Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Nonprofit internship

Dartmouth Education Foundation Internship


Description of the company including the mission, location, sales and market coverage. 
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 public.


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 excellence.


Please include your web URL (if you have it).:



Overview of the internship/coop 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.      Assist as we implement our first membership outreach campaign.

2.      Press Release writing.

3.      Assist in website editing and maintaining the DEF blog.

4.      Facebook postings.

5.      Assist in administrative duties (dispense grant applications, prepare board minutes & agendas, etc.).

6.      Assist in the creation of email communication system. 


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. 

·         WordPress editing skills through the use of our newly designed WordPress website.


·         Email creation skills through the use of Constant Contact email program.

·         How to implement a membership campaign.

·         Social media skills through the use of facebook, DEF blog, etc.


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



Deadline for submitting resume/application:

As soon as possible.


How will the student(s) be evaluated?





Additional company contacts (if applicable):

John Beauregard, DEF Board Chair



Name and title of the person providing this information
Liz Olimpio, DEF Marketing Committee Chair

IT Internship - Local Bank

Intern Job Description


Citizens-Union Savings Bank is undergoing a significant transformation including a merger with the Bank of Fall River and implementation of a new core banking system.  The Bank is uniquely positioned to be an alternative to the big banks and provide next generation information technology to continue to delivery exemplary customer service and achieve excellence in operations.  The Bank is seeking creative, high energy interns to assist with various aspects of the merger integration and core information systems migration.


Job Description

The anticipated duration of the internship program is from the present through the spring semester. As an intern, you will gain hands-on experience working on various projects. You will also have the opportunity to network through mentoring and other means with the senior management and all operational areas of the Bank. 

What will you learn? You will:
- Gain an understanding of the banking and financial services industry

- Obtain hands-on experience with merger planning and execution

- Learn about information technology solutions to support electronic banking, commercial services and other critical functions of the Bank
- Strengthen and enhance your analytical, decision making, and communication skills
- Build business partnering skills



·         Intellectual curiosity; not satisfied with checking off the box

·         Strong communications skills – both verbal and written

·         Ability to work in a team environment

·         Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word

·         An undergraduate major in finance, accounting or a related discipline

Interested candidates should send their resume and cover letter via email to btripp@citizensunionbank.com. Below is additional contact information for Ms. Tripp.

Barbara L. Tripp
Vice President/Human Resource Officer
Citizens-Union Savings Bank
4 South Main St.
P.O. Box 1311
Fall River, MA  02722
Tel:  508-675-4450
Fax: 508-675-4345

Monday, October 25, 2010

JJ Best/New Bedford (Paid) Internship

J.J. Best Banc & Co. the leader in classic car finance is now offering a paid internship in downtown New Bedford, MA. The majority of the hours will be Monday through Friday 2-6 or 7. There may be opportunity for some morning hours and Saturdays. Responsibilities include answering telephone, screening and directing calls to the appropriate person or department, take and relay messages, provide accurate information to callers, greet persons entering the organization, deal with queries from the public and customers, general administrative and clerical support, prepare letters and documents, receive and sort mail/deliveries, assist in the coordination of special projects, such as bulk mailings, and other events identified by supervisor including follow up as needed. Please send resumes to Alyssa@jjbest.com.

Part-time job - New Bedford

Fastenal's New Bedford store is looking for a part-time (15 hours) sales associate. Here's the position announcement:

Position Details - Sales Support (part-time)
Title Sales Support (part-time)
Department Store
Type Part-Time
Date Published 10/25/2010
End Date 10/28/2010
Location New Bedford, MA
Job Description SALES SUPPORT
New Bedford, MA

The Fastenal Company would like to invite ambitious, hard-working individuals to apply for the position of part-time Sales Support. Applicants should be able to bring new ideas and improvements to business practices; remain fair, respectful and moral in all situations;
and work well both independently and as part of a team.

Fastenal Company is a leading industrial and construction distributor with over 2,400 locations in the United States, Canada, Mexico and other countries internationally. Since 1967 Fastenal has been a fast-growing company with excellent employment opportunities for career advancement.

We strive to help employees reach their full potential in pursuit of our "Growth through Customer Service" mission.

Working as a part-time Sales Support employee, you must have a strong interest in sales and enjoy working in a fast-paced challenging environment. This is an entry level position that offers a flexible schedule, working daytime hours Monday-Friday, and involves servicing our customers from our store located at 96 Conway Street, New Bedford, MA.

