Every year, Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta (FHLBank Atlanta) welcomes undergraduates and graduates of the country’s leading universities to our nine-week paid internship program. Bank interns gain hands-on financial services experience working alongside experts in Enterprise Risk Management, Legal, Accounting Operations, Credit Services, Financial Operations Management, and Government and Industry Relations to name a few.
As an intern, you will gain exposure to real projects and challenges in a supportive environment. That was the case for Jodi-Ann Wray, senior quantitative risk management analyst at FHLBank Atlanta. Wray joined the Bank as an intern in 2012 and was hired as a full-time employee at the end of her internship. She says her goal for the internship was to gain insight into the professional life of a risk analyst. “Having a strong background in mathematics and quantitative studies, I was eager to learn how risk analysts successfully leverage and apply their experiences and skills from academia in the real world,” Wray says.
Over the course of her internship, Wray gained the insight she hoped for and much more. “I really enjoyed contributing in a meaningful way to the work the team was doing,” she says. “Specifically, I had the opportunity to work on building the risk assessment reports, performing stress tests on the Bank’s portfolios, and making enhancements to risk reporting dashboards. Additionally, my manager was a great leader who was very supportive and took time to mentor me.”
Of the Bank’s 318 current employees, more than 20 joined the Bank as interns. “Every summer, we look forward to hosting the best and brightest minds that will be entering the financial services industry,” says Bryan Delong, Chief Human Resources Officer at FHLBank Atlanta. “Our interns bring curiosity and innovative thinking that adds tremendous value to our members. In return, we do everything we can to give students the real-world experience they need to achieve their goals.”