The High Plains Farm Credit’s Internship Program is designed to provide a valuable, “real world” working experience and offer a glimpse into each area of expertise. With that in mind, we encourage our interns to evaluate our company as a potential employer and we, in turn, approach the experience as a long-term job interview.
The High Plains Farm Credit Experience
More about the program
The paid internship is a 10 to 12-week program which expands across 6 offices in the High Plans Farm Credit service area. Internships typically begin in late May and extend through mid-August. Interns work closely with a mentor who will offer expertise and experience in their chosen field.
“Over 30% of our interns have become High Plains employees!”
Services We Provide
- Real Estate Loans
- Operating Loans
- Livestock Loans
- Equipment Loans
- Agribusiness Loans
- Appraisal Services
- Crop Insurance
Areas of Expertise
“The relationships alone have greatly contributed to my professional development. I have had the opportunity to see into the daily lives of professionals in my field of interest. Not to mention, the daily training sessions over various lending topics have allowed me to see the bigger picture strategies. I really cannot thank you all enough for this opportunity. I have met so many great people, and gained valuable real world experience. High Plains truly is a family oriented company, who puts farmers needs first. I admire how this company treats its customers and its employees. You will certainly have my recommendation for future employment and lending leads. Thank you!!”
“I chose to do an internship here because of the mission High Plains Farm Credit has for business as well as their employees. High Plains Farm Credit is a place that always works with the farmer in mind. I have been told, and have witnessed, that careful determination goes into each loan. Loan officers treat each loan uniquely from the beginning to the end. I believe that gives each farmer they deal with a much more personal feeling, which I feel is something that is a big selling point for High Plains.”
How to apply
The High Plains Farm Credit Internship Program is available to any college student or recent graduate focusing on credit, appraisal, finance or accounting within the agriculture industry.
CAREER FAIR/INTERVIEW TIPS FROM THE RECRUITER
Dress for Success. A clean, professional appearance will help you kick-off a great first impression.
Make an Impression. Extend a “firm” handshake, maintain eye contact, speak with confidence and turn off your cell phone.
Be Prepared. Prepare a 1-2 minute introduction about yourself and the position you’re seeking to help break the ice and calm your nerves.
Do your homework. Know which companies will be there, research the websites of those you would like to visit with and prepare a few questions about the company.
Bring your Resume. Have several extra copies of your resume in a folder or portfolio to help keep your documents organized.
Tip: Utilize Career Services to help critique and provide valuable feedback about your resume.
Have a Positive Attitude.