Internship Information
Organization:Institute for Advanced Learning and Research
Internship Title:Educational opportunity in operational-level governmental, commercial and non-profit accounting
Brief Internship Description:
The intern will work in the IALR Finance office and assist the accountants with year-end closing procedures, review fixed assets records, observe an audit in progress, assist with analysis detail, and other tasks.
Full Internship Description:
The intern will work in the IALR Finance office and complete the following tasks: 

assist the accountants with year- end closing procedures, preparing records for auditor’s review and working on detail account reconciliation schedules;
review fixed asset records, record and document new assets for the financial accounting system, and scan the documents for the financial system; 
observe an audit in progress including Q & A; 
assist with the analysis detail for the management discussion and documentation for the current year audit report; and
complete other projects as assigned.
The individual will prepare a detail briefing comparing the accounting operations’ activities to the financial statements at the end of the Internship. The individual will have to be available for the time period:  7/10/17-8/11/17.

Mentor:  Patricia Chatt, Director of Finance and Administration

This is a paid experience; the 4-week intern will receive $1,300 at the end of the internship period.


Internship Application via online form:
Personal Statement 
Financial Need Statement, OPTIONAL 
Transcripts (unofficial are acceptable) of ALL college-level coursework (if applicable)
Two references from individuals capable of evaluating your work/abilities and/or academic experience (share link to online form at
The application must be submitted online along with the two reference recommendations. Please submit all other documents by email attachment to  Include “Your Name – Summer Internship” in the subject line.

PERSONAL STATEMENT: As part of the process, each individual is asked to submit a short personal essay (200-300 words). The essay should discuss your academic and career plans, STEM interests (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics), motives for applying for the IALR Internship Program, and how you feel this experience will further your intellectual, educational, and career goals.

FINANCIAL NEED STATEMENT (OPTIONAL): This is a short essay (200-300 words) that explains why you would benefit from receiving an internship. How are you currently financing your education? What difficulties have you faced when paying for your education? What other forms of financial assistance have you applied for and/or received? Are you having difficulty securing FT employment? (Please note that ALL applicants are welcome to complete this part.)

Biological Sciences (molecular, cellular, and organismal biology, environmental science, health) 
Computer and Information Science and Engineering (fundamental computer science, computer and networking systems, security, programming/coding and artificial intelligence)
Engineering (bioengineering, environmental systems, civil and mechanical systems, chemical and transport systems, electrical and communications systems, and design and manufacturing)
Geosciences (geological, atmospheric and ocean sciences)
Mathematical and Physical Sciences (mathematics, astronomy, physics, chemistry and materials science; accounting)
Education and Human Resources (science, technology, engineering and mathematics education at every level, pre-K to lifelong learning)

Deadline for completed application packet:  March 20, 2017 at 4:00pm (EST)
Candidate interviews (face to face or via Skype):  March 27 – 31, 2017 
Intern notification of selection:  April 5, 2017
Mandatory orientation dates (ALL interns):  June 5, 2017 OR June 12, 2017


To be considered for the 2017 STEM Internship Program, candidates must be: a High School graduate with plan to attend college Fall 2017;  an undergraduate or graduate level college student; or a recent college graduate, within the last 12 months.

More information can be found at:
Internship Address: Institute for Advanced Learning and Research
150 Slayton Ave.
Danville, VA 24540 - 5193
Telecommute Option:No
Hours per week:28
Length (weeks):4
Internship ID:03802217