Farm Credit offering fall internship

Published 2:02 pm Monday, June 13, 2011

College students who want to work in financial services but prefer the small town life can get a taste of both with a paid internship at Southwest Georgia Farm Credit.

The agricultural lending institution is now accepting applications for the fall semester.

The deadline is June 30.

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The internship is ideal for students interested in financial services, credit analysis, risk management, venture capital, agricultural futures, marketing, appraisals, accounting and related topics.

Southwest Georgia Farm Credit, headquartered in Bainbridge, Ga., is an agricultural lender with $361 million in loans outstanding.

The intern will meet with the CEO to learn about the company, its mission, customer base and strategy. They will sit in on leadership meetings and be assigned a mentor. They will also receive training through AgFirst Farm Credit Bank and be given challenging work assignments.

To be eligible, you must be a full-time graduate or undergraduate student with a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher. You must be available to work at least 20 hours per week. And you must have reliable transportation.

Send a resume and cover letter, including your GPA, to: Cindy Strickland, Southwest Georgia Farm Credit, 305 Colquitt Hwy., Bainbridge, GA 39817. She can be reached at (866) 304 3276. Additional information about the internship program is also available online at

Southwest Georgia Farm Credit is an agricultural lending cooperative owned by its member-borrowers. It provides farm loans for land, equipment, livestock and production, as well as rural home mortgages. It is part of the national Farm Credit System, a network of financial cooperatives established in 1916 to provide a dependable source of credit to farmers and rural America.