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ABLE Internship Program - Request an Intern Form

Organizations interested in receiving student applicants from the ABLE Internship Program for the current academic year should complete this e-form describing the nature of the internship. 

  • Please complete all blank fields for company contact information.
     
  • Please describe the internship duties in detail by clicking the check box next to relevant work descriptions, and entering specific duties not already listed.
     
  • If you have any questions, contact Dr.Tammy Donaway, ABLE Program.
     

The deadlines for students to submit their internship application:
Fall: 1st day of semester (August)
Spring: Friday before MLK holiday (January)
Summer: May 1

Company Information

* = required Field

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Yes

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Yes
(Please review our policy relating to home-base business settings.)

Select from the drop-down menu
is available:
 

No, this is my first request for an intern
  

No, this is my first request for an intern
  

 

Would you like to participate in any of the following events with Career Services?

No, I would not like to participate

I would like to conduct information sessions on campus

I would like to be a guest speaker in a career development class

I would like to be a guest speaker in other academic classes (undergrad or graduate)

I would like to host a tour of my facility



   

   

Mission Statement (The overarching reason for bringing interns into your organization)
 

   

Internship Activities/Duties:

Note: 80 - 90% of the duties must be related to student's major

(Learning/work activities for the student. Can be a mix from several major categories. Organizations are encouraged to add your own descriptors in the "Other" text boxes)

Management (MGMT)

Choose the learning activities relevant to your organization's internship by clicking on the radio buttons that apply to the internship you have to offer. We encourage organizations to enter additional learning activities more specific to your opportunity using the Other activities text boxes.

Common Management major activities:

Develop an entrepreneurial business mentality.

Experience how major companies rate and communicate employee performance.

Witness ethics, compliance and business conduct issues pertaining to our industry.

Learn time management requirements when working with individual agents or teams.

Manage a budget along with the firm’s director (or designee) and help to move the department to a neutral cost burden within the firm

Other activities as described below:
 

Marketing (MKTG)

Common Marketing major activities:

Learn the needs of the small business and individual target markets.

Learn how to apply marketing skills and tactics.

Learn marketing tracking techniques.

Develop and coordinate mailing campaigns.

Learn the elements of and assist in the execution of event planning for clients and prospects.

Experience the necessity of detailed market research.

Learn and manage a firm wide database information system to execute specific local campaigns and initiatives.

Become familiar with our software programs and current marketing strategies and materials.

Develop competencies in market planning and plan management.

Work with the firm’s unassigned client base in developing communication tactics.

Report directly to the firm's Marketing Director (or designee) for additional marketing related duties.

Other activities as described below:
 

Accounting (ACCT)

Click here for a sample ACCT job description (PDF file)

Common Accounting major activities:

Learn accounting software by assisting in the full implementation of the software.

Learn billing software and how it is integrated into an accounts receivable component.

Learn how to prepare all financial statements for external and internal reporting.

Assist with preparation of annual tax return and single audit requirements of the Federal Government.

Learn fundamental accounting for 3rd party insurance billing, accounting for government contracts (cost reimbursement and unit cost), and accounting for MOU's and MOA's.

Learn payroll tax accounting by pay period, monthly, and annually which will include filing of W-2 and tax reconciliations.

Assume responsibility for accounts payable process using our software program including the classification of invoices for payment and processing check requests.

Learn cash management and cash flow analysis for management review team.

Learn bank statement reconciliation process on a daily and monthly basis through utilization of on-line banking software.

Understand how generally accepted accounting principles and practices are integrated into day to day practical business enterprise environment.

Other activities as described below:
 

Economics (ECON)

Click here for a sample ECON job description (PDF file)

Common Economics major activities :

Product/Service

Collect and analyze data

Perform data analysis in Microsoft Excel (and/or other statistical software packages)

Present data in formats that make summary findings easy to understand (such as bar charts, pie charts, time series lots, etc.)

Learn and develop skills to provide written reports on firm performance relative to other related firms in the industry

Assist in analyzing impact of economic environment on firm performance

Apply economic critical thinking skill

Data analysis using econometrics approach as well as business statistics

Connect individual business tasks with big economic picture

Write report on economic analysis

Present economic analysis in business-oriented format

Develop business project with economic insight

Other activities as described below:
 

Finance (FINA)

Click here for a sample FINA - Financial Planning/Investments job description (PDF file)

Click here for a sample FINA - Corporate job description (PDF file)

Common Finance major activities:

Prepare research reports on publicly traded common stocks as assigned by the intern's supervisor

Prepare an evaluation of corporate bond ratings as assigned by the intern's supervisor.

