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Embrace Opportunities and Challenges in Western & Southern Financial Group's Internship Program

More than Financial Internship Opportunities

You will be challenged from day one and your success could lead to a career opportunity. We are proud to have an 80% conversion rate of interns moving to a full time position. Make an immediate impact on meaningful projects at Western & Southern Financial Group. We have a wide variety of opportunities available:


Accounting Intern Gain experience with general ledger and investment accounting, the creation of financial statements, the preparation of journal entries to record financial transactions and other financial reporting to management and agencies.


Actuarial InternApply mathematical, statistical and technical skills to analyze data and reports. Provide and verify data and reports necessary for product and financial management using actuarial principles and mathematical analysis.


Finance InternLearn about multiple facets of the investment industry and gain experience with senior management through a diverse set of projects, which could include data analysis, marketing, client service and compliance.

Human Resources

Human Resources InternSupport the organization's development and education needs by creating and administering training focused surveys, researching new courses and course vendors, designing online courses and assisting associates with training questions.

Information Technology

Information TechnologyProvide support for IT project management by developing, documenting, reviewing and maintaining business requirements. Analyze business and user needs and perform system testing, data analysis, customer support and programming.

Internal Audit

Internal Audit InternProvide independent and objective assurance services by assisting with internal audit reviews, aiding in executing control analysis and assessing the effectiveness of controls for significant operations and functions.

IT/Internal Audit Rotation

IT/Internal Audit Rotation InternWith IT Internal Audit, perform risk-based activities for financial, operational, systems and management controls. During the IT rotation, conduct quality assurance-related projects including process research and development and data analysis.

Rotational Intern

Tax Intern/Co-opGain experience in accounting, auditing and treasury with activities including financial reporting, general ledger accounting and tax research. Rotate every 4 months through up to three departments over 9-12 months.

Social Media Intern

Rotational InternEnhance the emerging social presence of the organization by recommending new profiles and pages for field office and internal agents, creating original content and generating metrics/return on investment reporting.


Social Media InternAssist with day-to-day tax compliance responsibilities, identify and develop analysis tools, assist in implementing effective processes and provide support for financial analysis of selected tax accounting and reporting issues.

A Great Place to Live, Work, Play, & Stay

Downtown Cincinnati has been Western & Southern's home since we were founded here in 1888. With that background, it is no surprise that our commitment to and enthusiasm for our city and the surrounding region runs deep.

Today, we are one of Greater Cincinnati's most active corporate citizens and excited about living and doing business in this Ohio River town - a vibrant commercial crossroads in the heart of the country.

Western & Southern helps build healthy communities by supporting financial stability, quality health care, educational achievement and community partnerships.


Western & Southern associates are passionate volunteers for nonprofit organizations across Greater Cincinnati.

Whether it's walking to support the fight against Multiple Sclerosis (our Willie's Walkers team is the nation's largest), biking to support breast cancer research at the University of Cincinnati Barrett Cancer Center or running in the Heart Mini Marathon, a team of Western & Southern associates is likely to be at the forefront of every charitable fundraising event.

Our associates also work behind the scenes, serving as volunteer mentors in our Cincinnati Public Schools partner high school, serving on nonprofit boards and contributing their business expertise and contacts to further important community initiatives, especially United Way and ArtsWave (Cincinnati's fine arts campaign).

MS Walk

Corporate Philanthropy

Barrett Cancer Center

Over the past three years, Western & Southern Financial Group's corporate foundation, the Western & Southern Financial Fund, has contributed more than $28.7 million dollars in philanthropic gifts to more than 125 charitable organizations throughout Greater Cincinnati.

The foundation emphasizes institutions and programs that strengthen the four pillars of healthy communities: financial stability, quality healthcare, educational achievement, and community partnerships.

One of many examples of our focused philanthropy is the Dr. Lawrence C. Hawkins Educator of the Year Award. We created this award in 2007 to help energize the Cincinnati Public School's drive to improve educational achievement. We present the $10,000 award annually to an outstanding CPS educator. Dr. Hawkins, whom the award honors, was a local education and community leader and a member of our Board of Directors.


Cincinnati Tennis

Community partnerships are one of the pillars of a healthy community, and we demonstrate this daily by supporting a variety of events that enhance Greater Cincinnati. These events attract talent, investment, excitement and visitors to our city and help raise funds for local nonprofit organizations.

In 2014, we were a title sponsor of the 2014 National Urban League Conference, held in Cincinnati, and of several charitable fundraisers, including the National Multiple Sclerosis Society's Walk MS, and Ride Cincinnati, a bike ride fundraiser for breast cancer research. We also lend support by participating in more than 100 other nonprofit fundraisers, from the Boy Scouts of America/Dan Beard Council Dodge Ball Tournament and the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden's Zoofari to the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Conductor Awards.

