Commonwealth Financial Network

Professional Development/Human Resources Intern

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Human Resources


Please note: This is a full-year internship that begins in the Spring 2018 semester with a 12–15 hour time commitment per week, becomes full-time during Summer 2018 (Monday–Friday from 8:30 A.M. to 5:30 P.M.), and continues in the Fall 2018 semester with a 12–15 hour time commitment per week.


Commonwealth Financial Network® is the largest privately held Registered Investment Adviser–independent broker/dealer in the U.S., with offices in Waltham, Massachusetts, and San Diego, California. Since 1979, we’ve been helping our field force of independent financial professionals help investors pursue their financial goals. We do that by providing them with the technology, research, resources, and support that allow them to keep their focus on what’s most important: investors and their financial objectives.


With that said, we are not your typical financial services firm. For starters, we’re a fast-growing company, and we think and have fun like a start-up. Conveniently located on the commuter rail near the intersection of Route 95 and the Mass Pike, we’re accessible from anywhere—and away from the congestion of a downtown commute.


Commonwealth recognizes that our people are our greatest asset by investing in training and professional development. As a result, Commonwealth has been recognized 38 times (and counting) as one of the Best Places to Work by top publications in the region (Boston Globe, Boston Business Journal, San Diego Business Journal, San Diego Union-Tribune), as well as in the IT industry (Computerworld). With high marks in areas such as work environment, work/life balance, job satisfaction, and opportunities for advancement, Commonwealth is a place where you can thrive.  


About the Opportunity

Is attention to detail one of your great strengths? Do you excel at keeping things organized? We are looking for a bright, hard-working college student to join our Human Resources team, supporting our department’s Professional Development initiative.
The Human Resources department designs and delivers programs, practices, and processes to meet the needs of Commonwealth and its employees. Through innovative and solid people-oriented programs, Commonwealth is able to hire and retain the absolute best talent.


  • Updating the internal training schedule across all databases (learning management system, internal SharePoint site, and Microsoft Outlook)
  • Creating and distributing electronic course evaluation surveys to program attendees
  • Summarizing reports from course evaluation survey results and distributing them to instructors and program organizers
  • Compiling training program statistics on a quarterly basis for executive management
  • Finding new and creative ways to promote upcoming programs to our employees (crafting brochures, flyers, etc.)
  • Preparing and sending firm-wide announcements regarding upcoming courses
  • Researching and assisting with the implementation and testing of new technology
  • Assisting with various administrative projects for the Professional Development team and larger Human Resources team as needed


  • Detail-oriented
  • Excellent organization skills
  • Strong computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required; Outlook is a plus)
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently, as well as with a team
  • Ability to work on multiple projects at once while maintaining focus
  • Excellent customer service skills


Have we piqued your curiosity? Can you see yourself thriving in this internship opportunity, as well as our Anything but Common® workplace culture? If so—and if your background and experience align with our needs—please do submit your application right away.


Commonwealth Financial Network is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to a diverse workforce.






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