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Military Talent: Veteran Employment Transition (VET) Program and Hiring Forums

Program overview

During this 8-12 week spring internship program, you’ll develop an understanding of the day-to-day responsibilities of a full-time Wells Fargo team member as you deepen your professional experience and network by learning on the job and participating in special training opportunities. You’ll experience Wells Fargo’s culture first-hand, and see how our Vision, Values, & Goals drive how we work with our clients, and one another.

The program begins in early April with an intensive training and orientation session led by professional instructors and senior Wells Fargo team members. There, you’ll network with your peers and Wells Fargo leaders while you develop your skills and knowledge of our financial products and services. Then, you’ll join a team of experienced Wells Fargo team members for on-the-job training, mentorship, and development that includes:

  • On-the-job experience: Working as part of a team within your business group you will learn how to perform the daily tasks and see how our actions serve our internal and external customers as a contributor, listener and observer.
  • Professional support: You will be matched with a mentor who will be your resource and coach, available to answer your questions, help you through challenging situations, and give you feedback throughout the course of the internship.
  • Leadership insights: Wells Fargo’s leaders will speak to their take on the trends across the industry, support of our Vision, Values, & Goals, and advise on how to make the most of your internship experience.
  • Networking: Whether engaged in a veteran cohort experience, working side by side on the desk with your team, or learning about strategies from managers, the networking potential through your experience is great. Formal events throughout the program vary by line of business and host location.

2018 participating groups (2019 groups to-be-determined)

Wells Fargo’s goal to hire 20,000 veterans by 2020 signifies a tremendous amount of support for our transitioning veterans. The following teams participated in the 2018 program (2019 groups to-be-determined and are subject to change):

  • Corporate Risk Groups and Financial Crimes help Wells Fargo businesses identify and manage risk over several key areas: operational, market, credit, compliance and domestic AML.
  • Enterprise Finance - Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) constructs, evaluates, and communicates information that executive management uses to understand the Company's financial performance and to make informed business decisions.
  • Enterprise Finance & Information Technology (EF&IT) brings together enterprise functions that drive Wells Fargo’s financial management, information technology, corporate development, corporate properties and security, and corporate strategy.
  • Investment Portfolio focuses on managing a portfolio of investments worth over $400B, evaluating credit-driven investment opportunities on a risk-adjusted return basis across a broad spectrum of asset classes, including: loans, fixed income securities, structured products, and municipal bonds.
  • Wells Fargo Securities is the fastest growing full service investment bank in the world crafting creative solutions for businesses.
  • Wealth and Investment Management builds enduring client relationships through sound thoughtful and objective advice. Helping clients develop plans from retirement goals to business succession planning.

Credit and lending groups:

  • Business Banking serves business customers with annual revenues of $5-20 million.
  • Middle Market Banking works with business customers with annual revenues of $20-500+ million and has the highest market share of middle market company relationships in the U.S.
  • Commercial Real Estate provides financing to commercial real estate owners, developers and investors as is the largest Commercial Real Estate lender in the U.S.
  • Government & Institutional Banking works with government entities and education, non-profit, and healthcare institutions.
  • Wells Fargo Commercial Capital provides tailored, market-specific financing (Capital Finance, Equipment Finance, Corporate Trust Services, and Asset-Backed Finance).

Program locations

Positions will be located in many cities throughout the U.S. Internship offers are made for a specific line of business and location based on candidate’s interest, experience, and business need.

After the internship

The goal of the program is to transition successful program participants into growth promotion positions within Wells Fargo following the internship, based on performance during the program.

How to apply for the program

Submit your interest in applying below.

The VET Program hires interns through educational hiring forums, where you'll have the opportunity to meet and learn from successful Wells Fargo team members, understand the various lines of business that are hiring into the program, and experience Wells Fargo's unique values and culture.

The forum includes:

  • An introduction to the financial services industry and the various lines of business hosting transitioning talent.
  • The chance to develop your professional network, learn key interviewing skills, and leave with a professional headshot.
  • Presentations hosted by senior Wells Fargo leaders.
  • Networking opportunities.
  • Interviews for a VET internship position.

Submit your intent to apply to attend one of our hiring forums by completing the form below under “Application details”.

Forum dates and locations

The 2019 hiring forum will take place in January and February 2019 in San Francisco, CA and Charlotte, NC. Exact dates will be announced in the coming months.


The program is open to all veterans in transition out of military service (transition by April 2019 is required) with a bachelor’s degree in any major.

Application details

Step 1: Submit your intent to apply online by 11:59pm Central Time on Sunday, November 25, 2018.

Step 2: We will reach out to those who complete the “Intent to Apply” form in late November with additional information and formal application instructions.