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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 and engage with our members
  • Tackle real-world issues
  • Boost your resume
  • Make a difference with community outreach
  • Build a network
  • Visit Capitol Hill and explore DC

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.

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 (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 and resumé must be included with application.

The Summer 2019 program application period will open until November 15, 2018.


Questions? Please contact the Human Resources Dept at


 Submit Application


Deadline: November 15, 2018

 General Dates

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