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2020-2021 Internship Program - Brisbane

Bank of Queensland is here to support students as they begin their career with BOQ's Internship Program!

Opportunity details

Opportunity Types
Number of Vacancies
Start Date
30 Nov 2020

Application dates

Applications Open
22 Oct 2020
Applications Close
30 Oct 2020

Minimum requirements

Level of Study
Graduation Results
50 - 64% WAM (Pass)
Accepting International Applications
Qualifications Accepted
Actuarial Studies
Business Administration
Event Management
International Business
Office Studies
Project Management
Human Resources
Hospitality Management
Retail & Merchandising
Marketing & Advertising
Public Relations
Transport, Logistics & Procurement
Media Studies
Creative Arts (all other)
Fashion Design
Film & TV
Fine Arts
Graphic Design & Visual Arts
Creative Writing
Performing Arts
Aerospace Engineering
Air Traffic Control
Aircraft Maintenance Engineering
Aircraft Operation & Aviation
Automotive & Transport Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering & Construction
Communications Engineering
Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Engineering & Mathematics (all other)
Engineering Management
Environmental Engineering
Fire & Safety Engineering
Geomatic Engineering
Manufacturing Engineering
Marine Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mathematics & Statistics
Mechanical Engineering
Mining Engineering
Petroleum Engineering
Renewable Energy Engineering
Robotics & Mechatronics Engineering
General Skills & Pathways
Gender Studies
Indigenous Studies
International Development
Peace & Conflict
Refugees & Forced Migration
Humanities (all other)
International Studies
Modern Languages
Translating & Interpreting
Liberal Arts
Librarianship & Curatorial Studies
Policy Studies
Political Science
Public Administration
Social Science (all other)
Social Work & Sociology
Theology & Comparative Religion
Speech Pathology
Biomedical Science
Chiropractic & Osteopathy
Dentistry & Dental Science
Exercise & Sports Science
Health Administration
Medical & Health Sciences (all other)
Medical Technology
Addiction Medicine
Emergency Medicine
General Practice
Intensive Care Medicine
Medical Administration
Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Occupational & Environmental Medicine
Paediatrics & Child Health
Pain Medicine
Palliative Medicine
Public Health Medicine
Radiation Oncology
Rehabilitation Medicine
Sexual Health Medicine
Sport & Exercise Medicine
Naturopathy, Acupuncture & Complementary Medicine
Aged Care Nursing
Community Nursing
Critical Care Nursing
Family & Child Health Nursing
Mental Health Nursing
Nursing & Midwifery (all other)
Nutrition & Dietetics
Occupational Therapy
Optometry, Ophthalmology & Orthoptics
Paramedic Science
Pharmacy & Pharmacology
Massage Therapy
Rehabilitation Therapies
Environmental Health
Health Promotion
Human Movement
Indigenous Health
Occupational Health & Safety
Public Health (all other)
Artificial Intelligence
Computer Graphics & Animation
Computer Science (all other)
Computer Systems and Networks
Cyber Security
Data Science
Design & User Experience
Programming & Software Engineering
Video Game Development
Justice & Law Enforcement
Commercial Law
Constitutional Law
Criminal Law
Family Law
International Law
Tax Law
Legal Studies
Interior Design
Landscape Architecture
Bricklaying & Stonemasonry
Construction Management
Flooring, Plastering & Tiling
Glass & Glazing
Heating, Ventilation & Cooling
Property, Land & Real Estate
Quantity Surveying
Sustainable Development
Urban Design & Town Planning
Agricultural Science
Aquaculture & Fisheries
Earth Sciences
Ecology & Evolution
Environmental Studies
Forestry Studies
Parks & Wildlife Management
Food Science
Forensic Science
Laboratory Technology
Marine Science
Physics & Astronomy
Sciences (all other)
Veterinary Science
Curriculum Studies
Early Childhood Education
General Education Studies
Primary Teaching
Secondary Teaching
Special Education
Tertiary Education
Vocational Education & Training

About us

As one of Australia's top 100 listed companies we believe in creating prosperity for our customers, shareholders and people! BOQ are passionate about providing opportunities for you to develop your career within an empathetic culture focused on creating genuine connections with our customers.

Our Program

Do you enjoy finding innovative solutions to challenging problems? Are you passionate about making a positive impact on others? Are you in your second last/final year of university?

If you answered yes, then this could be the Internship Program you have been waiting for!

We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated students to join our 10 week paid summer Internship Program based in BOQ's Head Office, in the trendy Gasworks precinct at Newstead. Commencing 30 November 2020 our Internship Program provides you with the opportunity to continue building your professional skills and technical expertise. As a key member of your team, you will get to work on meaningful projects and tasks while also gaining on-the-job training, mentoring and professional development designed to support you to reach your potential.

About you

BOQ hires people from all educational backgrounds for roles within Retail & Business Banking, Risk, Enterprise Solutions (IT), Finance, Projects & Transformation and People & Culture.

We are looking for highly capable university students with demonstrated critical analysis and problem solving skills and the ability to effectively present and communicate information both verbally and in writing. You will take a collaborative approach to achieving outcomes for the customers you support. As a values-based decision maker you will be passionate about doing what's right for the customer and BOQ. As a future leader of BOQ you'll look for opportunities to encourage diverse thinking and support the organisation to continue adapting and transforming to deliver our purpose and strategy.

