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Sample Description

As the world's largest package-delivery company and a leading global provider of specialized transportation and logistics services, PDC continues to develop the frontiers of logistics, supply chain management and e-commerce combining the flow of goods, information and funds.

Intern's Title
Finance Analyst Intern

Main Project Responsibilities

  • 50 percent: Profitability studies using BidCAM computer model. Responsible for compiling shipper specific cost indices and inputting into the model. Analyze results and develop written and oral results summaries.
  • 20 percent: Analyze the impact of specific facility enhancements throughout the district. Determine if original appropriations were accurate and provide detailed analysis for both written and oral presentation of results.

Additional Responsibilities

  • 20 percent: Assist finance manager with internal audit compliance across multiple functions (pricing, finance, other business processes)
  • 10 percent: Peripheral projects and tasks may be assigned

Desired Skills and Knowledge

  • Education: MBA students only may apply
  • Concentration(s) of study: Finance
  • Technical Skills: Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Access)
  • Strong analytical background
  • Effective communication (both written and verbal) with managers and with clients is essential
  • Professional demeanor at all times

Learning Objectives

  • Expand analytical skills through various projects using computer models
  • Develop knowledge of the delivery and logistics business
  • Increase team work skills through collaborative efforts with professionals in the field
  • Gain experience in a small private company with 50 employees
  • Leadership skills: self-management and adaptability, strategic thinking


  • Intern will work 10-12 hours per week. Schedule is flexible around academic commitments. A minimum total of 150 hours of work is required.
  • Compensation: $15 per hour