Friday, February 26, 2010

Summer internships at Staples

Staples has recently posted summer internships in their corporate headquarters. Go to:
Click the "see openings now button". You will a number of internships - mostly marketing and product oriented but there is also an MIS, operations and pricing one.

IT Development Internship Amica

Amica Insurance (Lincoln, RI) has posted an IT Development Internship.

Click this link for more details:

Summer Retail Internship - Providence/Nordstrom

This internship just came to my attention via The deadlineis Feb 28th for resumes. Please go to the web site to apply. DON'T SEND TO ME! You must apply directly to the employer.

*Retail Internship Sales - Providence Place*
*Company*: Nordstrom
*Posted*: 2010-Feb-15
*Location*: Providence,


Title: Retail Internship Sales - Providence Place
Location: Rhode Island-Providence
Nordstrom is a fashion specialty retailer founded on a simple idea:
offer each customer the best possible service, quality, value and
selection. We are looking for ambitious sales interns to serve our
customers and participate in sales and customer service events.

From attentive salespeople to meticulous tailors and innovative
merchants, the teams in our Nordstrom full line and Rack stores are
comprised of talented people who work hard to delight the customer. As a
Nordstrom intern, you are welcomed into a family dedicated to creating
memorable and rewarding shopping experiences for our customers.

Sales interns will gain hands on experience, spending three to four days
a week on the selling floor, learning from the dedicated people who
bring the Nordstrom experience to life. Interns for both the full line
store and the Rack will receive a competitive wage and an employee
merchandise discount. What's more, upon successful completion of our
Internship program, you may be offered an assistant manager or
salesperson position, depending on availability and your preferences.

Greet customers in a timely, professional and engaging manner
Maintain an active awareness of the merchandise available in the
department and store and be able to service customers as needed
Perform daily department maintenance tasks, including stock work,
re-merchandising, display, price markdowns and light cleaning
Work as a team player to ensure each customer receives the best service
Open new Nordstrom Fashion Rewards accounts as a means of building
customer relationships
Consistently seek new fashion and product knowledge to act as an expert
for the customer
Participate in a 10-week learning program
Set and achieve personal sales goals while supporting the goals of the
Experience or education in retail
Enthusiasm for fashion and knowledge of current trends
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
*Applies to full-line store interns only
The Nordstrom Internship program is open to college students currently
in their junior and senior years who are enrolled in accredited
institutions and applicable degree programs. For example, retail
management and fashion merchandising.
The Internship program at this store starts June 1, 2010 and ends August
6, 2010. The application deadline is February 28, 2010. Interviews are
conducted in March and the selection process will be complete by March
31, 2010.

Since 1901, Nordstrom has offered a wide variety of quality apparel,
shoes and accessories for men, women and children at our stores across
the country. We're proud to be named toFortuneTmagazine's list of '100
Best Companies to Work For.' We believe this recognition comes from our
desire to empower our employees to set their sights high and deliver
exceptional service to customers.
As a Nordstrom employee, you can feel confident that your health and
well-being are among our highest priorities. We offer a comprehensive,
flexible employee benefits package that includes medical/vision and
dental coverage, a generous merchandise discount, an employer-matched
401(K) savings and profit sharing plan and much more.
We are an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a diverse

The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature
and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It
is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive
inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of
employees assigned to this job. No visa sponsorship is available for
this position.

Go to this link to apply:

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Sales Representative Intern Kraft Foods

fn:Michael P. Griffin

Sales Representative Intern- New England-1001298 Apply online at:


