Friday, May 29, 2015

Finance Internship - Summer - Providence Bank

Private Bank Summer Intern
Citizens Bank - Providence, RI
To apply, click this link                                                                                                                                                                                                                

This position is for a paid summer internship for approximately an eight week term.

A Junior/Senior College student with a concentration in Business Administration is highly preferred.

Duties will include:
  • Preparation of client reports, financial analysis of client and departmental information.
  • Interaction with clients and internal personal from across the footprint.
  • The preparation and retention of Client material and files.
  • Daily transaction support for the local office.
  • There may be localized travel for a day in some of the offices.
  • System knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is required along with basic accounting.
  • You will be dealing with highly confidential information, so it is required that the utmost discretion be maintained both during the Internship and after

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products
  • Attention to detail
  • Able to work in a fast paced environment
  • Excellent organizational and priorization skills

Hours and Work Schedule

Hours per Week: 40
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00AM-5:00PM

Finance Intern - GTECH

Intern, Finance
GTECH - Providence, RI
To apply click this link                                                                                                                                                                                                                
GTECH, the largest global lottery business, and IGT, the world leader in the gaming equipment space, have merged to create the world's leading end-to-end gaming company. By adopting the IGT name and GTECH's visual identity, we've melded two iconic brands into one. Together, we're uniquely positioned to provide the government-sponsored and commercial gaming industry with proven solutions across the entire continuum of products and channels.

Principal Activities and Responsibilities:
Become educated in the business processes for system engineering pre-sales in order to become an effective member of the costing team.
• Utilize Microsoft Excel to compile “historical data” with actual & forecast results for system delivery projects at varying levels of detail.
• Learn to identify areas where metrics/reports improvements can be utilized.
• Facilitate the load of cost estimation during costing processes and adhere to completion according to the pipeline schedule.
• Support the application and improvement of work breakdown structures as they pertain to pre-sales projects.
• Maintain good communication with Costing PMs and System Engineers on pre-sales projects.
• Assist with ad hoc costing finance projects, as needed.
  • Education: Undergraduate college student pursuing an education in Accounting/Finance.
  • Basic knowledge of accounting including intermediate accounting (student can be currently enrolled)
  • Proficient in Excel, MS Word, and PowerPoint
  • Experience with SAP, or other Financial General Ledger software a plus
  • Analytical, well organized, good communication skills, strong work ethic and strong desire to learn
  • Currently in good standing with a 3.0 minimum cumulative GPA
  • Must be able to work full time hours in the summer and a minimum of 12 hours during the fall semester.
IGT (NYSE: IGT) is the global leader in gaming. We enable players to experience their favorite games across all regulated segments and channels, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Interactive and Social Gaming. Leveraging a wealth of prime content, substantial investment in innovation, in-depth customer intelligence, operational expertise and leading-edge technology, our gaming solutions anticipate the demands of consumers wherever they decide to play. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has approximately $6 billion in revenues and more than 13,000 employees. For more information, please visit

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Public Relations Intern at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island

Public Relations Intern
To apply, click this link: Internship
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island - Providence, RI
At Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI), diversity and inclusion are central to our core values and strengthen our ability to meet the challenges of today's healthcare industry. BCBSRI is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. We provide equal opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information and gender identity or expression.

The law requires an employer to post notices describing the Federal laws prohibiting job discrimination based on race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, equal pay, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, and genetic information and gender identity or expression. Please visit to view the "EEO is the Law" poster.

Job Summary:

This Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island internship is an unpaid, academic credit opportunity that fulfills a variety of roles within the Department of Public Affairs. Interns will gain experience focused in media relations, public relations, and social media. Interns will be needed on an ongoing basis.

Essential Job Functions:
  • Works closely with the company’s Assistant Vice President of Public Affairs and Public Relations Specialist on initiatives including drafting and executing public relations efforts: releases, media advisories, talking points, social content, etc.
  • Assists with increasing visibility on social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Google+ for the corporate channels
  • Builds and maintains relevant local and national media lists
  • Strategizes new social media campaigns and initiatives with community partners
  • Provides assistance during events and event planning

Position Skills/Qualifications Required:
  • Excellent organizational skills, time management skills
  • Excellent written, verbal, analytical and research skills
  • Highly technical and detail oriented abilities

Student interns are treated as team members and given tasks that provide them with the ability to grow in their future professional careers. Student interns must be willing to travel to the BCBSRI Corporate Office at 500 Exchange Street, Providence RI 02909, a minimum of twice a week. After interning with our office, each student will leave with a portfolio of work completed throughout the internship experience.

