The Elliott Davis Internship Experience

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Elliott Davis is one of the largest accounting, tax and consulting services firms in the Southeast and ranks among the Top 50 CPA firms in the U.S. With a concentration on core industries as well as niche areas and emerging business sectors, we offer comprehensive solutions to diverse businesses, organizations and individuals. Internships are available in both our Tax and Audit departments at all seven of our locations; Augusta, Charleston, Charlotte, Columbia, Greenville (SC), Greenwood, and Richmond.

The program is designed to allow students the opportunity to apply what they've learned in school to real-life work experiences. A formal Intern Orientation and Training is provided during the first week of the internship. Every intern is also assigned a Buddy, a current Staff level associate, to help them learn their way around the office, take them to lunch regularly and be available for any questions or concerns. During the internship, a Manager level associate is assigned to assist in keeping the intern scheduled or assigned with client work. Interns will set goals, shadow a Shareholder for at least one day, receive mid-term and final evaluations, attend at least one Senior Manager/Shareholder meeting, and be invited to at least one client meeting. Interns in our A&A department will spend a majority of time at client sites for hands on experience. Tax department interns are given many opportunities to assist with individual and corporate returns and well as preparing dummy returns. Many of our interns are given the opportunity to meet with multiple clients, lunch with referral sources and participate in business development meetings.

The internships are certainly not all work and no play. Interns are taken out and provided lunch for number of days during their internship. Social activities are planned on at least a monthly basis in each office. Firm wide intern gatherings are also planned and paid for by the firm. In the past they have included whitewater rafting trips, progressive dinners, and sporting event outings. All of our seven locations host interns during the year. Our offices are all in the heart of their individual city, with modern well maintained interiors. We pride ourselves on our friendly and down to earth office environments. The duration of our internships is anywhere from eight weeks to three months depending on the season. Our internships are all paid positions and were paid at $22/hour last fiscal year.

Contact Information


  • Number of Interns: 21-50
  • Compensation/Benefits: Paid
  • Degree Type: College Seniors, Recent Graduates, Graduate Students


  • Augusta, GA
  • Charleston, SC
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Raleigh, NC
  • Richmond, VA

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