Give yourself the chance to embrace opportunities and challenges in Western & Southern's Internship Program.
Student Internships: Meaningful Projects From Day One
At Western & Southern, our internships provide you with the challenges, projects, connections and experiences that you need to enhance your personal growth as well as a potential opportunity with the company in the future. We have an 80% conversion rate of interns moving to a full time position. Yes, you read that right, 80%!
During an internship with us, you'll also have the chance to volunteer within the community, participate in corporate philanthropic events and attend sponsorship events. Downtown Cincinnati has been Western & Southern's home since we were founded here in 1888. You'll love working downtown! With that background, it is no surprise that our commitment to and enthusiasm for our city and the surrounding region runs deep. Today, we are one of Greater Cincinnati's most active corporate citizens and excited about living and doing business in this Ohio River town - a vibrant commercial crossroads in the heart of the country.
As an intern, you'll have the chance to give back to the community in which we live, work and enjoy life. It's important to us, and it's important to our associates. They are passionate volunteers for nonprofit organizations across Greater Cincinnati.
Whether it's walking to support the fight against Multiple Sclerosis (our Willie's Walkers team is the nation's largest), biking to support breast cancer research at the University of Cincinnati Barrett Cancer Center or running in the Heart Mini Marathon, a team of Western & Southern associates is likely to be at the forefront of charitable fundraising event.
Our associates also work behind the scenes, serving as volunteer mentors in our Cincinnati Public Schools, serving on nonprofit boards and contributing their business expertise and contacts to further important community initiatives, like United Way and ArtsWave (Cincinnati's fine arts campaign).
Our Interview Process
Internship interviews typically take place September through October, depending on the position.
1. Phone Interview: Our recruiter contacts you for a short phone interview to see if the position and our company is a good match.
2. Hiring Manager Review: The hiring manager for the position will review your qualifications to ensure that you fit the needs of the position.
3. On Site Interview: If you qualify for the position, we will schedule an in-person interview at our corporate headquarters located in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio.
4. Notified of Final Decision: Our recruiters will notify you regarding the final decision. If we select you for a position, we will work out specific details as the time arises, such as start date, duration of employment and more.
More Than Financial Internship Opportunities
Gain experience with general ledger and investment accounting, the creation of financial statements, the preparation of journal entries to record financial transactions and other financial reporting to management and agencies.
Provide independent and objective assurance services by assisting with internal audit reviews, aiding in executing control analysis and assessing the effectiveness of controls for significant operations and functions
IT/Internal Audit Rotation
Apply mathematical, statistical and technical skills to analyze data and reports as well as verify data and reports necessary for product and financial management using actuarial principles and mathematical analysis
Perform risk-based activities for financial, operational, systems and management controls with the IT Internal Audit team while conducting quality assurance-related process research and data analysis
Learn about multiple facets of the investment industry and gain experience with senior management through a diverse set of projects, which could include data analysis, marketing, client service and compliance
Gain experience in accounting, auditing and treasury with activities including financial reporting, general ledger accounting and tax research by rotating every four months through three departments over 9-12 months
Support the organization's development and education needs by creating and administering training focused surveys, researching new courses and course vendors, designing online courses and assisting associates with training questions
Broaden your knowledge of the real estate investment business and demonstrate quantitative reasoning skills through various projects including analysis, investment research and data retention/management
Provide support for IT project management by developing, documenting, reviewing and maintaining business requirements as well as analyze business and user needs and perform system testing, data analysis, customer support and programming
Collaborate with mortgage loan underwriters to combine best practices and standardize format of written loan recommendations made to real estate and finance committees, standardize underwriting templates used in loan analysis and reporting tools and prepare financial analysis for both Mortgage Loan and Investment Equity Investments
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