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College Student Intern - Accounting
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City of Boca Raton, Florida | Boca Raton, FL
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Job Description


* Carefully read the College Student Internship Program Guide
* Select an available Department Internship for which you would like to apply and click on the link below to access the Department Internship Description.
* Carefully read the Department Internship Description requirements.
* To Apply for available positions: Click on the "View Job Posting" link at the top right corner of this position description. Next click the position title you are interested in, and then click on the "Apply" link at the top right corner of the posting. This process will take you to the Online Employment Application.
* To be considered for a College Student Internship, the following documents are required and must be uploaded to the City of Boca Raton's online employment application:
* 500-Word Essay - "Why I Want to Intern at the City of Boca Raton"
* Unofficial transcript from school currently attending.
* Departments may have separate requirements in lieu of or in addition to the requirements listed above and contained in the Program Guide. Carefully read all requirements necessary for application under the individual Department Internship Description in which application is being made.


Financial Services employs approximately 65 employees and is responsible for Finance functions including, but not limited to financial reporting and accounting, accounts payable, payroll, budget, cash management, debt, compliance, purchasing, risk management, special projects, alarm billing, parking enforcement, meter reading and utility billing customer service. The department manages the City's financial resources in the most cost effective and efficient manner. Financial Services provides relevant, timely financial data to the public and decision makers, and safeguards the City's assets through appropriate controls, accounting and procurement practices.

Boca Raton has received the Government Finance Officers Association's (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the last 31 consecutive years, and the GFOA's Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the last 33 consecutive years. The City of Boca Raton has a AAA bond rating by Moody's Analytics, Standard and Poor's and Fitch Ratings.


In addition to general eligibility information contained on APPPENDIX A of the Program Guide, candidates seeking to be considered for an Internship in Financial Services must meet or comply with the following requirements:

1. Is currently enrolled in, or will be entering, their junior year, or higher, at an accredited College or University as a full or part-time student.

2. Has completed basic undergraduate level coursework in accounting, business and/or finance.

3. Has a current minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

4. Able to work a minimum of 12 hours per week not to exceed a maximum of 25 hours per week (typically between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday thru Friday).

5. Must be authorized to work in the U.S.

Preference will be given to those candidates with previous experience in accounting or finance OR with those candidates working towards a bachelors/masters degree in accounting or finance.


Candidates selected for an Internship will be expected to comply with all City and Department rules and regulations. In addition, candidates will be expected to:

1. Be a self starter of good moral character and a strong work ethic.

2. Possess strong communication and organizational skills.

3. Be detail orientated, with problem solving and analytical skills.

4. Be able to work independently with minimum supervision.

5. Establish and maintain good working relationships with associates and supervisors.

6. Have the ability to multi-task.

7. Show proficiency in Microsoft Excel.


The Financial Services Department accepts Interns during each college semester.


The Financial Services Department hosts up to two (2) Interns per college semester.


Candidates selected for an Internship will be expected to comply with all City and Department rules and regulations. In addition, candidates will be expected to:

1. Wear appropriate business casual attire during working hours, in accordance with the City of Boca Raton's policy.

2. Conduct themselves in a professional manner.

3. Maintain the confidentiality of any information obtained through the Internship Program.

4. Record their time daily by clocking in and out each day and manage schedule with assigned Division Internship Coordinator.


The background check process for this position may include:

* Criminal Background Check
* Employment Verification
* Reference Checks
* Educational Verification