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2024 Summer Internship Corporate & Real Estate Banking (St. Petersburg)



Executive Overview – Raymond James Financial 

Our focus is on providing trusted advice and tailored, sophisticated strategies for individuals and institutions. Raymond James Financial is a diversified holding company, headquartered in St. Petersburg, FL. Raymond James provides financial services to individuals, corporations and municipalities through its subsidiary companies engaged primarily in investment and financial planning, in addition to capital markets and asset management.  

At Raymond James, we are putting the power of perspectives into action and building an inclusive and diverse workforce that reflects our commitment to associates, and clients of the future. Our company values associate development and growth, offering opportunities through developmental programs, mentorships, and continuing education options.  

We strive to ensure everyone feels welcomed, valued, respected and heard so that you can fully contribute your unique talents for the benefit of clients, your career, our firm and our communities. Raymond James is an equal opportunity employer and makes all employment decisions on the basis of merit and business needs.  


Internship Program Overview  

Raymond James is the place where good people grow - and nowhere is that better demonstrated than in our internship program. During the 9 – 10 week immersive experience, you will engage with and implement the firm’s core values through our five guiding behaviors. Featuring a comprehensive orientation, onsite and remote training sessions in professional development, networking events, a speaker series, and volunteer opportunities, you will be equipped with knowledge of the business and culture to help you build relationships and develop skillsets for the internship and your future.   

To be eligible for the summer 2024 internship program, you must be a junior standing (rising senior) candidate pursuing a bachelor's degree with a graduate date of May 2025. Most positions are based in St. Petersburg with other available locations depending on company need.  

Candidates who successfully complete the internship program have the distinct opportunity to transition into a full-time role at Raymond James after graduation. 

Department Description 

Raymond James Bank’s Corporate & Real Estate Banking division manages a portfolio of syndicated and direct loan commitments to borrowers located primarily in the U.S. and Canada. The team of professionals that make up the Corporate & Real Estate Banking group are dedicated to purchasing and originating corporate (C&I”) and commercial real estate (“CRE”) loans, with an ongoing focus on active portfolio management. The Corporate & Real Estate Banking group is active in both the primary and secondary loan markets.  

Job Summary
Under general supervision with a high level of autonomy, uses knowledge and skills obtained through education, training and experience to assist a business unit or department in making credit decisions and monitoring a portfolio of corporate and commercial real estate (“CRE”) loans.  Verifies credit information and analyzes both publicly reported and privately disclosed financial information. Guidance from individual Manager and assigned Corporate Bankers is provided to perform work that may be fairly complex, requiring a certain degree of evaluation, originality and ingenuity to make various credit related decisions. Provides support to Corporate Bankers overseeing a portfolio of syndicated corporate and / or CRE loans.   

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
•     Specified projects and varied assignments.
•     Operates standard office equipment and uses required software applications.
•     Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned. 




Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of
•    Fundamental concepts, practices and procedures of a professional office environment.  
•    Operates standard office equipment and uses required software applications.  
•    Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned. 

Skill in
•    Operating standard office equipment and using, or have the ability to learn, required software applications. 

Ability to
•    Organize and prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines.  
•    Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.  
•    Work independently as well as collaboratively within a team environment.  
•    Provide a high level of customer service.  
•    Establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Educational/Previous Experience Requirements
Education/Previous Experience
•    Current student pursuing Bachelor’s or Master’s degree  
•    Declared Accounting or Finance Major and / or previous Internships which illustrate a desire to pursue a career in Finance  
•    Minimum GPA of 3.25.

•    None required. 


Hybrid position – St. Petersburg, FL office 

  • No travel required.


Raymond James Guiding Behaviors:

At Raymond James our associates use five guiding behaviors (Develop, Collaborate, Decide, Deliver, Improve) to deliver on the firm's core values of client-first, integrity, independence and a conservative, long-term view.  

We expect our associates at all levels to: 

•  Grow professionally and inspire others to do the same 

•  Work with and through others to achieve desired outcomes 

•  Make prompt, pragmatic choices and act with the client in mind 

•  Take ownership and hold themselves and others accountable for delivering results that matter 

•  Contribute to the continuous evolution of the firm