Internship - Commercial and Industrial Lending
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About us:

ConnectOne Bank proves that putting people first is a better way to do business. At ConnectOne, we’re builders — of businesses, communities, and equity. Most importantly, we’re building opportunities. Our mission is to ensure our employees feel empowered to make important decisions, reach their potential and truly make an impact.

ConnectOne is a growth organization by design; it is part of our DNA and we take pride in seeing our employees grow with us. Founded in 2005 by an entrepreneur, we have grown into a high-performing commercial bank, inspiring a new model for our industry’s future. By embracing technology and all the ways it can help us become a world-class service organization, we support small business owners by fueling their mission. 

People First is the blueprint for our culture. It is at the foundation of everything we do and the decisions we make. At ConnectOne, you have the opportunity to be a part of a dynamic culture and team. Develop your forward-thinking skills, thrive in an entrepreneurial setting, and succeed at “a better place to be”. 

ConnectOne Bank is an Equal Housing and Equal Opportunity Lender, and a member of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

About this role

Internships at ConnectOne Bank provide a paid working experience to college students in a variety of departments within the organization. Each summer the internship experience is unique. Interns work within individual departments but are also asked to work on projects as a group. This internship provides an overview of careers in the banking field. 

We are looking for a dynamic, energetic intern who is eager to learn about our company by assisting various departments. You will be working closely with our team to conduct research, capture data, and attend meetings where you will learn about various aspects of the banking industry.

Highlights from previous summers:

  • Interns will be participating in various networking events throughout the summer. 
  • Interns are invited to attend "Lunch and Learn" events on various business and development topics.
  • Interns participated in community service by working with CNOB partnered Not-for-Profit organizations.
  • May complete a team project during internship.

Interns on our Commercial and Industrial Lending team will gain the following experience: 

  • Work closely with portfolio managers to identify the necessary documentation required from customers to remain in compliance with regulatory guidelines.
  • Learn the fundamentals of commercial lending and credit analysis.
  • Receive exposure to all basic functions within team.
  • Provide assistance on team projects as needed.

The Summer 2023 Internship Program will run from  June 1st, 2023, through August 11th, 2023. In order to get the most out of the internship experience, attendance is important. This position is full time and 40 hours or more weekly. Travel to the branches, corporate offices and community events will be required. 

Our C&I internship will be held in our Newark, NJ location. 

Studies have shown that individuals from underrepresented groups, may only apply to roles if they meet 100% of the qualifications. Roles evolve over time, especially with innovation, and you may be just the person we need. We hope you're open to learning new skills and growing with us. We encourage you to apply to continue making us “a better place to be!”

ConnectOne Bank is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate with respect to any term, condition or privilege of employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, military or veteran status, marital status, or status of an individual in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

ConnectOne Bank also provides reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and applicable state and local laws. If an accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, please contact Talent Acquisition.