Bank of America Graduate Programs & Internships

Our purpose as a firm is to make financial lives better through the power of every connection. We’re delivering on this through responsible growth with a focus on our environmental, social and governance (ESG) leadership. By 2030, we will deploy and mobilize USD1 trillion in our Environmental Business Initiative to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon and sustainable economy. The initiative will spur transformative change in Australia and around the world.

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Adam Fifield

Associate, Global Corporate & Investment Banking

What persuaded you to work for Bank of America?

The sheer scale and global presence of Bank of America initially attracted me to pursuing a role here. As a student studying finance I applied for an internship opportunity within Global Markets and throughout my summer working at the desk was impressed by the responsibility I was afforded and the firm’s interest in my development. After completing my internship I could not wait to begin my career with Bank of America.

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Bonnie Trinh

Associate, Global Markets

What persuaded you to work for Bank of America?

The firm’s in-depth knowledge of local and international markets and its status as a preeminent banking and financial services employer globally. The opportunity to make a real impact and contribute in a high performance industry and outcome driven environment is very appealing.

Bank of America also has a great reputation for leadership in the industry and empowers and challenges its employees to be the best professionals they can be.

What advice would you give to students?

My advice for students is to put yourselves out there and maximize eve…

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About Us

Our purpose as a firm is to make financial lives better through the power of every connection. We’re delivering on this through responsible growth with a focus on our environmental, social and governance (ESG) leadership. By 2030, we will deploy and mobilize USD1 trillion in our Environmental Business Initiative to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon and sustainable economy. The initiative will spur transformative change in Australia and around the world.

We make life better for you too – we were named one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” in 2021 by Fortune magazine. Our commitment to creating satisfying, tailored graduate programs in a friendly environment proves we’re focusing on the well-being of the individuals who work for us. 

Working from offices in more than 35 countries, our people partner with leading corporate and institutional investors – including almost all of the Fortune 500 – to provide a full suite of financial products and services. We’re proud to be a global leader in corporate and investment banking, sales and trading. And even prouder of ensuring our success is shared with our clients and communities.

Our Asia Pacific team is spread across in 12 markets, connecting Asia to the world and the world to Asia. Our regional footprint covers 12 currencies, more than a dozen languages and five time zones, placing us firmly among the region’s leading financial services companies.

Why Join Us?

Our purpose is simple: to make lives better. Whether that’s financially or by using our power to drive social change, we work for what matters.

We offer a variety of opportunities including insight programs, summer internships and full-time roles. So wherever you’re up to with your studies – and whatever your skills and ambitions – we can help you build a career on your own terms.

Studying for your first university degree? Our Banking Connections insight program offers a shorter, broader view of our businesses. Rather than being placed in a specific team, you’ll enjoy a tailored program that will help you develop new skills and learn enough about our different opportunities to apply for an internship.

Summer internships typically last 10-12 weeks and attract students in their penultimate year of university who want to start working full-time the following year. They’re our primary source of hiring for our full-time graduate programs and a great way to get a taste of what it’ll be like – as well as hone your skills through structured performance evaluations, training, development and social opportunities.

Full-time Analyst programs are designed for candidates who are ready to start work upon university graduation. The program format varies by business but all offer formal, ongoing training and development opportunities, structured performance evaluations, mentoring support and networking opportunities to supplement your on-the-job learning.

Graduate Program

Full-time Analyst programs are designed for candidates who are ready to start work upon university graduation. The program format varies by business but all offer formal, ongoing training and development opportunities, structured performance evaluations, mentoring support and networking opportunities to supplement your on-the-job learning.

Internships & Clerkships

Summer internships typically last 10-12 weeks and attract students in their penultimate year of university who want to start working full-time the following year. They’re our primary source of hiring for our full-time graduate programs and a great way to get a taste of what it’ll be like – as well as hone your skills through structured performance evaluations, training, development and social opportunities.

