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  • Job Title: Commercial Real Estate Equity Operations Intern
  • Job Description: Principal Real Estate Investors is offering an excellent opportunity for a student interested in working in a fast-paced environment with the opportunity to assist with a wide-range of projects and responsibilities related to commercial real estate operations. During the internship, you will work directly with the Director of Operations and Sustainability to deliver a full range of operational services for our internal and external clients. Examples of intern responsibilities include but are not limited to general business administration, document management, rent roll reconciliation, lease and data management, compliance tracking and monitoring, sustainability initiatives and general project management. You will interact with a variety of internal areas as well as external property management firms. The team values the ability to independently resolve problems and make recommendations for solutions and next steps. Must be very dependable, flexible, detail oriented and have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment. This paid internship is a full-time during the summer beginning in May 2017 and part time during the school year through April/May 2018.
  • Qualifications:
    • Applicants must be pursuing a bachelor's degree in business management/business administration or a related field (marketing, finance, accounting, etc.)
    • Strong preference will be given to those who are pursuing an undergraduate degree and who will not have graduated before the completion of the internship
    • Communication and leadership skills, demonstrated through formal positions in student organizations or employment experiences, are strongly preferred.
    • Attention to detail and a results orientation demonstrated through a 3.0 GPA or better, are also preferred.
    • This position is intended to groom potential applicants for full-time roles at Principal. These positions are not eligible for sponsorship for work authorization, therefore, if you will require sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future, we cannot consider your application at this time. Due to the fact student visas (J1, F1, etc...) are time-limited, we regret we cannot consider candidates on student visas.
  • Application Process: Principal Real Estate Investors wants to fill the position as soon as possible. So, if interested, apply via Principal's job search page (enter the requisition #219965 in one of the search boxes).
  • Posted: Nov. 21, 2016


  • Job Title: Part-time Teller via Palmer Group
  • Pay: $11.00 - $12.50 per Hour
  • Job Description: Palmer Group's local banking client is looking for multiple Tellers to join their team on a part-time basis. These are great opportunities for students to build their résumés and gain business experience prior to graduation. The client offers competitive 401k and flexibility with class schedules. They promote from within, so this is a strong foot in the door offering long term growth potential.
  • Primary responsibilities:
    • Serve as customer's primary point of contact
    • Effectively and efficiently processing both financial and non-financial transactions
    • Build strong relationships by providing an outstanding community banking experience
    • Backup to coin vault and mini vault
    • Meet and exceed bank service standards as defined in teller scorecard
    • Provide authorization signature on cashier's checks as needed
    • Participate in community events, including staffing at least two events and participating in at least two community festivals per year
    • Work as a team with other tellers to complete daily tasks, demonstrating respect and professionalism, being prompt, and minimizing unplanned absences
  • Desired Skills & Experience:
    • High School Diploma required, some post-secondary education preferred
    • Previous cash handling and customer experience helpful
    • Prior experience as a teller a plus
    • Knowledge and use of MS Office Products
    • Excellent communication and service skills very important
    • Attention to detail
  • Application Process: Interested candidates should apply online or contact Ms. Cheryl Finch, Recruiter, Palmer Group, 3737 Woodland Ave, Suite 200, West Des Moines, IA 50266, E-mail: cfinch@thepalmergroup.com,Ph. 515-225-7000.
  • Posted: Oct. 31, 2016



