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Accounting Intern

The Accounting Intern will directly assist the Finance Team with a wide range of projects related to month end closing, account reconciliation, revenue processing, and grant accounting.

This internship is designed to be both educational and practical. In this position, the intern will learn how to take skills they have acquired in school and apply them in a professional setting. They will gain a better understanding of the role that Finance can play in a non-profit setting, and be better prepared to work in the arena of accounting. They will also have opportunities to network with the Programs, Library, and Development staff.

The internship will be 10-12 hours per week on either Wednesdays, Thursdays, or spread over both days, beginning 02/08/17 and running through 05/17/17 with flexible start and end dates. A stipend, or reimbursement for expenses incurred may be available.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Preparing financial statements
  • Assisting CFO with financial analysis
  • Cash Receipts, Accounts Payable, and Payroll
  • Preparation of the annual budget
  • Assisting with audit preparation
  • Completing miscellaneous, special projects of the Finance department as needed


  • Ability to prioritize tasks and handle numerous assignments simultaneously;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and internet applications;
  • Energetic, organized and detailed skilled with today’s technology;
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills and the ability to work well in a team-based environment;
  • Independent worker

To Apply:
To apply, please send resume and cover letter to Dennis Williams, CFO, at

About the Organization:
Founded in 1824 in Philadelphia, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania inspires people to create a better future through historical understanding. One of the oldest historical societies in the United States, it is home to some 600,000 printed items and more than 21 million manuscript and graphic items. Its unparalleled collections encompass more than 350 years of America’s history—from its 17th-century origins to the contributions of its most recent immigrants. The society’s remarkable holdings together with its educational programming make it one of the nation’s most important special collections libraries: a center of historical documentation and study, education, and engagement.