An internship within the Kraft Foods Sales & Customer Logistics
organization is generally a 10-12 week assignment. The assignment, which
closely mirrors experiences of a Kraft Sales Rep, will provide a
realistic preview of the Sales Representative's responsibilities and is
geared towards developing knowledge of Kraft's Field Sales & Customer
Logistics organization. Individuals are exposed to selling and
merchandising while growing the necessary skills to work independently
and also function successfully as part of a team. Each intern is
assigned a supervisor who designates projects, answers questions and
provides guidance. Throughout the summer, the intern will be assessed on
overall performance, including project management and personal
leadership skills. An intern's responsibilities could include the

v Develop a knowledge of Kraft Foods products, sales systems and
procedures including proper merchandising, sources of product and
distribution, space management programs and uses, sales campaigns and
promotions, sales brochures and order guides, and sales presentations
v Positively influence the sale of Kraft Foods products by exploiting
selling opportunities at the store level consistent with company
programs and strategies
v Secure store-level support on special promotions, seasonal items,
special product bookings and new items.
v Meet or exceed all shelving standards and ensure inventory needs are met.
v Develop strong business relationships with store management.
v Monitor and report on competitive activity and document all pricing
v Professionally represent the Kraft Foods organization, acting in
accordance with company business standards and managing financial
activities in an ethical manner.
v Present project on customer or industry to senior management at end of


Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Able to negotiate
Well organized
Ability to work independently
Strong presentation skills
Valid Driver's License & satisfactory Motor Vehicle Report
Completion of junior year in college

Internships with Northwestern Mutual Life

fn:Michael P. Griffin

Weekly info sessions from February 2nd through April 8th:
You MUST RSVP to the session that you would like to attend:

Tuesdays @ 9:30 am
Wednesdays @ 11am
Thursdays @ 2pm

Northwestern Mutual Life is holding information sessions for students
interested in Summer and Fall 2010 internships.

Where: Northwestern Mutual Financial Network
275 Promenade Street – Suite# 300, Providence, RI 02908
• Our internship has been labeled top 10 in the country by for
the past 13 years
• Our interns receive their state insurance license and have the
opportunity to sit for their investment license as well.
• Our internships can be completed for credit or not.
• Our interns are paid through commission earned from your clients. You
could also be eligible for a stipend as well, depending on when you
enter the program.
• Very flexible hours to work around your existing schedule.
• 1/3 of our interns will go full time upon graduation due to the real
world experience that they have gained while in our internship program.
• ¼ of our management team has come from our internship program.

How to Apply:

• If you are interested in attending this internship informational
session, you must RSVP to Mia Viveiros at or by
calling her direct line at 401-457-2936.

• Professional attire is required for the session and bring something to
take notes with!!!

Here is the job description:

Job Description: Interns with the Northwestern Mutual Financial Network
have the same opportunities to build their careers as full-time
representatives. Supported by our network of specialists, training
programs and mentoring opportunities, interns have access to the
resources, products and assistance they need to help their clients and
build their practices.
Like Financial Representatives, interns strive to understand their
clients' goals and visions in order to uncover financial solutions that
put them on a path to success. Financial Representative interns are in
business for themselves – but they're not alone to uncover financial
solutions that put them on a path to success.

Spring and Fall Interns are required to work 15-20 hours per week.
Summer interns are required to work full time, or 40 hours per week. All
schedules are flexible.
A financial representative intern is invited to all the same weekly and
monthly training as a full time financial representative. They are
required to come in every week for development training, phoning night
and can also schedule individual time with a College Unit Director for
help and assistance with case preparation. Our College Unit Director's
serve as a mentor within the program and will also go on client meetings
with interns. Interns will also have weekly meetings with our team
members to assist them with cases that they have in the process,
technology training, or additional product knowledge. Interns will be
scheduling appointments with clients for an initial fact finder, or a
closing appointment. They are also encouraged to network with
individuals that they know so some may attend networking events, or will
schedule prospecting meetings with their centers of influence. Prior to
the work that they will be doing in the field, all interns are required
to attend and additional training at our regional sales academy which
will preface the work they will be doing with clients.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Textron Internship

Job Description

Job Title: Intern-Accounting
Department/Group: Controllers-Financial Reporting
Reports to (title): Manager, Financial Reporting
-This is a paid internship

Responsible for assisting members of the Controller's department, specifically in the Financial Reporting group, in both daily activities and special projects to learn, understand and gain experience related to external financial reporting. Assist in collection, preparation and submission of various government reports, maintain warehouse filing system and participate in ad hoc projects in the Controller's department.

