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Sterling Intership Program

Unlocking Potentials, Empowering Talent!

Jumpstart your career and get a chance to make meaningful contributions! 

Are you ready to embark on an exciting journey filled with innovation, growth and impact? 

At Sterling, we believe in nurturing and empowering the next generation of talent and we are searching for extraordinary individuals like you who are eager to make their mark in the banking industry and beyond.

If you are an undergraduate or graduate (Pre-NYSC) who is looking to gain some insight into the corporate world. Look no further! Sterling
internship program is the perfect opportunity for you as it provides exciting opportunities for young individuals with different backgrounds to build a career in any of our business teams, by gaining practical knowledge of core business functions and processes from invaluable on-the-job experience.

Why Sterling?

Why Sterling? A simple question but interestingly there is no definitive answer. Truth is, we are also interested in finding out why you want to join Sterling. Could it be because you have heard so much about the Sterling brand or is it because we have won several awards for being a Great Place to Work? We wonder why but as you prepare to begin an exhilarating internship experience that will propel your career to a new level. We have decided to list out some of the reasons why we want you to embark on this journey with us:

  • Unlock your potential: At Sterling, we believe in nurturing and empowering talents to reach their full potential. You will have the opportunity to work on exciting projects and collaborate with the best minds and contribute to building cutting-edge products and solutions. 
  • Amazing work culture and vibrant environment: We foster a dynamic and inclusive work culture that values creativity, collaboration, and diversity. An environment where our interns can gain exposure to various departments and engage in cross-functional team activities. 
  • Growth and Development: At Sterling, we are committed to your growth. Throughout your program, you will participate in engaging workshops, training sessions and networking events that have been designed to help you develop your skills and expand your horizon. 
  • Mentorship and Guidance: We understand that you need a guide on your career journey, and we will provide guidance, support and valuable feedback to help you navigate through your internship. You would have access to a network of experts and professionals. 
  • Engaging and Impactful Projects: Our purpose is to enrich lives. You too can make a difference as an intern. You will get a chance to contribute to projects that impact lives and shape the future of the banking industry and beyond. 
  • Fun and Camaraderie: We believe in fostering a vibrant and fun work environment. From Team bonding activities to social networking events, you will have plenty of opportunities to bond and network with fellow interns and build lifelong relationships via the Sterling Intern Network. 

Eligibility Criteria

We value diversity and inclusion in our workplace. So, we promote equal opportunity for all qualified individuals to apply. We aim to attract the best talents and give all interns a great experience to build their careers. We encourage qualified persons with disabilities and diverse academic, professional and cultural backgrounds to apply.

  • As part of the application kit, applicants are required to provide a letter of recommendation from their course advisor, head lecturer or professor (where applicable). 
  • Selection is based on vacancies, performance, and availability for a minimum period of 3 months, with a maximum period of 6-12 months. 
  • Multiple applications may lead to automatic disqualification. 
  • Internships are not open to Corps members. However, Corps members may apply for the Sterling Graduate Trainee program after the completion of the NYSC program. 


As you prepare to be a part of an incredible internship experience where you get to showcase your skills, passion, and drive to excel, this is what you need to expect:

Stage 1 – Online Application: We encourage you to submit your application via our website when positions are advertised. All applications must be submitted online and during the respective application period.

Stage 2 – Online Assessment Test: Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an online assessment test.

Stage 3 – Virtual Interview: For the virtual interview, shortlisted candidates are invited for this stage where we delve deeper into your skills, aspirations, and potential fit within Sterling. We encourage you to work on your CV and other relevant portfolio or project work that highlight your achievements, experience (if any) and why you believe that you would be a valuable addition to the Sterling team.

Stage 4 – Internship Offer: Successful applicants will receive an offer to join the Sterling Internship Program.

Stage 4 – Orientation

Stage 5 – Make Magic Happen

Interested in any of our internship programs? Apply now!


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