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Finance Internship

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W.W. Grainger, Inc. Lake Forest , IL 60045

Posted 3 months ago

Grainger's Internship Program is designed to provide college students with relevant business critical project work. Internships will last 10 to 12 weeks and are designed to enhance technical and leadership skills needed to succeed at Grainger. The internships may include the following areas: financial accounting, tax, treasury, audit, financial planning & analytics, finance operations and shared services. We are committed to growing team member skillsets and ensuring they have the right foundation to be successful. Our program is built on the following foundational pillars (1) Experience (2) Exposure and (3) Professional Development:


  • Broad and Cross Functional Opportunities: Interns will experience exponential growth technically, analytically and professionally across multiple functions. This will allow interns to gain more in depth knowledge of the business and allow them to add value throughout the organization.


  • Build Your

    Each participant may be placed in one of the following groups: Operations Finance, Financial Planning & Analysis, and Specialist Finance (e.g. Accounting, Internal Audit, Treasury, and Financial Shared Service). This will enable a broad foundation that will benefit the team member's development.

Professional Development

  • Onboarding: Program interns will go through a comprehensive onboarding process, and participate in structured development sessions.

  • Skillset Development: Receive on-going coaching to enhance communication, leadership, presentation, and analytical skillsets.

  • Leadership Exposure: Meet with executive leaders to learn about different areas of the business.

  • Mentorship: Throughout the program, interns receive direct feedback from a peer-mentor, their manager and the program director to help them in their professional development.

  • Network: Interns will be able to grow their network and build positive working relationships.

  • Community Involvement: Interns give back to the community through program organized philanthropy efforts and have great team building opportunities.

  • Have Fun: Participate in company lunch and learns, attend social events with your fellow intern colleagues, and more.

Financial Development Program

Minimum Requirements:
  • GPA of 3.2 or higher.

  • Currently enrolled in a college or University and working towards a bachelors' degree in accounting, finance, economics, statistics, analytics, data science, or masters in accountancy with strong performance in related business subjects

  • Intermediate level of expertise in MS Office is required (especially enhance Excel capabilities such as v-lookups and using pivot tables).

  • Proven analytical skills including an ability to synthesize information, reach logical conclusions, evaluate and improve processes.

  • Proven communication (written / verbal), interpersonal and leadership skills required.

  • No visa sponsorships.


  • Proven ability to enhance business knowledge or leadership skills through internships, on-campus involvement.

Grainger is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

Job Segment: Financial, Internal Audit, Finance

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Finance Internship

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W.W. Grainger, Inc.