Internships provide students with the opportunity to gain real world experience in settings outside of the classroom. The experience is designed to meet both academic and applied learning goals. The purpose of the ABA Internship Program is to provide a practical and intensive training to students who genuinely desire working in the banking industry. Students will be able to apply the information they learned in the classroom, build work history, expand professional skillsets, and lay the foundation to a career in the banking industry. Banks benefit with fresh ideas from readily equipped interns, completion of important projects put on hold, and low cost solutions for recruiting Arkansas’s next generation in banking. The ABA Internship Program provides the framework necessary for Arkansas’s Banking Industry to take the next step in creating and expanding a new generation of banking talent.