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February 16, 2024

2024 Student Internship Program

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CTR is seeking qualified candidates to participate in our 2024 Student Internship Program. This program provides professional work experience for associate, undergraduate, and graduate level students. The program is designed to provide firsthand exposure to a sampling of the types of career opportunities available across the public sector. This internship provides several professional career paths to explore when considering a career in public finance, accounting, auditing, and business systems.

The internship program will run from approximately June 10, 2024, through August 2, 2024. The exact duration of an individual’s internship may vary depending upon that student’s specific academic calendar. CTR is excited to offer internships to students enrolled in associate, undergraduate, and graduate level programs.

CTR considers its ability to provide students with actual work experience in a professional setting to be an important part of our role as a public employer. Interns will be assigned to a team, and the focus of the work will be within that team’s discipline. The intern cohort participates in group activities and projects including but not limited to public policy round table talks, a speaker series, a shadow program,
and preparing and delivering a presentation. Active participation in program activities is mandatory and is approximately one third of the internship program. Successful candidates will be able to work both independently and collaboratively with other interns and CTR staff. This program’s successful design helps develop an internship experience for a future work path, whether at CTR or elsewhere, for students that may not have otherwise considered the public sector as an employer.

CTR values providing students with hands-on professional experience, integral to our role as a public employer. Interns will join dedicated teams, engaging discipline-specific tasks. The program includes mandatory participation in group activities like public policy discussions, a speaker series, shadowing opportunities, and presentation preparation. Successful candidates demonstrate both independence and collaborative work skills. This well-designed program aims to shape a meaningful internship experience, fostering future career paths, especially for those who may not have initially considered the public sector as an employer.

Available Internships:

Statewide General Accounting (SGA)—Interest in the development of reports for review of the funds and accounts, which then become the foundation for the preparation of Commonwealth’s internal and external financial reports.
Statewide Financial Reporting (SFR)— Statewide Financial Reporting (SFR) engages in the timely preparation of the Commonwealth’s SBFR and ACFR, various financial reports and filings for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to internal and external entities, including the general public. The intern will participate in the preparation of financial reports and assist in preparing or improving the supporting documentation process, assist in updating current policies, perform
financial analysis, as well as conduct program analysis.
Statewide Contracts/ISAs, Vendors, Non-Tax Revenue – Interest in the transfer of goods,
services, and money through statewide contracts and learning the important process of obtaining
benefits by leveraging the Commonwealth’s buying power, solicitation process, contract expertise, vendor management and oversight, and the availability of environmentally preferable
Business Enterprise Systems Transformation (BEST) Program— The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is undertaking a multi-year project known as the Business Enterprise Systems Transformation (BEST) Program to implement a comprehensive Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) financial software solution and implement best business practices and workflows supported by modern technology. The BEST financial solution will support a wide range of business functions used by over 159 state agencies. There will be two BEST positions available: Organizational Change Management/Communications and Finance/Technical.

Compensation and Benefits

This is a paid internship program. The rate will be $19.50 per hour, with the opportunity to earn up to37.5 hours per week. Interns will be required to document the hours worked each day in the Commonwealth’s Time and Attendance System. This position does not provide any overtime opportunity, the accrual of vacation time or personal time, but does provide the accrual of sick time as required by law.

Application Process
Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. on an ongoing basis without sponsorship. Interested candidates should submit by E-mail, no later than March 14, 2024:
• a cover letter,
• resume,
• a list of relevant coursework
• and three professional references.

The application package should be submitted to: [email protected]. Please include position title and
posting number (Summer Intern FY24-021) on the email subject line.