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Cambridge Investment Research, Inc. Executive Administrative Internship in Fairfield, Iowa

For the last 11 years, Cambridge has recruited highly talented interns from across the country to join us during the summer for a 10-12 week internship. Each year, 25-30 interns join us for a full-time, paid internship experience at our home office in Fairfield, Iowa. This year, we are also recruiting interns for our Phoenix, Arizona office. The Next Step internship program gives students practical insight into the financial services industry. Students are partnered with a professional mentor, supervisor, and executive champion and participate in trainings on industry basics and trends, along with professional development courses and opportunities to job shadow other departments across Cambridge. At the conclusion of the internship, each intern will have the opportunity to present on their experience and a specific project of their choice.


  • Competitive pay

  • Away time: Interns will receive 16 hours of away time at the beginning of employment

  • Volunteer time: Each intern will be allowed up to eight hours of paid time off for the summer to volunteer for activities that support community events and activities.

  • Holiday pay: Memorial Day and Independence Day

  • Housing assistance: Interns located in the Fairfield office needing housing assistance will be offered the option to utilize a local university’s apartment facilities at a small expense.

  • Educational courses: Interns get to participate in educational training put on by our Associate Training and Development team. Courses consist of career workshops, problem solving, proper work etiquette, and financial services industry basics.

  • Social events: Interns have the option to participate in local social events with other interns and home office associates.

  • Networking events: Interns have the opportunity to network with our top executives during the Welcome and End of Summer Banquets. Interns will get the chance to learn from our top leaders and ask questions. Interns also have the ability to do job shadows with other teams at Cambridge. Upon the completion of the internship program, interns will also have access to the Next Step Intern Alumni LinkedIn Group to stay in touch with Cambridge and other interns that have gone through the program.

  • Opportunity to discuss continued employment with Cambridge on a part-time or full-time basis at the conclusion of the internship

The Executive Administration team is responsible for being the first line of support for our most senior leaders, the executive council members. This team coordinates meetings, travel logistics, and collects pertinent information for our executive team to make decisions. There is no detail too small for this team. The Executive Administrative Assistant intern will work in several departments within the company which will provide comprehensive exposure to many of the aspects of not only the company, but the industry as a whole, as well as Cambridge's role within the industry. Many of the skills utilized to execute daily and project-related duties are transferrable to other positions and industries thereby giving the intern real-world work experience.

We have one Executive Administrative Assistant Internship opening located in the Fairfield, IA office.

As the Executive Administrative Assistant Intern, you will:

  • Collaborate with the team of administrative assistants to perform daily routine work and project work

  • Coordinate and arrange meetings, prepare agendas, and reserve and prepare facilities

  • Gather and place food orders for lunch meetings and pick up and deliver as required

  • Assist with editing, printing, assembling, and distributing reports

  • Compile and analyze basic information for inclusion in reports or presentation materials

  • Organize and maintain hardcopy and electronic file systems

  • Coordinate travel, including booking flights, hotels, rental vehicles, and making meal reservations

  • Prepare and process documents and packaging for bulk mailings

  • Work with a number of departments across the firm gaining exposure to a variety of aspects of the financial services industry

Students studying office assistant or business specialist majors will likely be the most successful in this role.

About Us:

Cambridge Investment Research Inc. is one of the nation’s top independent broker-dealers. We serve independent financial professionals and their clients as they work to grow their wealth and plan for their future goals. We are a company of over 850 associates with offices in Fairfield, IA and Phoenix, AZ.

At Cambridge, our purpose is to make a difference in the lives of our financial professionals, their investing clients, and our associates. Our values of integrity, commitment, flexibility, and kindness continue to guide us in the decisions we make together every day. For 40 years we’ve delivered innovative financial solutions while offering exciting career opportunities with ongoing professional development.

A national leader as a financial solutions firm, Cambridge’s commitment to long-term professional development in a unique small-town community makes this a one-of-a-kind opportunity. Cambridge has been honored 10 times by our associates as a ‘Top Workplace in Iowa’, and 13 times as ‘Broker-dealer of the Year’ by our financial professionals through Investment Advisor magazine. We are recognized among the leading firms in the financial advice industry as we serve over 3,500 independent financial professionals and hundreds of thousands of their investing clients across the country.

Job ID: 2021-1532

External Company Name: Cambridge Investment Research, Inc.

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