Accounting Intern

The Century Foundation is a progressive public policy think tank that seeks to foster opportunity, reduce inequality, and promote security at home and abroad. Founded in 1919 by the progressive business leader Edward Filene, the TCF pursues its mission by conducting timely, non-partisan research and policy analysis that informs citizens, guides policymakers, and reshapes what government does for the better.

TCF has offices in New York and Washington, D.C. Its fellows come from academia, journalism, and public service, but share a commitment to the TCF’s abiding belief in the power of ideas.

The Century Foundation is committed to diversity and building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds. Everyone is encouraged to apply, including LGBTQ and non-gender conforming people, people of color, Spanish or Arabic speakers, and people with disabilities.

We are currently seeking an accounting intern to assist our Finance Team this fall 2023. Gain valuable hands-on experience, while learning the ropes.

Candidates pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or significant coursework in accounting required. Well-rounded basic knowledge of accounting principles required.  Join us for an exciting fall semester internship!

Essential Duties:

  • Assist in month-end closing and financial reporting processes.
  • Collaborate with our Finance Manager to prepare and review journal entries and reconciliations.
  • Assist with maintaining and updating accounting records and files.
  • Assist in the preparation and filing of regulatory reports.
  • Assist with analyzing expenses and accruals.
  • Work in unison with our Finance team to improve financial processes.
  • Assist with managing accounts payable, accounts receivable, and other day-to-day tasks.
  • Ad-hoc accounting research and application.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Education: Working towards a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, or other related fields. Candidates working towards degrees in other fields with a strong academic background may also be considered.
  • Technical Experience: Strong Excel and/or Google Sheets skills with understanding of key functions.
  • Strong technical and analytical skills.
  • The successful candidate must have excellent organizational skills and be able to meet the demands and deadlines that are a part of this position. Attention to detail is a must.

How to apply: Please apply via BambooHR.


Disability Economic Justice Intern

September 2022-December 2022 | Washington, D.C. or Remote

The Century Foundation (TCF) is a progressive think tank on the frontlines of building a fairer and more inclusive economy, one that works for all of us and not just the wealthy few. The newest program at TCF is our Disability Economic Justice team, which is the only project at a U.S. think tank singularly focused on achieving economic justice for people with disabilities more than 32 years after the Americans with Disabilities Act became law.

In April 2022, in partnership with the Ford Foundation, TCF’s Disability Economic Justice team launched the Disability Economic Justice Collaborative—a first-of-its-kind initiative that brings together more than 30 leading disability advocacy organizations, Washington, D.C.-based think tanks, and top research and policy organizations to learn from each other, work in partnership, and apply disability as a lens across economic policymaking. The Collaborative is committed to breaking the persistent link between disability and poverty, and to finally achieving economic security for disabled Americans more than three decades after the ADA became law. To learn more about the collaborative, visit DEJC.org.

The Disability Economic Justice Team is seeking a fall intern, full or part time depending on the applicant, and can be based either in Washington, D.C. or remote.

The intern is responsible for supporting administrative, research, and policy needs of TCF’s Disability Economic Justice Team, which include supporting the Disability Economic Justice Collaborative. The internship is appropriate for current students (undergraduate or graduate) or recently graduated students. The internship will provide opportunities to engage with and learn more about disability policy, including building relationships, developing policy ideas, and researching and drafting written pieces.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in research related to disability policy
  • Help with social media promotion, including drafting tweets and language for Facebook posts
  • Participate in meetings and events
  • Maintain relevant contact lists
  • Take notes for internal and external meetings and events
  • Project management tasks

Required Qualifications:

  • Strong attention to detail, highly organized, and able to manage priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Familiarity with Google suite, spreadsheets, and basic data calculations
  • Strong written and communication skills
  • Experience with and passion for disability policy

About TCF:

The Century Foundation is a progressive public policy think tank that seeks to foster opportunity, reduce inequality, and promote security at home and abroad. Founded in 1919 by the progressive business leader Edward Filene, TCF pursues its mission by conducting timely, non-partisan research and policy analysis that informs citizens, guides policymakers, and reshapes what government does for the better. TCF has offices in New York and Washington, D.C.

How to apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume and one writing sample via BambooHR.

The Century Foundation is committed to diversity and building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds. Everyone is encouraged to apply, especially candidates from marginalized groups including people with disabilities, women, LGBTQIA people, people of color, immigrants, and first-generation college graduates.


Disability Economic Justice Research and Policy Associate

Washington, D.C.

The Century Foundation (TCF) is a progressive think tank on the frontlines of building a fairer and more inclusive economy, one that works for all of us and not just the wealthy few. The newest program at TCF is our Disability Economic Justice team, which is the only project at a U.S. think tank singularly focused on achieving economic justice for people with disabilities more than 32 years after the Americans with Disabilities Act became law.

In April 2022, in partnership with the Ford Foundation, TCF’s Disability Economic Justice team launched the Disability Economic Justice Collaborative—a first-of-its-kind initiative that brings together more than 30 leading disability advocacy organizations, Washington, D.C.-based think tanks, and top research and policy organizations to learn from each other, work in partnership, and apply disability as a lens across economic policymaking. The Collaborative is committed to breaking the persistent link between disability and poverty, and to finally achieving economic security for disabled Americans more than three decades after the ADA became law. To learn more about the collaborative, visit DEJC.org.

Now, our Disability Economic Justice team is expanding, and seeks a Research and Policy Associate to conduct research and support implementation of the strategic plan of the Collaborative. The Research and Policy Associate will work closely with the Collaborative’s three Co-Directors and focus on bringing research and operational support to the work of the Disability Economic Justice Collaborative.

The position is based in TCF’s Washington, D.C. office. Remote candidates will also be considered for this position. TCF offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience as well as competitive benefits.

Qualifications:

  • Research and/or policy experience in the area of disability policy
  • Strong attention to detail, project management, coordination, and organizing abilities
  • Strong writing and communication skills, ideally for both expert and popular audiences
  • Strong commitment to progressive policy change, public service, and disability economic justice
  • Curiosity and a strong desire to learn

Responsibilities:

  • Developing, curating, and writing the Collaborative monthly newsletter
  • Carrying out tasks related to a newly established Voices of Disability Economic Justice commentary series, which may include handling pitches, communicating with authors, sending to the editor, and vetting
  • Supporting and carrying out core operations of DEJC, including supporting member management, ensuring accessibility at meetings, note taking, and organizing shared drives
  • Supporting administrative duties which may include calendar management, email engagement, project management, note taking, and more.
  • Conducting policy research related to relevant disability economic justice topics
  • Supporting the implementation of the DEJC learning agenda, which may include corresponding with potential speakers, drafting powerpoint slides, developing agendas, and drafting learning materials

How to apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume and one writing sample via BambooHR.

About TCF:

The Century Foundation is a progressive public policy think tank that seeks to foster opportunity, reduce inequality, and promote security at home and abroad. Founded in 1919 by the progressive business leader Edward Filene, TCF pursues its mission by conducting timely, non-partisan research and policy analysis that informs citizens, guides policymakers, and reshapes what government does for the better. TCF has offices in New York and Washington, D.C.

The Century Foundation is committed to diversity and building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds. Everyone is encouraged to apply, especially candidates from marginalized groups including people with disabilities, women, LGBTQIA people, people of color, immigrants, and first-generation college graduates.