Opportunities for STEM Students

If you have a background in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics), you may naturally be gravitating towards one of our tech roles. But did you know we welcome STEM candidates across our banking programmes, too?

Global Investment Banking

Investment Banking is part of a team responsible for structuring and underwriting equity and debt transactions that help large corporate and government clients grow.

Global Markets

Working at the centre of the world’s debt and equity markets, the Global Markets team provides sales and trading services, liquidity, hedging strategies, analytics and pricing to more than 9,000 institutional clients.

Global Research

One of the world’s most respected research organizations, the Global Research team provides market insights, research, global trading and financing that helps investors and asset managers achieve their goals.

Banking Connections Insight Program

Studying for your first university degree? Our Banking Connections insight program offers a shorter, broader view of our businesses. Rather than being placed in a specific team, you’ll enjoy a tailored program that will help you develop new skills and learn enough about our different opportunities to apply for an internship.

Take the Challenge

Our purpose is simple: to make lives better. Whether that’s financially or by using our power to drive social change, we work for what matters.

Think you already know all about us? Stay tuned on this page and take our campus challenge. Make your way up the leader board among other students across Australia to win vouchers for your online purchases: http://takethechallenge.site

Application Process

To get started with the recruitment process, candidates are required to make an online application via the Bank of America application system. Our online application consists of two stages: an application and competency questions, and a digital interview.  The recruiting process varies depending on the program, location and division of your interest. We encourage you to refer to specific job descriptions for further details and confirmation of deadlines. We recruit on a rolling basis and strongly encourage you to apply early.

The following details the main application deadlines for programs in Australia:

2023 Full-Time Analyst Program

  • 29 March 2022

2022-2023 Summer Internship Program

  • 19 July 2022 (Melbourne positions)
    2 August 2022 (Sydney positions)

Social Responsibility

Environmental, Social and Governance

As a firm, we’re committed to growing responsibly and sustainably – ensuring our policies and practices, products and programs align to our purpose of helping people live better financial lives. We believe that part of being a responsible company is helping our communities thrive, and in Asia Pacific we focus our efforts on supporting women and children in need. Through our grants and volunteering, we support non-government organizations that share our goals. We also help drive environmental sustainability initiatives and support the arts to encourage cultural exchange and awareness.

  • In 2019, despite shifting to a virtual environment, our employees volunteered over 1.1 million hours and directed USD65 million to communities through individual giving and our matching gifts program.
  • We expanded opportunities for 50,000 women entrepreneurs. More than 20,000 women are currently enrolled to Bank of America Institute for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Cornell, representing over 85 countries. 
  • We mobilized and deployed approximately USD100 billion in capital to support the environmental transition to a low-carbon economy and inclusive development.

FAQs and Tips

What are the requirements to be considered for campus opportunities?

Each program has individual requirements. However, to be considered for any program, you must be currently enrolled in a college/university or advanced degree program. If you are not currently enrolled, you can visit bankofamerica.com/careers for current experienced hire opportunities.

When do internships take place?

Summer internships for Australia usually run for 11 weeks between November and February, with full-time new hires starting in February.

Can I defer an offer?

No, Bank of America does not offer you the chance to defer.

If I applied last year, can I apply again this year?

Yes, you may submit two applications per year in APAC. If you are declined for the summer program, you can reapply for the full-time program the following year.

When will I hear from the bank following submission of my application?

We receive a very high volume of applications and endeavor to contact candidates as soon as possible once a decision has been made. You may receive a notification by email or one of our recruiters will contact you to update you on your application. At any point during the process you can log into your account and view the status of your application. Please be aware that email notifications sent from our application system may sometimes go straight to spam folders.

Will I be considered if I don’t currently have work authorization for the country I would like to work in?

