Chesapeake Financial Shares, Inc.


City, State US-VA-Kilmarnock
35 School Street
Customer Service/Support




Chesapeake Bank-


Are you interested in learning more about the financial industry as a possible career? 

Chesapeake Bank and the Virginia Bankers Association (VBA) are partnering to offer a unique summer internship opportunity. Our partnership with the Virginia Banker's Association will allow the intern to complete requirements in a designed program and receive a certificate of completion. This experience will provide educational courses and workshops, opportunities to attend social and networking events, community involvement and a chance to complete a capstone project, focusing on a banking industry-wide topic.


Exposure to Virginia’s Banking Industry:

Students will have the opportunity to participate in one of three internships this summer: 

  • Marketing Intern
  • Risk Assurance Intern

  • Banking Intern –rotation through multiple departments, gaining experience in areas such as:
    • Retail & Commercial Banking
    • Consumer & Commercial Lending
    • Support Operations
    • Human Resources

Are you a finance, economics, business, accounting, or marketing major?  

If so, this may be a great opportunity for you.


Marketing Intern

The Marketing Intern will assist with a wide range of Marketing projects. This internship is designed to be both educational and practical. He or she will gain a better understanding of the role that Marketing plays, and be better prepared to work in this field.

  • Assist with multiple marketing projects including attending all related meetings.
  • Work on Shop Local project developing systems, processes, spreadsheets, timelines to improve the campaign.
  • Assist branches with promotions and ordering/delivering of promotional items and events.  Create an organized promotional items storage system.
  • Participate in promotional and employee events.
  • Conduct market research to include competitive analyses.
  • Attend Marketing Committee meetings.
  • Attend meetings with external vendors as they arise.
  • Review social media strategies, research and recommend other options.
  • Take inventory of all customer communications (including all standard letters, notices, emails sent by all departments), review and revise to be accurate, adhere to brand standards and Chesapeake friendly.


Risk Assurance Intern

Board of Directors and executive management recognize the ever increasing importance of effective risk management efforts in meeting their organizations strategic objectives. The changing regulatory environment and higher shareholder expectations serve as a critical catalyst driving this heightened need to identify and address significant risks that could prevent a company from achieving its strategic objectives. Areas where Chesapeake’s risk assurance practices can bring value to an organization include: assisting management in their assessment of risks and controls; recommendations resulting in increased value and cost reduction of compliance related activities; applying the concepts of ERM to help Chesapeake identify, assess, mitigate and proactively consider emerging risks; identifying opportunities for Chesapeake to effectively mitigate risk and improve business performance.

  • Play a role as an intern in Chesapeake’s risk assurance practice assisting in evaluation of internal controls, internal audit support fieldwork, compliance testing, observation, review and monitoring of system reports relating to unusual activity, learning standards and practices, and reporting practices.
  • Participate in select internal audits and compliance testing.
  • Participate in projects, demonstrating creative thinking and individual initiative.
  • Cultivate teamwork dynamics through working as a team member: understanding personal and team roles; contributing in a GPTW environment; and proactively seeking guidance, clarification and feedback.
  • Demonstrate flexibility in prioritizing and completing tasks; and communicating potential conflicts.
  • Exercise professional skepticism in gathering, reviewing, and analyzing confidential information.


Banking Intern –rotation through multiple departments, gaining experience in areas such as:

  • Retail & Commercial Banking
  • Consumer & Commercial Lending
  • Support Operations
  • Human Resources

The main purpose of the banking internship is to introduce the intern to various positions within the banking industry. The departmental rotation will provide experience in multiple areas including lending, operations, administration, and business development.


The below requirements will be reviewed when choosing the right intern for each position:

  • Pursuing a Bachelor degree in Business, management, finance, economics, accounting, marketing, data analytics and/or management information systems
  • Ability to interact with various levels of employees in both written and verbal form.
  • Good interpersonal, organizational and analytical skills.
  • Experience demonstrating strong problem solving skills and the ability to prioritize duties and handle multiple assignments
  • Excellent technical and computer skills
  • Ability to self-motivate and take responsibility for personal growth and development
  • Interest in the broad range of risks affecting financial services including interests in all areas of auditing and compliance
  • A basic understanding of one or more of the following: financial reporting concepts, internal audit process, fraud systems and a general understanding of banking.
  •  Flexible in work schedule and location.


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