Our internship program is for students interested in pursuing public accounting and the CPA certification.
The internship program allows students to experience:
We offer internships every Spring Semester. They are full-time positions and are paid at a rate similar to a new staff accountant. Internships begin in early January and typically run through mid-April or early May, depending on our needs and your college schedule. For students interested in internships from schools other than UW-Whitewater and UW-LaCrosse, please use the link below to submit your resume. For students from UW-Whitewater and UW-LaCrosse interested in an internship, please follow the process established by the school.
Interns are scheduled on engagements just like new staff accountants. The engagements include working directly with clients in their offices or remotely from our office, and does require some out-of-town travel with the engagement team. At the start of your internship, you can expect a few days of onboarding and then directed training on specific audit sections that you will be working on. As an intern, you will always be part of an engagement team and will be responsible for your own work with as much assistance as needed to maximize your learning and development. You will learn directly from experienced staff and partners. A majority of our new staff accountants are hired through the internship program. No experience in public accounting or the insurance industry is necessary as we will teach you what you need to know. You can view a complete list of our recruiting events here.
My internship at Strohm Ballweg was an experience that I will never forget. I learned many technical skills, but more importantly, countless valuable life skills. I was treated like a staff accountant and felt like I truly contributed to the SB difference. What made me accept a full-time offer with SB was the people, who are always welcoming and a blast to be around.
My advice to all future interns is to go into the internship with an open mind and to make the experience your own. I urge you to be yourself and to challenge yourself.
I'm so thankful that my internship was with Strohm Ballweg. We have such a unique and wonderful culture that is so welcoming and everyone here is extremely helpful. It is crazy the amount of experience you get during the 3 month internship and how much you learn. The internship is mostly audit but you get to see some other areas which keeps the days different.
My biggest surprise about the internship was how much of a work life balance there was. I worked hard, about 50 hours each week, and made sure my work was also done, but I also maintained a life outside of work which is something unique to public accounting at Strohm Ballweg.