Job Description

Program Summary:

The Corporate Internship Program at Great Wolf is a 10-week program lasting from May 28 - August 1, 2024. The program provides college students with paid, meaningful experience that compliments their current coursework. Through an experiential and structured approach to learning, interns will gain hands-on experience with real-life work that is tied to the success of the team and Great Wolf's purpose of Bringing Joy to Families. In addition to meaningful assignments and working in a supportive business environment, students will be invited to participate in professional development opportunities, social activities to get to know fellow Pack Members and build relationships across other departments, and more. Students can expect regular mentorship and feedback to help develop the skills and experience that will position them to grow in their career area of choice.


Summary: This role is in the Chicago, IL-based Accounting team with responsibilities that include participating in the month end close and related transaction processing, reviewing and verifying the accuracy of financial statement accounts, and performing reconciliations of general ledger accounts.


Experiences You Will Gain:

  • Learn from and work with a dynamic team of accounting professionals who support the business in a variety of functions, including Accounts Payable, Payroll, Lodge Accounting, Development Accounting, Corporate Accounting, and Financial Reporting
  • Gain hands on experience with preparing journal entries, reconciliations, Accounts Payable invoicing, and cost tracking for new properties and large-scale renovation projects·        
  • Build your client-facing and project management skills, working with a variety of teams across the organization


Basic Qualifications & Skills

  • Enrolled in a Bachelor’s program, focusing on Accounting
  • Unrestricted work authorization in the United States (sponsorship not provided)
  • Willingness to work in a hybrid environment out of the downtown Chicago corporate office
  • All employment offers contingent upon a successful background check


Desired Qualifications & Traits

  • GPA greater than or equal to 3.0 preferred
  • Prior part-time, internship or work experience, preferred
  • Organized, extremely detail oriented
  • Experience analyzing and creating excel spreadsheets - v-lookups, pivot tables
  • Go-getter attitude, ready to jump in and figure things out
  • Have excellent time management skills
  • Must have outstanding verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical background
  • Attention to detail -- able to complete tasks with high level of accuracy
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with other team members


About the Great Wolf Corporate Internship Program:

  • 10-week full-time program based in our Corporate Headquarters located in Chicago, IL
  • Work on a hybrid schedule (Mon/Fri optional work from home, Tues/Wed/Thurs in the office with your team)
  • Meaningful, business-driven assignments and projects
  • Regular mentorship and individualized performance coaching and feedback
  • Cohort-based onboarding and learning
  • Professional development opportunities 
  • Social events and activities


Application Instructions

Please click on the link below to apply for this position. A new window will open and direct you to apply at our corporate careers page. We look forward to hearing from you!

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