Bank of America Graduate Programs & Internships
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Our purpose as a firm is to make financial lives better through the power of every connection. Did you know that Bank of America is the top global bank on Fortune’s ‘Change the World’ list of companies? Bank of America was also recognized by Fortune for its recent $50 million equity investment in minority depository institutions (MDIs) as part of its $1 billion, four-year commitment to advance racial equality and economic opportunity.
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.
We offer a variety of opportunities including insight programs, summer internships, and industrial placements/attachments. 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.
We also offer fixed-term placements such as industrial placements/attachments throughout the year that vary in length depending on business need.
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?
On the flip side, we also welcome business students to apply for our Global Technology programme, as not all roles require coding knowledge. All we ask is that you think digitally and thrive on creating the kind of technological innovations that drive our business – and industry – forward.
This 50,000-strong team (and counting) has 3,000 patents pending and delivers technology services that form the backbone of our retail, commercial and institutional businesses.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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Vice President, Global Transaction Services
What does a typical day look like for you?
There is no typical day in the Regional Corporate Sales team and that is what excites me most about my job! Some days are spent meeting clients and learning more about how we can value-add to them. Other days are spent strategizing and preparing decks and proposals for a client pitch. There are also times where I attend internal learning sessions on new product launches, organize bank events for our clients, and conduct comprehensive company and industry research, amongst many other activities.
How do you describe the culture at the bank?
One of the best things about the bank is that everyone is extremely open and inclusive. Juniors and interns are encouraged to interact with senior management regularly, and all opinions and ideas are valued across all levels of the bank.
I believe that this is a great firm to not only begin your career, but also a place to continue developing your career.
What do you enjoy doing in your personal time?
I love traveling. Exploring new cities, being exposed to different cultures, and meeting people from various backgrounds excite me. I am passionate about food, and am a self-professed food blogger. I believe that my interests will allow me to excel in a global organization like Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
Where do you see yourself in the future?
I see myself being a full-fledged Regional Treasury Sales Officer holding a portfolio of clients across various industries in Bank of America Merrill Lynch. I believe that this is a great firm to not only begin your career, but also a place to continue developing your career.
Officer, Technology & operations
What persuaded you to work for Bank of America?
I interned here in my penultimate year of university and I found that there was a lot to learn from the team. I felt it was an environment that I could grow and develop in, and that made me want to work for Bank of America.
How does the bank support your development?
There is a supportive culture toward learning and development, and managers take into account your concerns and personal goals toward developing your career. There are also many self-learning platforms that allow us to be able to learn new content in our own time.
In one word, how would you describe Bank of America?
"There is a supportive culture toward learning and development."
What are the most rewarding aspects of your job?
As my role involves assisting clients with their daily treasury transaction queries, the rewarding aspect of my job comes from helping the client solve an issue successfully without impact to them.
What advice would you give to students?
Do not be afraid or hesitant to try something new. The role might not be one that you’d ever envisioned yourself in but there is always something new to learn in every role.
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Take the next step
Take the next step
For positions in Asia Pacific, applications must be made online here.
- Analyst: 5 November 2016
- Associate: 5 November 2016
- Australia-based positions: July 2017
Full Time programs
- Analyst: 1 October 2016
- Associate: 1 October 2016
- Australia-based positions: April 2017
Please refer to our Japan Careers website.
For more information on our application process please see the Apply section of our careers website.
How to Apply
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, plus a digital interview.
For our Associate level – MBA program applications, please attach your resume and cover letter in one document, and ensure you apply under the name of the educational institution you are currently attending.
Applications for the Banking Connections pre-internship program for Hong Kong and Singapore must also be made online via our events page and include a resume and cover letter.
Industrial attachment recruiting takes place at various times depending on business need and the program typically runs for six months from January to June. More information can be found on our website.
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 deadline dates. We recruit on a rolling basis and strongly encourage you to apply early.
The following details the main application deadlines for APAC programs:
Applications open in mid-August 2021
Details on our virtual events are posted on our Events page.
Analyst: 10 October 2021
Associate: 14 November 2021
Please also check application dates with your University Careers Service
FAQ 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 usually run for 10 weeks between June and August for most locations within Asia Pacific.
Can I defer an offer?
No, Bank of America does not offer you the chance to defer.
Do I need coding skills to join your Global Technology team?
Not necessarily. We also welcome students from other majors to join our infrastructure and cybersecurity teams
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. Currently, for opportunities in Hong Kong the bank will assist in work sponsorship. For more details or to enquire with regards to a specific country please contact [email protected]
Our Virtual Events
Asia Pacific Virtual Campus Recruitment Events
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. Our people are at the heart of this purpose and together we are transforming the banking landscape. If you are looking for opportunities where you can be challenged to demonstrate the best of your abilities, look no further!
Join us at our virtual recruitment events to find out how we go about transforming lives every day. Whether that’s in Banking, Operations, Technology, or Control Functions, you’ll be part of our Bank of America family. We are here to help you succeed in your career journey, just like your own family would.
Register to join: https://campus.bankofamerica.com/events.html