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About BDO USA Internship Program

BDO is a place for energetic self-starters who can think and act like entrepreneurs. The firm offers multiple internship programs: core tax, specialized tax services, audit/assurance, advisory, BDO Digital, and core business services. 

Core Tax Internship
The Core Tax Services intern is responsible for utilizing their educational background as well as organizational skills in the service of firm's client base through the preparation of returns and extensions under the supervision of more experienced Core Tax Services professionals. This opportunity allows interns to gain a unique hands-on perspective on the firm’s practices and people, as well as to forge essential working relationships for career success.

Specialized Tax Services Internship

BDO provides tax planning, global structuring, and tax controversy services to some of the country’s largest and most powerful companies. The firm’s professionals advise corporations and high-net-worth individuals alike, helping them navigate increasingly complicated compliance requirements—all over the world. Now more than ever, clients require professionals whose knowledge and insight go beyond an extensive knowledge of the tax code. BDO professionals draw on diverse experience, as well as deep resources to deliver holistic insights and consultative services to clients from a diverse array of industries—each with its own unique set of challenges and opportunities.

Audit/Assurance Internship
The Audit/Assurance intern is responsible for utilizing their educational background as well as organizational skills in the service of firm's client base. Interns assist in problem-solving and fact-finding, working side-by-side with more experienced team members who provide direction, coaching, and learning opportunities. This opportunity allows interns to gain a unique, hands-on perspective on the firm’s practices and people, as well as to forge essential working relationships for career success.

Advisory Internship

The BDO Advisory Practice provides high-level guidance to clients at pivotal moments for their businesses, seeing them though litigation and turnarounds, as well as helping them take advantage of critical opportunities through restructuring and risk management. From data forensics to global fraud investigations, BDO professionals work on some of the most complex and challenging engagements in the industry, helping clients navigate critical moments that could drastically affect their futures.

BDO Digital Internship

BDO Digital believes that technology drives innovation, but people are what make it successful. Commitment to its clients and to each other is why BDO Digital is a recognized leader for its culture, employee satisfaction, and career growth opportunities.

The firm prides itself on creating a dynamic environment where its people can develop strong connections and meaningful relationships. As a BDO Digital professional, interns are part of a fast-growing, entrepreneurial environment—helping to drive BDO’s already rapid growth as it continues to add clients and open new offices across the country.

Core Business Services Internship

It takes more than accountants to run a successful accounting firm. BDO’s Core Business Service professionals make what the firm does possible. Drawing from a range of backgrounds and skillsets, they drive growth and organization-wide efficiency, providing key internal and communications services in the following areas: Human Resources, Marketing, Communications, IT, Finance, Business Development, and Administration and Support.


- Enrolled in a Bachelors or Master’s program in Accounting or other relevant field required 
- Pursuing a Master’s degree in Accounting or other relevant field preferred

- Leadership experience preferred 

- Actively pursuing school credits to become a CPA 

- Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Other Preferred Knowledge, Skills Abilities:
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to follow instructions as directed
- Ability to work effectively in a team setting 
- Positive attitude and willingness to learn

BDO USA Internship Program

Sarah Turcotte
330 North Wabash Avenue
Suite 3200
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: (301) 354-2574
Fax: (301) 354-2501


Number of Interns: 101 or more
Compensation/Benefits: Paid
Duration: 6 to 12 weeks
Hours: Full-time
Academic Level: College Juniors, College Seniors, Recent College Graduates, Graduate Students, Business School Students, Law School Students
Degree Track: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Juris Doctor, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science
Minimum GPA Preferred: 3.00-3.49


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