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Village of Wilmette, Finance Intern

The Village of Wilmette is seeking a self-motivated individual with positive work ethics to fill the Finance Internship position in the Finance Department. This position will work 25 hours per week during the summer months at Village Hall during business hours which are Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm.

Wilmette is a beautiful, historic community located 16 miles north of downtown Chicago with convenient access to the Metra train station (Union Pacific North Line) which is steps away from Village Hall, as well as the CTA Purple Line. The community has approximately 28,000 residents and a total area of 5.4 square miles.

General Responsibilities
The Finance Intern supports the department operations by assisting with customer inquiries, filing, scanning, and performing a variety of related support tasks. The intern performs various clerical duties to support the payroll, accounts receivable, or accounts payable operations of the department. The intern assists with special projects as assigned by the Director or Assistant Director and provide customer service either in person or by phone.

Position Requirements
The successful candidate will be a current undergraduate student pursuing a degree in Business, Finance, Accounting, Economics, or a related field. Strong verbal and written communication skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite are preferred. The Intern must have the ability to work independently and with a team.

Hourly Wage
The starting hourly rate is $19.13 and 8 hours of paid time off (PTO). After the initial 320 hours of time worked, an additional one hour of PTO will be earned for every additional 40 hours worked. The 2024 Pay and Classification Plan is located on the Village’s webpage at: Employment Opportunities, Compensation and Benefits – Wilmette.

Selection Process
The hiring process will entail an interview with members of the Finance and Human Resource Departments. A candidate who receives a conditional offer of employment will need to successfully complete a reference check.

How to Apply:
Interested candidates should attach their resume and cover letter to the online employment application found on the Village’s Employment Opportunities webpage at The position will remain open until filled.

The Village of Wilmette is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are critical to the Village’s success. The Village seeks to recruit the most talented individuals from a diverse candidate pool and strongly encourages applications to be submitted from all genders, all races, all sexual orientations, people with disabilities, and Military Veterans.


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