Position is year-round, part-time (up to 25 hours) during school semesters (flexible schedule) and full-time (up to 40 hours) during breaks.


• Coordinate collection of government reporting data from divisions;
consolidate as necessary and prepare report submissions.

• Assist with general ledger account reconciliations.

• Assist in the monthly closing process as needed.

• Create and maintain various financial reporting spreadsheets.

• Participate in special projects as needed.


? Problem Solving – Moderate

? Level of Decision Making – Minimal

? Management Duties – Minimal

4. LOCATION: Textron World Headquarters, 40 Westminster Street,
Providence, RI

5. DRESS CODE/ATTIRE: Business casual (no jeans / t-shirts)


? Education Requirement

Ideal candidate will:
• Be proficient in MS Word
• Be highly proficient in MS Excel
• Have strong communication skills, both verbal and written
• Be action-oriented and able to multi-task effectively
• Be a team player
• Be in Sophomore, Junior or Senior year working towards BS in Accounting

Successful candidate will be trained to use Lawson general ledger
software and Hyperion Financial Management financial reporting software.

Successful candidate will be exposed to general ledger activity,
consolidations, government reporting, and SEC reporting.

Please send any resumes/cover letters to

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Corporate Audit Internship

Covidien in Mansfield, MA is looking to hire a Corporate Audit INTERN -

Finance. Apply online at:*7A5E55756C6EDD09

Description Reporting to an Audit Manager, the Audit Intern is an entry-level position within the Corporate Audit Group. The Audit Intern, as part of a team, will conduct financial and operational reviews of Covidien domestic and international operations. The Audit Intern will
interact with financial and operational management personnel across the company and will be exposed to financial and business operations.

This is a three to six month placement for accounting, finance and IT students within 18 months of graduating with a bachelors or masters degree in Accounting, Business, IT or a related field from a qualifying university.

Key Objectives & Responsibilities

- Work with team to carry out the vision and mission of Corporate Audit; to implement a systematic and disciplined approach to evaluate risk and controllership.
- Under the direction of Senior Auditor, conduct financial, operational
and compliance audits; with some involvement in forensic audit
- Under the direction of Senior Auditor, review and evaluate the
adequacy and effectiveness of internal controls.
- Under the direction of Senior Auditor, review and evaluate compliance
with corporate policies and procedures.
- Under the direction of Senior Auditor, assist in preparation of work
papers to adequately document audit work performed and to support
conclusions reached.
- Under the direction of Senior Auditor, assist in preparation reports
and audit findings.
- Required travel in-country and internationally of 100%.
Requirements Qualifications:
- Possess a high energy level and strong work ethic with a commitment to
continuous improvement in a dynamic environment that strives to exceed
- Pursuing a bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or IT and be
within 18 months of graduation at the time of applying; candidates
pursing higher degrees are also encouraged to apply
- Prefer one to three years related work/internship experience.
- Interact well with different people and able to work in a
multi-cultural environment.
- Possess excellent written and oral communications skills.
- In most cases possess multi-lingual language skills.
- Must have strong analytical skills.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Possible internship, class project or resume builder

fn:Michael P. Griffin

The Westport Economic Development Task Force is looking for a student to
work on an economic study. The student would be working under the
guidance of Michael Sullivan (a UMD alum) gather data and analyzing
results. This is an unpaid project. It appears that the likely candidate
should be a marketing student with SPSS experience.

Here are the components of learning provided by the task force:

* Management: Municipal Planning
* Accounting: Public funded project proposal
* Marketing: Survey instruments, Primary level survey instrument,
creation and implementation, interpretation


* Marketing Research course (incl. familiarity with SPSS)
* Upper level student
* Automobile
* Ability to interact with property owner

Interested students should contact Michael Sullivan directly at:

Here's the Press Release that describes the project.

