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Reader’s Digest Association (RDA) is committed to building the next generation of talent, and key to our strategy is our internship program. As a worldwide leader in multi-platform media and direct-to-consumer marketing, we have 200+ professionals in our Milwaukee office that can offer robust and engaging learning opportunities to top students in the Midwest.

We are seeking high-potential students interested in career-building opportunities in a fast paced and competitive environment. In turn, we provide interns relevant real-life business experience through short-term projects that support key business initiatives and contribute to our products. You will also gain exposure to RDA's global organization through meetings where you will interact with business professionals, internal industry experts and senior executives throughout the summer.

The RDA summer internship program is open to undergraduate students entering their junior or senior year. All internships are credit-based (unpaid). To be considered for this program, students will be asked to provide proper documentation from their school program.

Position Description

Planning Internship - The Planning Intern will work with the Circulation Planning Department to forecast the P&L for 17 national magazine titles. You will be exposed to working with planning and financial analysts to ensure integrity of the production forecast. This group manages the models that help forecast our circulation and projected revenue out 10 years. Your take away in experience will include hands-on experience working with complex forecasting, an opportunity to manage a project to improve modeling of subscription data and thereby improve forecasting accuracy. Responsibilities will include gathering data required for annual audits, and updating monthly actual data for selected magazine titles, along with exposure to various departments and disciplines within a corporate environment. Students applying should demonstrate a strong interest in financial analysis.

Length of Internship: Summer 2012 Term
Requirements: •Currently enrolled in finance or accounting program entering junior or senior year
•Strong working knowledge of MS Excel
•Strong attention to detail and analytical abilities
•Ability to balance multiple projects and prioritize
•Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Application Due Date: May 1, 2012
Payment: Non-paid, credit based.
How To Apply For This Internship: Please visit our careers site at and click on "Internships" under current listings.
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