Wednesday, March 28, 2007 Searching for Summer Internships Searching for Summer Internships

Another place to look for internships is on:

Search on keyword: Internship

and search for a specific state: (i.e., MA)

Here's what I found currently listed for open internships in Massachusetts
(to learn more, go to

The Hartford Financial Services Group Inc
location: Burlington, MA. The primary focus will be on underwriting, marketing and servicing Middle

Athena Health, Watertown, MA is looking for business interns.

COMMUNITY EVENTS, CONNECTICUT'S fastest growing promotional event marketing firm is looking for marketing interns in Springfield, MA.

Internal Auditor - Summer Co-op: IBM for 2008 graduates (to work full-time Summer 2007), Boston, MA

Philips Medical Systems, Andover, MA - Marketing Analysts Intern - needs strong IT skills

Firestone Complete Auto Care - Northeast/ Boston, MA - Retail Internship

Clear Channel Taxi Media, a division of Clear Channel Outdoor is seeking a Sales Intern for their Quincy, Ma location. Position: Sales Intern.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Five best internships for real work

Check out this CNN/Money aricle entitled:

Five best internships for real work

Internship at Gillette Stadium

Check out the following link regarding an Administration internship at Gillette Stadium.

The Kraft Sports Group offers paid and unpaid internships designed to provide an experience that will enrich your educational and professional development. We offer the ability to learn about business management, the sports and entertainment industry and various support disciplines. Departments with a posted internship are committed to mentoring these individuals to ensure the experience is valuable and interesting.

Unpaid internships require the student to earn academic credit for this experience at an accredited University or College. You may need to speak to your academic advisor about program requirements for obtaining college credit for the experience. All internships require documentation of school accreditation prior to beginning their assignment.

If you are interested in applying for our program, please forward your cover letter and resume to

Be sure to include the term for which you are applying also indicate your availability as Full-Time or Part-time. Candidates for internships may be subject to a background check.

Candidates will be evaluated based on skills, characteristics and experience that best fit the needs of the available position. We look forward to hearing from you and Thank you for your interest in The Kraft Sports Group.

GTECH Internships RI

GTECH, a large employer in RI, has hired summer interns in the past. Click
on the following link for more information:

Fidelity Internships

Fidelity Investments, one of the world's largest mutual fund/investment companies has some summer internships posted on their career site. For seniors who will be graduating in May, there are also some entry level jobs posted there. Even if you don't see anything today on the Fidelity site, bookmark it and return often as they are a huge employer in both RI and MA.

Monday, March 26, 2007

MBA Internships

Genzyme Corporation is advertising some MBA internship for this summer.

MBA Intern - Business Development job ID: 9127 Cambridge, MA
MBA Intern Job ID: 9149 Cambridge, MA
MBA Intern - Purchasing Contracts Job ID: 9316 Framingham, MA

MBA students can go to:

For more information. They will need to search using the keywords: MBA intern

Boston Museum of Science Internships

Many students are looking for summer internships in Boston. Here are some
offered by the Boston Science Museum that are probably relevant to business

Summer Information Systems Technical Support Internship
Summer Publications Graphic Design Internship
Summer Marketing Research Internship
Summer Government Relations Internship
Summer Human Resources Recruitment Internship
Summer Media Relations Internship
Summer Human Resources Non-Profit Administration Internship

Go to:

to learn more.

In order to be considered for an internship, the following material is needed:

A cover letter describing academic and career goals, personal interests,
and why you would like to intern at the Museum of Science.
A resume that includes contact information for three references.

Please email this information to: You can also
mail it to:

Internship Program
Museum of Science
Science Park
Boston, MA 02114
Fax: 617-589-0311

Sun Life Financial Internships

Sun Life,Financial, a financial services giant, is headquartered in
Wellesley Hills, MA. They are looking for three accounting interns in the
areas of tax, internal controls, and internal audit. To learn more you
must visit their website:

Search on keyword: Internships

I believe you must apply online for these internships.

Summer internship course

We will be running a summer version of the internship course. That course is required for internship-credit this summer. Dr. Steve White will be the professor for the course. The course will meet on Tues evenings from 6:00 pm - 8:15 pm starting June 5th. You need prior approval by me ( before you can enroll in the course. Please consult the policies and procedures for business internships which can be found at: - they are at the bottom of the page (download).

Registration for summer courses begins April 9th.

