Students earn career training at Farm Credit East

The 12-week internship program is offered to college juniors each summer

Farm Credit East is pleased to host 16 college students with career aspirations in agribusiness, accounting, finance or similar fields as part of its annual summer internship program. “Our internship program exemplifies our commitment to the future of Northeast agriculture, commercial fishing and forest products,” said Bill Lipinski, Farm Credit East CEO. “The program challenges the students and provides them with first-hand, real world experience in their anticipated fields.”

 

This year’s Farm Credit East interns include five students attending Cornell University: Anna Brzozowski, Kimberlee Dolhon, Maiya Gibbs, Sara Millspaugh and Austin Weaver; three SUNY Cobleskill students: Thomas Coene, Eric Kostka and Daniel Kneller; two SUNY Morrisville students: Kennedy Cox and Jessica van Lieshout; along with Alec Barkett, Siena College; Sean Finucane, Rutgers University; Dillon Nimako, SUNY Oswego; Brandon Stitzel, Pennsylvania State University; Trevor Wasik, Niagara University; and Bryan Walker, SUNY Brockport.

The 12-week internship program is offered to college juniors each summer. During the experience, students earn an inside look into Farm Credit East and shadow employees in various roles to learn about different career opportunities. Each intern also completes a major project which contributes valuable information to be used in reports and future planning.

 

“Our internship program serves as an excellent recruiting tool to maintain Farm Credit East’s commitment to Northeast agriculture,” said Briana Beebe, Farm Credit East Director of Human Resources. “Our internship advisors put together a well-rounded experience so that each intern is exposed to agriculture native to that area.”

Interns are recruited from college campuses across the Northeast. On many of these campuses Farm Credit East has established relationships with campus organizations such as Future Farmers of America (FFA), Farm Credit Fellows and 4-H. The organization also utilizes their network of customer and employee referrals to recruit interns and employees. For more information on the Farm Credit East internship program, please contact Jean Gallagher at [email protected].