Become A CPA

Become A CPA

Looking to get real world accounting experience? An accounting internship is an excellent way to do it!

Plan Ahead

Most publicly held companies and public accounting firms recruit for spring and summer internships during the previous September and October. To give yourself the best advantage start planning to find an internship 9 to 12 months in advance. You should:

  • Research firms/companies where you may wish to intern
  • Update your resume
  • Practice your interviewing skills

Most internships last between 2 to 4 months. Tax season internships generally take place from mid-January through late April.

Note: Some schools allow for paid internships during your enrollment, while others are for college credit only. Before committing to any type of internship, it is crucial that you go through the correct channels at your school.

WSCPA Members Only

For a list and contact information of larger public accounting firms and publicly-held companies in Washington that may offer internships, log in, then click on these links:


The Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants is the only organization in the state of Washington dedicated to serving the professional needs of CPAs, educating consumers about CPAs and the services they provide, and encouraging students to study accounting and enter the profession.

Your Profession. Your Future. Your Advocate.


Washington Society of CPAs
902 140th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98005-3480

  • (P) 425-644-4800
  • (F) 425-562-8853

The WSCPA's business hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.