• Office of the Comptroller

CTR 2020 Summer Internship Program



The Office of the Comptroller is seeking qualified candidates to participate in CTR’s 2020 Summer Internship Program for Graduate and Undergraduate Students. This program is an important vehicle to provide professional work experience to graduate and undergraduate students as well as providing first hand exposure to the types of career opportunities available within the public sector. CTR provides several professional career paths to explore when considering a career in the area of public finance, accounting, auditing, law, technology, risk management and business systems.


The program will run from approximately May 26, 2020 until August 7, 2020. Exact duration of individual’s internship may vary depending upon that student’s specific academic calendar. CTR is excited to offer internships to students in graduate and undergraduate programs. Compensation will vary depending on educational program level.


Desired Skills

Interns should be able to exhibit attention to detail; time management; ability to multitask; ability to contribute and work productively as part of a team; positive attitude; and the capacity to remain flexible and learn new skills as necessary. Candidates are encouraged to apply who have an interest in or experience with one or more of the following skills:


  • Auditing—Ability to analyze business processes and create recommendations to mitigate risk.

  • Data Analytics—Demonstrated experience utilizing tools such as Tableau with large data sets, analyzing data, extracting relevant information, and producing strategic conclusions into user-friendly reports for a diverse set of users.

  • Desktop Support—Supporting and troubleshooting computers, laptops, printers and network devices as well as maintaining inventory of hardware, software & licenses.

  • Financial Analysis—Experience in the development of reports for review of the funds and accounts, which then become the foundation for the preparation of financial reports.

  • Financial Management—Ability to assist with fiscal oversight responsibilities, including reviewing service contracts and leases, payments, spending and revenue authorizations.

  • Payroll—Interest in Federal and Massachusetts tax laws; interest in compliance with rules and regulations related to public employment and desire to learn the operations/ technology and internal controls over a $6 billion state payroll.

Application Process

The Office of the Comptroller encourages interested students enrolled in a degree program to apply for this Internship Program. Interested candidates should submit by e-mail, no later than April 16, 2020:

  • A cover letter

  • Resume

  • A list of relevant coursework

  • Three professional references

A copy of an unofficial transcript may be requested during the interview process. Candidate packets will be reviewed a considered on a rolling basis so interested candidates are encouraged to submit application as soon as possible. Please include position title and posting number on your submission.


The application package should be submitted to: CTR-HR@mass.gov.


Please include the position title and position number in the subject line: Summer Intern FY20, 011-00050413


For more information

View the full job description.

OFFICE OF THE COMPTROLLER OF THE COMMONWEALTH

William McNamara, Comptroller of the Commonwealth

One Ashburton Place, 9th Floor, Boston MA 02108

comptroller.info@mass.gov

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