Internships

Experience Focused

Our internship program is for students interested in pursuing public accounting and the CPA certification.

The internship program allows students to experience:

 
Audit Engagements
Corporate Tax Returns
Networking & Client Interaction
Unique Culture
SB difference

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.

 

 

Summer internships may also be available. Please inquire if you are interested.

What to Expect

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 guided training on specific audit sections that you will be working on. As an intern, you will always be part of an engagement team and we will provide you 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.

 

It is our intention to offer a full time position if the internship goes well and the individual shows that they embrace the SB difference.

SB Intern Experience

 

Meet: Evan Oppermann

I am very fortunate to have had two internship experiences at Strohm Ballweg. My first internship was part time with little experience in the field, and everyone here did a great job helping me learn and grow. I was given the opportunity for a full time internship the next spring and it was an easy choice. Unfortunately, both internships took place during the Covid-19 pandemic, but Strohm Ballweg and the entire staff did an amazing job trying to give me the full experience. Even during these unique times, I learned more than I could have imagined thanks to their outstanding ability to overcome these obstacles. 

I couldn’t ask for a better work environment. Everyone here is part of a family that makes you feel right at home. I was able to get involved right away which gave me many invaluable experiences. The positive and constructive feedback throughout my journey has helped improve my skills and given me more confidence in myself.  Working as part of a team allowed me to meet this family and grow professionally. Strohm Ballweg is a great place to be for both the amazing work experience and a positive climate and culture.