Al Salam Bank-Bahrain, one of the pioneering Shari’a-compliant banks in the Kingdom, has successfully completed its annual summer internship program for university students. The program started in July with an induction session held at the Sheraton Hotel Bahrain by welcoming its 11th batch of 23 young Bahrainis, including 18 female and 5 male students.
The students are currently completing their respective majors at the University of Bahrain as well as at other local and international private universities. The interns completed a two-month-long intensive training program within the Bank’s key departments including Retail Banking, Corporate Banking, Private Banking, Shari’a Compliance, Operations, Risk Management, Legal, IT, HR and Corporate Communications amongst others. During the program, each intern has been facilitated with a training plan to ensure that they benefit from this experience.
Concluding the interns program Ms. Muna Al Balooshi, Group Head of Human Resources and Administration at Al Salam Bank-Bahrain, said “In line with our continued commitment towards building a robust Corporate Social Responsibility program, we are pleased to share the successful completion of the summer internship program hosted annually for the future generation of this kingdom from young Bahrainis expected to join the field in the near future.
Our summer internship program is designed to expose them to the various dynamics of the banking and financial institutions and help them in better understanding the various career possibilities available within from a closer angle.
Ms. Muna Al Balooshi further added, as part of our internship program, our summer interns visited this year’s annual event of Youth City 2030 that was organized by the Ministry of Youth & Sport Affairs which aimed to promote creative thinking and encourage talent in different areas such as leadership, media, information technology amongst others which reflects to develop a bright future for the nation’s youth.
It was our mission to introduce these future bankers to this constantly evolving world and we hope that it has been a rewarding opportunity for their career and personal development.”
The Bank has successfully been running its summer internship program since 2007 and has seen an increase in the number of interns through the years to over 279 interns.