Internships in Accounting

Collaboration. Mentorship. Exploration.

What is an Internship?
An accounting internship is a unique opportunity to gain practical, hands-on work experience in a professional environment. It allows you take what you've learned in the classroom and apply it to a real-work setting. All types of organizations offer accounting internships, from private businesses to nonprofit organizations to banks.

Internships take place either during the fall or spring semester and you'll receive academic credit for your efforts. This is your chance to make contributions to an organization and to demonstrate your potential value as a full-time employee after graduation.

Benefits of Doing an Internship
An accounting internship provides you with the opportunity to:

  • Gain valuable accounting work experience before graduating.
  • Check out your interest in the field.
  • Clarify your interests, strengths and weaknesses that need to be worked on.
  • Find out about additional job possibilities.
  • Develop your intellectual, problem-solving and teamwork skills.
  • Gain relevant experience and skills, giving you greater potential to be hired by the organization where you intern.
  • Network with professionals in the accounting field.
  • Gain a sense of self-confidence and professionalism.
  • Bring classroom learning to life.
  • Increase your job marketability in the accounting field.
  • Narrow your focus and clarify your career goals.


Who to Contact
To find our more about internship requirements and organizations offering internships in accounting, contact:

Wendy B. Edson
Chair, Professional Studies
135 Paczesny Hall
649-7900, ext. 401