Western Alliance Bank

  • Risk Modeling Intern

    Req No.
    Western Alliance Bank
    Risk Management & Compliance
    Intern Part Time
  • Overview

    This position will support the Risk Modeling Department as a Risk Modeling Intern. Under the direction of the Risk Modeling manager, the Intern will assist with data, modeling and documentation projects. This position is a maximum 20+ hour part-time internship (no benefits).


    • Work with risk modelers on credit risk model development projects.
    • Learn and assist team in data analytics, statistical testing, model documentation and implementation testing.
    • Assist team in communicating model concepts and model assumptions to management and model validation teams.
    • Actively participate in monitoring and reporting on model performance.
    • Actively participates as team member in the use of statistical software and data analysis tools.
    • Works with Team in order to properly implement data models and scorecards and integrate them into existing system architectures.
    • Use Microsoft software applications to build/update Model Documentation, project plans, and provide model data analysis.
    • Develops an understanding of the bank’s operations, business model, and production systems.
    • Special projects as requested.


    • Junior or Senior pursuing Bachelor’s degree in statistics, economics, finance, data analytics, or related field; Graduate students in statistics, economics or finance.
    • Some SQL, SAS, Excel, R, and/or other data manipulation software tools.
    • Confidence in basic statistics and regression modeling.
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
    • Ability to present and communicate clearly in a professional environment.
    • Must be able to work from the Downtown Phoenix location (parking garage or light rail reimbursement offered).


    “Working as an intern for Western Alliance has been an incredibly valuable experience. I've been able to learn a lot about SAS and SQL, as well as what it's actually like to work in an office with a collaborative team.” – Gabriela R. (Hired full-time after internship)


    “Working for Western Alliance gave me the opportunity to see how data science is applied in the real world while reiterating school concepts. My internship here was an invaluable experience because I learned so much about working as a professional in data scrubbing and data modeling.”

    – C. Johnson (Intern)



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