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Metra Intern-General Accounting in Chicago, Illinois

Intern-General Accounting


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The Metra Internship Program provides an opportunity for college sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students to gain practical experience through on-the-job learning. Metra assigns students to projects related to their academic/educational field of study, which complements classroom instruction. The knowledge gained contributes to career development, while the experience provides insight on the wide variety of jobs in the transportation industry.

The Intern will integrate classroom learning with personalized training from the Manager, Financial Reporting on topics including, but not limited to, the following: creating journals, reconciliation of balance sheet accounts, preparing schedules, analyzing financial data and assist with general accounting month end close.

The Intern apply classroom knowledge and on the job training to:

  • Prepare journal entries

  • Reconcile general ledger accounts

  • Assist with monthly financial statements review and analysis

  • Assist with general ledger month end closing procedures

  • Complete special projects as needed and other duties assigned.

The length of the program is up to one year with three (3) mandatory one-week break periods during the school year: May, September and December.

Metra is a railroad employer subject to the provisions of the Railroad Retirement Tax Act, not the Social Security Administration.


The Intern must be currently enrolled as a sophomore, junior or senior in an undergraduate program or in a graduate program from an accredited institution.

Preferred area of study in Accounting or related major, but is not required.

Must be 18 years or older; able to legally work in the United States; a student in good standing for each semester/quarter during their internship; and available to work between 12 and 20 hours per week for up to one year (optional: 40 hours per week during summer months).

Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. Metra does not provide sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this employment position.

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