Accounting Internships

1. If your internship is a paid position, you will sign up for ACCT 397 credits. To sign up for ACCT 397 credits, you need to contact Sara Van de Streek at the Career Center. The Career Center will have several forms that will need to be filled out. At least one of those forms will need to be signed by your advisor. Kate Nelson from the Career Center will be at Barry Hall on Tuesdays from 8am-12pm in 100G. Drop-in's welcome, no need to make an appointment.

2. A minimum of 300 hours of work are required to meet the ACCT practicum requirement in a paid position.

3. You are required to submit a written report on your intern experience to your advisor. It is recommended that you keep a journal or log of your intern experience to aid in writing this report.

4. After you have completed your intern experience you will need to contact the Career Center and complete the post experience forms that were given to you when you signed up for the intern credits. Insure that your employer turns in a performance evaluation. Submit your intern report to your advisor.

5. If you have financial aid or will graduate at the end of the semester, you must turn in your report before the last day of the semester. Note: If your internship is unpaid, be sure to talk to your ACCT Advisor first.

6. You  must register first to receive credit. Internship credit cannot be awarded after the fact. If you haven't registered for the course first, any work you do won't count for credit.

7. Summer Internships. All of the approvals and paperwork for summer internships must be received by the Career Center by June 15. Students will not be allowed to register later in the summer.

8. Internship registration is due one month after the start of each new semester.

For an up-to-date list of current job postings for Accounting, check out the ACCT CAREERlink Job Board.

Internship Report Requirements

The internship paper should be 5 to 10 pages in length, double spaced. It is a summary of your experience. Generally the paper should include the following:

  • A description of the company or department that you worked for.
  • If a department, a description of how the department fits into the larger company.
  • A narrative description of the tasks and activities that you performed.
  • A summary of what you learned.
  • A statement of what you applied from the coursework to the internship and how well prepared you were for this experience (i.e.does the accounting program provide you with what you need to know).
  • Your assessment of the quality of the intern experience (i.e. would you recommend this experience for another accounting student).
  • Contact information (address and phone number) of your supervisor.