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Internship Program: Accounting & Finance




Beachwood, Ohio, United States

We make what matters work.   

You want to make an impact in the world. At Eaton, we’re solving some of the toughest challenges on the planet. Our Early Talent Programs ensure that you have a multitude of opportunities to make an impact across a global organization. Participants in our Early Talent Programs work to solve real-world challenges while developing the skills required to lead at the next level. Early Talent assignments hold true significance to our businesses. In turn, participants gain enriching and diverse experiences and work side by side with experienced leaders to power their careers.   


What sets our Early Talent Programs apart:

  • Each individual’s development experience is customized to help participants reach their potential; no two participants will have the same experience or set of responsibilities
  • Participants receive cross-functional exposure. They have opportunities to build their skills and try on different roles early in their career, ultimately maximizing their potential for consideration for a variety of future roles
  • The opportunity to learn from senior leaders is a part of the fabric of every experience
  • Our internship programs are designed to provide early talent with diverse experiences across various businesses and locations. To enhance your learning and fully maximize the benefits of the program, relocating to an endorsed Eaton location will be required

Your career matters – and we’re here to make it work. Are you ready?

Eaton provides a competitive total rewards package commensurate with applicable skills, knowledge, and experience and consistent with internal and external market practices. The salary for this role ranges from $19.67-$27.12 per hour.

What you’ll do:

Eaton’s Accounting and Finance Internship Program combines both accounting and finance, by giving each participant exposure to Eaton’s accounting and finance functions. During the 12-week paid internship, students will work on projects that have a measurable impact on our operations and will be coached and mentored by Eaton leaders.  

As a participant in the program, you will complete assignments that will give you the hands-on experience to get started in your career. These assignments may include working as a plant financial analyst in one of our manufacturing facilities, or financial accounting in a business group or division headquarters or internal auditor in a corporate function. 

After completion of the internship and upon graduation, your experience and newly acquired skills could lead you to a variety of career paths, such as Eaton’s Accounting and Finance Development Program. This full-time rotational program would provide you the opportunity to have several assignments in manufacturing accounting, finance, business etc., that are progressive in job responsibilities and provide a broad experience across multiple business units and locations. 

Required (Basic) Qualifications:

  • Actively enrolled in a bachelor’s or master’s degree program in business with a major in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Management, Business Administration or Analytics from an accredited institution  
  • Minimum overall cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship now and in the future
  • Must be geographically flexible to relocate within the United States

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minor in MIS or Entrepreneurship
  • Demonstrated leadership experience within campus and/or the community
  • Overall cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher

Position Criteria:

  • Desire to build a career in accounting/finance
  • Highly self-motivated with a strong desire to achieve results
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills 
  • This role may include travel (up to 10%) within a local region as determined by the assignment manager
  • Transportation to and from the worksite and for incidental business travel is the responsibility of the intern; however, expenses for required and approved business travel (not including the worksite) will be reimbursed
  • The summer internship culminates with a formal presentation where students showcase their success stories to leaders of the organization and receive feedback on their performance


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