Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Blue Cross Blue Shield of RI - Business Analysis Internship (MIS)

Title: Student Intern

Division: Operations

Department: Business Analysis

Reports to: Senior Business Analyst

Positions Reporting to: None

JOB SUMMARY (Describe in 2-3 sentences the purpose of this position):

Gain experience in the health insurance field prior to graduating from an accredited college or university. Responsible for assisting the Senior Business Analyst and other members of the Business Analysis team with projects or tasks assigned by the Senior Business Analyst or other members of the department or program. Work 8-12 hours per week for academic credit (unpaid) for one semester.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS (nature and scope of position, maximum of 10):

· Develop business analysis skills.

· Assist with business analysis deliverables, including Discovery Documents, process flow diagrams, Business Requirements Documents, Use Cases, entry and validation of requirements into Quality Center, etc.

· Take minutes for meetings for the Business Analysis team.

· Gain experience using various software tools, such as MS Excel and PowerPoint.

· Participate in interdepartmental workshops or other meetings and gain exposure to other areas of the department and company.

· Contribute ideas for continuous improvement of the functions of the department or program.


Minimum Education and Experience:

Enrolled in a full-time program at an accredited academic institution of higher learning to earn a Bachelor’s degree in Business, Communications, Health Administration or related field, or equivalent experience.

Preferred Education, Additional Qualifications and Experience:

· Experience using Lotus Notes mail and databases, Project, PowerPoint, Access, Excel, Word.

· Knowledge of BCBSRI products and lines of business.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities:

· Knowledge of facets of managed care plans, as well as knowledge of HMO, PPO and indemnity insurance.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong decision-making and problem solving skills
  • Strong human relations skills
  • Time management skills
  • Delivers high quality service to customers.
  • Makes decisions based on business objectives.
  • Holds people accountable for their commitments and actions.
  • Sets and maintains quality standards.
  • Changes work activities based on business needs and deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently and interact with staff across the organization at all levels.
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment.
  • Ability to take initiative in finding solutions to difficult and/or sensitive problems.
  • Ability to perform other duties as assigned.

Arts Administration

The Internships included focus on:
Arts Administration, Arts Education, and Teaching.

Designed to give interns a rich introduction to non-profit arts administration, full immersion into the Museum School at PAAM, the opportunity to teach children’s art workshops, to express their promotional and marketing skills, and to work directly with the more than 3,000 pieces of American art held in PAAM’s permanent collection. PAAM strongly believes in the customization of internships to take advantage of the strengths and interests of the individual intern.

These are non-paying internships in Provincetown during summer 2012. Length can vary. Compensation includes a complimentary one-year membership to PAAM,which includes year-round eligibility to submit artwork to members’ exhibitions and participation in studio classes.

Please contact Grace Ryder-O’Malley at

Provincetown Art Association and Museum
460 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA 02657
508 487 1750 fax 508 487 4372

The Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM) is a nationally recognized,year-round cultural institution that fuses the creative energy of America’s oldest active art colony with the natural beauty of outer Cape Cod that has
inspired artists for generations.

Integral to the community comprising the Provincetown Art Colony, PAAM embodies the qualities that make Provincetown an enduring American center for the arts, and serves as the Cape’s most widely-attended art museum. As interest in the region’s contribution to American art history continues to grow, PAAM presents an ever-changing lineup of exhibitions, lectures,classes and cultural events that seek to promote and cultivate appreciation for all branches of the fine arts for which Provincetown is known.

Temp Accounting Position

Marian Heath Greeting Cards has a need for a staff accountant on a temporary basis in its Wareham office. The ideal candidate will be highly proficient in Excel with experience in Fixed Asset Accounting and General Ledger reconciliations. This position will last approximately 2 months and will require a flexible, self-motivated individual to work closely with the Controller assisting in all aspects of audit preparation. Additional data entry assignments to assist in the implementation of a new ERP system will also be part of this position. Interested applicants can submit a resume to

Thursday, November 17, 2011

CPA Internships - Hyannis (Cape Cod)

Crabtree CPA is looking for interns. Here are the descriptions of the positions. Please send your resume and cover letter to The firm is located in Hyannis, MA. These are paid internships at $10 per hour for 12-15 hours per week. There are three types of position available - please read below and note the type you want to be considered for in your cover letter.

