Position Description

2020 Internship Program - Washington
Location Washington-Spokane
Requisition # 1570
# of Openings 1
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Northwest Farm Credit Services is currently recruiting college students interested in exploring a career in the financial services industry. Our Internship program is designed to provide a realistic job preview and insight to the career opportunities and potential that exists within Northwest FCS. Interns are assigned to a designated trainer and complete a formal training action plan, exposing them to a variety of positions and areas of our business.

As a member-owned financial cooperative, we help business owners in agriculture, forestry and fisheries secure the financing they need to operate and grow, and the crop insurance they need to protect their livelihoods. Our customers are primarily located in Montana, Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Alaska. Northwest FCS is a three time recipient of the Gallup Great Workplace Award, and the top scoring large company in the Best Place to Work-Inland Northwest competition four years in a row. 

Minimum Qualifications for an Internship with Northwest FCS include:

Status: Students must be of Junior or Senior status.
Education: Pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Business, Accounting, Finance, Ag Economics, Ag Business or related field.
Preferred coursework: Finance, Accounting, Economics, Farm and Ranch Management, Business Management, Marketing and related courses.
Skills: Strong communication, marketing, analytical and computer skills, and leadership ability demonstrated through involvement in extracurricular activities and outside work experience. An agricultural background is desirable.
Our internship for Washington will be with our Capital Markets group in Spokane, WA

To apply for this position please complete an online application, attaching your resume, copy of college transcripts (unofficial is okay), and cover letter that includes internship location preference within our territory (WA, ID, MT, OR). Currently, summer internships are available in multiple locations around the Pacific Northwest.

On campus interviews will be held following the Spring career fairs. Interested candidates should stop by the career fair at a campus below to introduce themselves and learn more about opportunities at Northwest FCS. Representatives will also be presenting information through classroom visits and other on campus activities at the following locations:

 BYU-Idaho
 Eastern Washington University
 Gonzaga University
 Montana State University
 Oregon State University
 University of Idaho
 University of Montana
 Utah State University
 Washington State University
 Whitworth University


Northwest FCS internships are paid, and interns receive an additional housing stipend if their internship requires securing temporary housing. We offer a fun and family-oriented atmosphere, many learning opportunities, and have a jeans/appropriate casual company dress code.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other classification protected by applicable discrimination laws.

When you apply for a position with Northwest FCS, we collect personal identifiers (from your resume and other application information you submit), such as your name, email address, mailing address, telephone number(s) and employment and education related information. This helps us evaluate job applicants for hiring opportunities, and, communicate with them. 

To comply with federal regulations for equal employment opportunity and affirmative action (EEO/AA), we track our applicants by gender, race/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, and the position for which they applied. You will be presented with a voluntary self-identification form as part of this application; we wanted you to know why we collect this information and what we do with it.  Please be aware that this information is kept separate from your application, and not utilized in the selection process. 

For more information about the information Northwest FCS collects, please see the Northwest FCS California Privacy Policy.

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