Student Interns should be ready to work in a professional environment and be confident working both dependently and in a team setting. Student interns should have some flexibility in their schedule.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Opportunities at local CPA firm

We at Hague, Sahady, & Co., P.C. are looking for enthusiastic individuals who are interested in joining an accounting firm committed to helping our clients build success together.

If you…

·         are an enthusiastic accounting graduate, CPA, or CPA candidate

·         want to work in an environment where you can have some fun

·         seek to have direct interaction with the Principals

·         are outgoing and eager to accept responsibility

·         want to work with clients from varying industries

·         are quick and can think on your feet

·         can communicate with people of all ages and all professional levels

·         want to become a team player

…then this is the opportunity you’ve been looking for.

We hire professionals, college graduates, and have an internship program for those students in their Junior or Senior years of college.  We offer a challenging, yet comfortable and friendly work environment, a competitive compensation package that includes a 401k plan, 75% company paid medical benefits, company paid life insurance, and training and educational benefits.

If this sounds like a place you would like to work, please submit your resume and cover letter via email to Kyle J. Connors, CPA,

Thursday, May 21, 2015

HR Intern East Providence Summer 2015

Nordson (East Providence)
Professor Griffin's comment - very good opportunity.  We have had other interns at Nordson with good feedback.

To apply, click this link:

Job Summary

The HR intern will be responsible for providing overall support to multiple HR functions including recruitment, employee communications, on boarding and more. The HR intern will assist with day to day administration of various HR functions, and become a project team member for new projects.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities
  • Assist with full lifecycle recruiting of regular full-time positions and interns
  • Assist with employee on boarding, making new hire packets, putting together comprehensive new hire orientation schedules, etc
  • Coordinate training sessions and meetings as needed
  • Team member for various projects, including Workday, apprenticeship program
  • Additional administrative duties include temporary employee maintenance in Workday, preparing documents, filing and auditing
  • Workday administration, as appropriate
  • Other projects as assigned

Education and Experience Requirements
  • Pursuit of a Bachelor’s Degree or Masters Degree in the Human Resources, Industrial Psychology, or Business related field
  • Should possess solid organizational skills, strong attention to detail, interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships
  • Excellent verbal and oral communication skills
  • Must possess integrity, discretion and the ability to manage confidential, sensitive information
  • Ability to maintain composure and the ability to manage confidential, sensitive information
  • A team player with enthusiasm, positive outlook and professional demeanor who takes initiative and direction
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint

Preferred Skills and Abilities
  • Previous internship experience
  • Workday experience

Travel Required

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Paid Summer Operations Internship Fall River

Summer internship

Merida is an American textile and rug producer leading the design manufacturing revival in the historic mill town of Fall River, Massachusetts, where we have a production facility and where the internship will take place.

Building on our 30-year heritage as a company of makers, we care deeply about the integrity of materials, the art of craftsmanship, and the details of design. We partner with interior design professionals to elevate their process and realize their projects—every step of the way – and sell our products in the entire country.

Here is our website:

The internship consist in helping the Director of Operations and Sustainability to put together a production planning tool to help better estimate lead time, production capacity and labor force requirements. The intern would participate in the construction of the tool- its logic and information requirement – as well as be responsible for collecting the necessary information mostly through tasks time studies.

The intern would need to understand all steps and processes of our manufacturing, acquiring firsthand experience in a manufacturing environment. Learning of the steps, information and utilization of planning tools for manufacturing would also be a great learning experience for students interested in going into manufacturing.

It would be ideal if the student have taken courses, have an interest and/or had experience with some aspects of

-       Operations management

-       Business administration

-       Engineering

-       Textile design/fiber arts

We would, however, be open to interview/contact any applicant.

The hours of work would be flexible according to the intern availability and interest. It can be any time between 4 to 8 hours a day. We would pay $ 12 per hour and would like to have the start date on June 1st and end date on August 31st.  The internship would take place at 1 Currant Rd, Fall River, MA.

The primary supervisor will be:

Zairo B. Cheibub

Director of Operations and Sustainability
Please send a cover letter and resume to Zairo Cheibub at:

Paid Fall 2015 eCommerce Marketing Internship at Specialty Commerce in West Bridgewater, MA

Fall 2015 eCommerce Marketing Internship at Specialty Commerce in West Bridgewater, MA

Job Description:
Don’t miss your chance to learn the ins and outs of eCommerce marketing – you will be performing many projects and tasks related to search marketing. Cut your marketing teeth on SEO, web analytics, web merchandising, optimizing a content management system, link building, content marketing and more. From time to time, you also may be asked to pitch in on various marketing projects or related tasks where necessary.


