Population Services International

  • Intern, Finance

    Posted Date 1 month ago(1 month ago)
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    Position Location: City
    Washington, DC
    Washington, DC
    Position Location: Country
    United States

    Title: Intern, Finance 

    Department: Finance

    Based in Washington, DC 

    Reports to the Senior Accountant, Audit


    Whowe are  


    With over 45 years of experience, working in over 40 countries Population Services International (PSI) is the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization. PSI is reimagining healthcare, by putting the consumer at the center, and wherever possible – bringing care to the front door. We are working to fix market failures, shape future health markets and shift policy and funding to better support consumer empowered healthcare.

    There are over 8,000 “PSI’ers” around the world. We are a diverse group of entrepreneurial development professionals with a wide range of backgrounds and experience. All with unique skills that we bring to the critically important work that we do. 


    Join us!


    Population Services International (PSI) seeks a full-time paid Washington, DC-based intern able to work 40 hours/week to support the Finance Department.  This internship provides an opportunity to work with PSI staff with a focus in external audits.  Additional tasks would be supporting finance operations creating a unique opportunity for audit and operations experience. PSI offers flexible working hours and a dynamic, creative, and progressive work environment. The internship will start in October and last for six months.


    Sound like you? Read on.


    Your contribution


    The Finance Intern will have a variety of duties and will work on projects related to supporting PSI’s activities. 

    • Assist with PSI’s consolidated financial audit and various donor audits.Research and assist with preparing/obtaining audit support.
      • Coordinate field submission of audit samples.
      • Prepare and process audit related financial data.
      • Coordinate with external auditors’ PBC requests.
    • Support PSI’s finance operationsMonitor field compliance with policies and procedures.
      • Assist accounts payable
      • Other tasks, as requested.
      • Complete administrative responsibilities, as requested.
      • Work on special projects and other tasks, as requested.


    What are we looking for?


    The candidate we hire will embody PSI’s corporate values:

    • Measurement: You use hard evidence to make decisions and guide your work. You set clear goalposts in advance and explain clearly if you need to move them.
    • Pragmatism: You’ll strive to deliver the best possible result with the resources available. You won’t be paralyzed by a need to make things perfect.
    • Honesty: You own your mistakes and are open about your shortcomings – it’s the only way you’ll learn and improve.
    • Collaboration: You’ll quickly establish a mental map of whom you can rely on for what, on your team, at headquarters, and in our country offices – if you try to do it all yourself, you won’t succeed.
    • Trust: You accept limits to your sphere of control and give colleagues the benefit of the doubt
    • Commitment:  You are in it for the long-haul and want to grow with the organization, just like PSI serves its consumers and partners with host-country governments through thick and thin


    The basics:

    • Has completed at least 2 years towards an accounting degree at an accredited university, including the completion of Accounting I and Accounting II
    • Has excellent organization and administrative skills with special attention to detail
    • Demonstrates a willingness and ability to work independently and on a team in a cooperative, problem-solving capacity
    • Has excellent communication skills, including strong writing skills
    • Brings substantial experience with Microsoft Excel
    • Can multitask and prioritize multiple tasks based on deadlines
    • Fluency in a French or Spanish is a plus
    • References will be required.
    • Must be authorized to work in the United States. B. PSI will not consider work visa sponsorship for this position.



    • Non-Exempt


    PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of actual or perceived race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, matriculation, political affiliation, family status or responsibilities, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions or breastfeeding, genetic information, amnesty, veteran, special disabled veteran or uniform service member status or employment status.


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