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College Students & Recent Graduates

Start your career at CSH.


Opportunities While You're in School

You’re looking for a real-world, hands-on internship experience where you learn by doing. And you want to feel valuable and valued from the first day. 

As a CSH intern, you’ll be in a full-time, paid position, treated as if you are in a Staff I role, so you will get the actual experience of what it’s like to begin your career here. Depending on which track you choose—audit or tax—you’ll perform audits, reviews and compilations of financial statements, or work on client tax returns.

  • No busy work—learn accounting fundamentals, add value, and do real work during your time here.
  • Timing is everything! We accept applications in August and conduct meetings in September. Interviews take place September-October, with interns starting in January and completing their internships in April. It’s always a great time to join Clark Schaefer Hackett!
  • CSH is big enough to provide you with sophisticated opportunities, and small enough to give you personal attention and mentoring.

2024 Summer Leadership Conference

As an accounting or finance student, you have a lot of options on your horizon, but how do you know which one is best for you? Would you fit in better at a large firm or a smaller one? Would you like working on the finances of one company, or working in public accounting where you help multiple companies? What kind of culture best suits your personality and goals?

Clark Schaefer Hackett’s 2024 Get There Leadership Conference can help you start to answer these questions, as well as learn a little more about yourself.


  • Accounting or Finance majors
  • 3.0 GPA (minimum)
  • Anticipated graduation in 2026 or 2027

Application Process

If you’re interested in applying for the 2024 conference, please email your resume to Brooke Hampton

Experience, Learn, & Earn (ELE) Program

The AICPA and NASBA launched an integrated education and experience program for students who need or want a path to the 150 credit hours of education required for CPA licensure, that allows them to earn up to 30 educational credit hours while they are employed with a CPA firm and earning a living. The ELE combines meaningful online academic coursework integrated with work experience. Learn More

Full-Time Roles

Opportunities for Recent Graduates

CSH gives you the tools you need to become better every day. You’ll grow here, because you’ll be given responsibility. You’ll be pushed to excel, and supported in your efforts. Most importantly, you’ll be valued and appreciated.

Benefits & Perks

  • Anytime Anywhere Work Policy
  • Medical (HRA & HSA options), Dental and Vision Insurance, and Healthcare Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • Lifestyle Spending Reimbursements to encourage self-care
  • Transportation/Parking Reimbursement Accounts
  • Short and Long Term Disability Insurance and Life Insurance — provided by firm
  • 401(k) Plan and Profit Sharing

Time Off to Live Your Life

  • Paid time off (up to 25 days per year)
  • Travel bonus program for frequent travelers
  • 10 paid holidays
  • 8 hours of volunteer time off per year

CPA Achievement Program

  • Full-time associates get a free exam review course (up to $2,500)
  • Exam fee reimbursements
  • CPA licensure incentive programs

Learning & Development

  • CSH invests in your career at every stage
  • Focused, extensive onboarding helps you hit the ground running
  • Coaching and 1:1 mentoring with senior staff members
  • Leadership development program
  • Defined career paths so you know where you’re going

Get Started


In the first step of our recruiting process, we come to you. The majority of our on-campus recruiting takes place in September and October. In September, we attend a variety of career fairs, “meet the firms” and other networking events.

Then, we’ll ask you to come to us. In October, we interview select candidates in our offices and extend job offers to students for both entry-level and internship positions. Job offers are normally extended before the end of October.

How to Apply

To be considered for an entry-level staff accountant or internship position, we recommend that you apply through your school’s online/e-recruiting system. If we are not formally recruiting at your school, you are welcome to submit a resume to [email protected]

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