The purpose of this bank internship is to prepare college sophomores and juniors for entry into the business world by providing a thorough understanding of the everyday functions of a community bank organization.
Duties include the following:
Learn application process for all types of loans, i.e. consumer, mortgage, agricultural and commercial
Observe underwriting processes for all loan types
Participate in loan committee meetings on a limited basis
Ride along with lending personnel on customer visits
Learn how the bank electronically stores documents and assist as needed
Assist lending personnel as directed
Observe deposit acquisition process at new accounts desk
Become familiar with different deposit products and related account services
Learn how to handle customer transactions
Learn teller transactions and assist as needed
Learn how to data mine customer information
Observe compliance officer activities
Participate and observe employee compliance training
Assist compliance officer as directed
Participate in marketing committee meetings on a limited basis
Assist marketing director as directed
Local college sophomores and juniors with a 2.75 GPA or better with a major in banking, finance, agricultural related, business, or other related field of interest
Energetic, organized, detail-oriented and skilled with today’s technology
Highly developed interpersonal skills and the ability to work well in a team-based environment
Ability to dedicate 25-35 hours per week to this intern program
Ability to work from any one of our locations
The primary incentive is this program is the opportunity to investigate a career opportunity in the
banking industry with hands on experience prior to graduation. Once completed, the intern will
have sufficient knowledge necessary to determine if a career in the banking industry is the right
opportunity to pursue.
You will work directly with each corresponding officer or supervisor of the respective
department. Primary supervision will be the bank’s VP of Operations.
You will gain a full understanding of the day-to-day operations of a community banking
An intern should expect to spend a minimum of 25-35 hours per week in structured activities at
one of our bank offices.
The start date is on or around June 1 with an ending date on or around August 15.
On the job training will occur daily at the direction of the applicable supervisor.
Schedule will be flexible based on the students schedule with approval from the President/CEO.
Student will be paid an hourly wage to be determined at the onset of the internship experience.
To apply for this internship position, please send your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. The cover letter may be addressed to:
Heartland Bank Russ Ruhland, VP- Operations 1314 1st Avenue PO Box 730 Manson, IA 50563
About Heartland Bank
In our 125-year history, the Iowa Bankers Association (IBA) has been dedicated to serving Iowa banks and their employees. As the voice of Iowa’s banking industry, the Association serves more than 95 percent of banks and savings institutions in the state. The IBA and our affiliate companies – Iowa Bankers Insurance and Services, Inc. and Iowa Bankers Mortgage Corporation – provide services that allow banks to better serve their communities and the state of Iowa. The Association contributes to the success of Iowa banks by providing legislative representation, education and training opportunities, regulatory compliance assistance and a host of other services. Member banks also benefit from the insurance and mortgage and securities brokerage services offered by Iowa Bankers.
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