Careers at republic bank

Internship Program

As a business major, the amount of industries and specializations you can pursue is overwhelming! How do you decide what to do especially if you haven’t experienced them in a professional setting?


A summer internship at Republic Bank of Chicago will help you gain real-world experience that leverages your studies and desire to apply them in every-day business situations. We are focused on providing you with the tools you need to continue down the career path of your choice.

  • Credit Administration
  • Commercial Lending
  • Residential Lending
  • Wealth Management
  • Money Services Business
  • Treasury Management
  • Retail Operations
  • Lending Operations
  • Deposit Operations
  • Marketing
  • Finance (Corporate Accounting)
  • Bank Sponsorship Programs
  • Compliance
  • Legal
  • Risk
  • Business Solutions (Data Analytics)
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology & Security
  • Innovation (Project Management & Business Analysis)

Hear from the Interns

With all of these options we want to make sure you find the department that best suits you so we asked our 2019 interns to describe what working at Republic Bank of Chicago has meant to them to help you make that decision!

Please note, while a candidate’s interest in a specific department is considered while placing them, it is not a guarantee that they will receive their first choice. Internships in all of our bank departments are beneficial to students interested in careers in business, accounting, or finance.

Facts, Answers, and Questions

We hope this information has given you insight to our internship program. We are looking forward to showing you the Republic Way – which is our motto for providing excellent service – and are excited for what your future holds.

You may be the only intern in your department, but you will be part of a summer long intern project that you will work on as a team with the other interns. Previous interns have found this project to be beneficial as you learn to communicate efficiently, gain leadership experience, and present your project to the executive team at the bank at the end of the summer.

Republic Bank of Chicago strives to ensure the projects and tasks that you complete will be beneficial to your departments as well as to your future. There will be training given in the various departments as needed, and you will also have the opportunity to ask questions, as well as for guidance, at any time. While some of your tasks may be providing administrative support, the majority of the work you do will directly relate to what your department is currently working on.

Your day-to-day work varies depending on your department. At the beginning of the summer, you will meet with your manager to discuss both your priorities for the internship as well as the department’s goals. Everyone has different styles of working and this can make your schedule vary from projects with deadlines and the freedom to complete them when you decide, to scheduled blocks of time for each task. You can also expect to attend meetings and presentations with your manager and even members of the executive team when they relate to the work you are doing!

Credit works closely with the Commercial Lending team to analyze external commercial clients’ financial information when they apply for a loan. They analyze the data and determine if the bank can agree to a loan in the terms the client has requested. Credit then creates and presents the report to our executive team to be reviewed and approved.

Finance analyzes the bank’s internal financial information to ensure the bank is making smart financial decisions to remain profitable. Like any business, Finance also manages business functions such as budgeting and forecasting, accounts payable and receivable, expenses, financial reporting to the board of directors

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