The Chicago Community Trust is a community foundation dedicated to improving our region through strategic grant making, civic engagement and inspiring philanthropy. We are here to serve the nonprofit organizations, the generous donors and the thoughtful residents who strive to make a difference, helping their bold vision create lasting community change. We work with a number of partnerships and initiatives to accomplish this work.

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Finance & Accounting Internship

  • Job Tracking ID: 512298-787207
  • Job Location: Chicago, IL
  • Level of Education: Any
  • Job Type: Internship
  • Date Updated: August 25, 2021
  • Starting Date: ASAP
  • Education: None
  • Application Deadline: Until filled

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Job Description:


The internship is within the Accounting/Finance department. The Finance Intern will be receiving training on various accounting duties including: reconciliations, general ledger entries, and bank accounts for multiple legal entities.

Expected Assignments:

  • Perform balance sheet reconciliations and record the appropriate correcting journal entries
  • Review and understand organization’s intercompany accounting relationships to verify and ensure accuracy of related journal entries.
  • Support investment analysis and reconciliations
  • Support the cash receipt function by entering and recoding gifts received
  • Assist with annual financial audit (prepare and/or review work papers).
  • Other duties as assigned.

Intern Supervisor & Title:

  1. Assistant Controller
  2. Director of Investment Accounting

Cycle Time Commitment: October 1, 2020 through March 31, 2022

Ideal majors: accounting, finance. CPA seeking a +

Hours per week: 21

Salary: $15.00/hour

Experience and Skills:


  • Ability to analyze data, synthesize findings, provide practical, actionable insights, and create clear summary reports
  • Complex problem-solving skills and driven to find innovative solutions that promote sustainable social impact.
  • Experience and/or knowledge in working to address racial, economic, and social inequities.
  • Understanding of trends and policies, advocacy, and developing partnerships in field.
  • Must be in good academic standing and have a GPA of 3.0 or above;
  • Must have a demonstrated commitment to the Chicago community and not-for-profit sector;
  • Must have good research skills;
  • Have the ability to work independently with minimal supervision;
  • Experience in outreach and marketing work preferred;
  • Interest in or knowledge of housing program and regional planning issues preferred;
  • Have the ability to manage multiple projects with multiple organizations or people; Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal; specifically in writing summaries and presenting data and information in a visual format;
  • Excellent organization, project management and analytical skills;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software programs.