B&F Internship Program

Sponsored by the B&F Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee

Program Overview

To support Ohio State University's Task Force Report on Racism and Racial Inequities and expand on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts, Business and Finance’s Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee has developed an internship program.

The goal of this program is to provide students with the opportunity to work in various offices within Business and Finance in order to gain a wealth of knowledge and experience and be provided personalized and role-specific mentoring. 

Underrepresented minority students are encouraged to apply to this program as the program supports the advancement of underrepresented communities and the enhancement of the talent pipeline.    

Eligible Participants

This program is currently being offered to Ohio State students who meet the standards of the position posting, as outlined for their position of interest.

Benefits of Participation

As a participant in The Office of Business and Finance DEI Internship Program, student interns will gain a wide range of business skills to prepare them for future success.

Students will benefit from acquiring knowledge and practice in the following areas: 

  • Knowledge of investment terminology
  • Knowledge of financial and IT (Information Technology) software
  • Accounting
  • Gap analysis of insurance coverages
  • Exposure to tracking and administration of certificates of insurance (COI)
  • Exposure and assistance with contract reviews for insurance indemnification
  • Exposure to tax compliance in exempt organizations and higher education institutions
  • How to structure data tables for reporting
  • Exposure to Tableau, Excel, and building reports
  • Exposure to financial markets and various asset classes
  • Ability to assess and determine what makes a sound investment
  • Inventory management
  • Operational considerations for a tax department, and tax concepts
  • Hands-on experience preparing tax work papers, real tax, and compliance work
  • Opportunities to assist with real research and special projects
  • Critical thinking
  • Business writing
  • Presentation skills
  • Customer services skills  

Opportunities may exist in the following B&F areas:

  • Office of the Controller
  • Office of Financial Planning & Analysis
  • Office of Internal Audit
  • Office of Investments
  • Office of Payroll Services
  • Office of Risk Management
  • Office of the Treasurer
  • Office of the University Bursar
  • Purchasing Receiving Stores and Mail
  • Tax Office

Commitment to Excellence

The Office of Business and Finance DEI Internship Program sponsored by the Business & Finance Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee aligns with The Ohio State University's mission, value, and commitment to excellence.

This program was developed in response to the call-to-action proposed in the charge set by The Ohio State University Task force on Racism and Racial Inequities and is administered and aligned with the university's nondiscrimination policy.( https://equity.osu.edu/aa-eeo)

Committee Mission Statement

Our committee's mission is to foster a more diverse and inclusive climate and build a community that promotes an equitable, healthy, supportive, and nurturing environment in Business and Finance.

We strive to be active change agents for our university and local community by acknowledging and addressing policies, practices, programs, and positions contributing to inequity or differential outcomes for specific groups within Business and Finance.

Through these efforts, we will inform and engage university officials, support the University's Task Force goals, and recruit and retain a diverse talent pool with a deep commitment to action, ensuring that all are respected and valued.

Contact Information

Would you like to learn more about hosting an intern or becoming a Partner College?

Contact the B&F DEI Internship Committee at busfinintern@osu.edu or complete the internship registration.

Should you need additional HR support regarding the internship program, please contact HR Consultant, Jennifer Klipfer at klipfer.2@osu.edu.


Land Acknowledgement

The Office of Business and Finance would like to acknowledge that the land The Ohio State University occupies is the ancestral and contemporary territory of the Shawnee, Potawatomi, Delaware, Miami, Peoria, Seneca, Wyandotte, Ojibwe and Cherokee peoples. Specifically, the university resides on land ceded in the 1795 Treaty of Greeneville and the forced removal of tribes through the Indian Removal Act of 1830. We want to honor the resiliency of these tribal nations and recognize the historical contexts that have and continue to affect the Indigenous peoples of this land. 

What is a Land Acknowledgement?

A land acknowledgement recognizes and respects the relationship that exists between Indigenous peoples and their ancestral and contemporary territories. Additionally, a land acknowledgement provides opportunity to explore the current impact of colonization and systemic oppression on Indigenous peoples. Land acknowledgements do not exist in past tense or a historical context as colonialism is a current ongoing process. 

Learn more about Ohio State's Land Acknowledgement at the Center for Belonging and Social Change.