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2025 Spring Public Accounting Internship (Assurance, Full-Time)

Intern Assurance - Clark Schaefer Hackett


Clark Schaefer Hackett (CSH) is a results-driven advisory and accounting firm. We are forward thinking, innovators, and problem solvers that enjoy having fun while we work. We are passionate about helping clients succeed—and strive to be a catalyst for growth and innovation.

Interning at CSH is a paid internship that offers an incredibly fun and rewarding experience for students. Here are some reasons why:

  1. Professional development: We offer hands on experience in your field of study and insights into various industries. Come sharpen your technical skills and learn about the latest industry trends, tools, and techniques.
  2. Exposure to diverse projects: We offer a wide range of projects allowing you to explore different sectors and develop a versatile skill set.
  3. Networking opportunities: Interning at a reputable firm like CSH, will expose you to a vast network of professionals in the industry.
  4. Personal growth: At CSH, you will step out of your comfort zone by adapting to a fast-paced environment, meeting deadlines, and handle challenging situations – all of which contribute to your overall development and personal growth. You will participate in learning programs, both technical and soft skills that will follow you throughout your career journey.
  5. Resume enhancement: Interning at CSH will provide you with a competitive edge into your career after graduation and hopefully it will lead you here!

This is an outstanding opportunity for the right Intern candidate because:

  • You will be part of an organization that is large enough to be highly complex yet small enough where they can make a major impact.
  • You will have the opportunity to learn from some of the best talent in the industry, working within a dynamic and high-performing organization.
  • You will be interning at an organization with an outstanding employee culture and a history of employee investment and professional development.

Position Summary

The selected intern will perform real world, hands-on, accounting tasks and play a key role within Clark Schaefer Hackett’s Audit & Assurance Services. The intern will support and assist audit professionals in ensuring excellent client service, compliance, and effective governance within a variety of industries while being trained on the industry’s leading accounting software.

The intern must be a current undergraduate who is ambitious about Public Accounting and service excellence with a future career goal of working in Audit & Assurance.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work alongside an experienced team managing the day-to-day responsibilities of auditing a variety of clients and develop an understanding of the internal workings of businesses
  • Apply ideas of risk assessments and how to plan and complete audit procedures associated with those risks 
  • Work with multiple teams and a variety of clients managing audit activities to help identify possible audit issues in financial statements with thorough analytical analysis and draw on your accounting knowledge to help solve challenges
  • Develop and uphold working relations with associates and clients while demonstrating your professionalism working in a business atmosphere
  • Work independently and utilize technology that provides data analytics and process flow automation to analyze client information
  • Contribute ideas to define new processes and procedures
  • Participate in firm networking events
  • Other duties as assigned

Education and Experience:


  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s and/or Master’s in Accounting or related degrees 
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong academic credentials
  • Ability to learn new concepts and technology quickly
  • Ability to listen and communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Knowledge of computers and various Microsoft programs


  • Previous Audit internship or related experience
  • Pursuing CPA 150-credit hour requirement


  • Passion for Accounting with the ability and willingness to understand how technology works
  • Strong interpersonal, teamwork, and leadership skills
  • Good analytical, conceptual, and problem-solving skills to detect problems and apply knowledge to identify appropriate solutions
  • Must be eager to learn, self-motivated, flexible, accountable and can effectively handle multiple tasks at one time
  • Ability to work under pressure and manage tight deadlines
  • A passion for excellent client service
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills
  • Knowledge of computers to operative effectively with PowerPoint presentations, Excel spreadsheets, and Microsoft Outlook
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion
  • Adaptable and flexible in the face of changing client needs or new information
  • Self-driven in a remote working environment

Why Us?

The Clark Schaefer Hackett community includes trusted advisors with Clark Schaefer Hackett, Clark Schaefer Consulting, Strategic HR, and Clark Schaefer Executive Search. This elite community leverages strategic skills, financial and operational leadership, proven acumen, and technological advances to successfully provide customized solutions for every client and every engagement, and we apply this approach to our associates.

Clark Schaefer Hackett is committed to providing equal opportunity to all classes protected by federal, state, and local law. Employment-related decisions are made without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, military status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other legally protected status. Equal employment opportunity includes, but is not limited to, recruitment, hiring, placement, compensation, training, promotion, transfer, demotion, and termination.

Our employment objective is to select associates who meet high standards of personality, character, and occupational qualifications, who can carry on our work competently, have capacity for growth and will become a vital part of our organization.