Created by American Express founder William Fargo in 1850 as a “pony express,” Wells Fargo is now one of the banking industry’s powerhouses. The firm has more than 278,000 employees and controls over $1.2 trillion in assets, providing financial services that range from investments, banking and consumer finance, to insurance and mortgages. In October 2008, Wells Fargo bought Wachovia, further expanding its reach across the United States. In 2010 alone, Forbes ranked Wells Fargo among the Most Admired Companies in the World and BusinessWeek named the company America’s second Most Generous Corporate Foundations.
Wells Fargo & Company offers two types of financial-based internships:
The Wells Fargo Wealth and Investment Management Internship Program: Ideal for current undergraduates interested in working in a collaborative environment focused on providing exceptional client service. Over the course of 10 weeks, interns will gain a deeper knowledge of the financial services industry through hands-on experience in one of the lines of business within the division, including Wealth Management, Abbot Downing, Wells Fargo Advisors, Retirement, Wells Fargo Investment Institute and Wells Fargo Asset Management.
In their roles, interns will maintain daily contact with leaders at all levels of the organization including senior management, team members, individual contributors and vendors. They will provide customer service to clients and internal team members as necessary and solve problems independently. They will consistently learn new systems, applications, processes and techniques. Interns will also complete a group project. Throughout the program, interns will benefit from coaching and performance feedback sessions.
Audit Summer Internship Program - Applicants that successfully apply to this program will learn the fundamentals of financial services, auditing, and risk analysis through formal training and in project settings. They will gain insight into risk management through exposure to a variety of audit projects and will be placed directly on audit teams and execute audit work with more seasoned auditors. Interns will also enjoy a high level of responsibility and accountability; benefit from a collegial team environment that focuses on results and excellence; and obtain information and candidate consideration for the highly competitive Audit Associate Program.
Open to college juniors and seniors with good written and verbal communication skills, analytical aptitude and leadership abilities. Candidates should be majoring in a field of study related to the internship. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required. Check the website for specific program requirements.
Requirements differ based on the position:
The Wells Fargo Wealth and Investment Management Internship Program - Successful candidates must demonstrate academic aptitude, distinguished written and verbal communication and presentation skills, exceptional analytical and critical thinking skills, and aa proven ability to take on significant responsibility. Additionally, Wells Fargo & Company prefers 1+ month of professional experience through internships, part-time, or full-time work.
Desired requirements include:
An undergraduate degree with a graduation date of December 2016 – May 2018*
Proven completion of coursework in Business, Economics, Finance, Accounting, Marketing, Communications, English or related field
Demonstrated experience successfully collaborating with others in a change driven environment
Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
Leadership experience including; coaching, training, and mentoring
Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities
Ability to prioritize work, meet deadlines, achieve goals, and work under pressure in a dynamic and complex environment
Intermediate Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint) skills
Knowledge and understanding of financial services industry
Audit Summer Internship Program - Successful candidates must be pursuing a BA/BS in Accounting, Business, Finance, or Information Systems with a planned graduation in the year subsequent to the summer internship, with coursework in accounting, data analytics, economics, computer programming or other financial centric curriculum.
Additionally, Wells Fargo & Company prefers:
Bachelor’s degree with academic distinction in a business related field such as Finance, Economics, Accounting, Management Information Systems, or Computer Science received by the following June
Strong academic aptitude and well-developed analytical problem-solving skills
Demonstrated success in completing team projects or working in a team environment
Dedication to building a career in the financial services industry
Strong written and verbal communication skills
A proven leader who demonstrates personal accountability and urgency in completing assignments and achieving results
Wells Fargo & Company
Phone: (866) 249-3302
Number of Interns: 51 to 100
Duration: 6 to 12 weeks
Academic Level: College Juniors, College Seniors
Degree Track: Bachelor of Arts
Industry Experience: 0-1 year
Minimum GPA Preferred: 3.00-3.49
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