Prepare an evaluation of municipal bond ratings as assigned by the intern’s supervisor.

Assist with account reviews and preparation for account reviews.

Update client portfolio values, returns, risk statistics.

Develop Excel spreadsheets to show current Realized/Unrealized gains/losses.

Gain understanding of portfolio diversification (i.e. fixed income, equities).

Learn the duties of an escrow accounting department.

Assist with balancing cases, preparing checks, disbursing checks and reconciling escrow bank accounts.

Learn duties in preparation of settlement statement.

Communicate with lenders to coordinate pre-closing and post-closing activities.

Other activities as described below:
 

Information Systems (INFO)

Click here for a sample INFO job description (PDF file)

Common Information Systems major activities:

Learn and develop skills in information technology to include networking of computers, system wide back up of data, and storage of data.

Develop skills to communicate with IT professionals who specialize in Systems Software Design Engineering and Computer Programming.

Assist staff in performing system backup and maintenance functions.

Assist in installation of PC hardware and software.

Assist in network and hardware troubleshooting.

Assist in performing preventative maintenance and upgrades on servers.

Assist Network Engineer (or designee) with current projects.

Perform special projects as determined by the information systems staff.

Assist in needs analysis for projects; in research for solutions for needs.

Assist in updating user and technical documentation.

Assist in the maintenance and performance tuning of application databases.

Create and publish interactive reports.

Assist in managing, maintaining, developing, designing and updating the intranet.

Assist with the Web Content Management System for our public website.

Gain hands on practical experience to the full gamut of Help Desk roles and responsibilities.

Run calls to troubleshoot desktop problems for Macintosh and PC computers.

Other activities as described below:
 

International Business (INTB)

Click here for a sample INTB job description (PDF file)

Common International Business major activities:

Develop an entrepreneurial business mentality.

Witness ethics, compliance and business conduct issues pertaining to our industry.

Learn time management requirements when working with individual agents or teams.

Learn the needs of the small business and individual target markets.

Learn how to apply marketing skills and tactics.

Learn marketing tracking techniques.

Develop and coordinate mailing campaigns.

Experience the necessity of detailed market research; understand marketing research methodology to help support new marketing initiatives and targeted campaigns.

Learn and manage a firm wide database information system to execute specific local campaigns and initiatives.

Become familiar with our software programs and current marketing strategies and materials.

Develop competencies in market planning and plan management.

Work with the firms unassigned client base in developing communication tactics.

Gain a thorough knowledge and understanding of sales and marketing practice for a global company.

Other activities as described below:
 

Common Generalized activities (can be used for all majors):

Product/Service

Understand the basic target marketing of (product or service).

Gain substantial knowledge into our industry/field/product or service.

Other activities as described below:
 

Common Personal Development activities (can be used for all majors):

Develop planning, organizational and time management skills.

Increase knowledge of computer skills and technology.

Develop team-based work competencies.

Develop interpersonal skills in order to communicate with employees.

Develop interpersonal skills in order to communicate with day-to-day business contacts through follow up calls.

Develop interpersonal skills in order to communicate with external clients.

Other activities as described below:
   
*Program Incentive (Something unique about your organization that you can offer to entice the students to apply to your opportunity!)
 

Selection Criteria

(What kind of student are you looking for?)

*Student status:  
   
*Majors you think would be appropriate for the learning/work activities:

Note: Choose major based on 80 - 90% of what the internship duties imply

Accounting

Economics

Finance

Financial Planning interest

Human Resources Interest

Information Systems

International Business

Management

Marketing

 

(hours/days the student will work):
   
:
(paid or not paid - up to the organization)

If internship is not paid, please refer to the DOL guidelines regarding unpaid internships.


For unpaid intern: required minimum for students to intern is 10 hours per week

Please consider being an employer for our "Business in the Atrium" series. It is an informal networking and information sharing opportunity that will give you some face time with business students. It takes place in the lobby of Perdue Hall from 11am- 2pm on a day you select, and it's free!
To finalize your submission, click on the Submit Your Intern Request form button below. The completed form will be emailed to the ABLE Internship office to be processed and shared with the appropriate department(s). If approved to post, your opportunity will be made available for students view and respond.
 
 


Next page will show a summary of your request, It is recommended that you print/save a copy for your records.

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