From the commerce center of New York City to the fintech capital of California, accounting internships in the USA provide endless opportunities. Accounting is one of the most competitive fields globally, but there’s no better place to build a foundation for a successful career than in the United States.
Our alumni have interned at 3,000+ organizations including
Responsibilities at accounting internships in the USA may include:
- Researching consumer behavior and market trends
- Assisting with year-end close activities
- Drafting financial models, preparing reports
- Helping with filing and data entry
Internships in accounting in the USA
Here are just a few example roles our accounting interns have taken on before:
Market research in the finance and accounting industry is extremely important. Interns learn about conducting research into market and consumer trends, and turning their findings into useful insights for a company. Many companies use market research to help create projections, draft strategies, and determine the next steps when it comes to sales and expansion.
Learning about financial reporting is a key element of many internships in accounting in the USA. Interns learn about analyzing, tracking, and then reporting various elements of their organizations’ finances. This is an essential element of every business and ensures their long-term stability. Financial reporting allows companies to stay up to date on their cash flow, and to make decisions about the future of the business.
Forecasting allows organizations to make business plans that are backed with data and research. Interns learn about projecting a company’s expenses and income, and making recommendations for future financial decisions.
Most of today’s most successful accountants have a strong background in tax. In fact, those skills are some of the most valuable in today’s global marketplace. Every company, in every country and industry, needs professionals with tax experience. Interns learn about preparing tax returns, and begin to develop an understanding of tax regulations.
The accounting industry
The accounting industry is competitive, fast-paced, and absolutely essential. Accounting professionals are in high demand all around the world. Of course, gaining entry to top accounting firms and advisory agencies can be challenging. Prior experience is important, and having professional connections is absolutely key. Interns in the United States gain hands-on experience, and get to mingle with some of the world’s top accounting professionals.
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“Be open to everyone you meet - other interns, your coworkers - because everyone has something new to teach you and a new way of looking at things you may not have thought of before.“Christian Ridder Temple University
“I got here and within three weeks I launched a space balloon. We were the first company in South America to launch any space involved system.“Peter Panigiris Student from Australia
“You get to network with a lot of bright minds who could be the future leaders of the world and this is an experience that you will cherish forever.“Timothy Thirukkumar Queen's University
“This remote internship helped me to realize that I want to study computer science and that this is something that I'm passionate about. It's also something that I wouldn't have explored had I not done this internship.“Sarah Swendseid Gap year student
“The highlight of my internship in New York was realizing that I wanted to pursue a career in real estate. And on top of that getting a job offer from The Spire Group to work in their brokerage.“Eyal Bollag Interned at real estate firm, The Spire Group, in New York
Learn more about our USA internship program
The United States is an excellent destination to launch a successful career in the world of finance and accounting. Interns on both coasts have support and resources to thrive in their internships. Learn more about our internship program here.
Applying for The Intern Group will accelerate your career. Through your application we will learn about you and your career goals to determine if you are a good candidate for our internship program. If accepted into our program we guarantee you an internship in your chosen career field.