The duties and responsibilities of this position are service-based and will present new and diverse challenges daily. Duties include, but are not limited to:
o Assisting with sales/customer service
o Managing inventory
o Placing and fulfilling orders
o Receiving and shipping inventory
o Performing local sales calls and deliveries with company vehicle

The skills and qualifications required for this position include:
o 18 years of age or over
o A valid driver's license and the ability to meet our driving record
o The ability to demonstrate Company values of Innovation, Teamwork,
Ambition, and Integrity
o A strong aptitude for sales and a desire to sell
o Strong computer skills and math aptitude
o An interest in career advancement
o The ability to lift, slide and lower packages that typically weigh
25lbs-50lbs and may weigh up to 75lbs
o Possess or are working towards an Associates Degree in
Business/Marketing OR have equivalent industry experience and knowledge
of the local market

Apply online at:

The deadline is October 28th.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Paw Sox Internships

I have had a number of students recently ask me about internships with the Paw Sox.  Here is the link to the Paw Sox web site where you can learn more about these opportunities and how to apply:

Apparently, the Pawtucket Red Sox are now accepting applications for Winter 2011 and Summer 2011.

Also, there is another interesting sports related internship opportunity with the Bay State Games.  Check out my blog entry on this one at: http://businessinternships.blogspot.com/2010/10/bay-state-game-internships.html

Finally, both the Boston Bruins and the Kraft Sports group have brought on UMD students for internships in the past.  Here's the contact information I have with the Kraft Group: Peter Tully, Strategy & Business Development Coordinator - petert@patriots.com
(508) 549-0172 and Rosmary Roca, Strategy & Business Development Manager - rosmaryr@patriots.com
(508) 549-0246

The Bruins usually post their positions and accept resumes through an NHL job site.  The fastest way to see what the Bruins are currently offering for internships is to go to Indeed.com and search on "Internships Bruins" and you should see a list of what positions are currently open.  Both the Kraft Sports Group and the Boston Bruins internships are nonpaid.

Michael Griffin
Internship Director, CCB

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Enterprise Rent a Car Summer 2011 Internships

Cape Cod and surrounding region - Summer 2011 Internship

Check out this link to apply and for more information:


Thursday, October 14, 2010

Bay State Game Internships

The Bay State Games, an Olympic style sports competition for Massachusetts High School athletes, have announced that they are accepting resumes for spring 2011 internships. I have had some involvement with the games as three of my children have participated in the basketball competitions and my wife has been part of the medical staff. This is a well run tournament and offers some good experience for interns looking to break into the sports field. There is a small stipend involved but the real value is the resume item and the experience. You will also make good contacts. Here's the link to the Bay State web site with more details:

If you are interested in pursuing an internship position with the
Bay State Games, please submit a resume and cover letter to
Brittany Rheault at brittany@baystategames.org.

Also visit the following link for more information: http://www.baystategames.org/html/bsgwww/wintergames/internships.html

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Accounting career fair - Northeastern University

MSCPA Fall Career Fair/Networking Expo - October 20

Students seeking internships and entry-level positions are welcome to attend the Society's annual Fall Career Fair/Networking Expo at Northeastern University in Boston on October 20th from 2:30 - 4:30 pm. 

They'll have a chance to meet with representatives from public accounting firms, private industry, nonprofit organizations and governmental agencies - a complete listing of participating employers will be posted on CPAtrack.com  by October 15. Please note that attendees should have legal authorization to work in the U.S. as participating employers will not be able to serve as sponsors.


Special thanks to the Northeastern University's College of Business Administration for hosting the event.

Northwestern Mutual Financial Network Internship Information Session

On this Monday, October 11, at 1:00 pm, Northwestern Mutual Financial Network will be have an information session for students who are interested in interning in the financial services field.  The information session will be held at NMFN's Providence office which I believe is not to far from the Providence Place Mall.  Below is the job description and contact information that was sent to me earlier this week.  FYI, we have had several students successfully complete this internship.  There will be internship opportunities for the spring and summer 2011 semesters.

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.

What is in it for YOU the student?

  • Develop business relationship and networking skills.
  • Work for a Fortune 500 company!
  • Real world experience – “test-drive” the position, prior to taking it on as a full time career.
  • Earn credit for school.
  • Get paid – earn weekly development stipends, productivity stipends, bonuses, and commissions!
  • Independence – enjoy a very flexible work schedule.  We work our training schedule around your schools schedule!
  • Obtain your licenses.  We pay for your RI, MA, and CT Insurance Producers License.
  • Hit a certain milestone in our program, and we will sponsor you for your investment registrations!
  • Be a part of an internship that has been ranked as the Top Ten Internship in the country (vault.com) for the last 14 consecutive years!


Interested in applying?

E-mail a resume to Mia Viveiros, Director of Campus Development at mia.viveiros@nmfn.com or call 401-457-2936 for more information!