Internship Corner

The following positions are currently available on OCR:

Company: Crowe Horwath LLP
Position: I-Spring 2015 Accounting Internship (Audit or Tax), FT-Tax Staff Accountant, FT-Audit Staff Accountant
Location(s): Dallas, TX
Drop Deadline: 2/17/14
Description: Crowe Horwath LLP ( is one of the largest public accounting and consulting firms in the United States. Under its core purpose of “Building Value with Values®,” Crowe uses its deep industry expertise to provide audit services to public and private companies, while also helping clients reach their goals with tax, advisory, risk and performance services. With offices coast to coast and 2,600 personnel, Crowe is recognized by many organizations as one of the country’s best places to work. Crowe serves clients worldwide as an independent member of Crowe Horwath International, one of the largest networks in the world. The network consists of 150 independent accounting and management consulting firms with offices in more than 580 cities around the world.

Company: WTAS
Position: I-Tax Internship – Spring 2015, I-Tax Internship – Summer 2014
Location(s): Dallas, TX
Drop Deadline: 2/23/14
Description: WTAS is one of the largest national independent firms focused on providing a wide range of tax, valuation, financial advisory and related consulting services. Our 600+ person firm has 16 locations in major cities throughout the United States. WTAS’s team of top advisors has extensive experience at major international accounting firms, law firms, the IRS and state taxing authorities. At WTAS, our employees are given the opportunity to work on complex projects with marquee clients and the ability to advance professionally in a workplace setting that both cultivates and rewards the enhancement of technical knowledge and skills. We foster an environment based on learning and allow our employees to grow through hands on work experience, participation in training programs, and strong mentoring relationships. If you want to be a part of a growing and exciting organization, consider your opportunities with WTAS.

Submitted by Jenny Tseng

Accounting Intern Opening in Austin

INTERN – STAFF ACCOUNTANT has an immediate opening for a detail oriented Accounting Intern.  In this role you’ll work with and learn from our amazing Accounting team.  You’ll have the opportunity to gain some real world accounting experience and practice skills in identifying discrepancies, ensuring timely reporting, and effectively prioritizing tasks. 


  • Input monthly invoices into QuickBooks
  • Assist with credit card and bank reconciliations
  • Obtain required approval for invoices and assist in weekly check runs
  • Prepare 1099 documentation
  • Assist accounting team with special projects
  • Ad hoc duties such as research and filing

WHY WE WANT YOU We strive to hire the best and brightest Interns!  We are looking for individuals with an enthusiasm for Accounting that can quickly ramp up. The ideal Intern candidate is:

  • Good with Numbers:  You’re interested in identifying issues that affect the company’s gross profit.  Bonus points if you are a whiz at Excel and have experience in QuickBooks.
  • Left Brained:  You have amazing attention to detail.  You have patience and perseverance for pursuing a problem until it has been resolved.
  • Independent Thinker:  You are interested in learning the “how” and “why” of Accounting principles.  You have a passion for improving processes and seeing the results of your work.
  • Preferred Majors:   You’re currently pursuing an Undergraduate or Masters in Accounting
  • Hours:  You should be able to work 20-30 hours per week.


  • This is a paid internship
  • Catered lunch every Wednesday
  • Fully stocked kitchen

ABOUT VERTIVE AND OFFERS.COM is the face of the parent company Vertive, LLC. saves consumers time and money by helping them find the best coupons, deals, and offers from more than 5,000 online stores and brands. has over 200 categories including travel, software, clothing, and more. The site has over 50,000 of the best offers, including promotions, coupons and coupon codes, deals, free trials, and free offers. Offers are verified, rated, and updated daily by the Deals Team. The company, based in Austin Texas, has been profitable since its inception. 

Please send resumes to [email protected].

Submitted by Ashley Wallace

Internship Opportunity: Office of Research and Analysis

Our Mission
The PCAOB is a nonprofit corporation established by Congress to oversee the audits of public companies in order to protect the interests of investors and further the public interest in the preparation of informative, accurate and independent audit reports.

The PCAOB also oversees the audits of broker-dealers, including compliance reports filed pursuant to federal securities laws, to promote investor protection.

