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Category: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

Type: Standard

Location: Jefferson City

Starts: Jun. 7, 2022

$ Paid
 Full Time
 Part Time

Description

2022 Business 8-Week Internship Opportunity!

We have partnered again this year with ALIANZAS to help us create an eight-week Business Internship Program for Latino/Latina college students. Below is a little more information about ALIANZAS: 

ALIANZAS,  a collaborative initiative of the University of Missouri Extension and the UMKC Institute for Human Development,  is uniquely situated to facilitate the success of Latino/a interns participating in FCS Financial’s summer internship program.  ALIANZAS was established to enhance and support MU Extension’s capacity to form alliances and best respond to the needs of Latino residents throughout the state of Missouri by promoting effective intercultural communication.   Effective intercultural communication is also essential to the both the recruitment and support of Latino summer interns.   Significantly,  Latino/a communities are highly group-oriented,  and the family is of central importance within individual decision-making.   In order to effectively recruit and provide support for Latino/a summer interns,  it is critical to gain the trust and confidence of each student’s parents and extended family.   ALIANZAS will not only help to build the necessary relationships,  but can facilitate effective intercultural communication to ensure that the student has a successful internship experience. 

Working with several mentors,  interns learn the components of the agricultural lending business.   Interns will work primarily in our Central Office in Jefferson City,  Missouri,  but will also spend time out in our retail offices with our Marketplace Staff.   Interns will spend time with all departments within the organization.   The last two weeks of the internship program will be tailored to the intern’s major area of interest in the company.
 
Interns will learn the components of the lending process from taking the application all the way to the loan closing,  and recording it in the company’s books.   Time will be spent with various departments such as:  Human Resources,  Compliance,  Operations,  Marketing,  Accounting and Finance,  Credit,  Scorecard Lending,  Information Technology,  Sales and Support,  Appraisal,  and Risk Management. 

The Business Interns will also complete multiple projects identified by FCS that are hands-on in nature and are approved by our Executive Leadership Team to add value to the Association.   Presentations to the Board of Directors,  Excecutive and Senior Leadership Teams,  mentors and other staff are done in late July prior to the end of the internship.

***This internship is subject to change as outlined.   It can be virtual or in-person learning depending on the current protocols of the Association or current environment in 2022.**

Applications will be accepted until Monday,  January 31,  2022,  for the 2022 Summer Business Internship Program.

This position is classified as Non-Exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Department:   Human Resources       

Reports To:   Vice President,  Human Resources or Designee

Supervises:    None

This 8-Week Internship opportunity typically begins the second full week of June and will conclude the last week of July.

Internship Parameters:

Eligible interns must be:

  • Latino/Latina
  • Enrolled as an undergraduate (sophomore,  junior or senior)  or as a graduate student in a 4-year institution of higher education in Missouri
  • Preference given to those first in their family to be enrolled in an institution of higher education
  • Preference given to those majoring in business,  finance,  agriculture,  HR,  or a related field 
  • The number of Latino internships being offered is two.
  • The internships will take place in the Summer of 2022 over a period of 8 weeks
  • The location of the internship site will primarily be at FCS Financial Central Office in Jefferson City,  Missouri
  • FCS Financial will provide for reasonable housing and transportation costs and a per diem to cover the cost of food.

Responsibilities

Job Functions*

Percentage Job Functions
50% Internship Program -  (8 Weeks)
  • Learn the components of the lending process and working with customers
  • Learn credit fundamentals and credit philosophy
  • Learn the process of appraising real and chattel properties
  • Learn about the audit process.
  • Learn the variety of risk management options offered by FCS Financial including crop,  livestock,  and life insurance.
20%

Projects

  • Complete one or more projects identified by FCS that are hands-on in nature and designed to add value to the company. 
  • Presentations to the Board of Directors,  senior leadership,  mentors and other staff will be conducted towards the end of the internship.
20%

Communication

  • Work with several mentors within various areas of the Association.
  • Interact with FCS staff as a team member.
10%

Marketing

  • Learn about customer relationships and marketing and contribute to FCS image as the leading agriculture financial institution committed to customers.
n/a Other duties as assigned to meet the needs of the organization.

*  Essential Functions for this position consist of all items listed under any category that make up 5%  or more of the job duties.   This job description is subject to change without notice.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  • Latino/Latina
  • Enrolled as an undergraduate (sophomore,  junior or senior)  or as a graduate student in a 4-year institution of higher education in Missouri
  • Preference given to those first in their family to be enrolled in an institution of higher education
  • Preference given to those majoring in business,  finance,  agriculture,  HR,  or a related field

 

Required Knowledge and Skills

  • General knowledge of FCS Financial
  • General knowledge of the agricultural industry
  • General knowledge of agriculture/rural communities
  • General knowledge of financial services industry
  • General knowledge of basic financial/accounting terms and applications
  • Skill in using Microsoft technologies including e-mail,  word and spreadsheet processing
  • Oral and written communication skills sufficient to discuss a variety of job-related topics,  and to effectively communicate complex topics to a variety of audiences
  • Responsible to appropriately protect the confidentiality,  security,  and integrity of the Association’s systems and data and clients’  data

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