Internship: Bank Teller

Last Updated: May 10, 2024

The Bank Teller Internship will train you into the role of a teller position and show you how the bank functions as a whole.

The internship will begin with a week of orientation and teller training. The second week you will be in the branch continuing your training to successfully help customers with transactions, questions, and other banking needs. Throughout the internship there will be opportunities to shadow each department to understand the functions of the back office of the bank.

Branch Locations for Internships are Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater, Yelm, and Belfair.

The teller provides prompt and courteous service to customers by efficiently and accurately conducting teller transactions and answering inquiries regarding products and services. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities Include:

  • Accurately perform routine and non-routine transactions.
  • Receive checks and cash deposits to accounts, verify amounts, examine checks for proper endorsement, and enter deposits to customers’ accounts.
  • Cash checks and process withdrawals, after verification of signatures and customer balances.
  • Cross-sell Association products and services.
  • Promote and explain Association products and services such as checking and savings accounts, loans, IRAs, certificates of deposit, safe deposit boxes, bank checks and money orders.
  • Receive and accurately process loan payments.
  • Place holds on accounts for uncollected funds.
  • Balance cash drawer daily. Report discrepancies to the supervisor as necessary.
  • Buy and sell currency from the vault. Ensure that teller drawer cash limits are not exceeded.
  • Prepare and record customer service set-ups for transfers, orders and overdrafts.
  • Check night depository and complete the log under dual control.
  • May assist with ATM balancing.
  • Redeem US Savings Bonds.
  • Prepare and place stop payment on On-Us Checking accounts as required.
  • Identify counterfeit currency.
  • Follow Association policies and procedures.

Knowledge, Skills, and Ability Requirements Include:

  • Excellent customer service, interpersonal and communication skills.
    Work with supervisors and fellow employees in a positive manner conducive to a team effort.
  • Exercise customer confidentiality and discretionary judgment.
  • Demonstrated ability to accurately handle cash and numerical transactions.
  • Read, write, speak, and understand English well.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize tasks.
  • Basic PC and Microsoft skills, with ability to learn new software.
  • Work well under pressure and in a fast-paced environment.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of applicable Association Policies and Federal Regulations.

Duties are performed in usual office conditions. Ability to operate standard office equipment including personal computer, standard keyboard, 10-key calculator and work a standard shift with repetitive wrist and hand movements. Ability to talk and hear. Ability to stand or sit for extended periods of time. Occasionally lift, move, or carry items up to 15 lbs. Ability to concentrate on the matter at hand, under sometimes distracting work conditions. Requires manual dexterity and handling ability. Use hands and arms to finger, handle, grab and reach. Specific vision abilities including close vision and the ability to adjust focus. Work may involve eyestrain due to constant use of computer screens. Occasional walking, kneeling, stooping, crouching, and bending. Ability to be mobile office-wide for various business needs.

OlyFed is a community oriented financial institution based in Olympia, Washington, serving Thurston and Mason Counties.

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