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Gain direct international nonprofit accounting experience and be a part of an innovative team dedicated to realizing refugee rights in Africa, Asia, and Latin America!


Asylum Access, a pioneering leader in the international refugee legal rights movement, seeks an Accounting intern  to assist the Finance and Accounting Manager in management accounting for Asylum Access’s five international offices.




The Accounting intern will support the Finance, Accounting and Audit Team  in reconciling general ledger accounts, conducting internal audits, closing month, quarter and year-end books as well as ad hoc projects. Based on expertise and relevant experience, the Accounting intern will also assist in identifying risks and proposing solutions on matters related to financial reporting. There will be a larger focus the new accounting software NetSuite as well as helping conduct internal audits for all country offices. The Accounting intern will have the opportunity to work across departments including finance, accounting, and operations.




The Accounting intern must commit to work a minimum of 24 hours per week for 3-6 months at our Oakland, CA office. Ideal candidates will possess the ability to manage multiple deadlines and work effectively with high attention to detail. All interested candidates with a minimum of basic accounting  experience are encouraged to apply, including students currently enrolled in an academic institution.




  • Reconciliation of subsidiary general ledgers in 4 currencies with focus in new accounting system

  • Closing journal entries

  • Assist in preparing budget vs. actual reports

  • Assist with cash flow forecasts

  • Support in preparing audit schedules

  • Supporting writing and research for the Finance and Accounting Manager

  • Collaborate with the Finance and Accounting Manager to implement and maintain internal controls and procedures through internal audits



  • Experience with bookkeeping, data entry, and general ledger journal entries

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to pay close attention to detail, and manage and prioritize multiple projects  

  • Strong initiative and self-motivated

  • Desire to learn about nonprofit accounting and finance

  • Ability to work with diverse individuals and groups. Candidate should be culturally sensitive

  • Basic working knowledge of Gmail, Google Drive, Ms Office and related tools (Docs, Sheets, etc.)




  • Demonstrated bookkeeping accuracy




This internship is unpaid. Interns will have access to various learning opportunities throughout the period of the internship and are encouraged to pursue their interest during the experience.




Please send resume and cover letter to Human Resources - apply@asylumaccess.orgwith “Accounting Intern” in the subject line.


Your cover letter should contain the following elements:

  1. Please describe your reasons for applying

  2. Your relevant qualifications

  3. How you learned about the position.


Applicants will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Applicants in need of accommodation during the interview can contact HR -

Asylum Access is an equal opportunity employer



  Metro Area Oakland CA
  Job Location City Oakland CA
  Job Location State California
  Job Location Country United States
  Job Category Accounting and Finance
  Prefered Experience 0 year(s)
  Job Type Internship
  Job Posting Date Nov. 13, 2017

Organization Details

  Organization Name Asylum Access
  Organizational Focus Law and Legal Assistance
  Contact Person Asylum Access
  Contact Phone none posted
  Contact Fax none posted
  Contact Email

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