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Internships in Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, India, and the UAE will be completely virtual.

Citi Asia Pacific is set to welcome more than 500 summer interns today (21 June 2021) in 12 of the bank's Asia markets, with in-person programmes in select markets, and the rest to be held virtually. All interns are in their penultimate year of college or university.

Citi’s Summer Internship Programme in APAC spans a 10-week period and comprises 13 different programmes supporting the bank’s different businesses. It will provide hands-on work exposure, as well as mentorship and training.

Three markets – China, Hong Kong and Korea – will give summer interns the opportunity to do their programmes in Citi offices, on a voluntary basis. These are markets where applicable COVID-19 regulations have permitted having more employees in the workplace. Opportunities to work in Citi’s offices will vary by respective business programmes in the market.

Summer internships across nine other markets in the region –  Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, India and the UAE – will remain fully virtual.

Stephen Cronin, Citi's Asia Pacific Head of Human Resources, said: “Where we have the opportunity to offer in-person internships, our summer interns will be able to benefit from in-person collaboration as well as apprenticeship and on-the-job learning. We believe there are material advantages to being physically together and where we have the flexibility to offer our interns these experiences, we are doing so."

Even so, he noted that Citi's virtual internships are designed to offer a comprehensive learning experience, giving interns, regardless of their location, an understanding of Citi and the financial services industry.

Citi’s 2021 cohort of summer interns comprises 528 students, of which 57% are female; higher than the 49% female representation in the 2020 cohort.

Depending on their performance, summer interns will have the opportunity to secure a spot in Citi’s Full Time Analyst programme once they graduate, which is a two-year programme giving entry-level hires access to networking, mentorship. and ongoing training and development. Offers for this programme will be made based on the quality of assignments and final projects, as well as overall internship performance.

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