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Spend Your Summer With ABA

The Summer 2024 program application period has ended.




Internships at ABA

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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.

Working at ABA, you'll tackle initiatives such as policy, advocacy, communications, member engagement and more. You'll also participate in training and development opportunities focused on business skills, networking and the banking industry, to enrich your personal and professional development.

ABA hosts events throughout the summer to provide opportunities for you to interact with staff and other interns across the organization. You’ll make connections and help advance the banking industry — all while boosting your resume.

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Important Dates

  • February 8, 2024: Onsite Intern Day – interviews, tour, presentations, etc.
  • June 3, 2024: Internship Begins
  • August 9, 2024: Internship Ends

Intern Focus Areas

  • Marketing Communications
  • Training and Events
  • Membership Support and Engagement
  • Business Intelligence
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Economics
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Research

Program Highlights

In addition to being immersed in their individual roles, interns will have access to valuable opportunities and experiences:

  • Formally meet with ABA leaders monthly to learn about the banking industry and build a network of ABA staff.
  • Tackle real-world issues through daily tasks and an intern team project.
  • Learn tips on enhancing their social media presence and resumes to be prepared for future opportunities.
  • Network and build community by attending intern events.
  • Develop personal and professional skills.
  • Learn about and visit Capitol Hill.
  • Work for an employer that has earned both a ‘Great Place to Work’ and a Great Company Culture award.
  • Have fun!

Application Requirements

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 entering your junior or senior year, or graduate student.
    • Student in this case, is defined as an individual who is enrolled in a degree-seeking program in an accredited college or university.
    • You will be continuing your education as an undergraduate or graduate student immediately following completion of the internship.
  • Have a minimum 3.0 GPA.

A transcript and resume must be included as part of your application.

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    Competitive Compensation

    ABA’s internship program pays $25 per hour for undergraduate students, $30 per hour for graduate students and $35 per hour for PhD students – unless you are joining us as part of a formal university or college internship program (unpaid).

    What Former Interns Have Said

    "Undoubtedly, my experience at ABA has proven to be an exceptional professional venture that has not only deepened my understanding of the banking industry but has also enriched my skill set and provided me with opportunities for personal growth. The work environment at the American Bankers Association was nothing short of outstanding."

    Bonnie Du
    2023 Intern
    Business Intelligence & Innovation

    “This internship has not only deepened my passion for technology and finance but also provided me with valuable insights into technology’s vital role in the banking sector. I want to thank ABA for offering me this incredible opportunity and providing an environment fostering creativity and growth.

    Riya Dagade
    2023 Intern

    “Some highlights include publishing my very own article in the ABA Banking Journal, collaborating with teammates on a business case, conducting research on bank and fintech fraud networks, exploring the synthetic data marketspace and delving into the banking-as-a-service field. Thank you, ABA, for an incredible journey!”

    Kristabel Konta
    2023 Intern