Job Description:
The PCAOB is seeking highly motivated students for paid, full and part-time positions for the Fall 2013 semester. Successful candidates will provide support to the PCAOB’s Office of Research and Analysis (ORA) in the Washington, DC headquarters. ORA identifies and analyzes emerging audit and accounting issues that may present elevated risk of audit failure, and communicates these risks to the PCAOB’s other divisions.

As an Intern you will have the opportunity to gain a broad overview of trends and developments affecting audit firms and their audit clients and experience professional life before you’ve left school. You will also learn about, and use, analytical tools and methods and gain experience that will make you more marketable to prospective employers.

During your employment you will be assigned a variety of tasks and challenging assignments that will allow you to develop and showcase initiative and problem solving abilities while developing your risk analysis skills. You will collect and analyze financial and non-financial information acquired from external sources or PCAOB oversight activities and conduct research and analysis using a variety of tools. At the end of the program you will have the opportunity to review your performance using some of the same standards used to review full time employees.

Positions are available throughout the year, but we are currently hiring Fall Interns. Candidates are encouraged to apply for start dates in August/September 2013 with internships to conclude by December 31, 2013.

Required Qualifications:

  • Current academic enrollment at the undergraduate (Junior or above) or graduate level with an Accounting, Economics, Business or Finance major;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to stay organized and meet deadlines
  • Willingness to work as a team member
  • Ability to be flexible and be self-motivated

Our Values
The PCAOB encourages a spirit of cooperation and teamwork, and fosters an environment of professional growth where employees can exercise their leadership ability, creativity, technical competence, and public interest focus in helping the PCAOB fulfill its mission.

Equal Employment Opportunity
The PCAOB is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to establishing a diverse workforce.

Apply Here:
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Posted by Alesi Gerthe

Applying for a Summer Internship

Are you planning to do a summer internship?  Don’t forget to get approval before you start!

The deadline to apply is Friday May 3 at 5:00 p.m. If you do not submit your application by the deadline you will be required to write a short paper regarding why you missed the deadline.

You can find information regarding MPA internships online.  Please note that the “Apply online now” button is toward the bottom of the web page.

For questions, please contact the Internship Coordinator at [email protected].

Submitted by Madeline Chauvin

2013 Communication Job & Internship Fair

UT Austin Spring 2013 Communication Job & Internship Fair

The career fair is a great way to get started on your job or internship search.

When: Wednesday, April 3rd from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Where: the North End Zone-The Club of DKR Stadium (enter at Gates 14 and 16).

You can download the Spring 2013 Navigator that includes information on employers, what positions they are seeking to fill and the event floor plan:

Submitted by Ashley Wallace

Spring 2013 Internship Requirements

Interning this spring?  Don’t forget that all of your materials, both hard copies of your paper and journal, as well as the online tasks, need to be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Friday April 19. This deadline is firm. If you’ve already finished your internship, you are encouraged to submit your paperwork early.

Please refer to the online syllabus, past posts in the MPA Blog, and e-mails that have been sent to you for further information regarding the requirements for earning credit for your internship. Incomplete or unprofessional components will not only need to be redone but will also result in the intern having to write an additional paper in order to receive credit.

If you have questions please refer to the syllabus and other materials, and feel free to contact the Internship Coordinator at [email protected].

Submitted by Madeline Chauvin

Nuve Accounting/Finance Job

Company Description: Nuve LLC is an international technology start-up focused on the emerging field of asset management and fraud prevention. We have a strong research and development engineering team based in Austin, Texas and a manufacturing and installation team based in Acuna, Mexico. Nuve solves asset management problems over a range of commercial and mobile business sectors using patent-pending sensor technology and web based tracking services.

Nuve is expanding rapidly in Mexico and Latin America and needs to hire an experienced accounting/financial professional to help build the company’s back end systems. While engineering, computer science and installation needs are up and running, the company’s internal structure is a blank slate. Everything from accounting to customer service to fund raising needs to be implemented.

Job Title: Accounting Finance Internship

Job Starting Date: Immediate

Job Type: Business Development/Start Up

Job City: Austin, Texas

Job Salary: Initially Unpaid

Work Authorizations: US Citizen, Permanent Resident

Job Description: Are you bright, articulate, hard-working and ready to break into operations with a fast-paced start up? Nuve is growing quickly and team members who join now will have a direct and measurable impact on the organization. We are building our strategic, long-term vision. Our small team enjoys working together and is committed to helping our customers succeed.

