• Internships at BDO

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Internships at BDO

BDO internships aren’t about coffee runs, mountains of busy work, or an empty, lonely cubicle. Instead, you’ll have the opportunity to contribute, make genuine connections, and have a real impact on our organization.

     

We treat our interns like we treat our longtime associates and partners – with respect. Regardless of which office you join or which group you’re assigned to, here’s what you can expect:


New Challenges, Every Day

You’ll quickly discover that no two days are ever quite the same. Whether you’re problem-solving with your colleagues in the office or meeting on-site with a client, at BDO you’ll get the chance to work on many different areas of our business, for clients both public and private, and on projects both big and small. You’ll gain a broad range of practical, valuable experience that will help you prepare for your career.

Real-World Assignments

You earned this internship by showing us your talent, skills, and personality. Now we want to see you in action. From day one, you’ll be trusted to work on real-world assignments, putting the skills you’ve learned in school to actual use. Your assignments will include anything from working with big international clients to processing detailed corporate returns. No matter what you do, you’ll contribute to a variety of invigorating – and rewarding – assignments that challenge you to solve problems and think independently.

The Support You Need 

Here, your potential will be recognized and your hard work will be rewarded – even at the intern level. And if you happen to get stuck, don’t worry – you’ll have the resources and support you need to get past it, including a dedicated mentor ready to answer any question you may have along the way.

People You Actually Like

At any job, you’re going to spend a lot of time in the office – so it might as well be filled with friendly and helpful people, right? At BDO, you’ll build relationships with colleagues who are actually invested in your success. You’ll train with other interns to learn the ins and outs of the profession, along with plenty of other opportunities to get to know the people you work with, including the chance to network and unwind during our many out-of-office events.

In addition to the face-to-face relationships you’ll grow, we’ll also help you network with BDO interns from across the country. Yammer, our internal portal, allows interns to post messages, enter contests, and make genuine connections. We also encourage our interns to share fun photos on Instagram using #BDOInternLife.


FROM THE INTERNS THEMSELVES…

What makes a BDO internship different than any other? The people you work with, learn from, and are inspired by. But don’t just take it from us: read what past interns have to say about their experience:

"It’s been a completely different experience – being a part of a team that spans three states. We support the audit function and that requires something new every day. My colleagues are all intelligent, caring, supportive people who are committed to embracing the new opportunities that each client brings."
Jonathon Liu, Real Estate Valuation Intern
 
"Once a week I fly from Atlanta to Sarasota for a client meeting. It’s been absolutely incredible how much exposure I’m getting. My team is essential, without them I don’t know how I’d do it. They’ve helped me be the best me I can be."
Jacey Johnson, Assurance Intern
 
"Originally I was worried that my background wouldn’t really fit at BDO – or any advisory and accounting firm. I used to own a costume design company (so you see where the concern comes from!). But to my surprise they value what I bring: my creativity."
Tania Bukach, Core Tax Intern
 
"The thing I loved most about working at BDO? When the partners say they have an “open-door” policy, they actually do. But it’s even more than that. One time, a partner and I were working on the same 10-K. He came over to my desk to check if I had found any errors that maybe he had missed. And that’s how they treat all their interns, with that level of respect."
Alecia Swenson, Audit Associate
 
"At the beginning of my internship, I was really nervous about client-facing experiences. But BDO doesn’t just throw you in there. Your team prepares you for everything, and anything I didn’t understand – I asked about."
Jeremy Rocco, Assurance Intern
 
"I did BDO’s summer program Pathway to Success in DC, that’s where I had my original interview. Everyone from BDO was really interested in who I was as a person. Fast forward to my internship and I ran into one of the people from my interview.  And he remembered me! I was so surprised because they must’ve seen so many faces. I remember – this was in the first week – he pulled me aside and said “I’m happy that you’re here.” That really set the tone for how the rest of my internship would go."
Antonella Ubierna Calvo, Tax Intern
 
"Self-teaching and asking questions – I think those are the best ways to learn. There was this one time with this spreadsheet and … long story short what could have taken me 5 minutes took me about 2 hours. I should’ve asked. But if you don’t ask, the next best thing is to learn from your mistakes. What’s great about BDO is they encourage both types of learning."
Anne Katchmari, Tax Intern
 

BDO INTERN DAY

BDO Intern Day is exactly what it sounds like: a day dedicated to our incredible interns. On BDO Intern Day, our professionals show how much they appreciate the work our interns do. From your career advisor taking you out for lunch to discuss your future, to office parties in the break rooms, every intern day is different – but every intern ends the day feeling appreciated and supported at BDO. That’ll never change.