Graduating MGT senior: HR entry level job

TomTom Inc., located in Concord, MA is looking for a HR generalist (entry-level, fulltime). They need someone who has demonstrated abilities to think analytically and broadly, so I would suggest a GPA minimum of 3.2 (on a 4.0 scale). They would also like someone with "real world" experience in a company to understand a little about how the different business functions tie together.

HR Generalist - New Opportunity

TomTom Inc. ( is GROWING! With North American headquarters in Concord, MA, we are looking for an enthusiastic professional who wants to grow in a Human Resources career. This is a new
position, and this individual, working for the Director of Human Resources, will be exposed to numerous facets of the world of Human Resources in the care and feeding of our human capital.

TomTom is a worldwide leader in personal navigation, offering products known for their usefulness, innovation, ease-of-use, state-of-the-art technology and quality excellence. We are dedicated to offering personal navigation to the world, making our products accessible and simple to use. Our product lines continue to grow and soar in the market, and our consumer products are available through leading retailers and a variety of web stores. Check them out! Check us out!

We are looking for a well-rounded individual, and do require candidates to hold an undergraduate degree in a business discipline, have some work experience in a corporate environment with exposure to multiple functions (Operations, Finance, Sales, Marketing), proficiency with Microsoft Office tools, web and web search savvy, and strong math skills, in addition to stellar communications and interpersonal skills. In Human Resources, the ability to maintain objectivity and exercise good judgment while working through multi-faceted issues is key. Our culture is one of strong bias to the customer (internal or external), respect for all, willingness to dive in shoulder-to-shoulder for whatever needs to be done, openness, teamwork, entrepreneurial spirit and a very fast pace, juggling multiple priorities. We look to hire organized, responsible adults who have good common sense and are able to manage their priorities and balance their work. We manage, but do not hand-hold.

TomTom offers a casual, progressive work environment, great benefits and a competitive compensation package. Is this for you?

Please respond by submitting your credentials to: TomTom is an EOE M/F/V/D employer
Unrestricted US work authorization required

Diane Yasgur Director, Human Resources TomTom Inc. (978) 405-1640
150 Baker Ave. Ext., Concord, MA 01742

Reebok Internships

Reebok, headquarted in Canton, MA , has several internship openings.

Internship - Tax Department Massachusetts Canton HQ 03/21/2007

Marketing Services Massachusetts Canton HQ 03/13/2007

Internship (Fall)-Global Communications and Corporate Citizenship
Massachusetts Canton HQ 03/13/2007

Internship (Summer)-Global Communications and Corporate Citizenship
Massachusetts Canton HQ 03/13/2007

Internship - Sports Licensed Division Design Massachusetts Canton HQ 03/12/2007

Internship - Rich Media / Interactive Designer Massachusetts Canton HQ

Internship - Graphic Design & Marketing Research Massachusetts Canton HQ

Functional Trainee Program (Marketing) Massachusetts Canton HQ 02/22/2007

Internship - Export Department Massachusetts Canton HQ 02/22/2007

Functional Trainee Program (Human Resources) Massachusetts Canton HQ 02/21/2007

Go to

Click on Job search

Visit as a guest

Under Search Jobs, click on Your Job Criteria

Keyword: Internship

Select: United States, Massachusetts, Canton HQ

Click search.

You will see a list of Internships

You can click on them to learn more.

Also, you can apply on line however, it looks like you are required to
register you email address and a password first.

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Publishing Internships

Below is a link that describes publishing related summer internships in Boston. For business students, there may some opportunities - probably mostly in the marketing and operations area. Please be advised that this link does not specifically identify current openings - just publishing houses that have hired interns in the past. You may wnat to poke around their web sites or send a letter of inquiry and resume to a chosen few.

Friday, March 23, 2007

United Way Internship


United Way of Greater New Bedford is accepting resumes for Summer or Fall 2007 unpaid internships. Possibilities include internships in marketing, finance, and management of a nonprofit organization. Students should have at least junior standing (by the end of the spring 2007 semester) and be willing to work a minimum of 10 hours per week. Students interested in receiving 3 credits for a business elective should consult college policy or meet with Michael Griffin, Assistant Dean of the Charlton College of Business to discuss the procedures.

Please send resume and cover letter to:

Michelle N. Hantman, President
United Way of Greater New Bedford
105 William Street
New Bedford, MA 02740
508-994-9625 X12

J.J. Best: Finance or Marketing Internship

J.J. Best Banc & Co

A local lender is looking to hire two to three interns (paid internships) to work on development of company website. The website is intended to generate lending opportunities for J.J. Best and is part of a marketing strategy to partner with more automobile dealers throughout the United States. The candidates should be MBA students who are aggressive and bright and who are interested in learning about the automobile financing business. The internship is paid with compensation a combination of an hourly rate and commissions.

