NRECA Careers

Accounting Intern

Arlington, VA
Accounting / Finance / Insurance

Job Description

The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), with offices in Arlington, VA and Lincoln, NE is the trade association for over 900 consumer-owned electric cooperatives serving more than 42 million people. NRECA is committed to harnessing the strength of America’s electric cooperatives into a single powerful voice. NRECA has won the following awards over the past few years:

  • Top Workplace by the Washington Post 
  • 100 Best Places to Work - ComputerWorld Magazine
  • 50 Best Places to Work - The Washingtonian
  • CARE Award Recipient - Recognizing organizations that promote a positive work-life balance
  • 50 Greatest places to Work - AARP
  • Best Place to Work Award Recipient - Lincoln, NE
  • Gold Well Workplace - Wellness Councils of America
  • State of NE Governor's Wellness Award - Grower Level

At NRECA, we work with people who are leaders in their fields. They are down-to-earth, hardworking professionals committed to helping our members serve their communities. Our work is interesting, constantly evolving, and requires new skills to meet the evolving needs of a dynamic industry. In this collegial, inclusive work environment, united around the compelling purpose and history of electric cooperatives, we thrive. And topping it off, NRECA cares about each person’s overall well-being, encouraging health, financial security, and a sustainable work/life balance. EEO/AA- M/F/Disability/Protected Veteran Status/Genetic Data


Accounting Intern

Note: This is an intern position. You must be a rising college junior or senior with a 3.0 GPA.

To provide a rising junior or senior who is majoring in accounting an opportunity to learn more about corporate accounting and various roles within a corporate accounting department.  Additionally, we want to provide opportunities to link the classroom learning to real world application.

Purpose and Mission

The Finance internship will be rotational to provide the intern with the ability to learn about our Mutual Fund Accounting team, Corporate Accounting Team, Insurance and Financial Services Accounting Team, Finance Operations and Strategic Sourcing and Procurement.  The intern will spend between 2 and 4 weeks with each team during the internship.  Each team will provide the intern with opportunities to learn and apply their accounting knowledge to real world situations.  During the internship the intern will be assigned a budget team and assist with our annual budgeting process.  At the end of the internship the intern will do a presentation to Finance on the things they were able to work on, and to provide the team with an update on their intern project.  

Requirements and Qualifications

B.S. in Accounting or B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting

Applicants should be a rising junior or senior accounting major with proficiency in Microsoft Office applications. Attention to detail, the ability to multi-task and excellent communication skills is essential to this position.  Additionally, the intern needs to have strong analytical skills and a can do attitude.     

This is an intern position.
3.0 or above GPA required and Must be a rising junior or senior
Dates: May 14th through August 3rd
Wages: $18.50 per hour