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2020 Internship Program and Education Award

The Members 1st Federal Credit Union Education Award will be given to four undergraduate students who are members of Members 1st Federal Credit Union and attend an accredited college, university or technical school. Preference will be given to students from central Pennsylvania. The award consists of a paid 12-week internship at Members 1st FCU in Mechanicsburg and a $2,500 scholarship that is awarded upon successful completion of the internship.

We are seeking interns from the following majors: Accounting, Business, Communications, Computer Science, Data Analytics, Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology and Marketing. Internships are available in our Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology and Marketing departments.

Recipients will be selected before or during their spring semester and will complete their internship immediately following their spring semester. After successful completion of the internship, recipients will agree to attend a Members 1st FCU Education Award/Internship recognition event where the $2,500 scholarships will be presented.

Qualifications

  1. Applicants must meet the following criteria: possess general and business knowledge equivalent to a high school diploma; possess good communication and interpersonal skills; have good organizational skills and a strong math aptitude; be able to work a flexible schedule during the summer; and be willing to participate in a paid training program prior to the internship.
  2. Applicants must be full-time undergraduate college students and continue to be enrolled full-time during the internship. Student recipients must show proof of full-time enrollment status for the fall term before the scholarship will be disbursed.
  3. All applicants must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.50 (on a 4.00 scale). Incoming transfer students must also meet the 2.50 or higher GPA requirement.
  4. Applicants must agree to complete an official compensated internship with Members 1st FCU during the summer. The recipient will be expected to meet all requirements established by Members 1st FCU, including a strong work ethic and conscientious performance.
  5. In the opinion of the selection committee, the recipient should also demonstrate good character and citizenship.
  6. Final selection of the four Members 1st FCU Education Award recipients will be the responsibility of the Members 1st FCU Education Award Selection Committee.
  7. The recipients of this award will be selected regardless of gender, race, age, ethnic origin or religious preference.
  8. Applicants may not apply for the Members 1st Education Award if they have a family member who works, volunteers, or interns at Members 1st FCU.
  9. The recipients of this award must be current members of Members 1st FCU.

Requirements

  1. Awards will only be granted to recipients if all the following requirements are met:
    • Successfully completes a minimum 12-week internship over the summer.
    • Remains enrolled as a full-time undergraduate college student and provides proof of full-time enrollment status for the fall semester.
    • Maintains a minimum 2.50 GPA (on a 4.00 scale) at the end of the spring semester to participate in the summer internship.
    • Submits an official transcript with application materials.
    • Successfully completes the internship by showing evidence of a strong work ethic and satisfactory performance. Failure to complete the internship will result in the immediate loss of the award.
  2. By accepting the Members 1st Federal Credit Union Education Award, students authorize Members 1st FCU to publicize their award.
  3. The award recipients will be required to attend training at the Administrative Headquarters in Mechanicsburg prior to beginning their internship and participate in a recognition event at the end of the summer to receive their award.
  4. The recipients of the award agree to serve as student advisors to the credit union and participate in focus group discussions.
  5. Award checks will be made payable to the recipient and the recipient’s college, university, or technical school. Award checks will not be released until successful completion of the student’s summer work experience.

Selection Process

  1. Applicants should submit the following:
    • Application
    • Cover letter indicating why the applicant should be selected for the Education Award/Internship.
    • Resume
    • Official college transcript
    • Three letters of recommendation. Two of the three letters of recommendation should be academic and/or professional in nature. Each letter of recommendation should include reasons why the applicant should be awarded the Members 1st Federal Credit Union Education Award.
  2. All application materials should be uploaded to the Members 1st Federal Credit Union website. Application materials must be postmarked on or before December 2, 2019.
  3. Applicants who do not submit all required documents (application, resume, cover letter, official college transcript and three letters of recommendation) will not be considered for the education award/internship.
  4. The Members 1st FCU Education Award Selection Committee will review application materials and select students to participate in an interview selection process. Students selected to participate in the interview process will be contacted by December 13, 2019.
  5. Award recipients will be notified no later than February 3, 2020.

Financial Accounting Education Award/Internship

The Financial Accounting Educational Award/Internship supports the accounts payable, accounts receivable, account reconciliations and financial functions, including general ledger entries and adjustments to ensure integrity of the GL and timely production of the financial statements.

For more details and/or to apply.

Human Resources Education Award/Internship

The HR Intern will shadow each area of the Human Resources Department to learn the daily functions of each area, including Employee Relations, Recruiting, Benefits, Compensation, Wellness, Payroll, HRIS, and any area pertaining to Human Resources. This position will provide assistance with projects, reports, administrative work and any tasks needed while learning.

For more details and/or to apply.

ITS Education Award/Internship

The ITS Intern will shadow each area of the ITS department and will provide assistance with testing or developing enhancements to reports and work with analysts to understand or resolve problems with data related structures. The intern will document reports and processes for the benefit of future users of the code and users of reports. This position will be responsible for effectively managing risk within the scope of assigned job responsibilities and other duties as assigned.

For more details and/or to apply.

Marketing Education Award/Internship

The Intern will shadow each area of the Marketing department and will assist with all functions of daily operations, digital marketing & social media, special event coordination, communications projects, research projects and special assignments to support the Marketing Department.

For more details and/or to apply.

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