About J. J. Best Banc & Co.

J. J. Best Banc & Co. is recognized by Antique, Classic, Kit, Muscle, Exotic, Rod and Sports Car enthusiasts as the national leader in the classic automobile financing industry. Automobile owners all across America have trusted J.J. Best Banc & Co. for financing that is fast and simple, usually 5 minute credit approval. We know the value and understand the collateral whatever the vehicle type or year. We proudly loan to make dream car loans come true. Our basic philosophy: The customer comes first, that's why we are the largest lender of our type in the country.

With national lending ability, J. J. Best Banc is committed to providing you with quick credit approvals (usually within 5 minutes). We offer low rates, long terms (5-10 years), simple interest, and no prepayment penalty along with the most professional knowledgeable staff and service in the industry. You will find that our classic auto loan specialists will take the time to explain all your options and then work overtime to put together the best possible loan for you. We also have the knowledge and appreciation to understand the value of these specialty automobiles.

Please note: these internship positions do not carry college credit since MBA students are prohibited from earning graduate credit from internship experiences.

Interested candidates can call Mr. John J. Meldon, President, at 508-991-8000 or send your cover letter (noting your interest in a graduate internship) to:

Mr. John Meldon
J.J. Best Banc and Company
Best Banc Building
60 N. Water Street
New Bedford, MA 02740

All questions regarding this opportunity should be directed to J.J. Best Banc & Co.

Scottrade Stockbroker Intern

Scottrade Inc will be hiring summer interns at various branches nationwide. In Massachusetts there is an opening in Springfield. $11 per hour. to learn more go to:

Staples Internships

Staples has some very interesting internships this summer. Listed below are the names of these internships and they dates they were posted. For more information, please visit

Follow the instructions on how to view jobs and to submit your resume. If you are interested, act fast since you will be competing against many other college students. Good luck.

Command Center Intern Framingham Massachusetts 23-Mar-2007

Contract Marketing Internship Framingham Massachusetts 13-Mar-2007

Corporate Treasury Intern Framingham Massachusetts 13-Mar-2007

Finance Intern (MBA) Framingham Massachusetts 22-Mar-2007

Industrial Engineer Intern Orlando Florida 22-Mar-2007

IS and IT Co-op Opportunities Framingham Massachusetts 22-Mar-2007

IS and IT Co-op Opportunities Marlborough, MA Massachusetts 22-Mar-2007

Loss Prevention Intern Framingham Massachusetts 23-Mar-2007

New Retail Channels Intern Framingham Massachusetts 13-Mar-2007

Planning and Inventory Management Intern Framingham Massachusetts 13-Mar-2007

Process Excellence Intern Framingham Massachusetts 22-Mar-2007

Product Development, Sourcing and Branding Co-op Framingham
Massachusetts 22-Mar-2007

Marketing Internship

CertaPro Painters is looking for a Residential Marketing Associate to generate leads and perform other marketing duties during the summer months. The company has an office in Middleboro. This internship has been posted on the UMD part of

Pay is $8-$10 per hour. Full-time employment in Summer.

Please fax resume to: Amanda Barber 508.923.0033

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Paid versus Unpaid

Internships can be paid or unpaid. Some employers offer a competitive hourly wage rate while others offer smaller stipends. We are seeing paid internships ranging from $8 - $16 per hour. Nonprofits and government agencies offer unpaid internships. Many unpaid internships are worth the time and effort since they offer excellent learning opportunities and great resume builders. Just this past week I met with a VP of Human Resources who wants interns but can't pay them. The organization is one of the largest employers in the region and could offer successful interns full-time, well-paying jobs after graduation. Some students may see merit in unpaid internships. In any case, both paid and unpaid internships can qualify for credit as long as the process, policies, and procedures are followed.

Getting into MonsterTRAK

As you may know, we will be utilzing MonsterTrak for college of business internship postings.

MonsterTRAK is the leading website for college students and alumni to find jobs, internships and part-time work during school and after graduation. In addition to targeted job postings, the site features a range of career management resources including job search tips, alumni networks and more.

Go to (

Select State: Massachusetts.

Select University: University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

Click Search Now.

