ENFIELD, Conn. — Farm Credit East was pleased to host 14 college students with career aspirations in production agriculture, agribusiness, accounting, finance or related fields as part of its annual summer internship program. “Our internship program exemplifies our commitment to the future of Northeast agriculture, commercial fishing and forest products,” said Mike Reynolds, Farm Credit East CEO. “The program challenges the students and provides them with first-hand, real world experience in their anticipated fields.”
This year’s Farm Credit East interns include three students attending Cornell University: Jansen Ciampaglione, Grace Harrigan, and Bryce Windecker; two Rutgers University students: Andrew Hu and Tiana Thomas; along with Oliver Jervis, Monmouth University; Taylor Hayford, Delaware Valley University; Murtaza Ismail, Montclair State University; Lauren Schwab, Penn State University; Benjamin Weir, Rochester Institute of Technology; Leih Glezen, St. John Fisher College; Ryan Evans, SUNY Binghamton; Isabella Fantauzzi, SUNY Cobleskill; and Devin Kuhn, SUNY Morrisville.
The internship program is offered to college juniors each summer. During the experience, students have an inside look into Farm Credit East and shadow employees in various roles to learn about different career opportunities. Each intern also completes a major project which contributes valuable information for association initiatives and future planning.
“As COVID-19 restrictions were beginning to lift, we were excited to invite interns back into our offices this summer,” said recruiting manager Max Glebocki. “We learned a lot from last year’s experience and were able to implement many new and innovative aspects into our internship program this year.”
“Collectively, our team was able to put together a more interactive program that allowed the interns to gain extensive exposure to many areas of agriculture, the many business services we provide here at Farm Credit East, as well as considerable professional development to set them up for success,” Glebocki added.
Interns are recruited from college campuses across the Northeast. On many of these campuses, Farm Credit East has established relationships with campus organizations such as the National FFA Organization, Farm Credit Fellows, Minorities in Agriculture Natural Resources Related Sciences (MANRRS) and 4-H, and is actively seeking new partnerships to recruit a diverse set of interns. The organization also utilizes its network of customer and employee referrals to recruit interns and employees. For more information on the Farm Credit East internship program, please contact Max Glebocki at Maximilian.Glebocki@
–Farm Credit East