Frequently Asked Questions about Summer Internship
Our list of commonly asked questions may help you better understand and prepare for our Summer Internship recruitment program.
If our FAQ’s have not addressed your question, please feel free to email us at NBFMRecruiting@nbc.ca.
When would my summer internship start and end? Are there fixed dates?
We recognize that universities do not have the same start and end dates so if you are offered a summer internship, we are flexible as to when you can start and end your internship. But keep in mind that the duration of the internships must be at least 8 weeks.
What is the salary for a summer internship role?
National Bank Financial Markets offers a competitive wage that is in line with other organizations.
How many students are hired each year?
Each year it varies depending on requests from our business lines, however, we generally hire approximately 20 students in total.
What it the hiring timeline?
The job posting is active on our website in early December and the posting closes shortly after return from the holidays. For more exact timing, please check with your University Career Centre.
How do I find out more information about summer internships or other recruiting opportunities?
Once the job posting is up on our Career Site, there is a link within the job posting where you can sign up for a webinar that details more information about our on campus recruitment activities. We hold a few sessions (in both English & French) so please feel free to register online and learn more.
I have submitted my application online and I haven't heard anything back to schedule a first interview?
Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications we receive, we will only contact those candidates we would like to interview. Once the recruiting period has been completed, we will notify all the applicants that the recruiting for this year has been completed.
What areas would I be working in?
There are several areas that you could potentially be hired in. We often have roles in Investment Banking, Fixed Income, Equity Capital Markets, Derivatives and Research. You could potentially be working in Montreal, Toronto, Calgary & Vancouver depending on the business lines hiring needs.
What can I expect during the interview?
Generally, the interview will be based on behavioural type questions. You will be interviewed by a team of 2 people. Each team has their own interviewing style, so we advise students to be prepared for both behavioural and technical questions.
Who can apply for a summer internship with National Bank Financial Markets?
As long as you are still enrolled in a program at your university, all undergraduate, Master and PhD students are welcome to apply.
What is the program I am enrolled in isn't business related?
Would National Bank Financial Markets still be interested in me?
National Bank Financial Markets values diversity which includes hiring employees with diverse educational backgrounds. Although we recruit business students, we also actively recruit students that are not in traditional business streams. We believe that a summer internship at National Bank Financial Markets allows all students the opportunity to see if this is a potential area they would be interested in for a long-term career.