We’re invested in your future. Our interns and rotational program analysts are part of City National from day one. You’ll get competitive wages, the experience you need to launch your career — owning projects and collaborating with your new colleagues — and the support to grow as a valued member of our team.



Internship FAQs

Yes, you need to be a full-time student in a four-year program. The majority of our interns enter the program in the summer before their senior year. We are not accepting students in their graduate studies.

Yes, all City National internships are paid. For 2023, interns are paid $25 per hour and expected to work 40 hours per week for 10 weeks. Interns are not eligible for holiday or overtime pay.

You can expect plenty of face time with our senior leadership. We work hard to give our interns opportunities to connect with and learn from our executives — it’s one way our internship program stands out from other banks’. Because we give our interns real, impactful work, we’re able to hire many of them back as full-time colleagues.

Internships are usually 10 weeks long and start the fourth week in May (for students on the semester system) or the fourth week in June (for students on the quarter system).

Most opportunities are hybrid and would require you to be within commuting distance of your specified location.

You should state your location preferences when you speak with a recruiter. Most positions are in the greater Los Angeles, New York and Phoenix areas, or in Newark, Del.

While we do not offer a financial stipend for relocation, we do provide access to intern housing resources to help you find affordable temporary housing.

Our internships are open to all majors. We look for experience and backgrounds that are relevant to the open positions across our teams. Experience in business and banking is not required.

Internships are offered on teams such as Capital Markets, Commercial Banking, Commercial Real Estate Banking, Entertainment Banking, National Corporate Banking, Operations, and Specialty Banking.

Yes, you can apply to up to two internship tracks.

Unfortunately, we are not able to consider candidates who currently, or in the future, will require sponsorship to work in the U.S.

Yes, DACA students are eligible and encouraged to apply.

We encourage you to include details about any past internships and work experience, relevant classes you’ve taken, activities that highlight your leadership, community involvement and examples of your entrepreneurial spirit or endeavors.

We begin with an initial screening of your resume. You may then be invited to a phone screening with one of our recruiters and, if there is an open role that fits your skills and interests, you will interview with the hiring manager. The entire process typically takes four to six weeks from the application deadline to when we extend offers.

To view the status of your application, log into our Application Portal.

If your question isn’t answered in the FAQs or you have a referral, message us at EarlyCareerPrograms@cnb.com.