School of Accountancy and Finance

Internships and Co-ops

The School of Accountancy and Finance encourages everyone to intern or co-op at least once during their undergraduate program. Internships and co-ops in public accounting are available during the spring and summer semesters. Industry, government and not-for-profit internships are usually summer experiences.

Ideally students should complete two internship or co-op experiences: one in industry, government or a not-for-profit entity during the summer between their junior and senior years, and another in public accounting in the spring semester of their senior year. These experiences will help you decide whether you should begin your professional career in industry, government, not-for-profit or public accounting.

If you anticipate enrolling in the MPAcc program, you may intern or co-op in the spring semester of your senior year, complete your degree requirements during the summer, and begin the graduate program in the fall.

Three hours of internship credit are available through ACCT 399, FIN 399 or LAW 399, which must be completed at the time you intern or co-op.

Questions about accounting internship and co-ops should be addressed to Dr. Ralph E. Welton Jr. (307 Sirrine Hall, 864-656-4881, edwlsur@clemson.edu).

Internship and Co-op Interviews

Companies interviewing for internships usually arrange to interview through the Michelin Career Center. To be considered for an interview you must attend a career center workshop, publish your resume on ClemsonJobLink and indicate with whom you would like to interview. Internship providers receive your resume from ClemsonJobLink and from the resumes provided select the candidates they wish to interview. Please be advised that each interview has deadlines for filing a request to be considered for an interview. For more information consult the career center's website or contact Deborah Herman, internship coordinator/career counselor (dherman@clemson.edu).

Co-op interviews and experiences are coordinated through the Cooperative Education Program in the Michelin Career Center. Normally, co-op students complete three semesters of full-time work experience in a semester on, semester off format. For more information consult the Career Center's website.