Hallmark/UNCF Scholars Program 2015

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You think of Hallmark, you think of greeting cards right? When we were founded over 100 years ago that was definitely what we were about. Now this Kansas City based company offers much more. Hallmark is a company with a purpose and a passion for connecting people. The vast array of products we offer such as Recordable Storybooks, Keepsake Ornaments and personalized print-on-demand products, which are available on Hallmark.com, allow us to do just that. We are offering a scholarship for the 2015-2016 academic year AND an internship for Summer 2015 for aspiring professionals who want the opportunity to put into action the principles and theories they have learned in school.

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We have internship opportunities available in the following business areas:

Business Management and Analytics: A successful intern on this team will be able to analyze data and understand the “story” it tells to help plan future product offerings. Strong Microsoft Excel skills are necessary. Targeted Majors: Business Administration, Marketing, Finance, Supply Chain Management, Economics, Industrial Engineering)

Finance/Accounting: You will work on analytical projects for the Finance Division such as cash flow forecasting, sales term analysis and product profitability. Strong Microsoft Excel skills are necessary. Targeted Majors: Finance, Accounting

Transportation/Logistics/Distribution/Supply Chain Planning/Procurement: You will be exposed to the distribution and supply chain processes which could include optimizing our product flow and determining the best sourcing strategy for product, equipment and services. Strong problem solving skills are necessary and exposure to LEAN principles is a plus. Targeted Majors: Supply Chain Management/Logistics

Manufacturing: At Hallmark we design, manufacture and distribute most of our own greeting cards. Interns in manufacturing generally work on projects surrounding Lean principles and process improvement tasks that increase our efficiency reduce our waste and improve the quality of our products. Strong problem solving skills are necessary and exposure to LEAN principles is a plus. Targeted Majors: Industrial Engineering/Mechanical Engineering

Information Technology: You will work on assignments similar to a new full-time I/T analyst. Projects could include applying AGILE methodologies to solve problems in a specific business area, working with consultants, contractors, and on-shore/off-shore resources in accomplishing desired outcomes, performing analysis and assuming responsibility for design, programming, and implementation on assigned systems. Technology includes Java, JavaScript, HTML, PERL, Oracle, Visual Basic, C/C++, COBOL, CICS, DB2, Teradata, Datastage, SAP and JDA systems. Targeted Majors: Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Computer Engineering

Creative: Take your passion for creativity and innovation and use it to create a range of product formats and solutions, such as greeting cards, ornaments, apps, packaging, gifts, and more! A visual or writing portfolio is required for this internship. Portfolio requirements would be discussed prior to your interview. A successful intern in Creative will have strong a design aesthetic or top-notch creative writing skills as well as strong problem solving and strategic thinking skills. Targeted Majors/Skills: Graphic Design, English, Illustration, Industrial Design, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Photography/Video, UI/UX, Interactive Design

Program Overview:

  • The intent of our internship program is to hire exceptional talent that we hope to convert to full-time hires upon graduation based on performance and business need.
  • Our interns are expected to spend 12 weeks with Hallmark leading a project or being a key member on a project team. Our 2015 summer intern program will run from mid-May to mid-August. A relocation stipend of up to $1,500 is provided to students who are not from the Kansas City metro area. All interns receive travel reimbursement for their travel to Kansas City at the beginning of the summer and then back to their university at the end of the summer.
  • We focus on undergraduates at four year institutions available during the summer before their senior year.
  • Typically we have 50-60 interns corporate wide.
  • While most internship opportunities will be located at Hallmark's corporate headquarters in Kansas City, Missouri, internships may also be available at one of our production or distribution centers in Kansas, Missouri or Connecticut.

“Hallmark’s future success depends on Hallmakers whose diverse experiences and perspective can help us create a more emotionally connected world…” Don Hall, Jr. President and CEO of Hallmark Cards.



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