NOTE: While this position is initially unpaid, the right candidate has the immediate opportunity to quickly build his or her paid position within the company. As mentioned, Nuve currently operates in Mexico and has 7 customers who have generated revenues for 2011 and 2012. Our patent-pending sensors prevent fuel, cement and cargo theft in real time. Our customers are increasingly working as an unpaid sales staff because of their strong belief in our products. Demand for our technology is high. Several multi-billion dollar companies have approached us regarding use of our technology and/or to invest/partner with our business. We need qualified, trained business personnel immediately to help us build the company’s internal systems and meet demand.

Job Responsibilities: The company had a critical need to build an accounting system. We are also looking for an individual who can, who has and/or who is familiar with:

  • You are flexible and self-motivated.
  • Deep accounting/financial modeling background.
  • Familiarity with online [SaaS] accounting services – Previous experience deploying Quickbooks Enterprise is a plus
  • Strong writing skills are essential – Business Plans, Newsletters, Web Sites, Project Proposals
  • Familiarity with business development in a fast paced start up.
  • Fluency in Spanish is highly desired.
  • Fluency in Portuguese is a plus.

Job Qualifications: Nuveopen to BBA, MBA, MPA or PhD students. Ideally the optimal candidate will have prior business experience. Experience building a company is a plus.

Please contact COO, Jim McMullan, at [email protected] if interested.

Submitted by Anna Craft


Spring 2013 Internships

We hope your internships are going well, or that you’re excited about starting yours soon!

Some reminders: the deadline for the MPA Program Office to receive the hard copies of your paper and journal, and for you to complete your online tasks is Friday April 19 at 5:00 p.m.  Paperwork may also be mailed to the MPA Program Office as long as it is postmarked by April 19.  A submission time of 5:01 p.m. is considered late, so make sure to turn in your paperwork on time or you will be assigned to write an additional research paper in order to earn credit for the class.

You are encouraged to read and review the “Requirements and Deadlines” document that is online and which has been e-mailed to you.  You also should keep up with your McCombs e-mails or have the e-mails forwarded to your personal account, so that you do not miss any important notices regarding your internship.

If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]

Submitted by Madeline Chauvin

Spring Internship: Chief Auditor’s Office

Internship Description:

Objectives: To provide interns an opportunity to be exposed to and apply basic internal audit concepts and methodologies. These concepts and methodologies will be applied while conducting assurance audits or providing advisory services.

Duties: Assist audit project managers with the implementation of audit programs to address specific audit objectives. Administrative and research projects may also be assigned.

This paid internship is for the Spring of 2013.  The position requires a minimum of 20 hours per week and a maximum of 40.

Must be enrolled in the Spring 2013 semester as a graduate or undergraduate student or have graduated with a bachelors or masters degree in 2012. Undergraduate students must have achieved Junior status or higher.

Preferred Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong analytical, problem solving and communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Experience using facilitation and instructional skills
  • Specific internal auditing knowledge (or course work), including internal controls and risk assessment.
  • Specific knowledge of management principles (or course work), including the basic functions of planning, organizing, directing, evaluating and controlling.
  • Ability to organize assigned work, set time frames, prioritize and meet goals.
  • Effectively work in a professional team environment.

The applicant selected for this paid internship must pass a background check and will be an employee of Peak Performers and not an employee of the Texas Department of Public Safety.

To apply, send your resume and letter of interest to [email protected] no later than 5pm on January 25, 2013.

Texas Department of Public Safety: Chief Auditor’s Office
5805 N Lamar Blvd, MSC-0180
Austin, Texas 78752
Contact:  Steve Goodson, Chief Auditor

Summer Internships

Don’t forget!  The paperwork for your summer internship is due in the MPA Program Office (not the Department of Accounting) no later than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday September 18.  (5:01 p.m. is considered late!). Don’t forget to do your online tasks too!

Please refer to the MPA internship webpage or the e-mail that was sent to you on August 8 for more information, including requirements. You can also check online at any time to see what documentation from you or your employers has been received by the MPA Program Office.

For questions, please e-mail [email protected].

Submitted by Madeline Chauvin