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Summer Interns

Summer recruitment

We offer a number of summer positions each year to economics, banking or finance students who usually have one year of an Honours or Masters degree to complete.

Who are we looking for?

If you’re studying macroeconomics, monetary economics, finance, applied econometrics, international economics or public economics, then we’re keen to hear from you. It goes without saying that you’re curious, analytical, a critical thinker, and a team player. Your strong written and verbal English, along with your superb communication skills, means you know how to get your point across clearly and concisely. We welcome applications from international students, provided you are legally entitled to work in New Zealand full time.

Please note summer positions are only open to students studying at a New Zealand university.

What to expect

As a summer intern, you’ll work at the Bank over the summer holidays from around mid November until mid February.

Find out what our latest Summer Interns worked on during their internships at the Reserve Bank and why they would recommend applying for an internship with us.

If you’re assigned to our Economics Department, you’ll be assisting with analysis and research related to the department’s main functions, including advice on the framework for monetary policy. Find out more about working in Economics.

If the Financial Markets department is more your thing, you’ll be working in an area where the Bank's business in the financial markets is conducted. Find out more about working in Financial Markets.

Or if you’re given work experience in the Prudential Supervision Department, you’ll be involved in monitoring the “health” of New Zealand financial institutions, as well as the country’s financial system. Find out more about Prudential Supervision Department.

If you’re working in the Macro Financial Department, you’ll be involved in the implementation of macro-prudential policy, as well as assessing the efficiency of New Zealand’s financial system. Find out more about working in Macro Financial Department.

Campus Visits Timetable

Our graduate recruitment team visit Auckland University, Waikato University, Victoria University, Canterbury University and Otago University during March each year. Massey Albany students are invited to attend the campus visit at Auckland University, Lincoln students are invited to attend the campus visit at Canterbury University.


Applications for the 2015 Summer Recruitment round have now closed.

For further information please contact:

Nikki Chalmers
Human Resources Adviser
Reserve Bank of New Zealand
Telephone: (04) 471 3680