Accounting Intern


The internship program at Hedayah has been in place since 2013. It has attracted individuals with international backgrounds from universities, both locally and globally. Interns are introduced to the means by which Hedayah tackles violent extremism and are provided hands-on experience in the day-to-day work to effectively achieve Hedayah’s mandate. They also actively contribute to Hedayah’s numerous programs and activities.

The program allows interns the opportunity to work directly with one of the departments at Hedayah, including dialogue and communications, capacity building programs and research and analysis. Hedayah interns are usually full-time undergraduate students, graduate students and/or individuals in their gap year.

The program ensures Hedayah is incorporating youth perspectives in advancing the efforts to prevent and counter violent extremism.

When can you intern?

Hedayah usually follows the standard university academic calendar (Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters), which indicates interns can join Hedayah during Fall (End of August – December), Spring (February – May) and Summer (end of May – August).

These time periods may vary on an individual basis. We strongly recommend applying at least one-two months before the month you would like to begin your internship and indicate your preference in your application. Please note our internships are unpaid and voluntary.

Please submit a CV and cover letter along with your application. Kindly note we will contact shortlisted candidates a few weeks after the submission deadline.


The Accounting Intern will have the opportunity to experience and gain insights on all finance and grants-related work in an international nonprofit organization. The intern will work closely with the Finance team and support them in processing transactions, verifying expenditures, maintaining financial records among other tasks.


  • Receive and verify suppliers’ invoices along with justification documents.
  • Support in reviewing and verifying all the expenditures of grantees with their supporting documents.
  • Support in processing all transactions in accordance to the methods of payments of Hedayah and record all financial transactions in QuickBooks.
  • Maintain financial records, ensuring updates on a regular basis for retrieval, reference and audit purposes.
  • Ensure proper documentation and maintain an accurate filing system for all financial records.

Skills, experience and qualifications required

  • Fluent in English. Any other languages, particularly Arabic, is considered an asset;
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills;
  • Ability to work autonomously and in a team;
  • Ability to deal with several stakeholders coming from diverse cultural backgrounds in the appropriate manner;
  • Results-driven and proactive personality;
  • Interest in working in an international, multicultural environment;
  • Interest in CVE preferred but not essential.