October 7, 2009

Hot Jobs 56: College Internships

I feel like the weeks are flying by even faster now that fall has officially hit. As you probably know by now, every Wednesday, I feature three of the hottest job leads from JobMonkey’s free Job Center.

Our Job Center is the web’s #1 free resource for job seekers in search of an adventure — and a paycheck.

While the September job loss report from last week may have been doom-and-gloom, but that doesn’t mean you should throw in the job-searching towel just yet. In fact, a great way to get a leg up on your competition is through a college internship, which is why that’s the focus of our Hot Jobs report this week. Believe it or not, a number of firms are already hiring the intern crew for next summer — and the competition is going to be red hot!

You can learn more about summer and semester-long internships from JobMonkey’s extensive section on college student internships or from my post about how to find a college internship.

1. Tax Intern, Weyerhaeuser,  Federal Way, Washington

One of the world’s largest manufacturers and distributors of wood products, Weyerhaeuser is currently seeking a tax intern for its Tax Department at Corporate Headquarters in Federal Way, WA. The position can be either part-time (20 hours/week) or full-time (40 hours/week) and will involve assisting in the preparation of Weyerhaeuser Company’s consolidated federal income tax return, and state income tax returns for Weyerhaeuser and subsidiaries. The ideal candidate will currently be enrolled in an accredited Bachelors of Accounting degree program, have excellent computer skills and strong problem-solving skills. Also important are organization, flexibility, teamwork and willingness to learn.

2. Finance Management Associate Intern Program, Bank of America Corp., Charlotte, North Carolina

The Bank of America annually selects thirty interns, with the aim or providing them the opportunity to expand their academic knowledge while developing technical skills, knowledge of the industry and familiarity with the corporate environment. Interns may be involved in on-going operations, financial and non-financial trends, financial analysis of business investments, internal planning, external reports for shareholders and regulatory authorities, and taxation issues. In conjunction with their job duties, interns will have the opportunity to participate in training sessions, networking events and community service opportunities. Eligible interns may be invited to join the Bank’s two-year associate development program. Qualified applicants should be pursuing a degree in Accounting or Finance and have strong academics, leadership skills and business acumen. This is a paid internship in Charlotte, North Carolina, which runs for two months starting in early June.

3. ConAgra Engineering Internship, ConAgra Foods, Council Bluffs, Iowa

The ConAgra Foods Corp is seeking an engineering intern to assist the Engineering Manager in a variety of assigned tasks including initiating improvement efforts, gathering and analyzing data, and identifying and resolving process and procedure issues. The ideal candidate will have completed at least two years of his or her Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering/Physical Science at an accredited college or university. One should also be involved in research groups or projects outside of class.

Didn’t find the internship or job of your dreams on our hot jobs lists this week? Be sure to check out the JobMonkey Job Center for hundreds of other listings in every imaginable field.

Good luck with your job search this week!

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