Corporate - #9804774

Border States

Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Fargo, ND
Contract type: Full time

Internship postings will be open through March 16, 2024.

We appreciate your continued interest and patience during the hiring process! Please contact ******* with any questions.

Be part of a growing, successful company in an exciting and challenging field. Border States is 100% employee-owned, which means you’re empowered to make decisions, find solutions and receive rewards for your hard work.

This position will be located in: Fargo , ND

Job Summary

The Corporate Intern will develop a solid understanding of the department they are in as well as the overall business. The internship aims to provide our interns with challenging, real-world projects specific to their career path. Works within the department on day-to-day projects; projects will include but are not limited to activities related to process improvement, project management, data support, reporting, documentation, and other assigned responsibilities.


Essential Functions

  • Works within the department on day-to-day projects; which include but are not limited to activities related to process improvement, project management, data support, reporting, documentation, and other assigned responsibilities.
  • Builds relationships through meetings, events and one-on-ones with various employee-owners and leaders.
  • Focuses on real-world projects within the department.
  • Collaborates with various departments throughout the company.
Department Responsibilities
  • Conducts research on best practices and industry trends related to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the electrical distribution sector.
  • Analyzes data and assists in the preparation of reports to identify areas for improvement and opportunities for diversity enhancement.
  • Collaborates with the DEI team to contribute to the design and implementation of diversity and inclusion programs tailored to the specific needs of the electrical distribution company.
  • Assists in developing training materials and resources for employees on DEI topics.
  • Supports initiatives that promote the company's engagement with diverse communities, including outreach programs, partnerships, and events.
  • Assists in coordinating and participating in community-based events to enhance the company's visibility and reputation.
  • Assists in the planning and execution of events that promote diversity and inclusion, including workshops, seminars, and awareness campaigns.
  • Coordinates logistics, communicates with vendors, and supports event promotion efforts.
Non-essential Functions
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor or other designate.
  • Current student or new graduate (within last year) in a 2 or 4-year degree program.
  • Strong knowledge of business office procedures, office equipment operation, data entry/keyboarding skills and communication systems helpful.
  • Requires strong knowledge of PC for Windows and Microsoft Office 365 (Outlook, Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint, and OneNote).
Skills and Abilities
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication, reading, and customer service skills.
  • Ability to effectively plan and organize.
  • Excellent customer service skills include being competent, accurate, responsive, and engaged.
Physical Requirements

Frequency at which you would carry/lift in a typical day:
Occasionally 0 – 33% Frequently 34 – 66% Continuously: 67 – 100%

  • Lift from Waist:
  • < than 10 lbs. - Not at all
  • 10 to 25 lbs. - Not at all
  • 26 to 50 lbs. - Not at all
  • 51 to 75 lbs. - Not at all
  • 75 to 100 lbs. - Not at all
  • 100+ lbs. - Not at all
  • Lift from Floor:
  • < than 10 lbs. - Frequently
  • 10 to 25 lbs. - Frequently
  • 26 to 50 lbs. - Occasionally
  • 51 to 75 lbs. - Not at all
  • 75 to 100 lbs. - Not at all
  • 100+ lbs. - Not at all
  • Carried for Distance:
  • < than 10 lbs. - Not at all
  • 10 to 25 lbs. - Not at all
  • 26 to 50 lbs. - Not at all
  • 51 to 75 lbs. - Not at all
  • 75 to 100 lbs. - Not at all
  • 100+ lbs. - Not at all
Physical Activity

Frequency at which you would do the following in a typical day:

  • Sitting (a continuous period of being seated) - Continuously
  • Standing (for sustained periods of time) - Frequently
  • Walking (moving about on foot to accomplish tasks) - Frequently
  • Bending/stooping (downward and forward) - Occasionally
  • Crawling (moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet) - Not at all
  • Climbing/Walking Stairs (ascending or descending) - Frequently
  • Reaching (extending arms in any direction) - Frequently
  • Crouching/squatting (bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine) - Occasionally
  • Kneeling (bending legs at knee to come to rest on knee(s)) - Occasionally
  • Balancing (maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling) - Occasionally
  • Repetitive motion (substantial movement (motions) or the wrists, hands, and/or fingers) - Continuously
  • Pivoting (movement in any direction with one foot, keeping the other in contact with the floor) - Occasionally
  • Pushing/Pulling (using upper extremities to press against or draw or tug) - Occasionally
  • Grasping (Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm) - Continuously
  • Fingering (picking, pinching, typing; working with primarily fingers and not whole hand) - Continuously
  • Talking (expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word) - Frequently
  • Driving (the control and operation of a motor vehicle) - Occasionally
  • Desk work (work usually performed at a desk) - Continuously
  • Use of a computer - Continuously
  • Use of a telephone - Occasionally
  • Hearing (Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels) - Continuously
  • Exposure (to adverse weather & temperature conditions) - Not at all
  • Travel (travel needed to perform job duties) - Occasionally
Additional Information

This job description is a summary of the job duties and responsibilities and is not intended to cover all possible job duties and is subject to change at the employer’s discretion. Employees must be able to perform the essential job duties and satisfy job requirements either with or without a reasonable accommodation.

Our History

Border States is a leader in the electrical supply distribution industry with over 100 locations in 24 states. Our employee-owners are second to none in delivering top-notch customer service and in demonstrating extra-ordinary people skills. We are one of the largest independent electrical distributors in the United States providing products and services to the construction, industrial and utility industries. Border States has a competitive benefit package and is a 100 percent employee-owned company. Employee-ownership is a significant part of our culture and our success stems from the dedication of our employee-owners. We practice open-book management and our employee-owners are empowered with clearly defined levels of authority to be innovative and decisive, allowing us to respond quickly to the needs of customers. Employee-owners understand their roles in the success of the company and care about customers’ needs, which drives our focus on adding value to everything we do. We recognize that not all customers are the same and each has specific requirements. Our employee-owners understand these diverse needs and have the commitment, resourcefulness and flexibility to outperform all others.

As a Border States employee-owner, you’re responsible for living our mission, service philosophy and service standards.

Border States provides value to our customers by delivering innovative product and supply chain solutions.

Service Philosophy
We earn customer loyalty and confidence by caring about their needs and adding value to everything we do.

Service Standards
Border States employee-owners are competent, accurate, responsive, and engaged .

Your career
Join an experienced team at one of the largest electrical distributors in the United States. What are you waiting for?

Border States has a competitive benefits package which includes but is not limited to:

Health, Dental and Vision Benefits
Accident, Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity
Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
Disability Benefits
401(k) Retirement Plan
Life Insurance
Employee Assistance Program
Paid Holidays
Paid Volunteer Time
Personal Leave time and more!
Border States provides bonuses to their employee-owners upon the achievement of branch and company goals.

Equal Opportunity For All

It’s not just the law. It’s something we’ve believed in since our founding. We value the diversity of all of our employee-owners and will always be an equal opportunity employer.

Drug Free/Smoke Free workplace

Border States

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