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Finance Internship - Summer 2024

We have the great privilege of helping patients and families re-build their lives. It’s extraordinarily meaningful work and the reason we greet the day with optimism and anticipation. When patients “Ask for Mary,” they experience a culture that has been sculpted for more than a century. Our hallmark is to carefully listen to patients and innovatively serve them. This is true of every employee, from support staff and leadership, to clinicians and care providers. 


Mary Free Bed is a not-for-profit, nationally accredited rehabilitation hospital serving thousands of children and adults each year through inpatient, outpatient, sub-acute rehabilitation, orthotics and prosthetics and home and community programs. With the most comprehensive rehabilitation services in Michigan and an exclusive focus on rehabilitation, Mary Free Bed physicians, nurses and therapists help our patients achieve outstanding clinical outcomes. The growing Mary Free Bed Network provides patients throughout the state with access to our unique standard of care.  Mary Free Bed stands apart from other organizations by the unique combination of:

  • Focus on Patient Care. A selfless drive to serve and heal connects all MFB employees.
  • Clinical Variety and Challenge. An inter-disciplinary approach and a top team of professionals create ever-changing opportunities and activities.
  • Family Culture. We offer the stability of a large organization while nurturing the family/team atmosphere of a small organization.
  • Trust in Each Other. Each employee knows that his/her co-workers can be trusted to make the right decision for our family, patients, staff and community.
  • A Proud Tradition. Years of dedicated, quality service to our patients and community have yielded a reputation that fills out employees with pride.


Mission Statement

Restoring hope and freedom through rehabilitation.



Under the direction of the Controller, provide support for month end close responsibilities as well as various projects related to financial statement preparation and other financial accounting processes.


Essential Intern functions:

  • Assists in gathering back-up support and preparing of monthly journal entries.
  • Assists with preparing and validating month end close schedules, analysis’s and account reconciliations
  • Performs other duties in support of departmental and corporate objectives and initiatives, as assigned.

Essential Intern Qualifications (Knowledge, Education, and Training Requirements):

  • Must be a degree seeking student in one of the following disciplines: Accounting, Finance or Statistics, with demonstrable experience.
  • Solid understanding of GAAP.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook software.
  • A self-starter with a strong desire to learn. 
  • Physical demands:  Able to exert up to 10 pounds of force occasionally (up to 1/3 of the time); able to lift, carry, push, pull, up to 10 pounds occasionally; able to sit for the majority of the time, but may involve brief periods of time involving walking or standing; able to use keyboard and phone frequently (over 1/3 of the time)


Diversity and Inclusion

Mary Free Bed values diversity and inclusion among patients, families and staff.  We strive to hire people who reflect the communities we serve.  Our employees will serve all patients, families and each other with dignity and respect.


Reporting Relationship:

Controller & Accounting Manager


Work Schedule

20-40  hours per week for a 12  week period. Actual hours and duration of internship will be determined at the time of position being awarded.


This is a 12 week unpaid internship.  The internship focus is on providing education and on-the-job training, and not actual employment. This training is considered a benefit for the intern, not Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital.  The intern position is not a replacement for regular staff and the intern should not expect to be entitled to a job once training is complete. A monthly stipend may be offered and is intended to cover basic needs, such as lodging, meals and transportation. 


  • This internship will promote learning for specific learning goals related to managing risk in Finance as noted in intern essential functions above.
  • All Interns are supervised.
  • Interns are required to work a certain number of hours but intern supervisor will work with each intern to be sure the hours do not conflict with academic participation in classes.
  • Each Intern will receive a formal evaluation midway and at end of internship time period in relation to each interns specific learning goals.
  • Mary Free Bed may work with each interns academic institution to determine academic credit that can be earned, but that is not a requirement. Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital reserves the right determine that requirements for complying with academic requirements for internship credit are beyond what the supervisor or department can reasonably provide.
  • All interns are expected to follow all policies and procedures of Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital. Failure to follow Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital policies and procedures can lead to disciplinary action up to and including termination of the internship.  If an intern is terminated the stipend may be reduced by proration to the date of termination.

If you require a reasonable accommodation to perform the essential functions of this position, you must request accommodation in writing, within 182 days after you know or should know of the need for accommodation.


Mary Free Bed is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, veteran status, disability or other legally protected characteristic.