If you are browsing from a UMD IP address (i.e., from your dorm, lab, or library connection or via UMD-VPN connection). You may be prompted for a password. Please contact the Career Resource Center, ask for Carol to get the MonsterTRAK school password.

Set the parameters of your search. Under job type, I select Internship/externship and under job location, I select Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Then I click search. You may want to experiment with other parameters to help narrow your search.

To make multiple selections within a list, hold down the Control key (Windows) or Command key (Mac) while selecting the desired items.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Career Expo and Internships

The good folks at the Career Resource Center tell me that they could have as many as 50 companies represented at this year's Career Expo. Some of these companies will offer internships (as well as part-time and full-time jobs). Polish the resume and put April 1oth on your calendar.

APRIL 10, 2007
10AM - 2PM

Go to

For a list of participating companies.

Landing a Great Internship

Area employers contact our college with internship opportunities. In turn, we promote these opportunities to our business students via email. We also maintain a list of available internship opportunities. In addition, many business students discover excellent internship opportunities on their own and submit them for approval. If you are interested in landing a great internship, follow these steps:

Continue to review the internship announcements that come in your email. For any that are of interest to you, respond quickly by sending a cover letter and resume to the contact person in the announcement. Many employers will accept your cover letter and resume electronically (via email) (but be sure to confirm that they will accept your resume electronically if it isn’t specified in the announcement.) If you need help preparing a cover letter and resume, visit the Career Resource Center located in the lower level of group 1.

Think about the type of internship that will help you meet your personal goals. For example, for an accounting student planning on a career in public accounting, an internship with a local CPA firm or a summer internship with one of the national firms makes sense. However, if an accounting major wants to go into management accounting, an internship as a staff accountant or internal auditor might make more sense.

Ask yourself these questions:

What do I want to get out of an internship?
Do I want to work during the summer or the Fall or Spring semesters?
Can I afford an unpaid internship?

Explore possibilities on your own. Review job listings in the Sunday classified ads of the Boston Globe, Providence Journal, Standard Times, and Fall River Herald News. Although companies rarely advertise internships in the newspaper, you may discover a contact person to whom you can send your own cover letter and resume to inquire or propose an internship. Developing “leads” is a key to landing your own internship. Consider sending a letter of inquiry and your resume to prospective employers. An example inquiry letter is contained towards the end of this document.

Search online job banks for internships. Our Career Resource Center (CRC) can help you lean how to do this. CRC also posts some internship announcements on:

MonsterTrak is a useful portal for students looking for the first job or an internship. Since it is updated each day, you need to visit frequently and respond quickly to any internship opportunities that interest you. Other online job banks with local job internship job postings include:

BostonWorks (

Career Builder (

Search for keyword: Internship

Attend a career fair (on campus or off campus) and discuss your desire to land a great internship with recruiters. Follow-up potential leads with a resume and cover letter.

Talk to other students who have completed internships. Your peers are a great source of information regarding internships. They can give you first hand knowledge about the employer and whether they think the experience was worth the time and effort.

Be prepared for the interview. Successful interns do the following:

· They know the company before they interview. You should conduct some basic research prior to the interview. Visit the company’s website. Know the products and services they provide.
Know its mission and if possible, understand its history. This type of knowledge will give you confidence in the interview and will show that you have a sincere interest in the organization.

· Dress appropriate for they interview. Most internships are in professional settings therefore you should be well dressed for your interview.

· Arrive on time. Punctuality is very important in. Your on-time arrival will show you have respect for schedules.

· Bring a current version of your resume. If you need help preparing a resume, make an appointment with the UMD Career Resource Center.

Finding Your Own Internships

If you are interested in finding your own internship, one strategy you can try is to send a letter of inquiry and your resume to companies and organizations in the region. Below is an example of an inquiry letter that you could tailor to your situation.


Your Name
Street Address
City, State Zip
Phone Number
email address


Company Name
Name and Title of Person
Street Address
City, State Zip

Dear _________:

I am a (junior or senior) (accounting, finance, marketing, MIS, management) major at the Charlton College of Business, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. My program allows me to earn 3 business elective credits by interning at a local company or agency. I am interested in developing an internship with your organization and have included my resume for your review.

Internships-for-credit require a minimum of 9 hours per week for a total of 135 hours on the job along with the completion of an internship course. My internship will be monitored by a business professor and I will be required to complete several assignments as part of my internship course.

You can learn more about the Charlton College of Business internship program by visiting:

I would also be happy to meet with you or another representative of your company to explore this possibility. I can be reached at (telephone number) or by email at (email address).


