Ask the Coach: How can I set up an internship program at my bank?

October 19th, 2018

Great question!

The benefits of starting an internship program are endless. Most importantly, your organization will begin to develop a talent pipeline and will recognize interns that fit with your organization and its culture. Your company and the specific department(s) where the intern is working can increase productivity, all while managing labor costs. In addition, young talent can bring fresh, new perspectives to an organization, as well as various strengths and emerging skills. Lastly, this is a great way to give back to the community. Support your local colleges/universities and ensure that your organization has a presence on that college campus. A good relationship with the local school district and colleges/universities is invaluable. In terms of both today’s workload and tomorrow’s workforce, starting an internship program is an excellent way to generate success at your bank.

BankTalentHQ gets this question a lot. We created a checklist that you can use at your organization to develop a successful internship program. Here is the link. This is posted on the BankTalentHQ website under the Employer, Tips & Articles Tab.

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