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A valuable resource to SEK, 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.
“I was given the opportunity to work not just one, but two tax seasons with SEK&Co and my experience has been exceptional! I have gained so much knowledge and hands-on experience that has completely changed my future endeavors. I absolutely love working with everyone here at SEK&Co and have looked forward to going to work every day! I would highly recommend working at SEK&Co and will never forget my time here."
Gabriella Weigel – Spring Intern
“My internship at SEK&Co has been wonderful. Right away, I noticed the friendliness and professionalism of the staff. The skills and familiarity regarding tax returns that I have learned this tax season are ones that you cannot learn in the classroom. In addition to the new skills, my internship has also helped me develop as a professional. The staff goes out of their way to treat you as a true employee. My internship was a great way to learn real-world knowledge while continuing my education."
Michael McCartney – 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 SEK. 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.