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Internship Opportunities at ABA

Spend Your Summer With ABA

Are you an undergraduate or graduate student looking to learn about careers in a trade association or the financial services industry? Join ABA for 10 weeks in the summer and be part of our team of experts that are the "go to" sources for bankers, policymakers and the media to gain insights about the industry and its role in driving America's economy.

You'll be based at our headquarters in DC, where you'll tackle initiatives such as policy, advocacy, communications, member engagement and many more. You'll also participate in training and development opportunities, get to know the city (even visit the Capitol) and help advance the banking industry—all while boosting your resume.

Areas of Focus

  • Marketing Communications
  • Government Relations
  • Professional Development
  • Accounting
  • Membership

Program Highlights

  • Meet ABA leaders
  • Tackle real-world issues
  • Participate in community outreach
  • Explore DC
  • Build a network

Pays $20.00 per hour (full-time, 37.5 hours/week), unless it is part of a formal university or college internship program, which is unpaid.


To apply, you must meet the following criteria:

  • 18 years of age or older on or before the first day of the internship program.
  • Be an undergraduate (junior or senior) or graduate student.
    • Student is defined as an individual who is enrolled in a degree-seeking program in an accredited college or university.
    • The student will be at least a rising junior by the time the internship begins and will be continuing their education as an undergrad or graduate student immediately following completion of the internship.
  • Have a minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • A transcript, resumé and two letters of recommendation must be included with application.

The application deadline for Summer 2018 was November 17, 2017.


Questions? Please contact the Human Resources Dept at


 Submit Application

​The deadline for the Summer 2018 program was November 17, 2017.

Application period for 2019 will open in Fall 2018.

 General Dates

  • October-November: Application Period Open
  • January: Interviews at ABA
  • June: Internship Begins
  • August: Internship Ends