Patterson School of Accountancy students are encouraged to consider an internship, but it is not a requirement. The program is primarily designed for students to intern during the spring semester of their senior year. However, the program is flexible and permits summer and fall internships as well as internships during the master’s program.
The PSOA began a formal internship program in spring 2004, with the goal of giving students real-world practical accounting experience. A secondary objective of the program is to foster relationships between the students and employers to promote employment placement.
We typically have well over 200 interns per year (with the vast majority in the spring), and these students intern with firms and companies all over the United States. We generally have interns in more than 20 states from coast to coast, and we often have 2 or 3 interns in Europe or Asia.