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Summer Internships for Associate FCA Examiners

Interested in an internship as an associate FCA examiner? Excellent! Read on to find out what our interns do, what they learn, the qualification requirements to become an intern, how to apply, salary and benefits, and more.

What Our Interns Do
FCA examiners examine the banks and associations we regulate to make sure they remain safe and sound and comply with the laws and regulations that apply to them.

As an FCA intern, you would travel with a team of examiners to a financial institution to participate in a credit examination. Working with other interns as a group and interacting with staff from the institution you’re examining, you would finalize the results of an examination activity.

You would work from one of our five field offices. (See the map for locations.)

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To find out what it’s like to work as an FCA examiner, meet some of our examiners yourself!

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What Our Interns Learn
As an FCA intern, you would learn about FCA and the Farm Credit System, the network of cooperative financial institutions that we regulate.

You would learn about important topics in the banking industry, such as the stress-testing of loans and the compensation of senior bank officers. You would also learn about the five credit factors (character, capital, capacity, collateral, and condition) we use to evaluate the safety and soundness of an institution.

And you would have the opportunity to hone critical business skills, such as

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Qualification Requirements

Qualifying Fields
Accounting Marketing
Banking Agricultural business
Business administration Agricultural economics
Commercial or banking law Agricultural finance
Economics Animal science
Finance Dairy science
Note: FCA may also consider other areas of major study directly related to the position.

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How to Apply
If you meet the qualifications and you’d like to apply when a job announcement becomes available on the USAJOBS website, take this one all-important step now: Set up a USAJOBS account.

Setting up an account can take a bit of time and the job announcement may be open for only a short time, so you’ll want to take this step before the job vacancy is announced. Here’s what you do:

  1. Go to Create New Account on the USAJOBS website.
  2. Use the USAJOBS Resume Builder to create your resume or upload your own resume (recommended). Important: Be sure your degree and month and date of graduation are clearly visible on your resume.
  3. Go to Saved Documents on the left side of the screen.
  4. Upload your most recent unofficial or official transcript. Important: If you are working towards or have a graduate degree, you must include that transcript in addition to your undergraduate transcript.
  5. If you are a veteran, upload the member copy 4 of your DD-214.

How to upload documents to your USAJOBS account:

  1. From the My Account page, click Saved Documents.
  2. Select your application documents stored on your computer to include in your saved documents. Files must be less than 3 MB and must be in one of the following formats: GIF, JPG, JPEG, PNG, RTF, PDF, or Word (DOC or DOCX). Enter a name for each of your documents.
  3. Click Upload. Once a document has been successfully uploaded, you can view or delete it at any time.

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Salary and Benefits
Interns receive $16 to $19 per hour based on the number of years completed in school. Please note that you must receive your paycheck as a direct deposit.

Interns also receive the following benefits:

Please note: FCA does not provide housing for interns.

Equal Employment Opportunity
At FCA, we are dedicated to ensuring equal opportunity for all applicants. We make all employment decisions without regard to non-merit factors, such as race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, protected genetic information, sexual orientation, parental status, marital status, or political affiliation. We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

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Page updated: 4/3/18