Must be pursuing a degree in Business/Marketing with a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Strong Excel skills with the ability to do vlookup, pivot tables and use conditional formatting a plus
  • Excellent writer with top-notch grammar, punctuation and spelling skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Self starter that is not afraid to ask questions
  • Ability to drive projects to completion

These positions reports to the eCommerce Marketing Director. You will be performing online marketing activities that support our U.S. beauty brands:, and

Hours: 12 to 16 hours a week. We will work with your schedule.  The position will begin the first week of your new semester.

Compensation: $10 @ hour

Please send your cover letter and resume to:

Mary Kay Lofurno

Ecommerce Marketing Director

Specialty Commerce Corporation

400 Manley Street

West Bridgewater, MA 02026

No Phone Calls Please

About Specialty Commerce Corp. 
Specialty Commerce Corp. is one of the nation’s leading multi-channel direct marketers. With a modern, efficient and finely tuned infrastructure we serve the women’s hair fashion, medical hair loss and apparel markets, as well as providing continuing education for professionals. From operations in the U.S. and the United Kingdom, our catalogs, websites and retail stores serve a multi-national cross section of customers around the world.

About Paula Young 
Paula Young is the world’s leading retailer of wigs, hairpieces and fashion add-ons, with more than two million active customers. For more than 30 years, Paula Young’s mission has been to offer women of all ages beautiful, affordable hair solutions that help them develop the confidence to believe in themselves and their beauty.

About Especially Yours
Especially Yours offers a wide assortment of fashionable, versatile wig and hairpiece styles and apparel for the fashion-conscious black woman. From special occasion to everyday wear, Especially Yours has choices for everyone – easy synthetic styles, human hair designs and weaves, as well as suits, dresses, choir robes, hats and more!

About provides the ultimate resource for wigs and quality hairpieces. The collection of beautiful styles offers a variety of wig sizes, styles and colors to help you easily find what you’re looking for. is also devoted to the needs of women experiencing medical hair loss and is committed to easing them through this transitional time with a world of beautiful, comfortable wig options. At, finding a wig and wig care products doesn't have to be a complicated procedure.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Finance Internship - Summer - West Kingston, RI

Finance Internship 
Gain significant exposure in a dynamic setting with business impact in the Finance fields by assisting managers with developing, maintaining, and providing financial information, plans, and projections.  This position engages in accounting activities associated with maintaining accounts and for developing financial statements and reports. The incumbent will maintain the data integrity of computer system used for financial statement preparation. 

Responsibilities may include several of the following activities:
1. With direct guidance from manager, provide financial support to business teams, and make them in line with financial policy, group policy and financial process.
2. Prepare, check and review periodic financial reports including monthly financial results, forecasts and account reconciliation.
3. Prepare financial reports and provide ad hoc analysis to business leaders. With guidance from manager, help business team identify target/forecast variance.
4. Participate in monthly, mid-year and annual closing process. Develop ways to expedite closing process.
5. Prepare accurate and timely journal entries to record business transactions of the company. Perform ledger account reconciliations and analysis as assigned. 
6. Maintain controls and implement procedures on computer based accounting systems.
7. Gain and maintain knowledge of accounting systems, policies and procedures.


Current enrollment in an Undergraduate Program with at least 2-3 years towards a degree in Finance, Accounting and/or Economics. 
Prior internship/work experience in the Finance/Accounting fields preferred.
May also consider undergraduate students in Mathematics, Statistics, IT or Computer Science with strong coursework in Accounting/Finance. 

Primary Location

: United States-Rhode Island-West Kingston


: Full-time

Unposting Date

: Ongoing

Liberty Mutual - Boston - Summer Marketing Internships

Comment from Professor Griffin - sometimes these "marketing internships" may involve cold calling.  I suggest if you apply and get an interview, ask about that aspect of it.  However, if a career in insurance appeals to you, where the money can be very good, this could be a great experience and a foot in the door with a major insurance company.  These descriptions appear to minimize the amount of cold calling so that may be very good news for an intern. The Liberty Mutual posting states that the compensation is $14-$18 per hour.

If interest in applying, click this link: Internship Posting

LIU Summer Internship – Marketing – Boston¸ MA
Liberty Mutual - Boston, MA
Gain valuable business experience at a Fortune 100 company! Liberty International Underwriters, a subsidiary of Liberty Mutual Insurance's internship programs give you the chance to work on a variety of critical business assignments, test your skills, use your academic knowledge and match your interests to a real job.
Purpose: Provide assistance to the marketing department during the group’s busiest project development time.

