Great Internship Opportunities with PricewaterhouseCoopers
Get Your Foot in the Door With One of The Big Four
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) is the world’s largest professional services firm with offices in over 775 cities all over the world. PwC is headquartered in London and is considered to be the largest of the "Big Four" accountancy firms which were determined by its revenues in 2012.
PwC was ranked #2 in Diversity Inc. magazine’s list of Top 50 Companies for Diversity in 2013. They also ranked #7 in the Forbes Best Internships in America category, with a company rating of 4.1 out of 5.0 and average monthly base pay for interns of $4,154. PwC was also rated #1 for diversity and prestige by Vault Career Intelligence. They also have a vested interest in the local community, with employees of PwC volunteering over 95,000 hours of service last year alone.
The goal at PwC is to provide a learning culture where teamwork and collaboration are encouraged, excellence is rewarded, and diversity is valued and respected. PwC takes a holistic approach to internships through a combination of innovative learning approaches combined with on-the-job coaching and career milestone development experiences.
As a PwC intern, you will get a preview of what it’s actually like working in this exciting and very competitive field. At PwC they pride themselves in preparing today’s college student for the current job market. PwC provides training for its interns and then gives students an opportunity to use their new knowledge and skills by experiencing challenging and relevant work assignments by working directly with partners, principals, and staff. As a PwC intern, you will also receive coaching that will enhance your skills and bring you to a higher level of performance.
Job shadowing is another very important component of the internship experience at PwC which allows students to spend time and learn from professionals working at all levels in the firm. You can learn more about PwC’s internships by reviewing them online.
The International Intern Experience
The International Intern Experience offers select interns the opportunity to plunge into PwC's global network of firms. With the USLT Shadow Experience select interns get to spend the day building with members of the PwC Leadership Team. This experience provides interns the opportunity to understand leadership’s vision for PwC US and see the PwC Experience through leadership’s eyes.
PwC seeks students who are eager to learn in a real environment, to show their skills as critical thinkers, to collaborate and even persuade advisors on key business issues. Challenges focus on high-level issues designed to improve decision-making skills. It is NOT designed as an Accounting experience; it is intended as a true learning experience.
PwC also offers a wide variety of programs across the nation at a wide variety of campuses including New York, NY; Birmingham, AL, Montgomery, AL; Phoenix, AZ; Fayetteville, AK; Little Rock, AK; Irvine, CA; Los Angeles, CA; Sacramento, CA; San Jose, CA; San Diego, CA; Denver, CO; Hartford & Stamford, CT; Fort Lauderdale, FL; Miami, FL; Orlando, FL; Jacksonville, FL; Tampa, FL; West Palm Beach, FL; Atlanta, GA; Chicago, Peoria, & Rosemount, IL; Boston & Cambridge, MA; Baltimore, MD; Louisville & Lexington, KY; and others.
You can also visit PwC office locations by state.
The Start Program
START is a program designed to expose high-performing diverse college students to PwC. Start provides the intern the opportunity to further professional and technical development skills in the appropriate business-related areas while working with teams in different functional areas across PwC. According to PwC, START will enable you to:
- Utilize your problem solving, analytical, research, and organizational skills to understand their business and complete real-life projects
- Gain exposure to PwC partners, principals, and staff through networking events, social media, and formal and informal shadowing opportunities
- Participate in community service projects
- Take part in professional development opportunities
- Engage in coaching and development with the assistance of a team of mentors
- Partake in technical development exercises focused on knowledge management & research
The PwC Start Program is available year-round and is located in London, KY.
In order to qualify students must be a diverse freshman, sophomore, or junior with a strong academic standing (3.4 or higher) and should be currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Computer Information Systems, Management Information Systems, Finance, Economics, or Actuarial Science.
How to Apply
- Create a username and password
- Add your work and academic experience
- Provide your contact info
- Submit your resume
You can view PwC’s recruiting process online.
You can submit your application and résumé to PwC by the specified deadline, which varies by both internship and school. Candidates are then selected to interview after all resumes and applications have been reviewed. Once the review process is complete, students will be notified about whether or not they've been admitted to the internship program.