Accounting / Finance Student Intern Position

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TITLE:                     Accounting/Finance Student Intern       

REPORTS TO:     Financial Manager, or Financial Consultant, SBDC                                     

PURPOSE: (Semester II)       

The Small Business Development Center Internship Program is designed to enhance the student's formal academic education by providing opportunities to apply the student's knowledge and skills attained from class into real business situations. The internship experience provides the student with experiences that extend beyond the classroom.   The position is responsible for assisting potential entrepreneurs and existing small business owners a with their business plans/Pitch and with assisting clients in obtaining financial or other technical information that is beneficial to them.  This position will also gain a strong understanding of federal and state grant programs, higher education and not-for-profit accounting systems.   


  • Responsible for assisting potential entrepreneurs with their business plans/Pitch and for assisting clients in obtaining financial or other technical information that is beneficial to them under the supervision of the  Financial Manager. 
  • Provide coverage and assistance to clients attending the SBDC Learning Programs under the supervision of the Financial Manager.  
  • Conduct client interviews, monitor client/business progress, assist in client assessment of business, and make recommendations regarding problem areas with SBDC pre-venture clients under the supervision of the  Financial Manager.   
  • Assist pre-venture clients in the preparation of business financials, business plans/Pitch under the supervision of the Financial Manager.  
  • Responsible for collecting client information, creating client files, and managing client work for entrepreneurs and small business owners attending the SBDC Learning Programs.  
  • Some travel may be required to help staff at the outreach offices.   
  • Use computer system to conduct business analyses; maintenance of consulting activity records, and preparation of routine and special activity reports. Use on-line databases and various software applications to provide management, accounting, financial, personnel, marketing, registration, and other miscellaneous information for clients under the supervision of the Financial Manager.  
  • Responsible for capturing client and milestone information for the SBDC by collecting and entering the data into Neoserra CRM system.  
  • Be familiar with and interface directly with SBDC specialty programs, including International Trade, Government Procurement, Technology Commercialization, Environmental Management, the Product Development Center, and any new program that is developed.  Be familiar with community programs targeted toward lending opportunities and coordinate, when necessary, loan packaging, financial analysis, and proposal information to generate small business financing.         

Necessary Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:  

  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills
  • Ability to effectively learn and acquire new knowledge and skills.
  • Ability to share knowledge and work in a strong team-oriented environment.
  • Detail oriented
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, diverse and dynamic environment
  • Some travel may be required


  • Additional course work in entrepreneurship and/or business planning.
  • Some previous work experience in a small to medium- sized business


  • Junior or senior year Accounting, Finance, Economics major in good standing at Kutztown University. 
  • A valid driver's license and F1-Visa is required before work can commence.


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me:  

Mrs. Susan Hawkins

Associate State Director of Financial Management

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Cooperative Agreement

The Kutztown SBDC is partially funded by a grant from the Department of Community & Economic Development and by the U.S. Small Business Administration under Cooperative Agreement No. 4-603001-Z-0040-24. The support given by the U.S. Small Business Administration through such funding does not constitute an express or implied endorsement of any of the cosponsor(s)’ or participants’ opinions, findings, conclusions, recommendations, products, or services.

Funding Partners

Funding support and resources are provided by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania through the Department of Community & Economic Development; through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration; and in part through support from Kutztown University. All services are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. Special arrangements for persons with disabilities can be made by calling 215-204-7282. All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA. SBDC services are not available to individuals or entities that have been debarred or suspended by the federal government. By agreeing to receive assistance from the SBDC you are self-certifying that you are not currently federally debarred or suspended and also agree to cease using SBDC services if you become federally debarred or suspended in the future.

All SBDC programs are non-discriminatory and open to the public. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made if requested, at least two weeks in advance. Contact the Kutztown SBDC at Old Main - Room 27 - F Wing, 15219 Kutztown Rd, Kutztown, PA 19530, (484)-646-5937.

The Kutztown University SBDC is a member of the network of Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers and the National Association of Small Business Development Centers.