Student Opportunities

At GYF, preparation and cooperation are important aspects of our firm's culture. We provide opportunities for students at all levels of their college careers to make them ready to join our team.

Student Opportunities

We seek to provide prospective accountants with valuable, real-world experience that will supplement their formal education and training. Through our Freshman Forum, Student Leadership Conference, and Internships, GYF offers learning experiences at all levels for those in pursuit of an accounting degree.

To learn more about the experiences of one of our professionals, read, “A College Student’s Guide to Becoming an Accountant.”

freshman forum

A one-day program at our office for accounting or business students who have completed their first year of college and have an interest in public accounting.

internships

A variety of opportunities are available across all service areas of the firm. Ideal applicants will have completed their junior years of college with an accounting major.

student leadership conference

A two-day program for students who have completed their sophomore years of college and are on track to graduate in an accounting program with 150 hours.

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We work with a number of colleges and universities in Pittsburgh and the surrounding area. Check with your career center or Handshake to find out more.

learn more about the career of one of our senior managers who started at gyf as an intern

GYF is a firm that is not only focused on an individual’s professional success, but also on their personal growth. As a summer intern I was exposed to various departments within the firm which enabled me to grow as an individual and develop a better understanding of the career path I desire to pursue in the future.

Current GYF Employee/Prior Intern

Freshman Forum

This one-day program designed for college freshmen is geared to help students best navigate their remaining college years and help them to capitalize on opportunities that will benefit a future accounting career. The Freshman Forum will aid selected students in developing their soft skills through interview preparation workshops, resume building, and tips on how to attain the 150 credit hour requirement. GYF staff will lead discussions in accounting-related topics that will give students an inside look into a career in public accounting

Student Leadership Conference

This two-day program is designed for students who wish to learn about the public accounting profession and explore career opportunities at Grossman Yanak & Ford LLP. Selected candidates will participate in audit and tax simulations, learn about GYF’s services, network with our professionals, lend a hand to a non-profit organization, engage in leadership workshops and collaborate in team building exercises. 

Internships

At GYF, we believe that internships are the foundation to support a promising future career in public accounting. We offer a variety of intern experiences, across all service areas, during various times of the year. 

My internship at GYF is exactly what I believe an internship should be. The firm does a phenomenal job of providing varied experience for their interns.

Prior GYF Intern

Created with Your Goals in mind

GYF interns and first-year associates don’t spend their days fetching coffee or stuffing envelopes. We know there is no substitute for real-world experience to supplement your classroom education.

As an intern or first-year associate with GYF, you will apply classroom principles to real-life situations, network with professionals in the field, and work with clients. Through this experience, you will gain knowledge of the fundamentals of tax return and/or financial statement preparation, and be introduced to software and technology specific to the accounting industry. You will work alongside partners and professional staff on a variety of engagements and will be encouraged to take on client-oriented services in order to better prepare you for future employment.

Internships are available throughout the year – we offer four to six spring and/or summer internship opportunities. Our tax interns typically work February through mid-April, when our professionals are busiest, providing an opportunity to fully experience a client-service busy season. Our audit interns typically work from June through mid-August, serving both for-profit and not-for-profit entities.

These paid internships are open to students from any college or university in the United States. See position details and application instructions below.

Apply to Be an Intern Today

Tax Intern

This position is open to a college student pursing a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and/or a Master’s degree in Taxation or Accountancy. Experience will be primarily in the tax department.

A GYF Tax Intern is a student pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and/or a Master’s degree in Taxation, Accountancy or other Business discipline.

A Tax Intern will assist GYF professionals in the tax department in preparing income tax returns and other tax compliance projects.

The individual will be highly motivated and must possess strong communication skills.

Our interns support the Firm’s mission, vision and values by exhibiting the following behaviors: excellence and competence, teamwork, collaboration, innovation, respect, personalization, commitment, and accountability.

  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Accounting with 150 hours; JD or MS Taxation a plus.
  • Strong academic credentials; 3.2 or higher overall GPA.
  • Must be available to work 20+ hours/week, during normal business hours and willing to work some Saturday hours as needed.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Must be a self-starter, highly organized, and able to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Needs good knowledge of Microsoft Office and Windows-based computer applications.

Audit Intern

This position is open to a college student pursing a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and/or a Master’s degree in Accountancy. Primary focus will be on experiences in the audit department.

A GYF Audit Intern is a college student pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and/or a Master’s degree in Accountancy or other Business discipline.

An Audit Intern will work with other members of the professional staff in the audit department on financial statement preparation, accounting services, pension plan audits and not-for-profit reporting.

An intern should also expect exposure to other services offered by the firm including tax planning and compliance, and management consulting.

The position requires direct client contact and client responsibility. The individual will be highly motivated and must possess strong communication skills. Our interns support the Firm’s mission, vision and values by exhibiting the following behaviors: excellence and competence, teamwork, collaboration, innovation, respect, personalization, commitment, and accountability.

  • Pursuing bachelors degree in Accounting with 150 hours; MBA or Master of Accountancy a plus.
  • Strong academic credentials; 3.2 or higher overall GPA. 
  • Strong written and oral communication skills. 
  • Must be a self-starter, highly organized, and able to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Needs good knowledge of Microsoft Office and Windows-based computer applications.