internships at xero

Develop your skills over the summer

With the Xero internship program, you’ll spend the summer learning new skills and experiencing what life is like in a bustling tech company.

You'll start with a close knit group of interns giving you instant connections around the business. We’ll hook you up with a buddy and you’ll work closely with your manager to plan your experience.

We’ll help you develop your technical skills and soft skills, while gaining valuable experience. By the end of the internship, you’ll hopefully have a good idea of where you want your career to go.

Xero partners with Summer of Tech for technical interns to join us over the summer. 

We will be advertising our internship vacancies in the second half of the calendar year, so be sure to become a member of Summer of Tech and keep an eye on their website for when the roles go live.



When is the internship?

The Xero internship is a three-month position over the summer. It starts in November 2021 and finishes in mid-February 2022.

What does the internship look like?

These are paid internships where you will join a team and do real work alongside other Xero employees. Unlike technical roles in the grad program, internships don’t rotate. Instead, you’ll stay with one team for the duration of your internship.

Why do an internship with Xero?

You’ll learn heaps and meet really awesome people! It could also be a great way to start your career at Xero, lots of interns end up joining the Xero grad program once they’ve finished studying.

To be eligible for the internship, you need to be in your penultimate year of study. This enables you to complete your internship with Xero and then, potentially, receive an offer to join the grad program for the following year.

What internship positions are available?

All internship positions are advertised via Summer of Tech. Available roles will be updated once confirmed. 

However, as an example, in 2020/21 we hired interns in:

  • Software development

  • Security engineering 

  • Identity engineering

  • Security operations

Register for an internship through Summer of Tech


  • Site reliability engineering 

  • Automation quality engineering

  • Internal IT

  • UI front end development