• Internship - Cost Accounting Summer 2019

    Position Type
    Location : Name
    Corporate Office
    Location : City
    Idaho Falls
  • Company Profile

    "Enhancing the Lives of Those We Touch by Helping People Reach Their Goals”


    Melaleuca has firmly supported this mission statement since our humble beginning in 1985. Everything we accomplish is done with an eye toward promoting the physical, environmental, financial, and personal wellness of those around us. Our focus has always been on wellness. By manufacturing and selling effective, high quality, natural, health oriented products we help people live more vibrant, healthier, and happier lives. When you walk through the doors at Melaleuca, you can feel it immediately. This is The Wellness Company.


    We have achieved consistent and profitable growth with our annual revenue consistently hitting over $2 billion dollars. We now have over 4,000 employees and operate in 19 countries around the world. Melaleuca is positioned to grow even more rapidly in upcoming years. To help keep up with this growth we are looking for an outstanding Cost Accounting intern to join our team.


    Internship program dates:

    *Summer 2019: May 13th through August 23rd


    Melaleuca values Cost Accounting interns and uses the process to find excellent new employees. 

    Interns are assigned projects with responsibility for providing varying levels of financial information and analysis to operational groups, business leaders, or factory managers to assist and/or drive the business decision making process. Your internship will culminate with a final presentation to senior managers/leaders to describe your project, demonstrate depth of analysis, and make recommendations for implementation.  

    You can expect an action packed experience that will test your skills, give you professional development and give you many opportunities to drive solutions. 


    Project responsibilities may include but not be limited to:

    • Providing general information and counsel in the areas of cost, return on investment decisions and the development of overall business plans and strategies.
    • Ensuring compliance with financial reporting requirements and corporate policies to ensure the integrity of external and internal reporting
    • Developing solutions to problems utilizing formal and on the job training, experience and judgment.
    • Assist in process optimization efforts to achieve more effective and efficient business processes


    • Currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Finance, Economics or Accounting.
    • Preference given to students currently in their junior or senior year of college
    • Solid understanding of financial statements and their interrelationships
    • Demonstrated skills utilizing the Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel, PowerPoint and Word
    • Able to work in Idaho Falls, Idaho for your program dates of approximately 90 days
    • Cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher 
    • Strong creativity skills
    • Strong customer relation skills

    Just as important as your experience and skills will be the following characteristics and competencies:


    • Self-motivation and sense of ownership and accountability
    • Ability to analyze problems and create solutions
    • Ability to work independently and professionally
    • Good written and verbal communication skills
    • Detailed work and organizational skills
    • Ability to work under stress

    Why Melaleuca

    Melaleuca is one of the leading Health and Wellness companies in the world. We manufacture and distribute nutritional, pharmaceutical, personal care, facial care, home hygiene, and other wellness products and distribute them directly to the consumer through a full-service catalog and Internet shopping system. We carefully craft products used every day with the highest standards of safety, health, and wellness in mind.


    This revolutionary system is changing the way hundreds of thousands of people shop by eliminating middlemen and reducing marketing and distribution costs. This enables the company to spend more on research and high-quality, ecologically-sensible ingredients, while maintaining reasonable prices.


    Great culture - flexibility is a must in this position; you'll become a part of a fast-paced team dedicated to a feel-good lifestyle brand dedicated to changing lives. Like the rest of Melaleuca, we are proud to be part of a values-driven organization that treats employees with respect. Our employees and their families enjoy company parties and countless discounts around the community. We implement a very real open-door policy, and all employees are on a first name basis—it feels more like a family than a multi-national corporation.


    Safe, uncrowded, affordable - nestled in the heart of beautiful Eastern Idaho, Idaho Falls is a prosperous and vibrant community, as well as the gateway to recreational paradise. This unique setting provides numerous opportunities for total wellness -- social, physical, financial, and emotional. If you love outdoor activities, this is the place for you, with the Snake River running right through town, the Rocky Mountains dominating the horizon, and Yellowstone less than a 2-hour drive away.


    Excellent compensation - in addition to a competitive wage, we offer comprehensive benefits for our full-time employees that include all you would expect plus some remarkable surprises, such as a longevity bonus. Right here on-site, we provide a fitness center, free concierge service, and an employee restaurant.


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