Finance and Accounting Intern

Southwestern Medical Foundation is a leading non-profit foundation committed to advancing the important cause of academic medicine, research and medical education. In 1943, the Foundation established Southwestern Medical College and helped to nurture its growth from a fledgling medical school into one of the preeminent medical research and academic centers in the world. That college today — UT Southwestern — enjoys an international reputation for discovering the basis for disease through research, applying the discoveries to the clinical care of patients, and educating the next generation of health care professionals.

For more than 75 years, it has been our privilege to foster a unique culture where generosity can be imbued with meaning. The Foundation currently manages over $900 million across 1,000 funds, creating a financial resource that will enable advances in health care benefiting the citizens of this community, state and the nation for years to come.

Southwestern Medical Foundation is currently seeking a Finance and Accounting Intern. We are looking for the best and the brightest and are in search of bringing in new and fresh ideas that can truly impact our organization. This internship is an excellent opportunity to gain hands-on experience and training by supporting the Foundation’s finance and accounting efforts, while working for a well-known public charitable corporation. Students will be able to learn firsthand from a diverse group of experienced staff members in a fast-paced, challenging environment.

The Finance and Accounting Intern will be responsible for the following, though additional duties may be assigned:

  • Support investment management and financial analysis activities.
  • Compile and upload Investment manager statements into Northern Trust File Cabinet system.
  • Research and update Investment manager terms, contact information, redemption notification, and investment
  • processes, among others.
  • Develop knowledge and understanding of all Investment related products and services.
  • Provide backup and support to accounting team, as needed.
  • Work directly with accountant to ensure financial affairs are in good order and handled in a timely manner.

  • Strong academic performance (minimum 3.0 GPA).
  • Basic accounting principles and practices, with courses in Finance, Accounting, Nonprofit Management or other
  • related fields.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, with advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel.
  • Ability to build and sort spreadsheets in Excel.
  • Keen attention to detail.
  • Solid organizational skills.
  • Commitment to quality.
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills.
  • Strong oral and written communication abilities.

Ideal candidate is an undergraduate (junior or senior) or graduate student in Nonprofit Management, Finance, Accounting, Business, or related degree.

Schedule and Duration:
  • Hours may vary based on schedule of student and business needs.
  • Duration will typically be the span of an academic semester.

Compensation: Paid internship. Compensation will be commensurate with educational qualifications and related work experience.

No phone calls please.

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