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!

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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: