduates at the RBA.


The Cadetship Award is an excellent opportunity for students to get first-hand experience of what it is really like to work in Australia's central bank.

Locations where there are vacancies for interns

Residency requirements for Interns wishing to apply

Australian or New Zealand citizenship or Permanent Residency of Australia

Degree Subjects Required for Interns wishing to apply

Economics/Finance and closely related study areas such as Mathematics/Statistics. Applications are accepted from 3rd year (or the equivalent) students who are have majors in economics or finance who intend completing honours the following year. Applications are also considered from high-calibre students undertaking double degrees.

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What do recent interns say are the best things about working with us?

"Interesting insight into how a central bank operates from the inside. Valuable experience working on a research project which is closely related to my degree.."


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