  • Job Title: Financial Intern (Paid position)
  • Location: Des Moines, IA
  • Salary Level: $31,620 - $43,248
  • Job Description:The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) is seeking a Financial Intern who has an interest in pursuing a career in the banking field. The OCC supervises the integrity of our national banks and thrifts, including the majority of the largest banks in the United States. Our culture strives to promote creative and innovative contributions by people in all positions and values and encourages diversity. Financial Interns gain paid, real life work experience by performing challenging, while interesting assignments, designed to prepare them for careers as National Bank Examiners. Financial interns will participate in on-site bank examinations through our Midsize/Community Bank line of business, supporting the supervision of national community banks. Assignments cover all areas of banking, including examining loans, interest rate risk, capital, liquidity, consumer protection programs, and compliance with banking laws and regulations. Financial Interns, who perform satisfactorily and complete at least 640 hours with the OCC prior to, or concurrent with completion of their academic requirements, may be converted to permanent employment with the OCC. Candidates applying for the Financial Internship should have a graduation date during the fall term of 2017 or spring or fall term of 2018 and must be willing to work fulltime during the spring (semester/quarter) of 2017 to complete 6-months of paid training. Candidates must forgo an academic term to complete training. Interested students may also gain academic credit for participation in the OCC Financial Internship Program, please contact your academic advisor for further information. Frequent overnight travel is required; interns will travel to banks across the region and will be responsible for providing their own transportation to these work locations. The OCC will provide reimbursement for mileage and associated travel costs. Interviews will be conducted in Des Moines, IA. Candidates will be responsible for transportation to and from the interview location, the OCC will not reimburse cost for interview travel. However, the OCC may provide a relocation stipend in certain qualifying situations, once selected.
  • Primary responsibilities:
    • Work on OCC Training Team for a minimum of six consecutive months (may be required to forgo an academic term to complete training).
    • Assist or conduct bank examinations under the supervision and guidance of experienced national bank examiners.
    • Work with a team to gather, organize, and analyze bank data.
    • Assess compliance with banking laws & regulations.
    • Prepare written conclusion/recommendation reports and memos, which are shared with bank executives and senior OCC examiners.
    • Participate in on-the-job training in bank supervision, fundamentals of bank accounting, banking systems and controls, computer applications, and banking law.
  • Requirements:
    • Applicants must be enrolled, or accepted for enrollment, as a degree seeking student in an accredited four-year college or university, graduate or professional school pursuing a baccalaureate, master’s or professional degree in accounting, banking, business administration, commercial or banking law, economics, finance, international business or a closely related field of study; AND
    • Meet all educational requirements throughout the internship period; AND
    • Sign a Participant Agreement which outlines responsibilities of both OCC and intern, the schedule of the work assignment and class attendance, the performance evaluation procedure and the requirements for appointment to a permanent position.
    • Application of Veterans' Preference: Under Category Rating procedures, veterans with preference eligibility will receive selection consideration before non-preference eligible veterans within each quality category. Veterans' must submit preference documentation with “How to Apply” documents below to be considered: (e.g., DD-214 Member Copy 4, SF-15, VA letter, etc.).
  • Application Process: Interested candidates should e-mail résumé, college transcripts (unofficial is acceptable), and veteran preference eligibility documents to Mr. Roderick Mack, District Recruitment Specialist, at Roderick.Mack@occ.treas.gov by October 11, 2016.
  • Posted: Sep. 26, 2016


  • Job Title: Investment Banking Analyst (Entry-level) and/or Unpaid Intern, Finance
  • About the Company: Bridgepoint Merchant Banking is a lower and middle market investment banking and private equity firm that serves clients over their corporate lifecycles by providing merger and acquisition and corporate finance advisory services. Bridgepoint Merchant Banking is a division of Bridgepoint Holdings, LLC. In order to offer securities-related Investment Banking Services discussed herein, to include M&A and institutional capital raising, the Managing Principals of Bridgepoint are registered representatives of M&A Securities Group, Inc., an unaffiliated broker-dealer and member FINRA/SIPC. Bridgepoint's sole focus is adding and creating value for companies through their corporate lifecycle. Bridgepoint Principals have over 30 years of combined investment banking and private equity experience and completed transactions exceeding $104 billion in total transaction value across numerous industries, deal types and company sizes. Bridgepoint provides investment banking services with the same high quality analysis and presentation as Bridgepoint's large national investment banking competitors, coupled with our highly personalized service and Midwestern values.
  • Job Description: Bridgepoint Merchant Banking is seeking an Analyst and/or Intern with 0-3 years of experience in the fields of mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, private equity and/or venture capital to join our team. Bridgepoint is seeking to hire an Analyst and/or Intern to work in Des Moines, IA and Lincoln, NE locations. If you are not currently living in either of these areas, please explain why you want to relocate and what your time frame for doing so. Bridgepoint is looking to fill the position(s) quickly.
  • Primary responsibilities: The Analyst / Intern will work alongside the Principals of the Firm to support and execute transactions, interact with clients, other advisors and vendors. Main duties include:
    • Research, financial analysis and modeling of financial statements, companies, industries and M&A/capital markets and related trends
    • Preparing descriptive memoranda and other transaction documents used in the transaction process
    • Preparing materials used in marketing, business development and management presentations
    • Supporting the administrative and portfolio management activities of the two venture capital/private equity funds
  • Desired Skills & Experience: Preferred candidates will possess the following qualifications and attributes:
    • Four year degree completed (or nearing completion) with an outstanding academic record
    • Prior experience in investment banking, M&A, corporate finance, capital raising, private equity and/or venture capital
    • Amazing work ethic and integrity, coupled with a high degree of initiative
    • Intellectual curiosity - a yearning to understand and find solutions
    • Strong quantitative and analytical skills
    • Passion to create success for clients and the Firm
    • Strong verbal and written communications skills as well as the ability to interact with clients and prospects
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Products
    • For Analyst: Series 7 or 79 and 63 licensing completed (will be required if not already completed)
  • Application Process: Only applications submitted through LinkedIn will be considered. Please submit a cover letter and résumé when you apply.
  • If you have any questions about the positions, contact Mr. Stuart Hemesath at shemesath@bridgepointmb.com.
  • Posted: August 30, 2016


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