Internships

Are you looking for valuable hands on experience that will enrich what you have already learned and give you a competitive advantage over your peers? Are you a highly-motivated individual that is not afraid to take the initiative to get things done? Are you ready to make an impact on an organization? If so, you may be the next member of our JRW internship class.

Tax, Audit or Accounting, we don't make you choose. Our internships are designed to mirror a first year staff accountant position and are focused on broadening your experiences, enriching the skills you have and developing new ones. As an intern you will:

  • Be exposed to all areas of tax, audit and accounting work
  • Work and interact with staff accountants, managers and partners on a daily basis as an active contributing member of our client engagement teams
  • Interact with clients directly
  • Develop your technical skills, business development skills and client relationship skills
  • Experience our culture and environment first hand

It's all in the details...
Our internships typically last between 10 and 13 weeks and are offered in either the winter/spring or during the summer. Our internships can be either full-time or part-time, depending on your schedule.

Looking to the future
Our program is more than just a 13 week experience; it is designed to give you an idea of what a full-time staff accountant position would be like with our firm. At the end of your internship experience, we evaluate you and give you an opportunity to evaluate us. For those candidates that have a desire to begin their careers with us and that fit well within the JRW team, we typically have opportunities for them after graduation.

Do I qualify?
We look for the best and the brightest to fill our internship positions. To qualify, you must:

  • Be eligible to work in the United States of America permanently after graduation
  • Be an accounting major working towards getting your CPA license and graduating with 150 hours
  • Have been through your intermediate level accounting classes by the time your internship starts

What else do I need to know?
Our internships are about having fun and getting acquainted with Chicago. Whether it is socializing after work with a few co-workers, attending a Cubs or White Sox game, or playing on our softball team during the summer, you get an opportunity to experience the Chicago lifestyle.

If you are a summer intern, you also get to experience one of our work/life balance programs, which means you only work four days a week.