How to Apply for a Citigroup Internship

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If you're a student or recent graduate looking to gain experience in the financial services sector, you should consider applying for a Citigroup internship. Why? With approximately 200 million customers, Citigroup does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. It is undoubtedly a financial services industry leader, so if you want to be part of a global company, consider Citigroup. 

Each year the company selects some of the world's brightest students and outstanding candidates to participate in their summer internship program.

 With this brief overview, learn more about what these internships offer and how to apply.

Internships Available

Internships are available in the U.S., Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The great thing about a Citigroup internship is that the company is so big you can pursue a variety of fields in the financial services sector. Look at this list of areas interns can explore. 

  • Investment Banking
  • Operations 
  • Information Technology
  • Consumer Banking
  • Finance
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Corporate Banking
  • Infrastructure Technology
  • Global Consumer Bank

Eligibility & Requirements

To qualify for a Citigroup internship, you need to be a college junior, senior, graduate student or recent graduate. Because internships are available in a number of fields, Citigroup accepts students who have studied a wide range of subject areas as interns.

Specifically, Citigroup seeks students who have educational and work experience in the following fields:

  • Accounting
  • Commerce
  • Finance
  • Economics
  • Business

In addition to those fields, students who are majoring in law, mathematics, physics, engineering, technology or human resources are encouraged to apply. Interpersonal traits also play a key role in which students are selected for internships. Citigroup looks for students who are excellent team players, highly motivated and have strong numerical and communication skills.

They should have a desire to succeed, integrity and a passion for the financial industry.

Internship Compensation & Benefits

Citi has a history of offering a competitive salary for internships, but payment will vary depending on the field, location and the intern's background. The duties interns have tended to be comparable to those of full-time associates in entry-level positions. Interns may be able to take part in mentoring programs, professional development activities, and social events.

Citi also has developed a diversity initiative to give people from all walks of life the opportunity to be truly successful in their careers. As of December 2016, the Citi Employee Network Program had 130 chapters for employees from the following backgrounds: 

  • Asian Heritage
  • Black Heritage
  • disABILITY (caregivers and people with disabilities)
  • Generations
  • Hispanic/Latino Heritage
  • Military Veterans
  • Parents
  • Pride (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities)
  • Roots/Multicultural
  • Women

Application Process & Deadlines

Visit Citi online to apply for internships. Deadlines vary, so check the company website periodically or beginning in the fall semester if you're specifically seeking a summer internship. Keep in mind that many financial internships have early deadlines, and recruiting on college campuses for finance jobs also begins much earlier than for most other industries.

Students are often surprised to see September deadlines.

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