All candidates will be considered for summer internships and/or full-time positions however, the bank reserves its right to discontinue, change or modify its procedures and practices with regard to visa sponsorship as its business needs and, as applicable laws dictate per location. The bank does not currently support work sponsorship for opportunities in Australia, and there are plenty of opportunities in our various offices in the region, such as China, Hong Kong, Japan, Indonesia, Korea, Singapore, and Thailand. For more details or to enquire with regards to a specific country please contact [email protected].

Our Events

We are looking for graduates and summer interns from a wide range of disciplines who can demonstrate energy, drive to succeed and a strong desire to make a difference – is that you?

In case you can’t meet us on campus, we also have online webinars where you can join us virtually.

For a full list of our events, please visit us at: campus.bankofamerica.com/events.html or subscribe to the GradConnection mailing list for invitations from us.

Diversity & Inclusion

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The diversity of our employees — race, national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identification and expression, sexual orientation, ethnicity, disabilities, and veteran status — makes us stronger and is essential to our ability to serve our clients, fulfill our purpose and drive responsible growth. We’re honored to be recognized by various organizations around the world for our employment practices, for example: Best places to work for LGBTQ+ by Equality Human Rights Campaign Foundation (2022) and Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (2022).

Creating an inclusive environment starts at the top and extends to all teammates. Our Board, its committees and our CEO play a key role in the oversight of our culture, holding management accountable for ethical and professional conduct and a commitment to being a great place to work. All managers in the bank are held accountable for driving progress in diversity within their teams. We also provide opportunities for managers to sponsor and support rising talent to continue building our diverse workforce.

At Bank of America, we have 11 Employee Networks globally, comprised of over 325 chapters and more than 180,000 memberships worldwide. These Employee Networks help teammates develop leadership skills, build ties with local communities and advance diversity recruitment.

LGBTIQ+

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Bank of America's LGBTQ+ Pride is a company-supported Employee Network representing lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) employees and their allies. Our members are dedicated to promoting a safe, equitable, and inclusive environment for LGBTQ+ employees and to fostering a workplace that recruits, develops, and retains top LGBTQ+ talent. We work to raise awareness of LGBTQ+ issues, and we are a resource to our members, allies, and managers at all levels.

As a firm, we believe that each individual brings a unique identity and contribution to its mission and should be encouraged, respected and rewarded for doing so. We’ve set the standard for supporting LGBTQ+ people both inside and outside the organization.

Globally, we were the first financial institution to incorporate sexual orientation into its non-discrimination policies. In 2006, our non-discrimination policies were expanded to include gender identity. We were also the first financial services company to offer comprehensive domestic partner benefits, including family assistance leave, dependent health coverage, adoption assistance, mental health counseling and survivor pension benefits.

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The LGBTQ+ Australia chapter hosted a panel discussion titled “LGBT Journey Out” where colleagues shared experiences about their own journey or how they supported their children with theirs.

Disability Support

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Bank of America’s Disability Advocacy Network (DAN) was established to foster a work environment that accepts, values, respects and supports those affected by disabilities. The group is a source of support and information for employees and their children, friends and colleagues with disabilities as well as for others who are interested in this subject.

The DAN sponsors programs and events that encourage partnerships, celebrate and embrace differences, promote creativity and develop opportunities for awareness and education. We continually develop better ways to engage with people from all backgrounds, working together with each person to be the best that they can be. Membership is open to all — whether personally impacted by a disability or not.

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The DAN Australia chapter hosted an event in the office to raise awareness of people living with disabilities.

Gender Equality

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LEAD (Leadership, Education, Advocacy and Development) for Women is a network dedicated to promoting professional women's development to help grow, attract and retain successful women throughout Bank of America. We provide leadership, development and career broadening opportunities and tools through a variety of means including information and education, advocacy, and networking.

LEAD for Women has been fostering professional growth for bank employees since the late 1990s. Their objectives align to the five pillars of Bank of America Employee Networks, which are community involvement, professional development, workplace environment, recruitment and business strategy – all aligned to promote professional development for women across all levels and regions at Bank of America.

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