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Cambridge Investment Research, Inc. Project Management Internship in Fairfield, Iowa

Cambridge has recruited talented interns from across the country to join us during the summer for a 10-12 week internship. Each year, over 35 interns join us for a paid summer internship experience at our home offices in Fairfield, Iowa and Phoenix, Arizona. The Next Step internship program gives students practical insight into the financial services industry and allows students to gain practical knowledge in their field. Students are partnered with a professional mentor, supervisor, and executive leader to gain networking opportunities and learn from industry professionals. At the conclusion of the internship, each intern will have the opportunity to present on their experience and a specific project of their choice.

The Project Management team provides expert guidance and leadership to project teams through all phases of the project's life cycle, from initiation to closing. They strive to manage project constraints by ensuring project plans are implemented on schedule, within budget, and within scope while maintaining project alignment with the strategic goals and mission of Cambridge.

We have one Project Management Internship opening located in the Phoenix, AZ or Fairfield, IA office.

As the Project Management Intern, you will:

  • Work closely with member of the Project Management team including Project Managers, Business Analysts, and leadership

  • Attend project meetings, take meeting minutes, and prepare deliverables

  • Update project milestones, issues, task documents and business requirements

  • Assist with 1-3 large scale projects

  • Coordinate with other interns to lead an intern peer group

  • Assist with monthly team activities

  • Gain exposure to project methodology and tools that will allow them to enhance their project management skills

Students studying business administration, management, finance, business analytics, or information systems will likely be the most successful in this role.

Compensation: $16-$18 per hour. This range is a good faith estimate of the compensation to be offered for this position based on the ideal candidate’s qualifications, the Company’s operational needs, and other considerations permitted by law. The actual pay offered to a specific candidate may vary above or below the stated range.


  • Paid time off: Interns receive 16 hours of paid time off to use throughout the summer

  • Volunteer time: Interns receive eight hours of paid time off to volunteer throughout the summer

  • Holiday pay: Memorial Day and Independence Day

  • Educational courses: Interns participate in educational training hosted by our Associate Training and Development team. Courses consist of career workshops, problem solving, professional development and financial services industry basics.

  • Networking events: Interns have the opportunity to network with our company executives during the Welcome and End of Summer Banquets. Interns will participate in leadership panels to hear from company leaders, ask questions and gain valuable insight as well as have the chance to job shadow in other teams at Cambridge. Following the summer internship, interns have access to the Next Step Intern Alumni LinkedIn group to stay in touch with Cambridge and other past interns.

  • Opportunity to discuss continued employment with Cambridge on a part-time or full-time basis following the internship.

Job ID: 2023-2400

External Company Name: Cambridge Investment Research, Inc.

External Company URL:

Telecommute: No