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Corporate Intern - Accounting

Location: Peoria, IL, United States
Date Posted: Oct 8, 2020

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For nearly 90 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent. Customers turn to Caterpillar to help them develop infrastructure, energy and natural resource assets. Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. We don't just build great products, we pair them with the newest digital technologies and analytics to solve problems and anticipate customer needs. We are bringing our industry into the Age of Smart Iron. A lasting legacy of talented and committed employees give Caterpillar its competitive edge. It is our team that has allowed this company to accomplish great things. From the construction of the Hoover Dam, to earthquake relief in Indonesia, our employees have never failed to give customers enduring results through superior service and innovation.

Internship Program Details:

During the Corporate Accounting Internship Program, you will have the opportunity to gain valuable on-the-job experience and contribute to real world projects in one or more of the following areas including: Financial Accounting, Cost Accounting, Tax Accounting, Global Tax, Financial Systems, Auditing, and Research & Development Accounting. As an accounting intern, you will perform the same tasks as our entry level accountants including: budgeting, forecasting, monthly reporting, tax compliance, analysis and other special projects.

Session availability:

Summer 2021: 5/17/2021 - 8/6/2021

This is a 40 hour per week assignment, Monday through Friday, lasting 12 weeks in the summer.

Besides exciting work, Corporate Interns will experience:

• Comprehensive internship orientation
• Travel Reimbursement
• Tours of state-of-the-art manufacturing and research facilities 
• Product Demonstrations
• Various social events
• Networking with leadership
• Intern round table discussions
• Business skill building
• Career discussion with leaders and experts
• Resume and Interview workshop
• Paid holidays
• And more!

If you are interested in applying for this position, please attach a copy of your resume and an unofficial copy of your transcripts to your application.

Applicants will be considered for positions throughout the United States. 

Thousands of Caterpillar employees come into work every day. While they perform their daily tasks, they’re really contributing to the work of a powerful global team. At Caterpillar, we know that innovation happens step-by-step, piece-by-piece, person-by-person. Everyone has a vital role to play at our organization. Modest, small projects can grow and evolve into groundbreaking, world-changing technologies, machines, services and more through collaboration and teamwork in a diverse and inclusive work environment.

Caterpillar couldn’t be the company it is today without the men and women who shape it by producing their best work. Because employees power the success of Caterpillar, the company is committed to empowering the success of the employees. When employees win, so does Caterpillar.


Basic Qualifications:

* Must be enrolled full time at a 4-year accredited university/college in an Accounting degree program
* Minimum 3.0/4.0 GPA (both Accounting GPA & Cumulative GPA)
* 12 completed semester hours at a 4-year university prior to start of internship
* If a transfer student, must have 12 semester hours completed at 4-year university
* Must be able to relocate to Peoria, IL area or indicated work location for duration of internship, and complete daily work commute using reliable transportation

Top Candidates Will Also Have:

* Previous accounting internship and/or relevant work experience
* Completed Intermediate Accounting or first 300 level accounting course by start of internship
* Strong initiative, communication, and interpersonal skills
* Leadership involvement in student associations
* Intermediate user of Microsoft Excel

This employer is not currently hiring foreign national applicants that require or will require sponsorship tied to a specific employer, such as H, L, TN, F, J, E, O. As a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the US which can be found through our employment website at

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Oct 8, 2020


United States

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