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Early careers Global Internship Programme

Our 10-week Global Internship Programme allows you to work directly on real world problems to hone your skills, create lasting relationships and learn about your strengths. The programme is intended to create a pipeline to our International Graduate Programme and other full time roles.

About the programme

  • The Global Internship Programme is the Bank’s structured Internship programme.
  • Internships typically take place during June – August for 10 weeks
  • All interns will join a Standard Chartered country induction, receiving a welcome to the Bank.
  • During the internship, interns will be exposed to the inner workings of our business to provide real work experience.
  • Interns will be paired up with a ‘buddy’ from the International Graduate Programme to set
    you up for success during your internship and provide you insights into what could be your
    next role on our International Graduate programme, fondly known as the IG programme.
  • High performing Interns will be eligible for placement in the Bank’s International Graduate
  • For Financial Markets and Transaction Banking, there is an opportunity to be
    considered for other full time entry level roles.

Business functions

We have opportunitites in the following business areas:

  • Commercial Banking
  • Global Banking
  • Transaction Banking
  • Financial Markets
  • Corporate Finance
  • Retail Banking
  • Wealth Management
  • Risk & Conduct, Financial Crime and Compliance
  • SC ventures


To apply for an Internship position, you

  • Must have the legal right to work on a permanent basis in the country for which you’re applying for the full duration of the internship.
  • If you’re applying in the US, you must have the legal right to work on a permanent basis.
  • If you are applying for an internship in the UAE, Qatar or Saudi Arabia, priority will be given to nationals of the country in question. However, we will also consider applications from other Arab nationals.
  • Interns must be in their penultimate (second to last) year of study.
  • We will accept internship applications from final year students who are required to complete mandatory National or Military service after graduation.
  • The Bank does not sponsor work permits for the purposes of Internships.


  • All Interns participating in the Global Internship Programme will be evaluated during 10th week of employment. 
  • Evaluations will be used in final recruitment decisions for the International Graduate Programme and other full time roles, with an aim to provide an offer before the internship is completed.

Ready to apply?

If you’re looking for a career with purpose and want to work for a bank making a difference, we’d love to hear from you.