Your Journey
Starts Here

Whitley Penn’s carefully crafted internship program is designed
to set you up for a future full of success.

Your Journey
Starts Here

Whitley Penn’s carefully crafted internship program is designed
to set you up for a future full of success.

Let’s Grow Together

Here’s what makes our internship program unique.
Our goal is not only for you to learn valuable skills throughout your internship, but also to invite you to return as an Associate following the completion of your internship.
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Personal & Professional Development

At the start of your internship, you’re matched with a mentor throughout the entirety of the program to help meet your needs and build a professional brand.

Engage with Leadership

We want you to work alongside and engage with all levels of management at the firm to gain a better understanding of who we are and how we work.

Cultivate an Accounting Skillset

You’ll acquire real world accounting experience through a variety of client work and engagements.

Build Your Network

Our team plans outings throughout your internship that provide opportunities to build upon your network of peers and professionals, making strong connections that last.

Whitley Penn at a Glance

Can we take a moment to brag about ourselves?

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Largest Accounting Firm

*Accounting Today’s 2023 rankings

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Whitley Penn at a Glance

Can we take a moment to brag about ourselves?

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Largest Accounting Firm

*Accounting Today’s 2023 rankings

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Employees/Partners

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Our Awards

We strive for excellence, not only for our clients, but for our employees as well. See a few of our accolades below.

Explore Our Campus Events

From job fairs to on-campus interviews, meet our professionals and campus
team at your school.

Meet Our Campus Team

Connect with a member of our campus team below and we’ll be sure to get in touch about finding your fit at Whitley Penn.
Valerie King

Campus Recruiting Manager

Meagan Kurosky

Campus Recruiter

Darby Barry

Campus Coordinator

Shannon Spees

Campus Recruiter

Hear from Previous Interns

Glimpse at the future

''My internship at Whitley Penn changed my life. My internship gave me a glimpse at what my future at Whitley Penn would include: great friendships, challenging projects, and a fulfilling career.''

Libby Kiefer, CPATax Partner
Foundational skills

''I was able to rise to any challenge during my internship through the support received. I was then able to develop professional competence and use the foundation of my internship to feel confident in the quality of my work.''

Lynden SterlingTax Associate
A place to call home

''I began at Whitley Penn as an intern. It has been 19 years since, and I would not change my experience for the world. I am now the Partner in Charge of Consulting and lead the Houston office. Whitley Penn is definitely a place to call home.''

Nathen McEown, CPAPartner

Benefits & Perks You’ll Love

Your wellbeing is important to us. That’s why at Whitley Penn, our employees are provided with an array of
resources to cater to their needs as well as their loved ones’.

Paid Time Off

Employees are provided a generous amount of paid time off to use how they prefer

Health & Wellbeing

100% firm paid medical insurance as well as options for dental and vision

17 Paid Holidays

Employees receive 17 paid holidays per year to disconnect and recharge

Maternity/Parental Leave

Time for mothers and fathers to take and enjoy the addition of a new family member

Flexible Work Arrangements

Flexibility with remote work to accommodate each employee’s needs

Exam Reimbursements

Compensation for Professional Exams and Dues throughout your employment at Whitley Penn

Retirement Plan

401(k) plan with discretionary profit sharing

Community Involvement

8 hours of paid Volunteer Time Off annually to serve your community

Dress For Your Day

Tailor your choices based on your schedule and business situations. Yes, that means jeans can be acceptable on any day!

Benefits & Perks You’ll Love

Your wellbeing is important to us. That’s why at Whitley Penn, our employees are provided with an array of
resources to cater to their needs as well as their loved ones’.

Paid Time Off

Employees are provided a generous amount of paid time off to use how they prefer

Health & Wellbeing

100% firm paid medical insurance as well as options for dental and vision

17 Paid Holidays

Employees receive 17 paid holidays per year to disconnect and recharge

Maternity/Parental Leave

Time to enjoy the addition of a new family member

Retirement Plan

Whitley Penn offers employees a 401(k) plan with discretionary profit sharing

Exam Reimbursements

Compensation for Professional Exams and Dues throughout your employment

Flexible Work Arrangements

Flexibility with remote work to accommodate each employee’s needs

Community Involvement

8 hours of paid Volunteer Time Off annually to serve your community

Dress For Your Day

Tailor your choices based on your schedule. Yes, that means jeans can be acceptable on any day!

Have a question?

Browse our Frequently Asked Questions below.

How do I apply?

Visit our Handshake page or click here to get your application started.

What should I wear to my first interview?

Dress to impress! We always encourage students to wear their business professional best to an interview to create a great first impression with our professionals.

Do you have consulting internships?

Yes! Our consulting team has a wide variety of internship opportunities. See what’s available by viewing our Handshake page or clicking below.

Is working remote an option?

While we encourage an in-person internship to promote collaboration and help build your network, we do have flexibility with remote options. To see if a remote internship is the right fit for you, fill out the form at the bottom of this page and we’ll be happy to discuss that option with you.

Do you offer summer internships?

Yes! In fact, we have internships year-round. View our Handshake page or click here to view our current opportunities.

What is the first step?

There is no ‘right’ first step! Depending on where you are in the process, you can contact our Campus team at the bottom of this page, reach out to a Whitley Penn professional that you met a recent recruiting event, or visit our Handshake profile (or click here) to see our current opportunities.

Do most interns come back full time?

Our internship program is designed to give you the full accounting experience, so it is a smooth transition to becoming a full-time associate!

How long is an internship?

It depends on each school’s requirements. Our spring internships generally last 10 weeks while summer and fall are sometimes 12. We are flexible to fit your schedule.

Can I intern more than once?

Absolutely! We have a plethora of service lines to intern with if you are interested in exploring another department.

What is the dress code like for an intern?

At Whitley Penn, we encourage everyone to ‘Dress for Your Day.’ This means depending on if you are meeting with a client, or holding internal meetings, we trust our professionals to dress appropriately for their day ahead.

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Life at Whitley Penn

Thinking Beyond Your Internship?

The growth doesn’t stop there. The impact you can make at Whitley Penn extends beyond your internship. Here’s a glance at how you can be a part of something bigger with us.
NextGen Council

We are passionate about the future of the firm and believe all of our professionals deserve a voice. The NextGen Council is a selected group of junior employees leading a wide variety of firm-wide initiatives to help improve the firm experience.

Networking Oportunities

With representation from a variety of service lines, departments, and offices, each NextGen member gets the opportunity to work with other junior members who they would not usually work with on a day-to-day basis, allowing them to expand their network at the firm.

Problem Solving

Small groups within NextGen are tasked with creating and implementing a new or better way of doing something they are collectively passionate about at the firm. Initiatives range from a Firm Volunteer Day to CPA Study Sessions.

Mentorship

Each NextGen member is strategically paired with an experienced leader at the firm. Together, they work to help the mentee accomplish any professional goal throughout their year-long mentorship.

Didn’t get your question answered?

Fill out the form below and a member of our Campus team will reach out with an answer.

Contact an Advisor

Get started today. Submit the form below to get in touch with an advisor. For all other inquires not service related, click here.
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