Intern Job Descriptions

Payroll Intern:

· Process payroll runs, including entering employee information and printing checks or preparing a direct deposit draft

· Prepare and check various payroll reports to confirm accuracy

· Handle New Hire Reporting with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

· Verify Social Security Numbers with the Social Security Administration

· Utilize software including Accounting CS and Excel

· Handle various administrative processing

· On occasion, communicate directly with clients with regard to payroll data

· Possibility of assisting with unemployment claims

· Possibility of learning month-end closing processing, including making payroll tax deposits, preparing payroll tax filings, and making payments to cafeteria, retirement, and health insurance plans

Tax Intern:

· Enter 1040 data into tax software

· Prep 1040s for efiling

· Process efile acknowledgements

· Utilize software including UltraTax and Excel

· Sort and organize tax data received from clients

· Learn various tax office processes and systems

· Handle various administrative processing

· On occasion, communicate directly with clients with regard to tax data

Accounting Intern:

· Process Accounts Payable runs, including entering vendor invoices, submitting reports to client for approval, and printing checks

· Prepare and check various Accounts Payable reports to confirm accuracy

· Communicate with vendors to clarify or resolve discrepancies

· Utilize software including QuickBooks and Excel

· Manually enter accounting transactions into QuickBooks from client documentation or bank statements

· Download transactions from clients’ bank accounts and import into QuickBooks

· Reconcile bank accounts in QuickBooks

· Prepare and pay various state taxes, including sales, meals, and rooms tax

· Handle various administrative processing

· Possibility of preparing and/or paying various filings including Annual Report, state excise tax, and tax Forms 1099 and 1096

· Possibility of assisting with month-end, quarter-end, and/or year-end processing, including making adjusting journal entries, preparing financial statements and other various reports, and preparing accounting for tax processing

Douglas R. Crabtree CPA.CITP, MST

426 North St.

Hyannis, MA





Local Part-time Paid Job

The Greater New Bedford Industrial Foundation located on Union St. in Downtown N.B. needs UMD CCB Student to help market the New Bedford Business Park and perform accounting, letter writing and filing functions for 15-20 hours per week. Basic accounting knowledge and good communication skills are necessary. Days of week and times can fit students schedule (flexible) and pay is $ 12 per hour with a Dec 19th start date . Please contact Tom davis for interview at 508-992-2678 or email me at

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Client Service Intern - Quincy, MA PAID

Here's a paid Spring 2012 internship with an interesting company that has utilized CCB interns in the past with good feedback.

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

Gallagher Koster (subsidiary of Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services, Inc" is a full-service organization that approaches student insurance programs with innovation and creativity. We work directly with our clients to thoroughly understand their insurance objectives and develop customized insurance programs that best meet their specific needs and the needs of their students."

Our mission "is committed to being the nation’s leading full-service independent insurance program administrator for the education community by providing high quality, customized, and affordable health and sports insurance products and related services to the schools, and the students and families they serve."

Our office is located at 500 Victory Road, Marina Bay, Quincy, MA. We have clients throughout the United States.

Primary duties and responsibilities: Assist client school administrators with enrollment of 250 or less in the administration of the student health insurance plan. This function will be responsible for the coordination of the flow of information between Account Management, Sales, IT, Customer Service, Enrollment, and Finance. The Jr. Client Service Representative will work closely with the enrollment team to manage the day to day maintenance of each assigned account. The Jr. Client Service Representatives will be responsible for assisting the Account Management and Sales teams to ensure the highest level of client satisfaction. This is an in-house position. No travel required.

What will the student learn from this experience? Will learn the organization's policies and procedures as they relate to operational procedures, eligibility, benefits and claims issues/problems; will learn how to service other Gallagher producers in promoting Gallagher Koster's products and services; will gain customer service experience by answering incoming calls from Gallagher producers and client schools and assisting them with any requests that they may have; will learn about the health insurance industry and what it takes to run a successful insurance agency

Job Title: Client Service Intern

Compensation: Paid internship @ $7.00 per hour

Academic preparation of the student required (graduate, senior, junior, courses taken, GPA, etc.): Junior or Senior in good academic standing

Skills required: Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills

Send resumes to:

Deidre Araujo

Sr. Staff Accountant/HR Representative