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The Start internship will allow you to learn more about our firm while further developing the skills necessary for success in the business world.

Start will enable you to:

  • Utilize your problem solving, analytical, research and organizational skills to understand our business and assist teams in real life projects focused on knowledge management, serving our clients, and internal firm services initiatives that support PwC’s business development
  • Gain exposure to our partners, principals and staff through networking events, social media, and formal and informal shadowing opportunities
  • Live corporate responsibility as you participate in community service projects
  • Participate in professional development opportunities focused on topics such as personal brand, building relationships, developing a business perspective, and engaging in continuous coaching and development with the assistance of a team of mentors
  • Participate in technical development exercises focused on knowledge management, research, preparing for an engagement, and conducting a PwC audit
  • Engage in work assignments within our Internal Firm Services Group, which includes, but is not limited to, Marketing and Sales, Human Resources, Learning and Development, US IT, etc.

Start is just the first step in PwC's Internship Experience. After successful completion, you will have the opportunity to complete a client service internship in one of our three service lines: Assurance, Tax, or Advisory.


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Who can apply?

To be eligible to apply, you must be a college sophomore in a 4 year program, or a sophomore or junior in a 5 year program. You need to also be from a traditionally under-represented racial and ethnic minority group within the accounting, auditing, or professional consulting industries.

You must also have a strong academic standing (3.3 GPA or higher is preferred) and currently be pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Accounting or one of the STEM majors (preferably Computer Science or Management Information Systems). Limited opportunities may be available for Finance, Economics, and Actuarial Science majors as well.

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How to get started

Look on for opportunities to apply at your school! Be sure to also visit your career center website to see if PwC will be at your school conducting interviews for the Start internship. Selected candidates will participate in a recruitment process including interviews and interactions with a PwC partner or principal, client service manager and/or recruiter.

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What is a Start Master?

Start Masters are interns who are returning for a second Start Internship based on their academic timing. This internship differentiates itself in several ways, including a virtual training, a virtual team case study, and a Give Back program. At the end of the internship, all the Start Masters across the US come together for "Start Masters Give Back".  Once together, interns present their final presentations to PwC partners and staff and then facilitate Earn Your Future financial literacy lessons to local area high school students. 

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As of August 2018, we have decided that we will not be hiring entry level job seekers who will be subject to the H-1B lottery now or in the future, except as set forth below.

Entry level job seekers who will need H-1B sponsorship by PwC may be considered for the following groups within PwC. Please note PwC may revise these exceptions in its sole discretion at any time:

  • Advisory

    • Cybersecurity & Privacy

  • Assurance

    • Innovation & Technology

    • MIDA

    • Japanese Business Network

    • Actuarial Services

    • Digital Risk Solutions

    • TS Valuation - Financial Analytics & Derivatives (FA&D)

  • Tax

    • Japanese Business Network

    • Transfer Pricing (PhD only)

    • Tax Technology & Compliance

We will continue to monitor the regulatory environment and modify our policy if our business needs change. If you have questions, please reach out to your school recruiter. If you are unsure who your school recruiter is, if there is not a recruiter at your school, or you are not currently in school, please reach out to for assistance.

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