Employer: City of Lewiston
Internship Number: 415
Internship Title: Finance Department Intern
Location: Lewiston, Maine
Period of Engagement: Available Each Term – Spring, Summer or Fall
Compensation: Unpaid
Description of the Internship:
The Finance Department of the City of Lewiston is seeking an intern for the summer.  This internship would provide an opportunity for the successful candidate to be exposed to a variety of financial related projects and tasks surrounding municipal government.  Some projects would be industry specific, while others would have general applicability.

For more information on the City of Lewiston, please visit their website at:  http://www.ci.lewiston.me.us/

Responsibilities:
Specific projects the intern would be involved in include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Assist with the City’s IT implementation of capital assets, fleet management, and work orders – practical application provides elements of cost and general accounting, software integration, project management, team building, research, and logical assembly.
  • Assessing Valuation – industry specific with personal application through the comparison of market valuation through sales data to historical assessments. Practical application of business math, finance, and critical thinking.
  • Meter Management Program – industry specific with personal application through the review of outlying usage data to suggest meter replacement and upgrading to further computer integration. Practical application of statistics, customer service skills, IT, and general accounting.
  • Municipal Liens and discharges – industry specific with personal finance application. Practical application includes detail research, business math, business law, and exposure to the collection process used by organizations.
  • Accounting reconciliations – practical application includes accounting, critical thinking, and computer application.
  • Policy Upgrades – various exposure to business and HR systems by reconciling active practices to documented policies. Practical application includes internal controls, business writing, critical thinking, and policy development.
  • Debt & Arbitrage Data Gathering – experience the steps taken in an open market bond sale and the follow-up required IRS compliance calculations. Practical application includes computer application, critical thinking, research, business writing, business finance and economics.
Requirements:
  • Professional attitude and customer service skills
  • Experience and/or coursework in finance, accounting, actuarial
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong computer skills
  • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail
Application Process:
Application is made through UMF’s Partnership for Civic Advancement.
Complete and submit the Internship Application Form Online – and email your resume and cover letter to the Partnership at:  lorraine.pratt@maine.edu
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