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Finance and Operations Intern


Reporting to the Manager of Finance and Administration, the Finance and Operations Intern will assist with day-to-day operations of the Finance and Operations department, including support of the FY19 audit, financial statement analysis, earned revenue tracking, office management, and other essential tasks critical to each department. This is a tremendous opportunity for a finance and operations professional interested in building and implementing financial and operational systems for a growing, entrepreneurial organization.

This is a part-time seasonal position (20 - 24 hrs/week for 5 weeks). Desired duration of the position is July 8 to August 9.


Financial Management Support

  • Support all audit activities including, but not limited to:
    • Locate necessary receipts
    • Prepare necessary documentation
    • Verify accounts payable
    • Complete data entry to QuickBooks and necessary journal entry transactions
  • Make bank deposits and report financial results to management
  • Reconcile bank accounts, credit cards and all expense tracking for the organization
  • Perform budgeting, forecasting, planning and variance review activities
  • Work with the Manager of Operations and Special Projects on the creation and implementation of a system to manage the finances associated with the housing subleasing program
  • Support with all other necessary functions as needed

Operations Support

  • Maintain office supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies and verifying receipt of supplies
  • Maintain office efficiency by planning and implementing office systems, layout, and equipment procurement
  • Assist with human resource mailing and compliance paperwork as needed


  • Strong interest in non-profit financial and operational management
  • The ideal candidate has a strong attention to detail, fundamental understanding of accounting, strong Microsoft Excel skills, and basic knowledge in QuickBooks  
  • Ability to translate financial concepts to – and to effectively collaborate with - programmatic and fundraising colleagues who do not necessarily have finance backgrounds
  • Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people - a team player, who can interrelate and operate effectively with peers and other associates within a collegial, yet demanding, work environment
  • Embody CFSI’s core values of an optimistic mindset, curiosity, teamwork, purposeful effort, and kindness and generosity
  • An individual who is able to handle a variety of constituencies, manage multiple tasks simultaneously and thrive in a complex environment with multiple priorities


  • $12 per hour  
  • Access to regular and ongoing feedback and professional development opportunities internally

College for Social Innovation (CfSI) brings together colleges and social sector organizations to create fully-credited experiential learning opportunities that are meaningful, accessible, and life-changing. Our college students, referred to as Social Innovation Fellows, build skills, a digital portfolio, and a professional network that helps to position them to become the next generation of problem solvers for humanity’s tough challenges. Students are placed in a semester-long internship (400 hours) and also take skill-building and reflection classes twice a week as part of a diverse “Semester in the City” cohort.

College for Social Innovation is now completing a two-year pilot of its Semester in the City program, having enrolled almost 100 students from six colleges and universities and achieved strong initial results. We are looking to further build an innovative and unique educational experience that can add value for students and their home colleges while building a bigger, better, and more diverse talent pipeline for the social sector.

In the next three to five years, we look to create a nationally recognized curriculum and instructional delivery model that generates strong results while growing to serve 350+ students per year and preparing for potential growth beyond Boston. Ultimately, we aim to build a movement to make it common for millions of college students -- representing the full diversity of the nation -- to gain access to careers in the fast-growing social sector. During their Semester in the City, Fellows participate in well-structured and academically-accredited internships where they learn from real-world experiences, build relationships with mentors, and build personal, professional and academic skills.


College for Social Innovation is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, height, weight, or marital status in employment or the provision of services. National Service Alumni (i.e. Military, AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, etc.) are strongly encouraged to apply.

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