A key part of the program is an intensive, state-wide internship program to facilitate hands-on experiences for business students. The internships are paid, and they also earn academic credit for the interns.

Past interns:

2021 community banking summer interns in front of Spirit, the bobcat, statue

The 2021 interns with past advisor, Tim Harvey

Banking panelists

The 2020 interns

Blake Martin, Accounting; Three Rivers Bank, Kalispell
Isabelle Ivankovich, Marketing; American Bank, Bozeman
Jada Goettlich, Ag. Business; Opportunity Bank, Denton
Madi Schriefer, Economics, Finance, and Spanish; Opportunity Bank, Bozeman
Rowen Tracy, Financial Engineering; Farmers State Bank, Florence


2019 community banking summer interns
The 2019 interns with advisor, Tim Harvey.

2018 Community Banking Interns
The 2018 interns (L-R: Sidney Schwan, Janae Hayes, Hailey Blackwell, Andrea Fairchild, Meagan Minas, and Blake Mattfeldt) with advisor, Tim Harvey.

Meagan Minas, Glacier Bank internship

Glacier Bank: Meagan Minas (left) with VP Jill Jacobsen and bank president Bob Nystuen.

In summer 2017, eight interns were placed with Montana banks.

2017 banking internship co-hort
Six of the 2017 summer interns with advisor, Tim Harvey.

Photos of the students at their internships, summer 2017:

Stephen Murray at summer internship
Opportunity Bank: Bert Bartle, Myia Morris, Laura Rogers, Chelsea Vander Vos, Stephen Murray (intern), and Lee Oldenburger

Alex Picicci at summer internship
First Security Bank: Alex Picicci presented with a "Solution for Improvement" award

Tevan Rembe at summer internship
Big Sky Western Bank: Shawn Bleile, Tevan Rembe (intern), Jolene Barcus, Cory Kellogg, and bank president Jim Ness

The interns and their advisor, Tim Harvey, also spent a day out playing golf and networking. (L-R: Stephen Murray, Tim Harvey and Alex Picicci)

2017 intern golf outing


Past Events & Guest Speakers:

Summer 2021 Career and Internship Information Night

November 5, 2020 at 6:00 pm.

Click here for the link to the event recording.

  • Learn about MSU’s Community Banking Program and Summer 2021 internship opportunities
  • Local Bankers describe their careers and hiring needs
  • Past bank interns describe their internship experience


Banking panelists

Clinton Gerst, President, Bank of Bozeman
Tim Schreiber, Vice President, Farmers State Bank
Bert Bartle, Vice President, Opportunity Bank

Virtual Roundtable Discussion: Opportunities and Challenges for Home Ownership

October 1, 2020 from 1-2 pm.

Click here for the link to the event recording.

Featured panelists:

The four roundtable speakers

Neel Kashkari, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis was a guest speaker on September 7, 2018.

President Cruzado speaks before Neel Kashkari event  Neel Kashkari and Larry R. Simkins

Diana Holshue, Director of Branch Operations and Regional Outreach, presented "Steering the Economy: The Outlook for the Employment and Interest Rates" on November 8, 2017.

Guest Speaker: Diana Holshue

Senator Jon Tester served as the program's first guest speaker. On September 22, 2017, he talked about bank regulatory reform. He currently serves on the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee.

Guest Speaker: Senator Tester


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