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Sikich Internship Program
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About Sikich Internship Program

Sikich is a leading accounting, advisory, investment banking, technology and managed services firm.  We rank as one of the country's Top 40 Certified Public Accounting firms and are among the top 1% of all enterprise resource planning solution partners in the world.

Sikich has built an internship experience that provides students with real work assignments related to their major and is recognized as being valuable throughout the firm.  For example, accounting interns are responsible for preparing statistical and account analysis to aid in the preparation of financial statements.  They prepare various tax returns and reconcile accounting work papers, fixed asset reports and tax journal entries. The length of each internship varies but can be between 3-6 months depending on the needs of the business and our clients.  We hire interns in various locations in the Chicagoland market, as well as Springfield, IL, Milwaukee, WI, Akron OH, Atlanta, GA, Indianapolis, IN, Boston, MA, and St. Louis, MO.

Interns participate in Sikich orientation as well as "New Joiner Core," which is a 2 day event filled with networking, team building and learning opportunities to get each intern acclimated with the firm.  Interns have access to all the technical tools and resources they will need in order to succeed in their roles.  Interns are offered flexible work arrangements to ensure they are able to balance their studies, work, and personal lives.  We provide real time feedback and provide our interns with the opportunity to participate in our performance review cycles. 

Continuous learning and development is important to the Sikich culture and has been identified as a core value of ours.  We provide inters with on the job training as well as other training opportunities through Sikich University.  Sikich University is our learning and development program with various leadership and core development training that combines a blended learning approach via instructor led and within virtual environments. 

Sikich has been involved in providing scholarship assistance to a variety of universities that we are closely connected to.  We’ve also been involved in providing assistance to the diversity program, Mary T. Washington Wiley. Historically, Sikich has been involved in providing advice, mentorship, and guidance to students including a resume workshop. 

The compensation of an intern varies depending on the practice area they support.  Our interns are eligible to participate in 401k, attend company sponsored events, and receive welcome packages as they enter the firm. 


At minimum we require interns to have a high school diploma and typically target students in their sophomore year.  Minimal age is 18 years.  Field of study varies, as we hire interns in multiple different areas of the firm from accounting to technology, to supply chain and marketing. 

We look for interns with ambition and drive for continuous success as they grow.  We’d like to see most of them as detailed oriented, excellent team collaboration, excellent communication skills, strong time management and work knowledge of the MS Office Suite.  As a time commitment, interns dedicate either part time or full time into their role.  Hours can range from 15-40 hours per week with the potential for overtime. 

We always want to ensure that interns have the flexibility to balance their schoolwork and working for Sikich.  We do not have an academic credit requirement as that varies.  Some positions may require client visits, so it will be important for those interns to have a valid driver’s license.  US Citizenship or permanent US Work Authorization is required. 





Sikich Internship Program

Nicola McGarry, Director of Talent Acquisition
1415 W. Diehl Road
Suite 400
Naperville, IL 60563
Phone: 877-279-1900


Number of Interns: 51 to 100
Compensation/Benefits: Paid
Duration: 3 to 6 months
Academic Level: College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, Recent College Graduates, Graduate Students, Business School Students