Intern Program at Anchin, Block & Anchin
The purpose of our intern program is to introduce accounting students to Anchin’s practice and the character and style of our professionals.
What time(s) of year is the internship program offered, and what is the minimum number of weeks I will be expected to commit? The internship program generally starts around the third week in January and lasts through mid-April. Our hope is to keep an intern during subsequent semesters through his/her graduation. We would like an intern to spend a minimum of 10 weeks with us during those months. If the intern is a sophmore or junior, he or she may intern with Anchin for two or three years.
Do you offer a summer internship program? No. Our internship program spans the tax season from January to the middle of April. It is our intention that interns should gain optimal exposure to what a public accounting firm is like at one of the busiest times of the year.
What is the compensation for interns? We pay a competitive hourly rate to first-year interns. Second-year interns will be paid more than a first-year intern.
What type of assignments will I receive? Anchin’s intern program is designed to reflect the dynamics of being an Anchin professional. The assignments will vary from individual to individual, concentrating mostly on our tax practice. Our goal is to provide the best experience and most challenging assignments that create an opportunity for both evaluation and feedback. In addition, an intern will receive administrative work that will expose them to the procedures of the office.
What type of feedback will I receive on my assignments? Interns should expect detailed feedback, including constructive criticism, for their assignments. Each intern will receive an evaluation that is intended to identify strengths and weaknesses after his/her first twelve weeks. Individuals that you work for will be responsible for making sure that timely feedback is communicated for each assignment.
Anchin also hopes to receive feedback from our interns after the first three months on ways to improve the quality of their experience. All Firm partners and employees maintain an "open door" policy to discuss issues of interest and welcome constructive feedback.
What kind of training will I receive? Our goal is for every intern to be better prepared for the practice of tax and accounting at the end of the program. Interns will have the opportunity to attend a number of training sessions in technology and tax. In the end, the best training is one-on-one with the various professionals with whom interns work. We ask each employee assigning work to an intern to make a commitment to training.
What kind of social events does the Firm offer? Just as you will experience the various work aspects as an intern, you’ll enjoy the camaraderie that comes along with being an employee of Anchin. Social events are designed to help our interns get to know partners and staff as well as each other. Activities range from recreational events (post tax season party) to charitable events. In fact, an intern won Anchin’s first Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament.
How will I get to know members of the Firm? We cannot promise that you will get to know everyone, but through the planned social events, varied work experiences with different employees, and informal lunches, you will get to know quite a few.
Are interns assigned mentors? We recognize the importance of mentoring to our interns. Interns will be assigned to various individuals from manager level to our management group to help introduce them to the culture of the Firm. The individual will take his/her intern to lunch early in the program and throughout the stay. Further, the individuals responsible for introducing you to our culture are encouraged to assign projects to interns to facilitate working relationships
What is the dress code at the Firm? The Firm has a business casual dress code year round. The emphasis is on "business" in business casual, however. Denim is not allowed on any day of the week.
Assuming I do a good job, will I receive an offer upon graduation? We hire interns each year hoping that all will return as permanent employees. Given the credentials and personal characteristics of our candidates, we expect each intern to do excellent work and exhibit the personal skills and good judgment required of every professional. There is no competition among interns for offers.
For further information, please contact your University’s Career Services Office.