MANAGEMENT AND FINANCE SUMMER INTERNS (MULTIPLE POSITIONS)
EXCITING OPPORTUNITY FOR STUDENTS PURSUING A POST-HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION PROGRAM TO DEVELOP SKILLS IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR SUPPORTING A PROGRESSIVE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATION.
Join us for a Summer internship with Arlington County in the Department of Management & Finance (DMF). These internships offer an opportunity for qualified individuals with little or no previous professional work experience to prepare them for a career in different fields of work. This program will offer in-depth, hands-on learning opportunities in financial management areas critical to supporting a local government structure.
Over the course of the Summer, interns will work under the supervision of senior staff members to gain valuable on-the-job training and real-world work experience, support the County's efforts to consistently work toward greater efficiency and effectiveness through improved processes, fresh ideas, and become familiar with the public sector work environment as a viable and fulfilling career path. The following internships are available:
- Developing spreadsheets for documenting the performance of audit tests to include analytical and transaction testing;
- Reviewing County policies and procedures for completeness;
- Performing tests of transactions and analytical tests and documenting results;
- Developing presentations for reporting audit issues and results;
- Managing database of audit issues and follow-up activity;
- Reviewing and performing data reconciliations, and
- Researching internal control and best practices information.
- Preparing bi-weekly payroll withholding disbursements;
- Preparing General Ledger reconcilliations;
- Preparing payroll liability reconciliations
- Assisting with administration of County's purchase-card program; and
- Facilitation of fixed assets projects, including inventory counts.
- Using Microsoft Excel and the CAMA (Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal) program to analyze survey data;
- Digitizing files by scanning and indexing hard copy documents and pack hard files for storage;
- Performing data entry into Microsoft Excel and other departmental systems;
- Photographing properties in the field using a County camera and tagging/uploading to the appropriate neighborhood files; and
- Reorganizing, standardizing, and cleaning up neighborhood folders, to include residential, condominium, and commercial folders.
Minimum Qualifications: Enrollment in and pursuing a post-High School education program (such as college or university, technical training, apprenticeship program).
Note: May/June, 2019 high school graduates must be enrolled in a post-High School education program.
All DMF Summer Intern positions require intermediate proficiency in working with Microsoft Office Suite; excellent communication skills, orally and in writing; ability to analyze information and draw logical conclusions; mathematical skills; ability to assist in project coordination; and the ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
- Post-HS courses in business-related subjects;
- Experience with MS Office (Word, Excel) and Internet Browser; Experience (work or school-related) in project coordination;
- Experience using office equipment (scanners, copiers, printers); and/or
- Ability to perform light equipment maintenance (clean scanner, remove paper jams).
These positions are 40 hours a week for 6 to 13 weeks between the end of May and August. Normal work hours are 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday.
Full-time hours preferred, but will consider Part-time hours. These are temporary positions, not eligible for County benefits.
Each section of the application must be completed. A resume will not substitute for the completed application. Incomplete applications will be rejected. Completion of the Supplemental Questionnaire is a requirement of the application process for this position. Do not answer questions with "see resume." Incomplete applications will not be considered.