The primary goal in this program is the opportunity to investigate a career in the banking industry with hands on experience prior to graduation. Once completed, the intern will have the knowledge necessary to determine if a career in the banking industry is the right opportunity to pursue.
Assist the loan processors with loan maintenance, title work, scanning and filing into the document imaging program
Work closely with the loan officer, including job shadowing, site visits, committee meetings and exposure to cash flows and financial statements
Other duties or projects may be assigned
Requirements for this internship include the following:
Local college sophomores and juniors with a major in banking, finance, agricultural related, business, or other related field of interest
Energetic, organized, detail-oriented and skilled with technology
Agriculture interest is beneficial but not required
Highly developed interpersonal skills and the ability to work well in a team-based environment
Ability to work in the Wheatland, Iowa branch
About First Trust & Savings Bank
First Trust and Savings was founded in Wheatland, IA in 1886 by Edward Guenther along with his brother, Henry Guenther, and his father, John Guenther. The Guenthers recognized the agricultural and industrial needs of the community and developed First Trust and Savings Bank as one of the strongest financial institutions in the agricultural area between Clinton, Iowa and Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
When the Guenthers originally founded the bank, they named it John Guenther and Sons, Private Bankers after themselves, the founders. In 1910 the bank became incorporated and was named German Trust and Savings Bank, and finally, in 1918 First Trust and Savings Bank assumed it's present name.
First Trust and Savings grew rapidly in the late 1880's which led to the development of a branch bank in Lost Nation, Iowa. In the early 1960's, First Trust expanded with the purchase of Dixon Bank and Trust in Dixon, Iowa. First Trust continues to grow today with the current addition of two more branches in