Farm Credit Services Southwest (“FCSSW”) is a member-owned cooperative which provides credit and credit-related services to or for the benefit of eligible borrower/stockholders for qualified agricultural purposes in Imperial County in the state of California and in the state of Arizona. FCSSW finances a variety of agricultural operations including cotton, alfalfa, dairy, and livestock producers. The internship provides an opportunity for students who are interested in becoming agricultural professionals to learn about FCSSW’s corporate culture and its industry partners.
Performs a variety of tasks under close supervision including two (2) commodity studies, job shadowing and other activities to learn first-hand about Arizona and Imperial Valley, California agriculture. Working with an assigned mentor for the duration of internship. Participating in hands-on experience with FCSSW’s agricultural partners and customers. Presenting monthly updates on internship projects at staff meetings. Filling out profit and loss statements, demonstrating understanding of basic ratio analysis, and making simple farm projections based upon past performance. Explaining the marketing plan of the association. Observing and obtaining an understanding of how the Farm Credit System operates as a service-oriented cooperative. Reading and studying all manuals of instruction. At the completion of the intern program, submitting a written report reviewing all intern program activities. Attending an Association Board of Directors meeting and other public relations events. Performs additional duties as assigned.
Equal Opportunity – Affirmative Action Employer M/F