Your name

Past Internship Companies

We have had many local organizations serve as internship providers. We are adding to the list all the time. Here is a list of companies and agencies that have "hired" CCB students as interns:

Acushnet Company
Atlantis Mortgage Company
Better Community Living In
Burke and Lamb CPA
Cambridge College
Church Green Real Estate
City of New Bedford
Clean Water Solutions
Cooper Insurance Agency
Dartmouth Building Supply
Dartmouth Community TV
Davin Wheels
Decas Cranberry Products
Disney College Program
Disney College Program
EHHS-Disabilities + Community Service-HR
Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Fairhaven Town Hall
Fall River Public Schools
Farmer and First CPA
Fernandes and Charest CPA
GE Logistics
General Growth Properties
Glower Child's
Hague and Sahady CPA
Homes For Our Troops
Housing & Residential Life
International Trade Assoc.
J. Marshall and Associates
J.J. Best Banc and Co.
James F. Driscoll CPA
Jed Cohen CPA
Jenn & Jill's Bridal Boutique
JJ Best
John Hancock Insurance
Kayem Foods
Key Span
Kraft Sports Group
Lees Supermarket
Mass Pirg
Mass Export Center
Michael J. Cabral, C.P.A.
Milara Inc.
National Amusements
Nestle Waters
New Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce
New Bedford City Auditor
New England Video Productions
Northgate Advisors
Northwest Mutual
Northwestern Mutual Financial Network
Ocean Spray
Peabody Properties
Price Waterhouse Coopers
Putnam Investments
Raw Seafood Inc.
Rosenfield, Raymon, and Pielech CPA
Scrimshaw Yearbook
SER Jobs for Progress, Inc.
Southcoast Hospitals Group
Southern Mass Credit Union
St. Luke's Hospital Site of Southcoast Hospitals Group
Standard Times
Staples, Inc
Stepping Stone Inc.
Summit Capital
Textron Inc
Town of Fairhaven
Town of Westport
Treatment on Demand, Inc.
U. S. Dept. of Defense
U.S. Treasury/Office of Financial Mgt.
UMass Dartmouth Department of Athletics
United Parcel Service
Venus de Milo Restaurant
Washington Center
Women's Resource Center
Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox of the Cape Cod League

Internship Information Sessions


With summer and fall registrations slated to happen in April, I have scheduled two information sessions regarding internships. If you are interested in learning about getting credit for a summer internship or how to go about getting a fall internship, you should attend one of these sessions:

Thursday April 12th 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Charlton College of Business, Room 306

Friday April 13th Noon – 1:00 pm Charlton College of Business, Room 306

In this session you will learn about:

The policies and procedures you need to follow to receive credit for an internship.
How the summer internships work.
How to look for an internship.
How to investigate whether an job opportunity will qualify for an internship.

See UMD Internship Postings on

I will begin to post Internship opportunties for UMD CCB students on The UMD Career Resource Center will help us with these postings. If you have trouble logging onto the UMD section of, please contact CRC for help. Ask for Carol or Robbin. If you log on from a UMD pc (dorms or lab) there is no required password. You can also do it from home if you know how to connect via UMD-VPN otherwise you will need a password - which you can get from CRC (Carol).

Michael Griffin - background info

Some students wonder what I look like. This is me. Here is a brief bio:

MICHAEL GRIFFIN, Assistant Dean and Internship Director

MBA (Bryant College), CMA, CFM, ChFC

Mr. Griffin is a graduate of Providence College (BS 1980) and Bryant University (formerly Bryant College) (MBA 1982). He has worked for a number of employers including Fleet National Bank, E.F. Hutton and Company, and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston. Joining the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in 1986, Mike served as Assistant to the Dean in the College of Business and Industry while teaching in the Accounting and Finance department. He has also taught in the Marketing/Business Information Systems department. His current course load includes Principles of Accounting, Cost Accounting, Advanced Managerial Accounting and Personal Finance.

He is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and a Certified Financial Manager (CFM), both designations are awarded by the Institute of Management Accountants. In addition, Michael holds the Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) designation from the American College and is a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

Mr. Griffin is the author of many business books and has developed several software packages both for commercial and academic use. He has been a consultant to a number of textbook publishers, including McGraw-Hill, Irwin, Addison Wesley, and Prentice Hall and has been an adviser for software content development for a number of software publishers.

Michael coaches youth sports in his hometown of Swansea, Massachusetts.

My office is in the Charlton College of Business, Room 318.