* Westport Considers new Commerce Park

Westport — The Westport Economic Development Task Force (EDTF) voted
during their most recent meeting to request Michael Sullivan, Outreach
Co-coordinator (MPS consulting) to conduct a survey of property owners
in the Wattuppa neighborhood to determine the level of support for
possible zoning amendments and infrastructure improvements that would
enhance the economic vitality of area. These changes are being
considered in order to entice mixed –use, pedestrian friendly
development which would provide new employment opportunities. The Task
Force has been working on expanding economic development in the town in
hope of increasing the commercial tax revenues while being sensitive to
the rural character of Westport.

The area under study is described as:

The portion of the Town bounded: Northerly by Interstate Route 195;
Easterly by State Highway Route 88; Southerly by Route 6; Westerly by
the Westport Fall River boundary line.

A portion of the targeted area has been designated as the "Route 6
Revitalization Priority Development Area" on the Westport Community map
prepared by the Southeastern Regional Planning and Development and
Economic Development District for the Commonwealth of
Massachusetts-South Coast Rail Economic Development Corridor Plan project.

Michael Sullivan, of MPS Consulting, the Outreach Coordinator for the
EDTF stated "Participation in working groups at the local, regional and
state levels has brought attention to the resources available to the
town of Westport for proper planning in anticipation of the growth which
will accompany the reestablishing of transit connections between our
region and Metro Boston. The Westport Economic Development Task Force
has adopted plans to work together with regional and state agencies, and
environmental and land protection organizations to ensure a competitive
community, while ensuring protection of our natural resources."

"The EDTF also discussed working closely with the Town of Westport
Planning Board in an effort to yield efficiency of a combined effort in
this and other projects under consideration." Sullivan added "The
vitality of our Agricultural and Fisheries resources, and the
preservation of the town's rich heritage, are major components of the
EDTF mission. The Task Force looks forward to continuing to assist
existing and new commercial interests enjoy the benefits of being part
of our community."


fn:Michael P. Griffin

TopGrading Solutions, a local company, is looking for an intern to start
immediately. Interested students should send their resumes and email to
the contact person at the bottom of this message.

TopGrading Solutions (
<> ) is an MRI Network affiliate, the
world's largest management and professional search firm with over 1,100
offices in 36 countries. Our office ranked in the top 25% of our 1,100
global offices in 2007. Our office specializes in Supply Chain within
Consumer Goods.

*Overview of the internship objectives: *

The intern will be heavily involved in internet research, entering
information into our database, and posting information and/or video to
certain websites. At that same time, they will gain valuable insight to
Supply Chain and/or Recruiting as a profession.

*Primary duties and responsibilities: *

**Most of the duties and responsibilities of the intern will be based
from our computer database. The student will assist the Office Manager
with ongoing database maintenance tasks, helping to make our database
efficient and profitable. He/she will be responsible for use of websites
such as Linkedin (a professional networking site), Indeed and Monster to
search for possible companies and candidates, and heavy use of search
engines like Google, to research missing contact information. Also the
intern will assist in posting information and videos to certain sites,
and possibly have part in redesigning our website, based on the intern's
knowledge of web design. As the intern becomes more comfortable with our
business, and based upon their potential interest, the opportunity will
exist to interact with supply chain professionals throughout the country.

*What will the student learn from this experience? *

The student will get a good understanding of both the Supply Chain and
Consumer Goods industries. This position will help to better the
student's organizational and research skills, and knowledge of Microsoft
Applications. The intern will also get an in-depth look into the
professional world. As we help supply chain professionals take their
careers to the next level, the intern will learn the ins and outs of the
job searching / interviewing process – giving them a much better
understanding of exactly what employers are looking for. This internship
can be a great stepping stone into their own career.

*Job Title: *

Intern/ Internet Researcher

*Compensation: *

Open to straight compensation or mix of compensation and credits.

*Academic preparation of the student required (graduate, senior, junior,
courses taken, GPA, etc.): *

Junior or Senior with an ultimate interest in Supply Chain, Operations /
Operations Management, or Sales would likely get the most out of an
internship at TopGrading Solutions.

*Skills required: *

Student must be internet savvy, have good time management skills and be
familiar with Microsoft applications including Word and Outlook.
Experience designing web-pages and posting video to the internet is a plus.

