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Company Overview

The Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) is a nonprofit policy institute and grant-making organization that promotes the responsible management of oil, gas and mineral resources for the benefit of all.  Improving natural resource governance is one of the most significant development challenges of the decade and will determine the future of 1 billion people globally who live in scarcity in the midst of resource abundance. Countries with non-renewable resource wealth face both a challenge and an opportunity—when used poorly or squandered, non-renewable resource wealth can cause economic instability, social conflict and lasting environmental impacts; used well, they can create prosperity for current and future generations. NRGI is a recognized leader in the field of natural resource governance, helping people to realize the benefits of their countries’ endowments of oil, gas and minerals in order to build a more stable and sustainable future. For more information, please visit

Job Summary

NRGI has a staff of over 100, supporting our global advocacy and regional programs in more than 20 countries. NRGI has registered offices in New York, Accra, Beirut, Dar es Salaam, Jakarta, Lima and London, and additional colleagues working in Azerbaijan, Bolivia, Cameroon, DRC, Guinea, Hungary, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nigeria, Uganda, Tunisia, and Ukraine. As a complex and dispersed organization, a strong operational backbone is key to our impact on the ground and to advancing our mission.

NRGI is offering two internships for 2nd, 3rd or 4th year students studying accounting or finance this summer.  Interns will support the finance team on a part-time basis for 3 to 6 months starting as soon as possible.  The team is responsible for managing a budget of $16 million per annum that supports programs around the world.  The internships are unpaid, but a stipend will be offered to cover some expenses.

Specific areas of support include: 

  • Assist in processing accounts payable transactions
  • Perform monthly accruals
  • Amortization of prepaid expenses
  • Fixed asset depreciation
  • Entering and reclassifying journal entries
  • Performing bank account reconciliations including corporate credit card and staff/ consultant advances
  • Monitoring GL accounts (adding, removing)
  • Assist with the production of various financial statements
  • Assist with preparation of supporting schedules for external audit and the form 990
  • Assist in preparation of organizational and program budgets
  • Supporting in process inputs to third party payroll services
  • Credit card expense report upload into NetSuite
  • Accounting for receivables
  • Other various tasks as needed

Key Skills & Personal Attributes

  • A passion for accounting and working with numbers
  • A good basic understanding of accounting principles with a strong portfolio of accounting classes taken
  • Good basic analysis skills; ability to take a step back and interpret what the numbers mean
  • Quality and detail oriented
  • A positive attitude and ‘can-do’ approach toward one’s work
  • A reliable, positive team player


  • 2nd, 3rd or 4th year students studying accounting or finance

Working Environment:  Part-time position, hours are from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for 2 - 3 days a week.

SALARY: Unpaid, stipend will be provided

LOCATION: New York, New York

START DATE:  Immediately

TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter, CV/resume to by June 9, 2018. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. Please include in subject line:  NRGI/ Accounting Intern.

NRGI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. NRGI considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

***No recruiters or agencies, please. No calls or emails.***


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