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US Foods Intern - Finance & Accounting (VIRTUAL) in Rosemont, Illinois

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The US Foods Summer Internship Program provides a forum for students to apply classroom skills and academic training in a real-world business environment. In addition to being assigned business-impacting projects throughout the summer, students will be matched with a manager who will meet with them on a regular basis to provide direction on assignments as well as deliver performance feedback and a mentor who will be available to offer day-to-day guidance and support.

Embracing the organization’s core values, the US Foods Summer Internship Program Mission is to TEAM UP to build a supportive learning environment where we TALK STRAIGHT about performance development by delivering constructive feedback and positive reinforcement to deliver SECOND TO NONE program experiences to those students who spend their summers with us.

Interns will also get exposure to US Foods executive leadership; have an opportunity to participate in learning and social events with other interns across business functions within our Corporate HQ; and have an opportunity to deliver an end-of-summer presentation to showcase their accomplishments with key business leaders.

US Foods internships are full-time paid positions (40 hours per week from May - August) with the possibility of transitioning to a full-time position within the Finance Leadership Development rotational program or an entry-level finance position post-graduation dependent on availability and overall performance.

The Internship will allow the intern placement into one of our finance teams as well as an an opportunity to shadow another finance function throughout the summer to provide a unique opportunity to see different sides of the Finance organization at US Foods.

US Foods Finance & Accounting interns have the opportunity to contribute to key finance and accounting functions within a Fortune 500 Company to gain hands-on experience working on key projects across disciplines. Our interns will have an opportunity to apply key concepts learned in the classroom in real world business settings to further develop their knowledge, skills and acumen.

Below are the Finance teams included in the internship program. Students will be assigned a team for their summer internship based on a combination of student interest and business need.

Controller’s Group (Accounting)

  • Assigned key projects to gain an understanding of the Controller Group function and the US Foods business

  • Assists in preparation of the financial statements through the controller group period end close process

  • Assists in weekly analysis of working capital balance sheet accounts

  • Cross collaborates with corporate FPA, field finance, merchandising and logistics to support business initiatives

  • Focuses on learning and leadership development through project assignment

  • Understands and adheres to Controller Group methodology, policies and procedures

Internal Audit

  • Conducts core internal audits including financial, SOX 404 compliance, corporate compliance, information technology, investigations and operational audits.

  • Assists with business risk assessments.

  • Assists in management requested initiatives and provides direct input that contributes to the successful completion of the project.

  • Works closely with audit team, keeps team informed of progress, issues that arise, and asks questions.

  • Focused on learning and leadership development.

  • Understands and adheres to internal audit methodology and policies and procedures.

Financial Planning and Analysis (Finance)

  • Conducts analyses on margin, expenses, capital spending and working capital

  • Identifies favorable and unfavorable spending trends

  • Performs weekly, monthly, quarterly, and ad hoc reporting

  • Assists in monthly operational reviews versus plan and forecast

Investor Relations/Treasury

  • Assists with quarterly earnings call process; including creation of press release and slide deck

  • Tracks shareholder activity, investor base changes and analyst reports on US Foods

  • Helps with daily bank transfers, account inquires and banker questions

  • Assists with debt reporting, treasury requests and cash transactions


  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree in Accounting and/or Finance.

  • Must be enrolled in school during time of internship

  • Students currently between their Junior and Senior years or between their 1st and 2nd years of graduate school will be considered for internships


  • Must have reliable access to high-speed internet


  • Active involvement in Finance or Accounting club, student group, or business fraternity/sorority.

  • Excellent organizational & multi-tasking skills.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Work well as a team.

  • Leadership mindset.


With direct supervision and oversight, the intern position provides exposure and opportunity to investigate a career, gain business knowledge and practical application of a specific function within the food distribution industry.

Please note: we are not able to provide internships to students that require sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B visa status).

EOE* Race/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Protected Veteran/Disability Status*


We're continually updating our safety procedures and taking every measure to ensure the protection of our candidates, associates and customers. Our workplace safety efforts include using sanitized interview rooms, social distancing, providing masks and gloves and sanitizing truck cab interiors. We also have COVID-19 Wellness Checks for anyone entering our facilities and safety barriers in select locations in our production facilities. To help our customers make it in this challenging time, we’re providing robust support including webinars, one-on-one consults with our experts and detailed reopening materials.

US Foods is proud to have donated $10 million in food to help with COVID-19 relief efforts to help our local communities make it. Learn more here .

US Foods is one of America’s great food companies and a leading foodservice distributor, partnering with approximately 300,000 restaurants and foodservice operators to help their businesses succeed. With 28,000 employees and more than 70 locations, US Foods provides its customers with a broad and innovative food offering and a comprehensive suite of e-commerce, technology and business solutions. US Foods is headquartered in Rosemont, Ill., and generates more than $28 billion in annual revenue. Visit to learn more.

US Foods may collect personal information from you in connection with the application process. US Foods complies with the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, and its policy may be found here at .

US Foods, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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