Business Operations Intern 

Business operations intern

L.I. Smith & Associates (LIS) is seeking an ambitious and detail-oriented Business Operations Intern to join our team. The part-time internship is available at our Paris office for Summer 2024. 

The intern will assist the Controller and support staff with the management of various functions of the accounting department, including basic accounting procedures and principles ranging from accounts payable and receivable systems to financial statement, preparation, and analysis. 

In this position, you will gain insight into the accounting profession and build a solid foundation for your career through hands-on experience and mentorship.  


$15 per hour and/or school internship credit. 


  • Run reports using applicable accounting systems to provide data and analysis 
  • Work closely with the controller, IT, and project administrators to resolve any issues that may arise in a timely manner 
  • Assist with month-end closing for accounts payable and accounts receivable processes 
  • Assist with client invoicing, client proposals, & client contracts 
  • Create and maintain complex excel spreadsheets and reporting 
  • Participate in team building and training initiatives 
  • Perform additional administrative tasks as assigned 


  • Currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in business management, accounting, or finance 
  • GPA of 3.0 or above 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel & Word) 
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage multiple, concurrent projects in a deadline-driven environment, keen attention to detail 
  • Creative self-starter who is comfortable with both taking initiative and working in collaboration 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 


To be considered, applicants must submit the following to 

  • Resume 

LIS plays a Major Role in ASCE Competition at UT Martin 


Two members from the L.I. Smith and Associates surveying team, Aj Maxwell and Tyler LaPointe, were invited to visit the University of Tennessee at Martin campus in early December.   

In preparation for the annual Mid-South American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Student Symposium surveying competition, Maxwell and LaPointe spent two days setting up a control network. This consisted of 10 metal pins being physically placed into the campus grounds at various locations. Each of the metal pens have a GPS coordinate and elevation assigned to them.   

The competition will be held April 4-6 at the UT Martin campus, and the work conducted by Maxwell and LaPointe is vital to the competition for the students. 13 ASCE Student Chapters from the Mid-South Conference Region will attend the competition. Aside from students using these pens during the ASCE competition in April 2024, UT Martin surveying students and campus staff can use them throughout the following years to collect data. The data collected throughout the years will show changes in elevation of the land and other various characteristics.   

The work LIS has done with UT Martin thus far came into fruition from LIS employee Aj Maxwell, Land Surveyor in Training, having the desire to give back to his alma mater in a professional way that other land surveying students could benefit from. LIS has 10 other employees on staff that are UT Martin alumni and 1 full-time staff member that is currently a student. LIS also currently has an intern who just graduated from UT Martin in December.   

“As a UT Martin alumna myself, and with 10 other alumni on staff as well, this is an amazing opportunity to partner with a local higher education institution that several of us came from. It feels like we’re giving back to UT Martin and we enjoy aiding in providing academic resources for future students as well.”, added Ashley Horn, Vice President of Marketing and Communications at LIS.

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