The Financial Management Scholars Program (FMSP) is a paid internship that may lead to a post-graduation employment offer as a Financial Institution Specialist, a three and a half year training program leading to professional certification as a commissioned Financial Institution Examiner.
Scholars will be assigned to one of FDIC’s two major business divisions: Risk Management Supervision or Depositor and Consumer Protection. Scholars will work directly on teams of experienced FDIC employees to evaluate bank operations, business planning, risk management strategies, and consumer protection practices. These teams are responsible for assessing financial institutions to determine whether they are following safe and sound banking practices, maintaining effective internal controls and procedures, managing their institutions effectively, and complying with all applicable laws and regulations, including those relating to consumer protection, privacy, community reinvestment, and fair lending.
Conditions of Employment
- U.S. Citizenship
- Registration with the <a href="http://www.sss.gov">Selective Service.</a>
- Very frequent overnight travel, up to 4 nights per week (most locations).
- Work at remote and/or multiple work sites.
- Must successfully pass a background investigation.
Applicants must be in good academic standing with at least a cumulative (overall) 3.25 GPA and maintain a cumulative 3.25 GPA throughout the duration of the FMSP.
To be qualified, you must be enrolled at least half-time in a bachelor's degree program at an accredited college or university; and must have completed your junior year of college prior to entering the program, have a current overall GPA of at least 3.25, with a planned graduation date between December 2020 and December 2021.
You must be majoring in accounting, banking, commercial or banking law, economics, business administration, marketing, finance, or other fields related to the position.
To be eligible for conversion to the Financial Institution Specialist (FIS) position in the competitive service upon completion of the internship, you must complete 640 hours of work experience (up to 320 hours may be waived based on successful performance in the position and a 3.5 overall GPA or membership in a national honor society); meet the OPM qualification standards for the target position, which includes six (6) semester hours in accounting coursework; meet the requirements of the FDIC Pathways Participant Agreement; and successfully complete various skills assessments. Service in the FMSP confers no right to further employment. The promotion potential if converted is CG-12.