The Supplier Diversity Office (SDO) is a new agency within the Executive Office for Administration and Finance of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts with a mission of serving diverse and small businesses and agencies of the Commonwealth.
The SDO is seeking a driven and detail-oriented Compliance Intern for the Spring 2022 semester. The Compliance Intern will provide research and data analysis for the Compliance Unit. The candidate will be a member of the Compliance Unit and will have the opportunity to learn about various supplier diversity programs throughout the nation. The candidate will use critical thinking and writing skills to display, analyze, and present information to various audiences.
Duties and Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive):
The selected intern will research the supplier diversity plans in state procurement nationwide and provide reports and metrics that indicate the following:
· Determine how diverse businesses are recognized within different states;
· Compare and contrast different states’ diversity compliance unit guidelines;
· Research and analyze statewide diversity spending requirements;
· Determine and report on trends in diverse purchasing programs; and
· Present data in various ways and displays.
Candidates should be currently enrolled in a nationally accredited institution of higher education and within good standing. Candidates should have an interest in political science, government, and/or diversity programs.
The ideal candidate will:
· Have excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication, presentation and analytical skills and experience, especially related to demonstrating confidence and executive presence in public settings.
· Be extremely organized and highly motivated.
· Have the ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds.
· Be competent with common software applications, such as Microsoft Office.
· Have a demonstrated ability to quickly pick up new technology/digital tools.
About the Supplier Diversity Office:
The mission of the SDO is to serve minorities, women, veterans, service-disabled veterans, disabled, LGBT-owned, and small businesses in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, including the responsibility to certify eligible businesses. Learn more about the SDO at: http://www.mass.gov/sdo
Options: Internship for credit. Some educational institutions require prior approval before the start of an internship. It is the responsibility of the student to check with their institution to be sure they meet any requirements before they accept a position.
Special Requirements: Must be able to work remotely, as needed.
Start Date: Jan 2022
End Date: June 2022