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2023 Business 8-Week Internship Opportunity!

At FCS Financial, part of the nationwide Farm Credit System, we are looking for 2023 Business Interns to join our Team! FCS Financial is a member of the largest agriculture lending cooperative in the United States today. At FCS, we seek individuals who share passion for agriculture, rural living and helping people achieve their goals and dreams!
FCS is offering internships to the growing Latino community in Missouri! FCS Financial offers every summer a paid 8-week internship opportunity (hotel, transportation, and food costs are covered by FCS Financial). FCS Financial teams up with ALIANZAS (MU EXTENSION and the UMKC Institute for Human Development) to help give the opportunity for the students to learn about the business functions of the Association and also gain knowledge about the Latino Culture within the agriculture community. The Business Interns will be working with an ALIANZAS mentor throughout their experience at FCS Financial! They are encouraged to use bilingual (Spanish) skills.

The Business Internship is designed to expose the student to all areas of FCS Financial! Working with several mentors, 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. 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. Time will be spent with various departments such as: Human Resources, Information Services, Legal, Operations, Audit, Marketing, Accounting and Finance, Credit, Scorecard Lending, Information Technology, Sales and Support, Appraisal, Crop Insurance, and Risk Management. The last two weeks of the internship program will allow the interns to customize their experience and focus on area of interest within the company.
The Business Interns will also complete one or more 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, Executive and Senior Leadership Teams, mentors and other staff are done in late July prior to the end of the internship.
Applications will be accepted until January 31, 2023, for the 2023 Summer Business Internship Program.
The starting hourly wage is $16.00 per hour (Subject to Change).
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 will begin the first 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 2023 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.

Please click on the link below to learn more about our 2022 Internship Experience!

Responsibilities/Duties

Job Functions*PercentageJob Functions50%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/aOther 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.

Required Skills

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