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Accounting Intern

Accountant Internship

Position Type: Temporary Part-Time Non-Exempt

Location: Minneapolis, MN 55403


Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid (MMLA) is seeking an Accounting Intern to work for a flexible duration of 3 to 12 months. This role play a crucial role in supporting our grant accounting processes. This position offers a unique opportunity to gain practical experience in a nonprofit legal environment while contributing to our mission of equal justice for all. This position will be based in MMLA's Minneapolis office. 

What’s in it for you?

  • We believe in work-life harmony. This role offers the flexibility to blend remote work with in-office collaboration. 
  • MMLA provides on-the-job training and mentorship, with opportunities for growth within the organization. 
  • A General Accountant role at MMLA provides dynamic challenges, continuous learning, and a diverse skill set to master.


  • We’re not just ticking boxes. We’re genuinely committed to diversity. Bring your unique identity, experiences, and perspectives—we want them all!
  • Our mission? Equal justice for all. In your cover letter, tell us how your background can amplify this cause. Let’s change our lives together.
  • Discrimination and harassment have no place here. We’re building a respectful, supportive workplace where everyone thrives.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assist in managing financial transactions related to grants.
  • Track grant funds, expenditures, and compliance with grant requirements.
  • Identify, Investigate, and resolve discrepancies.
  • Prepare financial reports for grantors and internal stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with program managers to ensure accurate allocation of grant funds.
  • Enter financial data into our accounting system.
  • Assist in reconciling accounts and identifying discrepancies.
  • Analyze financial data to support decision-making.
  • Assist payroll processing.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Enrollment in an Accounting, Finance, or Business-related program (undergraduate or graduate level).
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office, particularly Excel.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Abila MIP and or Blackbaud software.
  • Diverse economic, social, and cultural experiences.

Compensation Information:

  • $20/hour; hours are between 15 and 30/week as we are willing to adjust hours according to your school needs .

Application Submission:

If you require a reasonable accommodation for completing this application, interviewing, or otherwise participating in our employee selection process, please contact Megan Cook at

Please direct all other inquiries to

Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. This position is subject to collective bargaining agreements.