*Hours of work: *

Flexible / Open to discussion.

*Start and end dates: *

We would like this position to be an ongoing process. Students may start
at any time during the year. They may start at the beginning of a
semester and stop at the end of the semester or possibly stay throughout
the year and even during the summer. This internship offers potential
for growth within our company.

*Primary supervisor: *

Kelly Moura, Office Manager.

*To whom should students send resume/application and how? *

Students may email their resume/application to <>
with "Intern Application" in the subject field.

*Deadline for submitting resume/application: *

We are accepting resumes/applications at all times. However we are
hoping to fill this internship by the end of February.

*How will the student(s) be evaluated? *

The student will be evaluated based on the effectiveness and quality of
their work, and the time it takes to complete an assignment.

*Name and title of the person providing this information*

Kelly Moura,

Office Manager <>

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


The UMass Dartmouth Career Development Center is looking for a Marketing

Intern. The individual will oversee and manage "The Career Cube," our mobile informational career development center. Another core duty of the position is providing student outreach by marketing our offices resources. The individual will also be expected to help/assist with
Career Development Center events such as The Career Expo, and Career Networking Night. The intern will also perform other duties as needed.

Hours: 6 hours a week
Compensation: Unpaid but possibility of earning 3 credits for a business elective if you work at least 135 hours and complete the internship course.
Preferred a Marketing junior or senior

Interested candidates should contact David LePage. His email is

Internship Opportunity

The Dartmouth Education Foundation is looking for a student intern.

Here's more information. Please send resumes to the email address noted
near the bottom of this message.

The Dartmouth Education Foundation (DEF) was founded in 2007 by a group of parents and citizens in Dartmouth concerned with the consequences of decreased public funding on the quality of education in the town's public schools. The DEF has been formed to ensure enhanced and enriched education opportunities for students in the Town of Dartmouth. Adequate resources are essential to a school's ability to provide high quality and stimulating programs to our children. The DEF's goal is to provide resources to help ensure that each student receives an
exceptional and empowering experience in the public school system, thus broadening the children's learning capacity.

The DEF will also serve as an important bridge between the Dartmouth
Public Schools and the members of the community it serves.
• Within the community, it will foster a sense of pride and ownership of
the Dartmouth Public School
• Within the schools, it will engender the excitement and enthusiasm
that comes from the knowledge that innovative thinking; good ideas and
thoughtful experimentation are capable of realization and valued by the
Our mission is to develop a significant fund that can generate private
resources to augment the public effort in the school district. In
addition, the fund will be endowed so that resources to augment the
public effort in the school district. In addition, the fund will be
endowed so that resources will be available in perpetuity to encourage

Overview of the internship objectives:
Intern will work closely with Marketing Committee chair and Board chair
to support the Mission of the DEF as it works to raise funds to enhance
the educational experience of the students in the Dartmouth Public
School System.
Primary duties and responsibilities:
1. Develop donor contact database for membership outreach campaign
2. Press Release Writing
3. Assist in website redesign/editing
4. Assist in administrative duties (dispense grant applications, prepare
board minutes & agendas, etc.)
5. Assist in the creation of or email communication system
6. Assist as we implement our first membership campaign

What will the student learn from this experience?
• The student will improve their writing skills as I will review and
edit every piece they write and go over the edits with them.
• Web design/editing
• Email Communication using Constant Contact email program
• How to develop a membership campaign and implement
Job Title:
Marketing Intern

None, sorry we are a non-profit.

Academic preparation of the student required (graduate, senior, junior,
courses taken, GPA, etc.):
Junior with at least a 2.5 GPA or better

Skills required:
1. Writing and Communication
2. Reliability and Dependability
3. Computer (Excel & Word, some database, graphic design and/or web
design a plus but not necessary)
4. Willingness to follow guidance
5. Enthusiasm for the experience
6. Ability to work well with others

Hours of work:

Start and end dates:
As soon as possible – end of semester

Primary supervisor:
Liz Olimpio, DEF Marketing Committee Chair

To whom should students send resume/application and how?
Liz Olimpio