Standard Bank Group

Own your future with a Standard Bank Group Internship

We know that investing in ambitious young people like you now, will lead to a brighter future for Africa.

And our Internship programme lets us do just that. If you’d like to progress your education further, get some meaningful work experience – and find new ways to make your dreams possible with a specialist qualification – then we’d love to invest in you.

What can you expect?

An internship with Standard Bank Group gives you the opportunity to gain valuable workplace experience with the foundation of your tertiary qualification. You’ll start contributing from the moment you join, as you get involved in real projects – and have every chance to develop and grow.

Once you’ve completed your internship, you’ll possess highly in-demand skills and qualifications. So, you’ll be able to own your career potential, and apply for the role of your dreams.  

Join our Internship programme, and it’s not just your future you’ll have a positive effect on. You’ll become part of our journey to create better tomorrows for everyone across Africa.

Standard Bank Internships

You can choose from a number of market-leading internships, offering between 12 to 18 months’ fixed term employment. You'll receive a monthly stipend, plus invaluable coaching.

  • Fixed term employment Standard Bank Group for 12/18 months
  • Monthly stipend
  • Certification specific to the skills being built on the programme
  • Practical meaningful workplace experience
  • Coaching.

Application criteria

To apply, you must:

  • Be a South African citizen
  • Be between the ages of 18 and 30
  • Be able to speak, read and write English
  • Be computer literate
  • Not be permanently employed
  • Not be studying at another tertiary institution.
Corporate and Investment Banking

CIB Marketing - 12-month programme

As Africa’s largest bank, we champion our continent’s top talent and leverage your skill to drive positive impact while equipping you with the means to truly flourish. It is our commitment to foster passion, dreams and professional growth which intertwines to form a vibrant, authentic and supportive community within our workplace.

Our Corporate and Investment Banking(CIB) business is focused on unlocking your potential and our continent’s rich appetite for growth. We provide large corporates (multinational, regional and domestic) and institutional clients with in-depth sector expertise and specialist capabilities. To find out more about CIB click here.

Become part of the exciting, dynamic and creative world of CIB marketing.

Marketing plays an integral role in the Corporate and Investment Banking business and includes general marketing practices alongside specialist areas such as digital marketing, social media, communications, eventing, content and more.

We are looking for a highly motivated and creative Marketing Intern to join our team. The ideal candidate will have a strong foundation in marketing principles, including a keen interest in digital marketing practices, along with a passion for learning. You will have the opportunity to work on a variety of projects such as contributing to marketing campaigns, running and executing campaign activity, reports, audits and more.

The CIB Marketing internship is a 12-month programme for graduates who would like to develop their marketing knowledge and gain work experience.

Internship details:
Start Date: 15 January 2025
Learner Allowance: R10,000 per month
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa

Minimum Requirements:
The successful candidate must be:

  • A South African citizen.
  • Aged 18-30.
  • Fluent in English (speak, read and write).
  • Have successfully completed an undergrad degree or diploma in Marketing.
  • Have an interest in digital marketing.
  • Computer literate.
  • Not permanently employed.
  • Not studying at any other institution.
  • Not registered on any other learnership.

Application dates: 1 October 2024 to 30 October 2024

Watch our Human First stories for an insight into how our passionate Standard Bank CIB people across Africa bring their whole selves to work; and how they’re building their careers and creating an impact as they do so. Click here

When it comes to our people, we're all in.

Insurance and Asset Management

Insurance - 12 - month programme

This Internship is designed to help you gain valuable work experience in a number of roles within the eco system of the Insurance Business.


Salesforce, 18 - month programme

Join the Salesforc Powerhouse: Work alongside some of the most skilled and certified Salesforce experts in the industry. Our team is at the forefront of Salesforce innovation where we are implementing cutting edge projects.

Are you ready to embark on an exciting journey into the world of Salesforce? Standard Bank invites passionate and driven individuals to join our Salesforce Internship programme, where you’ll receive training, coaching and hands on experience.

Cloud Computing, 18 - month programme

Cloud Engineers are scarce skill globally and there is a high demand for cloud engineering skills in the market. This is a skill you want to have on your CV and possibilities are endless. Skills you can learn include cloud infrastructure, cloud security, cloud data engineering and machine learning. Expose and coaching by our AWS and Microsoft Azure Leads.

Automation Engineering, 18 - month programme

Automation Technology teams specialises in driving automation solutions to add value to our customers in a meaningful way. We are looking for exceptionally talented, bright and driven people to join our team and drive an automation led culture.

If you are passionate about Innovation and want to be at the forefront of driving automation in Standard Bank, this 18 month internship programme will enable you to grow in this specialized field. Under the coaching of our Automation leads you will gain experience regarding End-to-end Automation solutions within various automation streams.

Frequently Asked Questions
Can I apply to open roles while I am on a programme?
Does an intern automatically get offered a permanent position after completing the Internship programme?
No. Interns need to follow the recruitment process and apply for a permanent position through the Standard Bank Group career website, based on the current opportunities available.
Does Standard Bank Group assist with furthering my studies?
Not while completing the internship programme. Should you be placed in a permanent role, you can apply for a bursary if you wish to continue studying.
Do I have to pay back the investment should I resign from the internship programme?
There is no pay-back or work-back agreement attached to the internship programme. This means that if you left the organisation, you wouldn't have to pay back any investment made during the course of the programme.
Do I need to have work experience to be considered for the Internship Programme?
This may be a requirement for certain programmes. Please refer to the minimum requirements for the internship programme you're applying for.
Do you consider Grade 12 students?
No, internships are offered to individuals who have post Grade 12 (Matric) qualifications.
Do your programmes cater for people with disabilities?
Yes. We have an inclusive culture, and are open to reasonably accommodating special needs in the workplace.
I'm not a recent graduate – can I apply?
Yes, any individual between the ages of 18-30 can apply for any of our Learnership programmes. The minimum requirement is programme specific.
I don’t have a completed post Grade 12 (matric) qualification – can I apply?
No, all our internships require a minimum of a post matric qualification.
What career support and development do I get?
Our Early Careers programmes are designed in a way that ensures we can provide every single person with an entire support ecosystem during their time with us. From structured learning plans to access to digital content, a workplace coach, a mentor, learning partners, programme managers and people cultures, on our programmes you'll find everything you need to secure your success.
What can I expect as a salary?
Interns earn a monthly stipend rather than a salary. This is an allowance which enables you to travel to and from the workplace or training institution, is in line with The National Minimum Wage Act 9 of 2018 (NMWA), and is determined by the cost and complexity of the programme.
Where are the internship programmes located?
Our specialist programmes mostly run in Johannesburg, although other programmes are offered nationally.