Summer Leadership Pipeline Program (LPP)

Project and Risk Management

Summer Leadership Pipeline Program

A number of groups within Wholesale Banking are dedicated to delivering innovative solutions to our clients, and protecting what they value most. As a summer associate in the Leadership Pipeline Program (LPP), you will become part of one of these groups by joining a team in the following areas:

  • Sales and Client Services
  • Project Management
  • International Operations
  • Risk Management and Compliance

You'll take on impactful projects while you learn about the group, build your network, and experience Wells Fargo's culture. You'll also have exposure to a speaker series featuring senior managers, business leaders and executives to further your knowledge of the industry and Wells Fargo.

Your program manager and assigned mentor will help you develop your professional skills while you gain real-world experience that will help you as you finish your college education and prepare for a full-time career. A strong peer cohort will further enhance your experience.


You may take on some of the following responsibilities based on the functional team that you join:


  • Support project implementation tasks for multiple lines of business and tech initiatives
  • Shadow select team members to familiarize and assist with operational controls, reconciliation, and oversight responsibilities
  • Research data and analyze system reports
  • Perform metrics gathering for process efficiency improvements
  • Support Executive Summary reporting

Project Management

  • Develop and implement strategies for applications, sales tools, staffing models, and resource management tools
  • Manage projects associated with increasing cross-sell
  • Act as a liaison between team members and business partners

Sales & Client Services

  • Update and analyze prospect information to identify sales opportunities
  • Participate in client meetings to learn product and service capabilities, and sales strategies
  • Develop analytical skills by participating in data mining and customer analytics projects

Wholesale Risk Management and Compliance

  • Read and create process flow charts of business policies
  • Uncover ways to improve risk policies
  • Comprehend government regulations related to financial crimes

Your next step

After successfully completing the summer program, you will be eligible to participate in the full-time Associate program in Leadership Pipeline Program when you graduate.

Available locations

Program opportunities are available in San Francisco, CA, Minneapolis, MN, and Charlotte, NC.


Candidates must demonstrate a combination of academic aptitude, quantitative skills, personal motivation, and distinguished written and oral communication skills. Summer associates are required to manage several projects simultaneously and work effectively as an individual and as part of a team. Preference is given to candidates with the following:

Required qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree candidate with an expected undergraduate graduation date in December 2018 or May/June 2019
  • Intermediate Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) skills
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently with minimal supervision in a structured environment
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment and creative problem solving techniques
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment and across all organizational levels, where flexibility, collaboration, and adaptability are important
  • Ability to prioritize work, meet deadlines, achieve goals, and work under pressure in a dynamic and complex environment
  • Good attention to detail and accuracy skills
  • Good verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to interact with integrity and a high level of professionalism with all levels of team members and management
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
Desired qualifications
  • Energetic self-starter, who is flexible, conscientious, proactive, and detail-oriented
  • Interact confidently and professionally with clients and managers
  • Work independently, prioritize multiple tasks, and take on new challenges
  • Can work as part of a highly dynamic and interdependent team

Life as a Summer LPP

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