You will be in your penultimate (second-last) or final year of university and scheduled to graduate from undergraduate or postgraduate study by December 2021. You will need permanent work rights in Australia or New Zealand to be a part of the program.

Why BOQ?

As an Intern with BOQ you will be welcomed into a collaborative environment supported by a buddy and mentor and participate in a range of professional development opportunities to ensure you get the most out of the program and fast-track your career. As a regional bank, we pride ourselves on our connection to the community and empathetic culture. Because of this you'll have greater involvement across diverse tasks and projects and get to be part of a close knit team with good exposure to senior and executive leaders.

At BOQ we're committed to a diverse and inclusive environment where everyone feels they belong. To support this we offer our team a number of great benefits, including:

  • Flexible working conditions
  • Discounted financial products
  • Travel and Gym discounts
  • Salary packaging options
  • Purchase additional annual leave on top of your 4 weeks and 16 weeks paid parental leave
  • BUPA Corporate Plan and much more!
  • Free coffee!

To apply for this role please follow the below steps!

  1. Click 'New Resume/CV' below to fill out the online application form. Please ensure you upload a recent copy of your CV, current unofficial academic transcript, and answer the evaluation questions.
  2. Successful applicants will be invited to complete an online assessment
  3. If you are successful through online testing you will be invited to complete a video interview
  4. Last stage is a virtual assessment centre with the business you'll be going into!

Familiarise yourself with the timeline below to ensure you are ready for each stage - early applications will be considered immediately.


Applications: Thursday 22 Oct 2020 to midday Friday 30 Oct 2020 – don't miss out! If we receive high volumes of applications the advertisement may close early.

Online testing: Friday 30 Oct 2020 to midnight Sunday 1 Nov 2020

Video interview: Monday 2 Nov 2020 to midnight Sunday 8 Nov 2020

Assessment centres: Monday 16 and Tuesday 17 Nov 2020

Start with BOQ: You will start your 10 week internship with BOQ on Monday 30 Nov 2020 to Friday 12 Feb 2021!

BOQ is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People are encouraged to apply.

BOQ is a member of the Australian Bankers' Association and has subscribed to the Conduct Background Check Protocol (Protocol). Under the Protocol, from 1 October 2017, BOQ will contact any previous employer/s who are also part of this association to provide a Conduct Check of any potential employee.

If you are successful for a role with the BOQ, it is a condition of employment that background screening is completed to ensure that the Bank complies with its obligations under the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorism Financing Act. These checks may include, but are not limited to: identity, verification, reference checks, criminal background checks, immigration checks, verification of academic qualifications, bankruptcy checks.

BOQ is hiring Interns into the below business units, please carefully read the below descriptions as you will be asked to select your first and second preferences.

Retail Banking – Branch Network

An internship with the Retail Banking Branch Network may include exposure to customer-facing roles, day-to-day running and management of a retail branch, operational management, and the pathway to branch leadership.

Retail – Sales Performance Effectiveness

An internship within our sales performance effectiveness team may include exposure to data analytics and insights to assist the retail branches, mortgage brokers customer connect centre helping grow their business, and monitor business performance scorecards.

Business Banking

An internship in Business banking may include exposure to assessing and managing complex financial analysis specifically with high net worth corporate and commercial clients.


An internship in the Product team will cover all your banking basics and suit someone who is good with numbers. Your internship may include exposure to product development & simplification, pricing, payments, and remediation.


An internship within the Risk team may include exposure to Anti-Money Laundering or Fraud monitoring, assessments and investigations; working with BOQ customers who have delinquent or irregular accounts to assist them with an appropriate payment plan; operational risk; internal audit; and compliance.

Enterprise Solutions (IT)

An internship within the Enterprise Solutions team may include exposure to cyber security, digital innovation, architecture and engineering, technology service delivery, data and analytics platform, robotics and automation, digital development.


An internship with Group Finance may include exposure to financial & regulatory accounting, business performance management, taxation, treasury, capital management and investor (shareholder) relations.

Projects, Transformation & Strategy

An internship within the Projects, Transformation & Strategy teams may include exposure to strategy execution, project/program delivery and organisational change methodologies to drive business and transformation projects across regulatory changes, customer experience, digital transformation, or business improvement.

People & Culture

An internship within the People & Culture team may include exposure to learning & development, HR business support, recruitment, performance & reward, employee/industrial relations, wellbeing, health & safety, organisational development, and HR systems & data analytics.

Graduate Success Stories

  • Graduate stories
My days at work really are filled with variety and opportunities to learn and develop strong relationships with all levels within the organisation.


  • Graduate stories
My days at work really are filled with variety and opportunities to learn and develop strong relationships with all levels within the organisation.


  • Graduate stories
I truly believe you will love where you work if you share the mutual core values and vision that your company does.


  • Graduate stories
I truly believe you will love where you work if you share the mutual core values and vision that your company does.


  • Graduate stories
My days at work really are filled with variety and opportunities to learn and develop strong relationships with all levels within the organisation.


  • Graduate stories
My days at work really are filled with variety and opportunities to learn and develop strong relationships with all levels within the organisation.


  • Graduate stories
I truly believe you will love where you work if you share the mutual core values and vision that your company does.


  • Graduate stories
I truly believe you will love where you work if you share the mutual core values and vision that your company does.