Paid Internship

You’ll pursue internship placement with the chance to immerse yourself in public accounting at one of the best professional services firms in the world. Our partner firms—Deloitte, EY, Grant Thornton, KPMG and PwC—provide 10-week internship opportunities for Vanderbilt MAcc students at their offices throughout the U.S. during the firm's busy season. You can expand your quantitative as well as your communications and critical-thinking skills, learning to:

  • Explore conceptual and practical problems companies face.
  • Appreciate the role of financial reporting in capital markets.
  • Employ innovative uses of information for decision making.
  • Apply key concepts to novel situations.
  • Recognize legal issues.
  • Understand management responsibilities for compliance.

Earn While You Learn

You can earn $10,000 or more during your internship. Plus, you will likely earn the job you want. Most firms consider the internship an extended interview for post-graduate employment.

Process for Earning Internship Placement

You'll participate in a structured process for internship placement, including individualized assistance in preparing for interviews, and networking events. Plus, you'll also attend several firm and school-sponsored recruiting events to learn more about the public accounting profession and career opportunities. In addition, you will have an interview during Immersion Week with each of our partner firms.

Geographic Mobility

As you go through the recruiting process with the firms, we work with you to help you find placement in your desired city. In fact, a Vanderbilt MAcc degree will open geographic doors to your career. As you advance in your career you will have opportunities to work in cities around the world. For a sneak peak at where MAcc graduates have gone, take a look at where students accepted full-time offers:

Atlanta, Birmingham, Boise, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Columbus, Dallas, Detroit, Denver, Honolulu, Houston, Louisville, Minneapolis, Nashville, New Orleans, New York City, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Jose, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington D.C.