Spring 2019 Intern, Finance


The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is offering a Spring Internship to a qualified candidate who will support the Finance team. This paid Internship is a part-time temporary employment opportunity averaging 20 hours per week for an undergraduate student currently attending a bachelors program in the DC area. All applicants must be eligible to work in the US. Interested parties may apply for internships in multiple departments; please include a specific cover letter for each position.

Pay Range and Employment Status:

Interns shall be classified as temporary, part-time employees who are hired as interim replacements, to temporarily supplement the workforce, or to assist in the completion of a specific project and who are temporarily scheduled to work less than PCORI's full-time schedule for a limited duration. Employment beyond any initially stated period does not in any way imply a change in employment status. Temporary, part-time workers are not eligible for PCORI benefits.

Current undergraduate level students will be paid $15.00 per hour.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The primary responsibility of a Financial Analyst Intern in Finance Department is to assist in modeling complex cash flows under various financial scenarios, to include:

  • Analyzing and forecasting expenditures associated with research award projects;
  • Developing "what-if' financial scenarios under various revenue scenarios; and,
  • Assisting in making recommendations in areas such as forecasting and financial planning.


At the completion of this internship, the intern will have assisted in the development of cash flow models using historical data, current award expenditure data and trends, and anticipated funding commitments.

Incumbent(s) in this position may be required to perform other duties and special assignments not specifically stated above.

Statements outlined in this section are designated as essential job functions in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

* PCORI Staff Conflict of Interest Statement - No PCORI employee can receive a direct financial benefit from a healthcare related organization during the course of his/her employment with PCORI.

PCORI conducts background checks on all applicants.

PCORI is an equal opportunity employer committed to cultural diversity in our workforce.

Required Skills
  • Strong propensity for Excel spreadsheets
  • Strong analytical skills, including the ability to read and interpret data, extract pertinent facts, draw logical conclusions, and present recommendations
  • Ability to work well within a team environment
  • Familiarity with financial modeling to present business cases for strategic decisions
  • Ability to adapt to change and a variety of ad hoc requests
  • Strong oral and written communications skillsRequired Experience
  • Minimum 5 accounting, finance, or economics related courses required.
  • Minimum of a 2.9 cumulative GPA


Application Process:

Applications for the PCORI Spring Internship Program will be accepted up until midnight on November 19th. Applicants who are chosen will be phone screened by a representative from PCORI Human Resources department and top candidates will move a final round interview phase. In-person and Skype interviews at PCORI with relevant intern supervisors will take place December 10th - 14th.

Key Dates:



Internship Application Submission Deadline- November 19, 2018

Decision Deadline – December 19, 2018

Spring Internship Start Date - February 4, 2019

Spring Internship End Date - April 19, 2019

Application Instructions:

PCORI will only consider complete applications that include:

  • A cover letter
  • An up-to-date resume
  • Undergraduate and Graduate school unofficial transcripts

Required Experience
  • Applicants must be actively pursuing a 4-year Undergraduate Degree in Finance, Economics or Accounting
  • At minimum, applicants must be a BS/BA Junior year college candidate with coursework in a quantitative business discipline (finance, economics, accounting, etc.).


Job Location Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Position Type Intern


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