Workforce Development

In order to remain competitive, the banking industry must recruit the most talented, diverse and inclusive workforce across all levels of the bank. To assist in this effort, PA Bankers actively participates in three programs to recruit the next generation of bankers and support the industry: PA Bankers Intern Program, BankWork$ and CSBS Community Bank Case Study Competition.



PA Bankers Intern Program

PA Bankers launched a banking intern partnership last year with Shippensburg University with a goal of helping our member banks recruit interns for various areas across the bank (retail, operations, IT, marketing, HR, credit, etc.), as well as increase awareness of the opportunities that exist in the banking industry at the college level.

Following a successful intern pilot last summer, PA Bankers is taking the banking intern partnership statewide to include all PA State System of Higher Education colleges/universities and PA Bankers' member banks across PA.

The intern program will include assistance to member banks to create an intern program, intern recruiting assistance, and a career and leadership skills academy for all interns from member banks statewide. Additional components are been added to the program to increase awareness of opportunities that exist in banking - externship program and summer camp for 8th grade middle school students.

We are excited to be able to bring this program to our member banks and we encourage you to take advantage of this effort to bring the next generation of talent to your bank!

Click here to visit our Intern Program page.



Working in communities of need and with students who typically would not be considered qualified candidates for banking/financial services positions, BankWork$ offers opportunities to succeed in well-paying jobs that can lead to a lasting career in the banking industry. Each eight-week class is designed to train entry-level bank tellers, customer service representatives and personal banker candidates and ultimately provide and connect those candidates to local banks and financial institutions.

Click here to view a BankWork$ success story.

CSBS Community Bank Case Study Competition

The Conference of State Banking Supervisors (CSBS) Community Bank Case Study Competition is a national program that pairs undergraduate college/university student teams with local community banks to conduct original case studies. Through this case study, students will engage in an experiential learning opportunity that will allow them to network with local banks, CSBS staff and academics. Click here to learn more information.

Michelle Staton
Chief Operating Officer
(717) 255-6923