Website Management:
Assist with organizing & tracking approvals for new website content.
Manage content inventory documents for the team, build tools to assist team in information sharing.

Internal Communications:
Assist with reviewing & approving content displayed on internally facing displays at 55 Water Street office.
Assist with updating LIU messages & staff bios as used on the internal monitors.
Assist with generating story ideas for promotion on myLiberty & GS Newsletter.
Maintain Communications Calendar on the Marketing Department page on LIUConnect.

Sales Support:
Respond & execute, as directed by marketing staff, to ad-hoc communication requests
Research and develop recommendation on best way to promote staff videos.

  • Possess strong communication, organization, customer service and project management skills.
  • Familiar with information systems, software applications and analyzing quantitative information.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA; additional requirements may apply.
Required steps:
You are required to complete an assessment as part of the application process for this position. Once you review your candidate profile and click submit, a link to an assessment will be provided. After clicking the link, you will also receive a direct link by e-mail that will allow you to take the assessment later if you choose. Depending on the job, the assessment may take between 30 and 60 minutes and it must be completed to be considered for the position.

At Liberty Mutual Insurance, doing the right thing is essential. That’s why we offer a diverse range of internships and career opportunities that complement your academics, and provide experience through immediate responsibility and stimulating work.

You’ve made a significant investment in your education, and we want to do the same for your career. As a Fortune 100 company, we have the training and resources for you to expand your skills and creativity to drive our business forward. A diversified global insurer, LMI employs over 50,000 people in more than 900 offices worldwide.

Search, Search, Search, Summer 2015 and Beyond

One of your strategies when trying to land a great internship is to use the web to search.  Doing that takes unrelenting effort.  Search everyday and generate a list of solid leads.  Send in resumes and cover letters immediately.  Quality should supersede quantity but quantity is important too.  You need to realize that it is a numbers game and you have to get yourself (and your resume) in front of as many decision makers as possible.  Use UMD's Careerlink and I like to use  What I will do for the rest of the summer is this: I will do searches everyday based on keywords such as internships, intern, Massachusetts, Providence, and Boston.  I'm hoping to identify the remaining employers still looking for summer interns and then my hope will be to find fall internships that are within commuting distance of the UMD campus. 

Also keep in mind that within the first two weeks of school in September, we (CCB) and the Career Development Center, will receive local requests for interns.  These requests will come from companies and nonprofits in the Fall River, New Bedford, and Providence areas.  Keep thinking about how you can generate leads for good internships beyond just searching.  If you aren't trying to land one for say - next fall - can you do some things to line yourself up for a Spring 2016 internship?  For accounting majors - the spring semester is a good time to land a tax internship at a CPA firm but late fall is the time to line that up. 

In the fall, I will hold internship info workshops and can share more ideas.  Also, if you are a CCB major and want one of our free - laminated quick study Internship guides (a $6.95 value!) that I have authored, send me an email with your UMD SID# and I can reserve one for you.  These are sold nationally but recently we acquired CCB branded ones for the benefit of our eager business students.

Professor Griffin

Enterprise Communications Intern at Dunkin Brands in Canton, MA

This intern will support the Enterprise & Franchisee Communications Team.  Here is the link:

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Junior Financial Analyst - Grads Encourag

One strategy to consider when searching for a job is to take a few projects with a temp agency.  Here is an opportunity that might appeal to grads (May 2015) with majors in accounting or finance.  This temp agency is encouraging recent college grads to apply.  Professor Griffin

Junior Financial Analyst - Grads Encouraged
Accountemps - Waltham, MA                                                                                                                                                                                                                
The Junior Financial Analyst will join the corporate finance team for a long term analysis project. Working directly with senior members of the finance departments and gaining exposure across company.

Invaluable experience for a recent grad looking to kick off a career in Finance.

Assesses variances from the project plans, develops and implements changes as necessary to ensure that the project remains within specified scope and is within time, cost and quality objectives.
Effectively communicates relevant project information to Management.
Prepares regular status reports and distribute internally.
Identifies potential areas for improvement in current processes.
Prepares and maintains reporting and presentations via Excel and Power point.
Manages day-to-day operational aspects of a project and scope.
Assist with AUP Audit, Certus, PBC, and Internal Departmental Audits. Providing information as requested, testing current processes and ensuring Controls and SOPs are accurate and up to date.
Assist with Department analysis and projects as they arise.
Other duties as assigned.

