Olivia Forman

Summer Intern

Why I chose to apply for a RBNZ summer internship

I wanted to gain practical experience, be engaged with challenging work, and to gain insight into the public sector.

What work I’ve been doing as a summer intern

I’ve been assisting the Policy Analyst team in the Economics Department. My focus has been on comparing and identifying trends in cash demand internationally.

What else I’ve been involved in at the Bank

The Reserve Bank holds numerous presentations and meetings where you learn about the topics that Bank are engaged in as well as learning how to better your presentations/papers. A few of the other interns and I also partook in the gingerbread house competition and helped out at the Family Christmas Party.

This summer has been memorable because

The bank is filled with supportive people who try to help you maximise your time at the Bank. I feel my contribution is valued and have received fantastic feedback about how I can improve my work in preparation for a future career in this field.

Why I would recommend the internship to others

Being a summer intern at the Reserve Bank gives you the opportunity to be actively engaged with what you’ve learned in your undergraduate degree and more! It fuels your drive to continue studying and gives you a better gauge on what you are interested in.