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2025 Summer Undergraduate Corporate Intern: Accounting and Finance Development Program

Walmart

Walmart

Accounting & Finance
Bentonville, AR, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2024

Position Summary...

What you'll do...

The Opportunity

Endless opportunities abound at the Fortune 1 Company to jump start your post-college career via the summer internship in the Accounting & Finance Development Program (AFDP). We are searching for exceptional students with leadership potential for our highly developmental internship that has the opportunity to result in a full-time position in our rigorous two-year rotational program upon graduation. Each year, only the top candidates are selected to receive an invitation to join the AFDP and launch their career in an accelerated development program that places their career on a fast track at the world’s largest retailer.

The AFDP has two distinct tracks:

  • Finance & Strategy Track: As an intern, finance track participants will be placed in a Commercial Finance team supporting areas such as Strategy, Operations, Merchandising, Supply Chain, Marketing, Real Estate, and Forecasting, Planning & Analysis (FP&A). Full-time AFDPs will complete at least three of four 6-month rotations within the Commercial Finance organization with the option to complete one 6-month rotation within Controllership or Audit.
  • Accounting Track: As an intern, accounting track participants will be placed in a Controllership or Audit team. Full-time AFDP participants will complete two 6-month rotations in Controllership and two 6-month rotations in Audit. Controllership areas include GCO (External Reporting, GIC, Consolidation) and Segment (International, Walmart US, Sam’s Club or Corporate).

Please note there are separate job postings for each track. Applicants should apply to one track ONLY. This post is for the Finance & Strategy Track.

The Internship

During the fast-paced 10-week internship, you will work on challenging and innovative, strategically relevant projects that drive our business forward and create value for our customers. You will also be immersed directly into the regular activities for one of our Commercial Finance, Controllership, or Audit teams supporting various areas of the organization, including Strategy, Operations, Merchandising, Treasury, Controller’s Office, Audit, Supply Chain, Marketing, Real Estate, and Forecasting, Planning & Analysis (FP&A) in one of our business segments: Walmart US, Sam’s Club, International, or Corporate. Through on-the-job experience, you will gain broad finance and/or accounting experience and take ownership of a project while working in a dynamic team environment. Throughout your internship, you will present to executive leadership and participate in case study workshops/competitions. Ultimately, we will invest in you to grow your skills as a finance professional: critical thinking, learning the business, exposure to today’s top executives, and mentoring all while having FUN!

The Experience

There is no substitute for feet-on-the-ground experience:

  • You will experience culture-in-action by participating in the Walmart Annual Shareholders’ Meeting and other events with Walmart associates from around the world.
  • You’ll also benefit from leadership development, professional mentorship, and technical training.
  • Finance and accounting interns have exclusive exposure to the senior Walmart leaders, including CEO/CFO-level executives.
  • Life-long relationships will be developed with other interns through company-wide events sponsored by the Corporate Intern Program and the AFDP Program Office. i.e. Community Volunteering, Distribution Center Tours, Store Tours, Community Events and our annual intern softball game against the executives. These activities allow you to learn more about Walmart and socialize with interns from across the company.

All internships are paid, with housing and relocation benefits provided.

The Requirements

Students pursuing a BS/BA in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Analytics, Business, Strategy or other business-related fields will be considered (3.0 GPA or higher preferred).

Graduating in December 2025 or May 2026.

The Intangibles

More important than the focus of your study is the horsepower you bring to the role:

  • You must demonstrate the ability to grasp concepts quickly and make your presence felt.
  • Intellectual curiosity is essential, as you have 10 weeks to be a student-of-retail, while adding value to your team.
  • Your style must be forward and persuasive as you’re asked to solve real business problems with a high degree of complexity and ambiguity.
  • Throughout the summer, you will be evaluated based on your performance across five metrics: Critical Thinking, Analytical Ability, Interaction/Communication, Leadership and Potential.
At Walmart, we offer competitive pay as well as performance-based bonus awards and other great benefits for a happier mind, body, and wallet. Health benefits include medical, vision and dental coverage. Financial benefits include 401(k), stock purchase and company-paid life insurance. Paid time off benefits include PTO (including sick leave), parental leave, family care leave, bereavement, jury duty, and voting. Other benefits include short-term and long-term disability, company discounts, Military Leave Pay, adoption and surrogacy expense reimbursement, and more.

You will also receive PTO and/or PPTO that can be used for vacation, sick leave, holidays, or other purposes. The amount you receive depends on your job classification and length of employment. It will meet or exceed the requirements of paid sick leave laws, where applicable.

For information about PTO, see https://one.walmart.com/notices.

Live Better U is a Walmart-paid education benefit program for full-time and part-time associates in Walmart and Sam's Club facilities. Programs range from high school completion to bachelor's degrees, including English Language Learning and short-form certificates. Tuition, books, and fees are completely paid for by Walmart.

Eligibility requirements apply to some benefits and may depend on your job classification and length of employment. Benefits are subject to change and may be subject to a specific plan or program terms.

For information about benefits and eligibility, see One.Walmart.

The annual salary range for this position for a 12 month period is $43,888.00-$65,000.00*

*The duration of the internship is generally 11 weeks but can vary based on College/University guidelines.

Minimum Qualifications...

Outlined below are the required minimum qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no minimum qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications...

Outlined below are the optional preferred qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no preferred qualifications.

Primary Location...

702 Sw 8Th St, Bentonville, AR 72716, United States of America