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Early careers

We offer scholarships and career opportunities for rangatahi (young people) and others. Find out how you can be part of one of the world’s most trusted and respected central banks.

We'll invest in you

Everything we do supports the economy so people, communities and businesses can thrive, today and tomorrow. We know that the unique perspective of our rangatahi are the future leaders and change-makers of Aotearoa and the world.  You are the representative voice of New Zealand and we will support you and those looking to make a career change later in life.   

Each year we recruit for our graduate and summer intern programmes, and offer a number of scholarships open to New Zealand citizens or permanent residents.

Get a career boost at Te Pūtea Matua

We can help you get your career moving through our scholarships, internships, and graduate programme.


Apply for our 2024 postgraduate programme

Te Pūtea Matua has a new postgraduate programme where you’ll join a whānau of committed people who make key judgements affecting the ōhanga (economy) to improve the lives of all those who call Aotearoa home. Everything we do enables people, communities and businesses to thrive, today and tomorrow.

Come join the next cohort of talented rangatahi to become a change-maker for Aotearoa.

Applications close on 24 May 2023.

Apply for our postgraduate programme

Apply for a scholarship

You’ll need to be studying full time at a New Zealand university, ideally majoring in economics, finance, mathematics, law and or accounting, and attaining at least a B+ grade average.  But if you have nodded along to those, then consider one of these:

  • Māori and Pacific Peoples Scholarship – first and second year $3,000, final year $5,000
  • Women in Central Banking Scholarship – first and second year $3,000, final year $5,000
  • Reserve Bank of New Zealand Scholarship – first and second year $3,000, final year $5,000
  • The Roger Perry Memorial Scholarship – for those entering their final year of study and working towards Honours or Master’s – $10,000

Applications for 2023 have closed.

Summer internship programme

Want to see what actually happens here? 

Come join the team over your study summer break from November to February and get the low down ahead of leaving University.  

You’ll have your own project to work on and see first-hand what we do.  You’ll discover, connect and grow your career currency alongside great people and meaningful work.

Applications to apply for our Summer Internship Programme will open mid-2023.  We also partner with TupuTai, TupuToa and ARG so check their website to jump onboard a waka to bring you on the journey!

We are a proud partner of the TupuToa Internship Programme. This is an innovative programme creating pathways for Māori and Pasifika students into careers in the corporate and professional sectors. Each year we welcome a number of TupuToa interns to join Te Pūtea Matua for a 3-month internship. 

TupuToa seeks to ensure corporate Aotearoa is representative of our country, by developing and empowering our people and building the cultural capability of our partners.  TupuToa programmes aim to address the persistent inequalities facing Māori and Pasifika communities and disrupt intergenerational disadvantage.


We also host interns as part of the Tupu Tai Pasifika Public Sector Summer Internship Programme.

Tupu Tai is an interagency government initiative that offers you the opportunity to explore career pathways, build confidence as a Pasifika professional, and see what it’s like working for government.

The ARG programme is a multi-agency initiative to build capability in data, analytics and research across Government.  We welcome a wide range of different study backgrounds as well as different life experiences from Māori, Pacific or other ethnic communities, people with disabilities, and the LGBTQI+ community.