2020 HSBC China

Summer Internship Programme

Programmes available for application

Commercial Banking

  • Commercial Banking
  • Global Trade & Receivables Finance

Global Banking & Markets

  • Global Banking-Corporate Banking
  • Global Markets
  • Global Liquidity & Cash Management
  • HSBC Securities Services

Retail Banking & Wealth Management

  • Retail Banking & Wealth Management
  • Digital

Commercial Banking
Summer Internship Programme

Our business operates in 53 countries and territories, covering the developed and developing markets that matter most to our customers. Constantly curious, our teams connect businesses to help them succeed. We have a particular focus on companies that aspire to grow internationally and use our global connections and expertise to spot trends in world trade and identify opportunities for our customers. You'll work with a wide range of customers all around the world, providing them with business solutions. That might mean supporting customers with loans or project finance, or helping them raise money from the stock and bond markets. Regardless of which degree discipline you have come from, we will help you build the knowledge to succeed in our Commercial Bank. With the help of senior leaders and peers, you will develop a whole range of skills, while building on the ones that already set you apart from the competition.

Your option

We offer internships in the following areas:
Commercial Banking
Global Trade & Receivables Finance
Eight weeks over the summer before your final year at university, giving exposure to the full range and complexity of the business area.

Global Banking and Markets Summer Internship Programme

Corporates, governments and institutions around the world rely on our help to develop and deliver world class financial services and solutions to meet their needs. Global Banking and Markets is a hugely diverse business with opportunity to work internationally across all of our graduate programmes. Depending on which programme you choose, you could be helping enterprises capitalise their Belt and Road ambition, to enable governments to raise debt capital, or providing innovative financing solutions around working capital and longer term capital financing.

Your option

We offer internships in the following areas:
Global Banking - Corporate Banking
Global Liquidity and Cash Management
HSBC Securities Services
Global Markets
Eight weeks over the summer of your penultimate or final year of university. You'll gain insight and training whilst contributing to live client work in a fast-paced environment, working as part of a supportive team.

Retail Banking and Wealth Management
Summer Internship Programme

Providing genuine inspiration to our customers, you'll help them make the right choices about their day-to-day finances, from securing a mortgage to choosing the appropriate investment products. Whether it be through our branches, telephone services or digital banking, we are dedicated to building long-term relationships with our diverse customers based in every corner of the world.

Your option

We offer internships of eight weeks during the penultimate or final year of your degree:
Retail Banking and Wealth Management:
Giving you experience of both customer-facing and core business roles.
Retail Banking and Wealth Management - Digital:
Providing exposure to areas like product development, business innovation and analytics.

Eligible Requirements
and Deadline for Summer Internship Programme

Who can apply?

This programme is for students in their penultimate or final year of university study, who're expected to achieve degree during Sep 2020 - Jul 2021.


Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen, Guangzhou and
other cities
For Commercial Banking Summer Internship Programme, we also have intakes in other branches across mainland China.

Internship Duration:

Jul-Aug 2020 (8 weeks, full time)
5 days per week, paid internship

To be considered for a placement, you will:

Act with integrity, in keeping with HSBC's values
Have outstanding interpersonal skills, even when under pressure
Have strong commercial acumen and a flair for problem solving
Be self-motivated, confident and articulate
Successfully go through all relevant assessments
  • Can be dedicated to full-time internship during Jul-Aug 2020 in Mainland China (5 days per week)
  • Can formally graduate before Jul 2021

What to expect

You'll complete an eight-week placement, where you'll contribute to a live project or a number of transactions, working with products and services experts across our international network. There will also be regular business and social events for you to attend in order to begin building a network of contacts.

Learning, development and support

The programme is composed of induction, tailor-made class-room training and placement. You'll join your placement team, where you'll receive a combination of practical experience and classroom training, and learn how our people tailor these to provide customers with solutions. You'll also be assigned a mentor and paired with a buddy during the 8 weeks' programme to enrich your experience.

Further benefits of the internship include:

Measurable objectives
Continuous performance management and business feedback
A buddy and mentor to share ideas with and go to for advice
The opportunity to gain insight into HSBC's competitive advantages in
International markets and the financial services industry
Strong performers during the internship will be offered directly to enroll Global Graduate Programme without additional assessment steps.

Deadline: 31 Mar 2020

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