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GreenStone Welcomes Summer Interns
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GreenStone Farm Credit Services is welcoming six student interns this summer, providing each with an opportunity to sharpen their skills in their respective career field.



GreenStone Welcomes Summer Interns


GreenStone Farm Credit Services is welcoming six student interns this summer, providing each with an opportunity to sharpen their skills in their respective career field. Five of the interns are based in the organization’s East Lansing, Michigan headquarters, while one intern is based in GreenStone’s Grand Rapids, Michigan, branch.

Now in its fourth year, GreenStone’s internship program provides college students with hands-on practical experience to complement their education. Like our full-time employees, students are selected to participate in the program after applying for their desired internship online and being selected after participating in the organization’s hiring process. GreenStone’s human resources team places an emphasis on performance in the classroom, extracurricular activities, and community involvement.

This summer’s intern class includes one freshman and five seniors with a variety of backgrounds and interests in the agriculture industry. Each intern will work approximately 14 weeks in their position before returning to school for the fall semester. In addition to real-world experience in the agriculture industry, GreenStone internship positions are also paid positions with the company.

The summer 2013 class of interns includes:

Matt Alt
Title: Regional Sales Intern
Hometown: Grand Rapids, Michigan
College: Michigan State University
Major: Animal Science
Branch: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Post college goal: I hope to find a job close to home so I can stay active on our family’s 250-cow dairy farm.
What I hope to gain from my internship: I am excited to learn more about the loan and credit side of agriculture and what goes into that process.

Mike Bridge
Title: Capital Markets Intern
Hometown: Midland, Michigan
College: Michigan State University
Major: Finance
Branch: East Lansing, Michigan
Post college goal: I want to work for a financial services firm and eventually earn an executive position.
What I hope to gain from my internship: I hope to increase my knowledge of the credit industry and learn more about agriculture and farming.

Jasper Cunningham
Title: Operations Intern
Hometown: Ravenna, Michigan
College: Michigan State University
Major: AgriBusiness Management
Branch: East Lansing, Michigan
Post college goal: I would like to spend some time in Washington D.C. working on agriculture policy and international trade, eventually working for an organization benefitting farmers or commodity groups.
What I hope to gain from my internship: I am hoping to gain a real-world understanding of the Farm Credit System, and how each financial service or product translates to a farmer and consumer benefit. I would also like to learn more about the finance and credit process.

Brandon Erb
Title: Application Developer Intern
Hometown: DeWitt, Michigan
College: Baker College
Major: Computer Science
Branch: East Lansing, Michigan
Post college goal: My goal is to continue working as a computer programmer.
What I hope to gain from my internship: I’m hoping to gain knowledge of computer programming, specifically C#, and any other languages I can learn. I am also hoping to learn good coding habits and gain real-world experience.

Kyle Kramer
Title: Credit/Audit Intern
Hometown: Birch Run, Michigan
College: Michigan State University
Major: Finance
Branch: East Lansing, Michigan
Post college goal: I hope to work for the corporate finance sector of a major corporation, preferably staying in the state of Michigan, if possible.
What I hope to gain from my internship: I am hoping to gain a vast amount of real-world, hands-on experience at GreenStone which simply cannot be learned in a classroom.

Becky Whaley
Title: Legal/Loan Processing Intern
Hometown: Byron, Michigan
College: Michigan State University
Major: Accounting
Branch: East Lansing, Michigan
Post college goal: After college I hope to obtain a career related to and involved in agriculture using my business education to assist individuals living and working in rural America. Also, I hope to have a hobby farm to raise my own food and provide homegrown products to people who don’t have the ability to do it themselves.
What I hope to gain from my internship: As the legal/loan processing intern, I hope to gain an accurate perspective on how all aspects of GreenStone interact with the legal department.

​Front row, left to right: Brandon Erb and Becky Whaley. Middle row, left to right: Kyle Kramer and Mike Bridge. Back row, left to right: Jasper Cunningham and Matt Alt.