Summer Intern

Date: Jan 28, 2024

Location: Cooperstown, NY, US, 13326 Phelps, NY, US, 14532

Company: Farm Credit East

Position summary

Join a team focused on the success of our customers, the success of our communities, and the success of each other. Farm Credit East (FCE) is the leading provider of loans and farm advisory services to farm, forest product, fishing, and other agricultural business owners across the northeast. We are One Team Working Together with a focus on our five pillars: Outstanding Customer and Employee Experience, Quality Growth, Operational Excellence, Commitment to our Communities, and Protecting Customer Information.


The Farm Credit cooperative has been around for over 100 years. Our 500+ team members are based in 25 offices across 8 states (CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VT). FCE serves over 15,000 customers with nearly $11 billion in loan volume and over $20 million in financial services revenue generated annually. As a Farm Credit East summer intern, you will work alongside our dynamic professionals and learn about all the services Farm Credit East offers to customers throughout the Northeast. Gain professional development skills and hands-on experience as you join our staff as they work with our customer-owners.


Interns are placed in marketplace locations throughout the Farm Credit East territory within one of the organization’s regions. The internship position involves an overview of the organization by spending time in all the areas of services offered to customers including financial services, credit services and crop insurance. Interns will participate in customer visits and job shadow professionals and travel to different regions of the Farm Credit East territory on all-intern tips. Additionally, interns are assigned an organizational-wide strategic project to complete throughout the 10-week experience with a presentation to company leaders to conclude the experience.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Complete assigned strategic project and present to executive leadership team
  • Learn about and complete assigned tasks in various departments within FCE: credit, tax and accounting, appraisal, crop insurance among others
  • Participate in customer visits and job shadowing opportunities
  • Be an active listener and communicate effectively 
  • Always maintains a positive and professional attitude
  • Travel to different regions within the FCE territory

Job Qualifications/Requirements

  • Students currently completing their junior year with expected graduation date of December 2024 or May 2025
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Working towards a Bachelor's degree in Agriculture, Agri-Business, Accounting, Economics, Finance, Business or a related field.

Application Timeline and Details

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Locations: Geneva, NY; Cooperstown, NY

Pay rate: $20/hour


Farm Credit East is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, parental status, political affiliation, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other status protected by federal, state or local law. It is our goal to make employment decisions that further the principle of equal employment opportunity by utilizing objective standards based upon an individual's qualifications for a specific job opening. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), if you have a disability and would like a reasonable accommodation in order to apply for a position with Farm Credit East, please call 1-800-562-2235 or e-mail

Nearest Major Market: Utica