Internships & Externships

Large-Firm Resources with a Small-Firm Feel

Brown Edwards is the right firm for you.

Brown Edwards is more than a place you work. It is a network of like-minded professionals and a great opportunity for you to obtain real-world experience and possibly secure a full-time associate position after graduation.

You will work alongside accounting professionals as you take part in client projects, develop new skills, and prepare for your own career. Many of our interns return for multiple seasons, steadily building on their skills and experiences, and are able to take on more complex projects and responsibilities during their subsequent internships.

Tax-Season Internships

January through April 15th
Tax Season internships are focused on assisting the firm with tax projects. This may include tasks like compiling and organizing client information using industry-leading tools and preparing returns. There also may be opportunities to assist in on-site client engagements with an experienced team member.
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Summer-Season Internships

May through August
Summer Season internships are focused on assisting the firm with audit projects. You will be working side-by-side with experienced team members who can offer direction, coaching and learning opportunities. You will be exposed to industry-specific tools and software and develop an understanding of audit methodology. You may prepare and document workpapers as well as assist in the preparation of financial statements for clients.
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BE Ready Externship

A 1-Day Immersive Experience


Our 1-day externship is an immersive experience where students will observe the life of a CPA working in the public accounting industry. Over the course of the day, you will learn about our organization, the culture at BE and experience a typical day at work.

  • The program will include:
  • What working in Public Accounting is all about
  • Networking opportunities with team members of all levels, including Partners
  • Your first year in Auditing and Tax
  • Meet and hear from BE clients
  • The importance of company culture
  • What taking the CPA exam is like

“The employees were amazing
to speak with. Overall, the best way
to spend my day…”

-externship participant

“I think this is the best event for students to actually engage with employees and clients.”

-externship participant

Open Externships

July 13, 2023: Richmond, VA
July 20, 2023: Charleston, WV
July 27, 2023: Newport News, VA

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Big-firm resources with small-firm client care.

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