Financial Officer Intern


Watertown, SD, US, 57201 Aberdeen, SD, US, 57401

Req ID:  905
Salary Range:  $19/hr
Incentive Opportunity:  0% - 0%

Job Summary


Farm Credit Services of America (FCSAmerica) is a great place to work. You see it in our people and the relationships they have with each other and our customers. Our passion and commitment to serving both rural America and each other is key to our success in the marketplace. Join FCSAmerica today and help us shape the future of agriculture.   


As an Intern at Farm Credit Services of America (FCSAmerica) you will have the opportunity to learn the primary responsibilities of business operations in lending, insurance, technology, and education. You will have the ability to develop and build on your skills and build lasting relationships with customers, teammates and support the local communities that you serve.  


Our interns work on projects that matter—and teams will rely on your skills and insights to help deliver those projects to market. You’ll get the opportunity to work on real projects and have fun along the way.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities


As a Financial Officer at Farm Credit Services of America (FCSAmerica), you will learn to advise customers on products which best meet their financial needs by understanding their operations and life priorities. You’ll have the opportunity to build lasting relationships with customers, teammates and support the local communities that you serve.  


Here are a few things you’ll be doing as a Financial Officer Intern:  

  • Learn general office procedures and assist with various promotional activities 
  • Input annual financial information from customers and analyze financial position.  
  • Conduct credit verifications with credit references and other lenders as per loan application.   
  • Promote Farm Credit Services of America through various public activities.   
  • Complete special projects assigned.  
  • You will have the opportunity to:  
  • Observe marketing/sales and prospecting calls by Financial Officers.   
  • Observe new loan applications, renewals and additional loans.   
  • Observe loan closing for exposure to legal requirements.   
  • Observe Appraiser to gain an understanding of the procedures and requirements of real estate and chattel appraisal.

Travel Time


  • Travel will be required to the Omaha office three times during the 12-week internship.  Orientation, mid-summer and final presentation, dates TBD. 

Education Requirements


  • Currently pursuing Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Ag Business, Accounting, Finance, Agricultural Economics, Animal Science or similar degree  

  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale 

Years of Experience


  • Strong desire to gain further understanding of the ag finance, lending and credit business 
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities  

  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills (both written and verbal)  

Who is Farm Credit Services of America


FCSAmerica is a leading provider of credit and crop insurance to farmers, ranchers, and agribusinesses in Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming. It takes a lot of expertise to meet the needs of today’s agricultural industry, and our 1,700 employees provide that in areas of lending, risk management, technology, marketing, customer and employee education.


We are headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, and support our customers and their rural communities from 43 local offices across our four-state territory. We take pride in serving every aspect of agriculture, from the young and beginning producer to some of the nation’s largest and most complex agribusinesses. The satisfaction that comes with serving an industry vital to all our lives shows in teammate surveys. FCSAmerica regularly is voted a top place to work.


We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, marital status, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Sioux Falls
Nearest Secondary Market: South Dakota