Accounting Intern - Winter/Spring 2018

Chicago, Illinois, United States · Internship


This internship provides first-hand experience with day-to-day accounting operations of one of Forbes’ 2015 top 50 largest U.S. charities. You will gain valuable insights into strategies for success from our Leadership team in group advisory sessions covering the organization’s Program Services, Fund Development, Marketing & Communications, and Operations. Additionally, you'll get to see how a nonprofit operates differently from a for-profit corporation, and gain invaluable experience working with one of the premier CRM solutions in the nonprofit sector.

The Accounting Intern will report to the Accounting Manager and work alongside the Senior Staff Accountants to assist with general accounting functions including accounts payable, monthly ledger closes, and other financial analyses.

Assignments will include:

Time Commitment:

Two full days per week from January 3rd through May 25th.


Skills and Abilities:

Preferred Qualifications:

Additional Requirements:

***Preferred candidates will be contacted to schedule interviews in Late October/Early November. All internships are unpaid.***


An internship at Make-A-Wish Illinois provides a unique opportunity to see how a renowned nonprofit organization runs from the inside. In addition to the learning opportunities outlined in the job description, all interns also:

We want to invite YOU to be a part of the magic that we experience every day at Make-A-Wish and learn why we are consistently ranked as one of The Nonprofit Times' "Top Nonprofits to Work For!"

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