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Finance Associate Intern
Ref No.: 19-00131
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Position Type:Internship
Start Date: 05/25/2020
Pay Rate : $ 10.00 /Hour
The need for preserving all of our nation's history has never been greater, and we're counting on you! HBCUI (Historically Black Colleges and Universities Internship) is a 10-week summer experience brought to you by Greening Youth Foundation in partnership with the U.S. National Park Service. As a part of HBCUI, students from schools around the country are putting their unique skills and talents to work in preserving the contributions of African Americans to our nation's history and culture. Participants gain real-world, on-the-job experience as they explore federal careers in the U.S. National Park Service.
Position Title Finance Associate Intern
NPS Unit Name Comptroller Division, Southeast Region, NPS – Atlanta, GA
Position Dates May 25th – July 31st
Position Description Duty stationed in the Comptroller's Division, this intern will work within the Internal Control section to help program and project managers and parks stay within compliance with generally accepted accounting and auditing principles. The intern will conduct a needs assessment validation and based on the results of that assessment, perform testing within several parks. Once the overall testing is complete, the intern will provide a written report with recommendations, if applicable, with follow-up within an allotted timeframe. The intern will also pilot the tools in at least two parks in the region.
Learning Goals
Analyze and/or verify data and information from various sources;
  • Set up files, data entry of information and case notes from parks and meetings.
  • Use Microsoft software to compile and generate reports, statistics, timelines, tables, graphs, correspondence, or presentations
  • Communicate with parks/divisions
  • Draft newsletters and correspondence regarding internal control measures
  • Maintain social media sites that depict IC discoveries
  • Organize/create spreadsheets
  • Design graphs, or charts that illustrate problem areas discovered during the course of testing
  • Develop presentations
  • Conduct causative research regarding areas of concern or interest
  • Observe professionals in their industry
  • Attend and/or participate in professional meetings and presentations
Project areas may include audit plan development, planning, and fieldwork. Assignments may also include testing the controls of charge cards, Accounts Receivable, Overtime, Accounting and Computer Systems, Purchasing & Expenditures, plus other projects.
  • Assist in writing summary reports to management after each review, including their conclusion and any recommendations for improvements to procedures and controls.
  • Leadership: Prepare and present on designated topics at division meetings. Take leadership roles on smaller assignments.
  • Relationship Development: Maintain active dialogue with park and HQ personnel to serve as an internal consultant, develop new ideas for future projects and promote the utility of the department.
  • Work proactively with parks/divisions to ensure review recommendations are implemented timely.
Qualifications Interns must have matriculated into business curriculum such as Business Management, Accounting, Auditing, General Business, or Finance
Additional qualifications:
•          Must be currently enrolled or recent graduate of an accredited HBCU institution
•          Must be between 16 and 30 years of age
•          Must be U.S. citizen, U.S. permanent resident or U.S. national
•          Must be able to pass a federal background check
 Work Environment This a sedantary work environment where the interns will be paired with professionals in the financial management world. The interns will be exposed to financial management information systems that are akin to many in the corporate or other government agencies.
Vehicle/License Requirement A personal vehicle is required for this site. A valid state driver's license is required to operate a government vehicle while conducting official government business.
Compensation and Benefits
  • Compensation is at a rate of $10 per hour, 40 hours per week.
  • Housing will be provided for non-local interns.
  • Mandatory attendance in the all-expense-paid Career & Leadership Workshop
  • Make a difference in your local community and beyond
Application Instructions
Interested students should apply directly to this position via the SERVE job portal at
  • Use the link to apply to the selected position
  • First-time applicants must create a profile on JobDiva
  • Upload resume as a PDF file
    • The file name should include your first and last name or initials
    • Examples: FI. Lastname-resume.pdf, Firstname Lastname – resume.pdf, or Firstname L.pdf
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