Intern - Private Wealth

First Merchants Bank - Fort Wayne, IN3.3

Full-time | InternshipEstimated: $34,000 - $48,000 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 Private Wealth Advisors Intern will assist First Merchants Private Wealth Advisors in conducting day to day business with exposure to business development, investment management, private banking, client management, retirement plan services, operations, as well as fiduciary and consumer investment services. The Intern will spend a significant amount of time in each discipline including areas of analytics, presentation, projects, and product development.

Below is what you can expect to learn from an internship with Private Wealth Advisors at First Merchants Bank:

An overview of how a private wealth practice works
The different lines of business inside of the practice and how they work together to meet client needs
How to prepare for, execute, and debrief a client presentation
The operations aspects of private wealth advising
Investment management and private banking analysis

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 Fort Wayne 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)