Internship connection program - resources for students
The Kansas Bankers Association Intern Connection Program aims to work with member banks to find the next generation of dynamic and engaged leaders.
Through strategic partnerships with colleges across Kansas, college students will receive a wide range of learning opportunities and work-related banking experiences during an internship at a Kansas bank. The result should be directed at the intern cultivating a positive impression of the banking industry and a strong desire to pursue a career in banking after graduation.
Through a 10 to 12-week paid internship at a community bank, interns will be exposed to various banking activities and functions. Potential focuses could include:
Agricultural Lending, Bank Administration, Commercial Banking, Human Resources, Information Technology Systems, Operations, Personal Banking, Public Relations and Marketing.
If agreed upon between the bank and the intern, an intern can specialize in a specific banking area for their internship experience. In addition, interns may be asked to complete special projects, represent the bank at community events, attend Board of Director meetings, and participate in staff training events.
Networking opportunities are available for interns to meet bankers within their area of interest. A complimentary conference registration will be provided for one of the conferences below. An intern’s host bank is encouraged to cover travel and hotel expenses.
- Bank Technology and Operations Conference & Showcase
- Kansas Ag Bankers Conference
- Women in Banking Conference
- Young Bank Officers of Kansas (YBOK) Conference
- Economic Outlook and Risk Management Conference
- KBA Trust Conference
APPLICATION & Placement Process
Students interested in the program can apply below! Applications will be accepted on a continual basis.
The KBA will connect applicants with community banks near an applicant’s available housing. KBA staff will connect applicants and banks via email, with the expectation that banks will reach out applicants to schedule an interview.
Applicants and the bank will determine details regarding wages, working time per week, and start/end dates. KBA expects interns to work at least 30 hours a week for 10-12 weeks at a competitive market rate.
currently participating kba member banks
Farmers & Drovers Bank
Farmers Bank & Trust
Ford County State Bank
Golden Belt Bank
Guaranty State Bank & Trust Co.
INTRUST Bank, N.A.
Kaw Valley Bank
Southwest National Bank
Western State Bank*