Internships at Opus Bank are anything but typical.
...the energy and passion of a start-up with the structure and resources of a growing, widely respected financial institution...- An Intern from Pepperdine University
...I was surrounded by professionals, highly qualified in their fields...- An Intern from UCLA
Opus Bank’s goal is to help our clients “Build Their Masterpiece” through a dynamic partnership of advisory services and products. We are looking for the best and the brightest interns – those who want to kick-start their careers by making an imprint on the DNA of Opus Bank while working with experienced and talented professionals. At Opus, you will work with and be mentored by senior level executives, division presidents, as well as our President and CEO, Stephen H. Gordon.
Our interns work hard but leave the experience having learned valuable career and life lessons. We are passionate about the work we do and believe that you, as an Opus Bank intern, have the ability to help us grow and reach new heights.
Join an extraordinary financial institution for an extraordinary experience!
At Opus we believe teamwork is essential to success. As an Opus intern you will work with various divisions on projects that have substantial impact on the firm. While your peers at other organizations are making copies as part of their internship, you will be gaining valuable skills and insights about Opus Bank and the financial services industry. Your work and recommendations will influence the firm’s direction and decisions.
At Opus Bank, we are extremely proud and committed to the communities we support. It’s imperative for us to give back to our communities and as a result, The Opus Community Foundation was created.
The Opus Community Foundation’s goal is to improve the quality of life for those that are less advantaged in our neighborhoods by providing financial support to nonprofit organizations that make a positive and meaningful impact in our communities. We are helping improve areas of affordable housing and community revitalization, education and financial literacy, community health and human services, and the arts.
At Opus Bank, we want our potential candidates to feel prepared and confident. To help you with your interview, we suggest that you do your research; know some background about the company and the business line(s) you are applying to. We suggest that you brush up on your interviewing skills and practice discussing your experience and job history with a friend, family member, or mentor.
Merchant Banking Intern
"From the first time I was introduced to the Opus team I found myself surrounded by truly experienced professionals who encouraged me to grow and learn throughout the summer. Many companies tell their prospective interns that they will be getting hands-on experience, but they end up making copies and going on coffee runs all summer - this is anything but the experience that I had with Opus. As an Opus intern, I had real responsibilities that had a direct impact on our business. At Opus, you are encouraged to not only ask questions but also to voice your opinions. Senior professionals recognize the value that interns can add by offering unique perspectives and approaches to problem solving."
Credit Analytics Intern
"Opus surrounds itself with professionals who are diligent, focused, ambitious and believe me, they are extremely resourceful. If you are looking to gain abundant knowledge and hands-on experience in the environment that is both encouraging and intellectual challenging, Opus is the right place for you."
Income Property Banking Intern
Arizona State University
"In the first day at Opus it became clear to me that being an intern has a much different meaning here than anywhere else. Interns are not only welcomed at Opus but revered. The open door policy is just the beginning when thinking about the exposure one may get while interning at Opus Bank. This includes the ability to work in not only the department in which you were hired, but also having the capability to take on projects throughout the firm. As an intern, you will never work at a company where your ideas and opinions are more valued by the firm’s leadership than at Opus Bank."
Project Management Office Intern
"At Opus, be prepared to be treated as a valued member of whatever team you’re placed in. Interns aren’t given busy work, but rather are trusted and expected to work on some of the most challenging and important tasks that the firm has to offer. At the end of the summer, interns at Opus have accumulated invaluable, hands-on experiences that are applicable to any area of business or finance.”
Strategies & Growth Intern
"Interns at Opus Bank are launched immediately into the working environment. Within hours of entering the building you are creating and delivering material to the executive management. The program provides the opportunity to learn enormous amounts about the banking industry, tailored to your preference. Between the work you accomplish, the hands-on mentorship you receive, and the relationships you establish, interning at Opus is a fast-paced summer you will never forget."
Internal Audit Intern
Saint Mary’s College
"Be ready for one of the most dynamic and challenging summers. Opus Interns are thrown straight into the heart of the bank. Each intern has complete access to upper management and is given a challenging opportunity to complete meaningful work for the bank. Not only does an intern work for their department, they are encouraged to reach out to other areas of the bank to gain exposure in all areas of interest. At the end of the summer, it will be hard to fit your experience onto one page of a resume."
Loyola Marymount University
"Be prepared for the opportunity of a lifetime! Unlike any other internship, Opus does not just give interns tasks, they give them opportunities - to expand their skillset and make a difference in the bank. The direct line of communication with the Executive team and Senior Management is unparalleled. You truly are surrounded by the best in the business and you will leave Opus equipped to enter your chosen field with a confidence and mindset only gained by being in a fast-paced, dynamic environment."
Strategies & Growth/Office of the Co-President Intern
"An incredible and in-depth, exposure into the various divisions that make Opus more than just a bank. This position allows you to explore your interests under the guidance of industry professionals that are more than willing to teach you along the way, but still allow you the freedom to make mistakes and grow as a young professional. From day one you are given real responsibilities and are regarded and respected as any other employee at the firm. As such, you frequently run into challenges, but it is overcoming these challenges that make every single day unique and memorable. Opus's innovative open floor policy gives you an extensive source of knowledge which can be used as a foundation to figure out not only what you want to do outside of college, but more importantly what you don't want to do."