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A valuable resource to SEK&Co, interns are treated like first-year staff and have an opportunity to work on a variety of client engagements under the supervision of firm management. Our internship program helps students gain confidence, professional skills, and a better understanding of the business environment. Check out our Internship Testimonials below to learn what our interns are saying about their experience with the firm.
Paid internships are offered annually during tax season and on an as-needed basis for audit during the summer months.
Tax Season Internships
Begin late-January through mid-April. Minimum of 24 hours per week.
Audit Summer Internships
Begin in June through mid-August. Approximately 36 hours per week.
- Accounting Major
- GPA of 3.0 or higher
- Excellent communication skills
- Capable of excelling in individual and team projects
- Desire to pursue a career in public accounting
If you would like to apply for an internship or have questions regarding our internship program please email Laura Stover.
“Throughout my internship, I had the opportunity to gain real world knowledge and receive hands-on experience, neither of which is available in the classroom. I feel as though SEK&Co truly helped progress my career in public accounting and helped to shape me into a working professional as I look toward my future in the accounting industry."
Kaylin Mignogna – Spring Intern
“Being able to apply the knowledge I acquired from the classroom and prior experiences while gaining new knowledge and experiencing more complex returns was rewarding. My internship at SEK&Co has given me insight on how it is to work as an accountant during one of the busiest seasons. During my time at SEK&Co, the staff treated me exceptionally well and were more than happy to help me or answer any questions I had. I am very appreciative that they allowed me to be part of their team."
Bryan Martinez – Spring Intern
“My internship experience with SEK&Co has been wonderful. Everyone is extremely friendly, knowledgeable, and takes the time to make you feel like a valued member of the team. Questions are both encouraged and welcomed, and they take the time to be sure you understand the how's and why's of the answer. I would highly recommnd SEK&Co, not only for their wonderful staff, but also for their incredible reputation of excellence.”
Hannah Higashihama – Spring Intern
The Smith Elliott Kearns & Company, LLC Scholarship at Shippensburg University
This scholarship is presented to Shippensburg University students majoring in accounting who have achieved sophomore status.
GPA Requirements: Recipients must have a cumulative minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
Residency Requirements: Recipients must be residents of Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Fulton, or York County in Pennsylvania or Allegany, Frederick, Garrett, or Washington County in Maryland.
Additional Requirements: Recipients must complete a paid internship with Smith Elliott Kearns & Company, LLC. The Scholarship may be retained for the junior and senior years provided the recipients complete a minimum of 12 credits per semester, remain enrolled as an accounting major and maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale. For additional information or to apply for this scholarship please contact your Accounting Department Chair.