Intern - Merchant Card Sales

First Merchants Bank - Monroe, MI3.3

Full-time | InternshipEstimated: $41,000 - $57,000 a year
First Merchants Bank thanks you for your interest in our 2020 Summer Internship program!

We are looking for highly motivated, enthusiastic college students for our 12-week paid summer internship program.

About First Merchants:
First Merchants Corporation is the largest financial services holding company located in Central Indiana. We provide our customers with broad financial services delivered locally by bankers who are known and trusted in their communities. We offer personal banking, business banking, mortgage lending, treasury management services, and wealth management.

First Merchants serves 27 Indiana, 2 Illinois, 2 Ohio and 2 Michigan counties.

Our mission is to be the most responsive, knowledgeable and high-performing financial organization for our clients, teammates and shareholders.

We are a team of associates who support and expect superior results from our company and ourselves. Accountability and execution are the foundation of our success.

The Merchant Services Intern will assist the Merchant Services Manager and sales team with special projects to include:

Complete an analysis and provide feedback on Merchant Services Sales Tracker vs. an alternative CRM tool
Completing a market study on competitor pricing relative to products and equipment
Review marketing material and website and provide recommendations for improvement
Review Merchant Services Playbook and provide recommendations for improvement
Complete LaunchPad Merchant Services review for improvements
Attend and participate in department and other line of business team meetings
Below is what you can expect to learn from an internship in our Merchant Services department at First Merchants Bank:

Learn roles and responsibilities within the Merchant Services Department
Learn the importance of portfolio management
Learn the sales cycle, relationship banking and whole-bank selling approach
Demonstrated ability to utilize logic and analytical skills in solving problems
Ability to look beyond the obvious for alternative solutions
Ability to make sound recommendations when there is incomplete information

Successful students will possess:
Strong Work Ethic
Team Mentality
In addition to the learning objectives, all interns will participate as a group in a community service project. There will also be the opportunity to network with our Senior Leaders during our final presentation event in the last week of the program. Each intern will present to the wider intern group, managers and senior leaders about the projects they were involved in and takeaways that will help them be successful in their careers.

Who is qualified to apply?

Students must:
be a degree-seeking full time student at an accredited college or university.
be available to work 40 hours per week at our Monroe Downtown Office from May 18, 2020 through August 7, 2020.
be authorized to work in the United States.
have demonstrated interest in the industry and/or specific area of interest as exemplified through past work experience, internships and/or major course of study.
possess a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
have strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
have strong written and verbal communication skills
What are next steps?

After you submit your application and resume for the internship program the Internship Coordinator will review your qualifications. If you are selected to begin the interviewing process you will receive an email from RIVS (, our recorded interviewing platform. Please note: this is a legitimate email and it is safe to click on the link to begin the interview. We appreciate your interest in our program!
Work Hours Full Time (May 18-Aug 7)