“Most kids don't have the type of opportunity we have had at Cohen & Company. There was never a day I was stuck doing ‘intern work.’ We are handed the same tasks as any other first-year accountant. It goes a long way, knowing that you are a valued [team] member.”
Cohen & Company’s robust, paid internship program immerses students into the profession, firm and region to help them become well-rounded professionals. Our real-world approach centers around treating interns as staff members and offers the tools, training and experience to achieve rapid professional growth from the beginning. In fact, many of our partners and management team members started with us as interns. Below briefly outlines what to expect.
Orientation begins with a full week of training to learn about our software and processes, receive accounting-specific training, and hear from our CEO and founder on their insights into the firm and the profession.
Internship Assignments, Events and Projects
The primary purpose of our internship program is to offer experience via tax, audit, review and compilation projects. This often includes conducting fieldwork onsite at the client, including out-of-state travel when necessary. But it also includes group events such as an “etiquette lunch,” networking workshop, client tours and meetings to discuss experiences with other interns. There are opportunities to attend numerous social and community events; receive training, feedback and evaluation of work performed; blog about experiences and write/present papers on the entire program.
Internships are offered twice a year, during busy season (January through April) and summer (May through August). To be considered, you must meet or exceed the following requirements:
- Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in business administration
- Major: Accounting
- GPA: Minimum 3.2
- Coursework: Successfully completed entry level and, ideally, intermediate accounting courses with a minimum of a “B” average. One tax course is preferred, but not required, for the winter internship.
- Pursuing required credit hours to sit for the CPA Exam