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Internship Opportunities

At Richmond International, we are proud to be the home of tenured traders in the lumber trading industry, and we base much of that success on our team culture, and our love to train and educate others about our business. 

Do you think that the forest products industry is in your future after graduation? Apply today for one of our internship opportunities for the summer semester. 

Position Overview

Job Description
       
Job Title:     Lumber Wholesaler Intern 
Department:   Accounting, Traffic, and Lumber Trading                           
Reports To:    Controller and Vice President of Sales                          
FLSA Status:   Exempt                            
           
Job Posting:
Richmond International Forest Products, LLC (RIFP) is looking for an Intern to join our team during the summer.  If interested please submit your resume to HR@rifp.com or mail your resume to RIFP at 4050 Innslake Drive, Suite 100 Glen Allen VA 23060.

At Richmond International Forest Products our mission is to provide our customers with the best products and timely solutions for their needs, and to utilize our fiscally sound position to provide the liquidity that our suppliers desire. By building on our history of solid relationships and reliable results, we strive to further expand our national and international footprint in the forestry products industry.   We are a subsidiary of Forest City Trading Group (FCTG) which is our parent company located in Portland, Oregon and we have been in business for over 40 years.

This is a full-time position working between 32-45 hours a week Monday through Friday during the summer break.  This position is paid hourly at $11.00 per hour.

This position does not receive any benefits except paid holidays.  If the candidate is local and wishes to work during other parts of the year that is negotiable.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES will include the following:

•    Will be assisting in Accounting department within various departments learning about the lumber industry and assisting personnel in daily tasks.  Departments include Credit, Accounts Payable, Inventory, Invoicing, etc….. 

•    Will be assisting in Transportation department by working with manager in booking trucks to pick up and deliver lumber to customers.  Will be assigned other duties and tasks.

•    Project work as assigned by Controller along with other duties.  

•    Strong math skills. Calculate numbers. Filing of documents. 

•    Intern will have the opportunity to work with lumber trading floor to understand the business and potentially be hired on as a full-time lumber trader if the individual possesses the right skills and experience once they graduate from college.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
High School Diploma is required.  Current student in college who is on track to complete their Bachelors or Associate’s degree or equivalent from a two-year college or technical school.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND/OR ABILITIES

  • Strong interpersonal communication skills – must be able to maintain cooperative relations with department personnel, customers, mills and Traders.

  • Excellent attention to detail and exceptional accuracy skills.

  • Ability to calculate and understand mathematical concepts.

  • Intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Office tools.

  • Ability to collect data, identify and define problems and create effective solutions

  • Strong interest in working for a lumber, trade, materials organization.  

  • Positive attitude with willingness to learn and be trained on company’s accounting and business software is a must for this position. 

  • Must follow company processes and controls in place to ensure operating company stays in full compliance with annual audits. 

  • In addition must have a high level of attention to detail and work well with others.  Fast paced environment with high volume of transactions.  


Richmond International Forest Products is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
 

Ready to Apply?

If any of the above qualifications sound like you would be a good fit, we would love to hear from you. Send us your current resume/CV to the following email address for our team to review.