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Future Opportunities Intern Finance (Summer 2023)

Posted Date:  Sep 11, 2022
Requisition Number:  115163

Duration: Summer 2023 

Location: Hershey, PA 


Finance Undergrad Internship

The Hershey Company is seeking to fill multiple undergraduate-level summer intern positions across a variety of functions within our Finance organization.  

 Summer intern positions require a full-time (40 hours / week) commitment for 12 weeks in Summer 2023, and performance will be calibrated at the end of the summer.  Successful interns may be considered for full time employment after completion of their college degree. 

Final assignments will depend on business needs. Potential areas / departments hiring undergraduate-level intern candidates include: 


Internal Audit

  • Participate in SOX control testing and internal audit assurance and/or advisory reviews under the supervision of experienced senior level members of the Internal Audit department
  • Learn Hershey’s business processes, interact with leaders across the organization and obtain a more solid understanding of Internal Audit and SOX 404 methodologies
  • Experience obtained may qualify as “attest experience” for purposes of meeting CPA licensure


  • Assist in calculating Hershey’s quarterly Federal and State estimated tax payments
  • Prepare various subsidiary Federal 1120 tax returns
  • Create state apportionment files to be used in state compliance process
  • Participate in special tax projects such as the research and development tax credit

Supply Chain Finance

  • Lead in the continued evolution of supply chain finance analytics, working to unlock analyses and standardize them in a way that can be easily repeated
  • Improving analytic capabilities to drive better decision making, increased forecast accuracy and efficiency, and potential identification of continuous improvement projects
  • Data analysis, meeting facilitation, interaction with multiple commercial and finance functions to drive actions to completion

External Reporting

  • Assist the team in pension/401k audits (timeframe would see beginning to end process) - e.g., track client assistance list and tie-out financial statements.
  • Assist the team during Q2 2023 Form 10-Q preparation and EY review (timeframe would see beginning to end process) - e.g., generate workpapers, tie-out financial statements.
  • Assist in select monthly close processes such as journal entries and reconciliations.

Corporate FP&A

  • 2024 Plan preparation; template optimization
  • 2024 Benefit Book headcount preparation
  • SG&A process documentation on forecasting and actual results
  • Create a process and tool to audit Miscellaneous Expenses every month


 The successful candidate will exhibit / possess: 

  • Strong communication, critical thinking / analytical, and organizational skills 
  • Demonstrated leadership and academic achievement in student and extracurricular activities 
  • High level of integrity 
  • Business and interpersonal maturity 
  • Attention to detail 
  • Adaptability 
  • Customer service orientation 
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products: Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Word 

 Minimum Education Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program, entering your Junior or Senior year as of Summer 2023; majors in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration and Economics are highly preferred
  • Preference will be given to students with a GPA of 3.2 or higher

Additional Preferences: 

  • Reliable transportation to and from work, and ability to commute to or relocate to Hershey, PA for the duration of the internship assignment 

Nearest Major Market: Harrisburg

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