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Downey Federal Credit Union believes in financial education, especially for our younger community members. One of the ways to give them the opportunity to learn responsible financial management at an early age, is with an internship at the Credit Union.

DFCU Interns perform a large variety of support functions within the Credit Union, including supporting the Marketing department with community events and assisting all DFCU departments in day-to-day and strategic operations. Interns will have the opportunity to participate in a 1-week training course, covering basic banking principles, how a credit union works, and DFCU’s products and services. Selected candidates will learn how to be a professional in an office environment, and hone in on valuable skills they can take with them to college and beyond.

Job Title: Intern
Job Category: Entry Level / On-call / Part-time
Salary Level: $15.00 per/hour

JOB SUMMARY/JOB FUNCTIONS: Interns perform a large variety of support functions within the organization, including supporting the Marketing department with community events, preparation for special promotions, in addition to assisting all DFCU departments in day-to-day and strategic operations such as Operations, Accounting, IT etc. DFCU will adhere to any local, state, county health and safety protocols.

  • Coordination of and participation in special events
  • Assist staff with day-to-day operation duties
  • Special projects and other duties as assigned by Supervisor
  • Represent DFCU in a professional manner at community functions, DFCU events, industry related events, (both in person and virtually)

What You Will Learn

  • How to organize, roll out and participate in community events
  • Assist the marketing team in brainstorming strategies to develop business with various audiences
  • How a professional organization prepares itself to provide its members premium service and plan for daily operations
  • The difference between Credit Unions and other financial institutions, and the role Credit Unions play in community and financial industry

What We Require

  • Highly organized and able to handle multiple tasks at once
  • Proper written and verbal communications skills
  • Good presentation skills, and able to comfortably speak to different types of audiences both virtually and in person
  • Comfortable working with others, creative and flexible
  • Outgoing, amiable, and energetic with a positive attitude
  • A willingness to wear mascot costume at some events
  • Experienced in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Must be available to work weeknights and weekends as needed
  • Must be a rising high school senior
  • Interns are required to comply with any DFCU safety protocols and standards
  • Some remote clerical work may be expected and assigned which require that you have capabilities to work remotely when necessary (I.e. access to a computer and smart phone highly preferred)


  • The position begins with a mandatory full week of training in August, on Credit Union products and services, in addition to the general principals of banking
  • Minimum of 6-8 hours per week of combined virtual and in-person work after school. Hours will vary from 10-20 hours per week due to workload and community events after school and some weekends
  • Internship will be for one 10 to 12-month period, usually beginning in August of each year.