One of many examples of our focused philanthropy is the Dr. Lawrence C. Hawkins Educator of the Year Award. We created this award in 2007 to help energize the Cincinnati Public School's drive to improve educational achievement. We present the $10,000 award annually to an outstanding CPS educator. Dr. Hawkins, whom the award honors, was a local education and community leader and a member of our Board of Directors.


Cincinnati Fountain Square

We have introduced you to downtown Cincinnati as a business center. What's it like to live here?

Cincinnati ranks No. 1 in the nation for recreation (, 2014), and no wonder. Our entertainment district starts on the banks of the Ohio River with a sparkling 45-acre riverside park, and stretches deep into downtown with dining, gaming and nightspots. The hub of it all is scenic Fountain Square, with its landmark fountain, music stage and - in winter - an ice skating rink.

A variety of arts venues are within walking distance in the central business district with theater at the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company and Ensemble Theater, art at the Contemporary Arts Center and the historic Taft Museum, and music and ballet at Music Hall and the Aronoff Theater.

Cincinnati ranks No. 3 among the nation's most affordable cities to live in (Forbes, 2014), and new and rehabbed residential development is attracting more downtown residents every day. The population of downtown jumped 12 percent (to 13,000) in 2011.


Cincinnati neighborhoods

Cincinnati is a city of neighborhoods, each with its own unique personality. Whether you are looking for a fast-paced urban lifestyle or a leafy suburb, an historic home or new construction, you'll find it here.

We are among the top 100 "best places to live" (, 2014), and rank among the top 10 "best cities for raising a family" (, 2014).

The Cincinnati metro area spans two states and more than 300,000 of our 2.1 million residents live in Northern Kentucky. Southeastern Indiana is also within commuting distance.


Cincinnati sports

July 2015 will be a landmark month in Cincinnati - host of Major League Baseball's 2015 All Star Game. However, our city is a great place to catch professional and college sports all year long. Our professional baseball team, the Cincinnati Reds, and football team, the Cincinnati Bengals, play at our two riverside sports stadiums. We also have three Division 1 college basketball teams in our metro area, the University of Cincinnati, Xavier University and Northern Kentucky University.

The city is also the starting point for several running events, including the popular Flying Pig Marathon, Mercy Heart Mini Marathon and the Western & Southern Thanksgiving Day Race.

World-class tennis, of course, is a highlight of the late summer season, with the Western & Southern Open bringing the world's top men and women players to Mason, Ohio, just outside Greater Cincinnati's beltway.

Cincinnati fountain square

With our vibrant mixed economy, skilled workforce and easy access to other major markets and population centers, Cincinnati is ideally located for business and commerce. Today, new business, residential and entertainment developments are making downtown Cincinnati an ever more exciting urban center and a great place to live, work, play and stay.

Findlay Market

We rank among the top five "up and coming" downtowns (, 2014), the top three "most affordable American cities (, 2013), the top 10 "best cities to start a new career in" (, 2014), and we could go on and on. Cincinnati is capturing the attention of an increasing number of visitors and media throughout the country.

Cincinnati Fortune 500 company

Ranked No. 2 among the nation's "most cost-friendly business locations" (KPMG, 2014), metro Cincinnati is home to two Fortune 100 companies, nine Fortune 500 companies, five Fortune 1000 firms, more than 450 foreign-owned companies and a thriving community of entrepreneurs. Our business community's reach and diversity help keep Cincinnati a hub of civic and economic vitality.

Cincinnati medical university

Greater Cincinnati's 16 colleges and universities and array of medical centers also contribute to our region's talent community. Our educational institutions attract and graduate top prospects annually, while our medical centers, including Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (ranked No. 3 among the nation's children's hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, 2014-2015) attract top medical and scientific talent who create innovative treatments and new biomedical businesses.

Cincinnati parks

Our "up-and-coming downtown" is still getting better every day. The past few years have brought $2.6 billion in investment to the region's urban core, and it shows. Downtown boasts many new development projects, including a major corporate headquarters building speeding toward completion; a thriving $600 million, 18-acre mixed-use retail/residential/entertainment district - The Banks - nestled between two professional sports stadiums; and dazzling parks, including our new riverfront park and Washington Park in our Over-the-Rhine neighborhood.

Community Involvement

  • Willie's Walkers
  • Una Familia sin Fronteras
  • Thanksgiving Day Race
  • Redwood Rehab Facility
  • Cell Phones for Soldiers
  • Life Saving Equipment

Our Interview Process


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Phone Interview

Recruiter contacts qualified candidates for phone interview


Hiring Manager Review

Hiring manager reviews qualified candidates


On Site Interview

Qualified candidates will be scheduled for in-person interviews


Final Decision Pending

Second round interview(s) may apply


Notified of Final Decision

Recruiter notifies you regarding final decision

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Internship interviews typically take place September through October, depending on the position. The link below will show you what we're hiring for right now. Check back often if you don't see something that interests you.