For immediate consideration, please reply with an updated resume to

 Bachelor's degree or higher in accounting, finance, economics or related field
Prior internship experience in analytical or financial role
Advanced Excel skills; experience with large-company ERP system a plus
Strong attention to detail, willingness to learn

For immediate consideration, please reply with an updated resume to


IT Operations Intern SUMMER 2015 Nuance in Burlington, MA

Operations Intern SUMMER 2015
Nuance - Burlington, MA
to apply:
This position is for a summer intern to assist corporate infrastructure team with
day to day management of several critical IT Operations Functions. The selected candidate will focus on working with the project teams to update our inventories, maintain accurate documentation on our Sharepoint site, and schedule and attend various project meetings. Will also provide some exposure to deployment of IT infrastructure to support these projects including server and storage technology.
  • Ability to work with systems administration team to learn and perform basic computer operations functions.
  • Ability to follow IT operations procedures with guidance.
  • Duties will include assisting with backup and monitoring operations, as well as documentation of processes.

  • Pursuing a degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent field
Required Skills:
  • Linux/Unix administration
  • Basic computer knowledge
Nuance Communication Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics. The EEO The Law poster is available here: . If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please call 781-565-5000 – Human Resources Department and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

At Nuance Communications, everything we do is focused on developing the most human, natural, intuitive ways to use your voice to take command of information. Our people and our technology have pioneered the highest functioning speech software in the world, ceaselessly perfecting the ability for machines to recognize and emulate the human voice. We design and deliver technologies that intuitively link man, machine and the global storehouse of knowledge to help companies and consumers work seamlessly and intelligently with the world.

Intern - Cyber Defense (MIS Majors) Citizens Bank RI

Intern - Cyber Defense
Citizens Bank - Riverside, RI

To apply:,+RI&tk=19ledlpkr1q0nfm1&from=ja&alid=cac096dd94afa49d&utm_source=jobseeker_emails&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=job_alerts

The Cyber Defense—Security Monitoring and Incident Response Team (SMIRT) currently has an opportunity for an Information Security Intern. We’re looking for a team oriented security generalist with the flexibility to adapt within a fast paced, dynamic work environment. The ideal candidate will have studied in one of the security disciplines that the Cyber Defense Team oversees, to include Security Events Monitoring, Vulnerability Management, Server Compliance Management, Cyber Security Incident Management and/or Forensics. The ideal candidate will have shown a willingness to learn and development within the IT Security space. Prior internship experience working with or for a Security Operations Center is also quite valuable.

  • 0-3 years Information Security experience in a large corporate environment.
  • Relevant experience or exposure in at least two of the following security technology areas preferred; Security Events Monitoring Tools
  • Intrusion Prevention Tools
  • Firewalls
  • Application Security Tools
  • Vulnerability tools
  • Automated Security Patching Applications
  • Cyber Security Incident Response
  • Network Intrusion Detection Systems
  • Host Intrusion Detection Systems
  • Computer Forensics

Hours and Work Schedule

Hours per Week: 40
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00AM-5:00PM

Student Marketing Assistant - Summer 2015 - ATMC Fall River

Summer 2015

Marketing Assistant

Advanced Technology Manufacturing Center (ATMC)

The Charlton College of Business and Advanced Technology Manufacturing Center (ATMC) is looking for a student to work on a business incubator marketing project.

The position requires a responsible individual with great communication skills and reliable transportation, as well as the ability to collaborate and engage other organizations and students in multiple marketing campaigns. The right candidate will be working with the ATMC to develop a number of marketing initiations, from inception to implementation and assessment. The assistant will be required to create and prepare marketing materials, market research, implement marketing initiatives, document efforts, including preparation of a final report and assess results of marketing strategies.

A brief listing of the duties are below, as well as the required skills.

·         Develop market research and bench marking on business incubators

·         Identify guerilla and social media marketing opportunities

·         Identify marketing venues and create marketing plan

·         Create survey and distribute to organizations,

·         Collect survey and provide summary of results

·         Assist with interim and final report

·         Maintenance of web-site

·         Testing and deploying marketing campaigns

·         Regular communication with partner organizations

·         Answering phones, copying, faxing, and other general office support

·         Assist with coordination meetings and events, Attending events, on and off campus Required skills

·         Undergraduate Student, Business major, preferably marketing, with an interest in entrepreneurship, marketing and small business

·         Dependable with strong organization skills

·         Effective Communication skills, including writing and verbal

·         Ability to interact with professionals from diverse groups

·         Ability to work in team environment; Ability to take lead on a project

·         Computer skills including online research, social media, PowerPoint and word

·         Ability to think creatively; Drive to learn and gain experience
Experience with market research social media management, marketing, and creative writing

Please note review of applications will begin on ASAP. This is a summer position in which we are looking to fill by the end of May 2015. Please email cover letter and resume to