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Consulting Internship, SGPG - Justice & Public Safety

BerryDunn is seeking an Intern to join our State Government Practice Group (SGPG). Our State team focuses on serving the organization, information technology, and management needs of state government agencies. We have worked with hundreds of state government agencies throughout the United States. We understand the needs of these agencies, their fiscal constraints, and the commitment to serving constituents. Upon entering the profession you can expect to receive guidance from the supervisor(s), consultant or principal in charge of an engagement or project working with our Finance and Administration clients of various sizes. Work performed will be closely supervised through coaching and training. With guidance from staff members of the health and human services practice area, you will become familiar with the firm’s systems, operations and relationships. The firm expects you to demonstrate flexibility, have a willingness to seek out advice, and exhibit an ambition for learning. This internship is based in our Portland, Maine office. Start date will be in June of 2024.


Please provide the following in your application:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Unofficial transcript
  • Writing sample


  • Develop an understanding of the general consulting process. 
  • Follow appropriate diagnostic, data collection, fact finding, and data analysis practices.
  • Develop skill in written and verbal communications.
  • Keep supervisors and others informed of status of assigned projects.
  • Participate in staff/team meetings and training and work effectively as a team player on multiple client projects.
  • Provide ad hoc assessments and briefings in response to client requests.
  • Assist with project management tasks such as tracking and reporting project progress, maintaining project document repository, and reviewing deliverables for quality assurance.
  • Develop concise summaries, reports, and presentations of complex data for client leadership.
  • Perform assigned administrative tasks effectively and efficiently.
  • Assist in performing consulting engagements of all sizes. This may involve such tasks as conducting research, assisting with detailed and technical aspects of the engagement, documenting the engagement and assisting with engagement reporting


  • Working towards a BA/BS/MS Degree in Political Science, Finance, Economics, Management Information Systems, Justice & Public Safety or Business.
  • Strong computer skills
  • Demonstrated experience in relationship building
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Motivation to be a team member
  • Willingness to travel
  • Relevant work experience in your field is a plus