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Attain | Mc Lean, Virginia
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Job Description

All Applications due by February 16th, 2018

Business Consulting Intern

Attain is looking for several business consulting interns for our 2018 summer internship program class. Come gain experience with one of the fastest growing management consulting companies in the DC metro area.

We offer:

* An 8 week internship program for undergraduate and graduate students
* Real business experience and client interactions
* Multiple professional development opportunities
* Mentorship and collaboration with skilled executives
* Fun Internship Events

Essential Job Functions:

* Work with staff and clients through all stages of the consulting life cycle
* Develop an understanding of business approaches, tools and methodologies
* Participate in project team meetings and provide status updates, as appropriate
* Effectively communicate activities and findings in both oral and written formats

Perform other duties, as assigned by role:

* Develop project plans based on business initiatives
* Track project progress, milestones, risks & issues
* Gather required data and perform analysis
* Provide input and generate recommendations
* Develop and deliver presentations on project assignments

Education/Experience Requirements:

* Current enrollment in an accredited Bachelors degree program in Business, Finance, Economics, or other relevant field. Must be enrolled at time of internship.
* Only rising juniors and seniors will be considered
* Ideal candidates should have some relevant business experience
* Excellent oral and written communication skills
* Demonstrated proficiency with use of a desktop computer, and the full suite of MS Office applications
* Demonstrated ability to learn new concepts/techniques and apply knowledge
* Interns may be asked to go onto Federal client sites, so ability to obtain and maintain a Public Trust clearance is required

About Attain

Attainment Company is an independent, family owned business based in Verona, Wisconsin. Since 1979 Attainment Company has been dedicated to helping people with cognitive disabilities succeed at school, work and life. Don Bastian, founder and CEO, created Attainment's first product when he was a program coordinator at the Rock County Rehabilitation Services (now called Kandu Industries) in Beloit, Wisconsin. The Work Skill Development Program, which used a task analysis approach to teach work behaviors to young adults with disabilities, is the foundation for our present Work Activity Packages. Attainment Company has for many years, advocated supported employment as a community-based alternative to sheltered employment for adults with significant disabilities. Here, Don Bastian, CEO, chats with three long-time supported employees. Larry (center) has been with Attainment for 25 years, Mike (far left)for 14 years, and Steve (second from right) for 10 years. Lindsay Kinney is their supervisor. Soon after Attainment's inception, we began publishing functional life skill curricula. A picture-based cooking program called Look n' Cook was soon followed by Illustrated Shopping Cards, Looking Good, Keeping House, Stepping Out, and Plan Your Day. These unique programs were the first to combine picture cueing, story-based instructional video and structured lesson plans. They have all been updated and are still popular today. Times change and so does Attainment. We created our first assistive technology device and instructional software in 1993. The Pocket Talker was known for its easy use, durability and value. These qualities are still inherent in the contemporary GoTalk line. The newest version of our first software program, Dollars and Cents, anchors the Attainment Workstation, an all-in-one touch screen computer preloaded with 32 Attainment programs to teach math, literacy, life and work skills. In 2001 Attainment launched the IEP Resources publishing brand. Its premier publication, Writing Measurable IEP Goals and Objectives, by Barbara Bateman, has sold over 60,000 copies. IEP Resources is now a leading publisher focusing on critical issues in special education. In 2006, Attainment established a growing older adult product line. Award-winners include Aerobics of the Mind, Mind Your Mind and the DVDs , What Every Caregiver Needs to Know About Alzheimer's Disease and Straight Talk About Dementia. In 2007, Attainment Company, in collaboration with the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, published the ground-breaking Early Literacy Skill Builders (ELSB). ELSB is the only scientifically-based reading program for children with significant developmental disabilities, including autism. So what's coming next? All kinds of good stuff!

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