A day in the life of our undergraduate interns

No running mindless errands here. Our interns make a real difference in the day-to-day operations of our company. Regardless of your area of study, you’re sure to find an opportunity that gets you excited to come to work.

You’ve heard it from us – now hear about what it’s like to work here directly from our interns.

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See what our undergraduate interns have to say

Bailey Plath

Corporate Audit Services 

"My manager made sure I did meaningful work that gave me a sense of what I'd do if I were to work here full time."

What was your favorite part of the internship?

Lunch with Leaders was my favorite part of the internship! While I was an intern, a lot of my coworkers told me how lucky I was to have exposure to senior management and the opportunity to ask them questions. I felt so valued when the senior leaders wanted to talk to us just as much as we wanted to talk and hear from them.

Why would you recommend the U.S. Bank internship program?

I would recommend the U.S. Bank internship program as I believe it is such a well-rounded program. You get a good balance of group activities with the other interns as well as with your designated team and you get a taste of what you would be doing day to day if you were to take a full-time position. The programming kept us just the right amount of busy. I also really loved that interns got paired with a mentor. They provided super valuable insight and usually come from a different area of the company to offer new ideas and suggestions.

What is your current role at U.S. Bank?

I am a staff auditor within Corporate Audit Services (CAS) and I also previously interned with CAS.

How did your internship affect your career path and development?

After interning with U.S. Bank, I definitely knew I wanted to come back after graduating because of my positive experience. The people made me feel so welcome and I could see myself growing as U.S. Bank is a huge company with so many areas and people. I knew my possibilities were endless. I appreciated that U.S. Bank gives back to the community as that is important to me.

What was the most valuable thing you learned as a U.S. Bank intern?

I learned the true value of networking. During my internship, I reached out to numerous interns, people within CAS, people outside of CAS, to learn more about the company, but also learn about other people’s stories and career paths since everyone’s journey is unique. I found that a couple years later, I am still in touch with many connections I made as an intern. It truly does feel like family. Once you start making connections, those connections have suggestions for people to talk to and the web of your network just expands and expands and it truly leads to a well-rounded network that you can leverage throughout your career.

Godfrey Mpetey 

Strategy, Transformation and Corporate Affairs

"There’s room to learn and grow. You’re here for a reason, not to be an expert in everything."

What was your favorite part of the internship?

My favorite part of the internship was Lunch with Leaders. To sit with and hear from the company’s leaders was a second-to-none experience. I learned about our business areas in an intimate setting that allowed me to not only learn more about their business, but the development skills necessary to be successful at U.S. Bank.

Why would you recommend the U.S. Bank internship program?

The U.S. Bank internship program provides a first-hand experience with one of the best banks in the nation. They equip interns with the necessary professional and developmental skills to succeed. By learning from leaders and engaging with your peers, the internship gives you a chance to make an impact.

What is your current role at U.S. Bank?

I’m a communications representative in Public Affairs and Communications, supporting communications for the Payment Services group.

How did your internship affect your career path and development?

The internship gave me a smoother transition into the first year of my career with U.S. Bank. Having the internship allowed me to dive into networking and development opportunities because I leveraged the knowledge I gained from the program. The leaders I admired became my peers. It was awesome to know I could build off the groundwork I did during my internship.

What was the most valuable thing you learned as a U.S. Bank intern?

The most valuable thing I learned as a U.S. Bank intern was that everyone is here for a reason. I was worried about not having the experience to fulfill my role as an intern. However, my summer with the company helped me tap into my untapped potential. The internship gave me confidence to learn as I go. It helped me understand that I’m an asset to my team and that not only the work I do, but who I am, will impact the organization.