Trustmark Launches Military Internship Program

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Trustmark Launches Military Internship Program

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During Trustmark’s military internship program, the interns had the opportunity to attend a networking event with Trustmark executive officers from various departments. Pictured from left to right is Cortez Morris, Stanley Sollie, Robert Morris, Trustmark CEO Jerry Host, Latoya Kitchens, Tawayatha Evans and Jonesha Owens.

Trustmark launched its Military Internship Program in early this year for current and previous military members. This program is one way in which Trustmark shows appreciation to the courageous men and women who have served in the US Armed Forces to protect America’s freedoms.

The executive team of Trustmark shared a vision for supporting military members through an internship that allows them to utilize their talents, abilities and skills developed in the military, while also honing their skills to better prepare them for transition into the workplace.

Trustmark's military interns conducted a service project at the Magnolia Speech School, which serves children with communication disorders.  The goal of this service project was to improve the outdoor recreational area for the students, such as repairing playground equipment, planting trees, gardening and organizing the school's primary storage unit.

Trustmark’s military interns conducted a service project at the Magnolia Speech School, which serves children with communication disorders. The goal of this service project was to improve the outdoor recreational area for the students, such as repairing playground equipment, planting trees, gardening and organizing the school’s primary storage unit.

This 12-week, paid internship provides training, networking and professional development to military retirees and separatees, as well as active reservists and National Guard members who apply and are accepted to participate. Six interns are selected each session. One goal of the program is to hire the interns following the internship, provided there are available positions that match their skills.

Interns participate in up to three, four-week departmental rotations that are assigned based on skills, interests and education. Additionally, interns participate in community service-related projects as part of Trustmark’s community involvement initiatives.

Each intern has two Trustmark mentors, giving them an opportunity for professional growth, while also learning further about career opportunities at Trustmark. “Trustmark honors the commitment to service that the members of our country’s military have so distinctly epitomized throughout our nation’s history,” Trustmark Executive Vice President and Human Resources Director, Becky Vaughn-Furlow said. “We are proud to express our gratitude by offering this program to former and current military service members.”

Congratulations Trustmark!