The Underclassman Internship Program has become a staple of Kamato Group’s HR philosophy in recent years. We recruit from a field of the top current college freshmen and sophomores across the United States to fill our Cape Cod offices with the best and brightest minds of the next generation.
This 10-week, paid summer internship program breaks down as follows:
Weeks 1-2: Underclassman interns receive a general tour of five major core departments in the business: finance, marketing, customer service, credentialing, and core billing/ accounting.
Weeks 3-6: Underclassman interns are assigned to one primary department according to their preferences, where they learn three-four of the major processes that department uses. They become familiar with why these processes were created in the way they were, what general changes have occurred to those processes over the course of the company’s history, and they complete those processes themselves on dummy accounts.
Weeks 7-10: These are the weeks that separate the Kamato underclassman experience from almost every other opportunity that exists. After becoming intimately familiar with each process, underclassman interns are asked to identify any inefficiencies with them and imagine ways to address those inefficiencies. Each intern creates a presentation and has an opportunity to pitch his or her idea directly in front of the CEO and management team during the summer.
Some of the underclassman intern ideas that have been adopted and implemented over the years include:
Two separate new systems for compiling and organizing confidential information.
A refined process for generating monthly invoices.
The creation and implementation of the Kamato Referal Rewards Program.
The expansion of the scope of Kamato Group’s online services.
Strategic front and back-end additions to the company website.
Redesigning and implementation of in-print marketing materials and the process by which to target prospective clients.
At the conclusion of the summer outstanding interns are offered the opportunity to continue remote work for Kamato Group on a limited part-time basis during the next school year, and regardless of whether or not they accept that offer may also have a standing offer to return to the company again next summer.