College Internship Program
FCS Financial offers a unique and rewarding experience in the field of agricultural/rural lending and related financial services. Our summer internships are full-time, paid positions.
Applications for internships typically takes place between September and November each year. Summer interns are usually selected and notified by December. The summer internship program runs from May to August. Visit our Internship Requirements to learn more about our internships.
To view internship opportunities throughout the Farm Credit System, please visit www.farmcreditnetwork.com.
“The internship was very hands-on. I got to go out and talk with the farmers and drive around their operation. I didn’t sit behind a desk all day.”
“My internship exceeded my expectations. I learned things you don’t get from a textbook or classroom. Who knew that corn can grow in rock in southern Missouri!”
“From the customers to the employees, everyone was so kind and helpful! The warmth from everyone made my internship a very memorable experience.”
Working with several mentors, Marketplace Interns learn the components of the lending process, from meeting the customer and taking the application, through credit analysis and decision, to appraisal and loan closing. Additional time will be spent on learning credit fundamentals and credit philosophy. Besides working in our Central Office in Jefferson City, interns will work in multiple branch locations with the local staff and regional specialists (Credit, Appraisal, Risk Management, Land & Home) to experience first-hand the level of service and personal relationships we have with our customers.
In the appraisal function, interns learn the process of appraising real and chattel properties from a state certified real estate appraiser, experienced collateral valuators and chattel valuators. Appraisals are done for in-house loans and for non-FCS loans (so FCS collects a fee for the service). Appraisers blend written communication and technology skills with interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently. Their duties involve working outside and in an office.
With the risk management staff, interns learn the variety of risk management options offered by FCS. We market, sell and service crop insurance, livestock insurance and life insurance. This area of related services complements our commercial and real estate loan products.
Interns also complete one or more projects identified by FCS that are hands-on in nature and designed to add value to the organization. Presentations to the Board of Directors, senior leadership, mentors and other staff are done in late July prior to the end of the internship.Apply for this Internship