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MAcc Internship (ACCT 5199)

The MAcc internship is a 1.0 credit program requirement* and is designed to ensure that students apply their course learning in a practical setting. The internship provides valuable experience, further preparing graduates for a successful career in the professional accounting field. This work experience may be credited towards CPA Ontario’s practical work experience requirement. Upon achieving the CPA designation, employment opportunities are extensive and wide ranging. Further information on CPA Ontario’s Practical Experience Requirements can be found on their website.

To date, 100% of our students have secured internships!

*Students can apply for an exemption from the internship if they have a minimum of one year full-time professional accounting experience (this can include undergraduate accounting co-op experience). Experience will be evaluated and verified by the Sprott School of Business before an exemption will be provided.

How It Works

Please note, students may opt to seek a position using their own network/job search. Approval of the position must be obtained from the MAcc Office.

International students must apply for a co-op work permit (no fee) and a Social Insurance Number. A letter from the MAcc Office will be provided in support of this application. Information on the application process can be found through Carleton’s International Student Services Office.


In Ontario, mandatory internships have flexibility with regards to compensation. The vast majority of our students secure paid positions however some students have benefited from unpaid experiences with non-profit organizations.

MAcc Career Services

We provide a variety of services tailored to MAcc students to ensure they are confident and well prepared for a successful employment search, interview process and career transition.

Our services include:

If you have any questions regarding the internship, please contact Jeremy Stanley

“Working in audit and actually performing testing on financial statements really helped solidify the theoretical knowledge I acquired in-class over the summer. Going back to school next summer, I feel more confident in my understanding of concepts and I feel more prepared to tackle cases in class.

This was truly my dream internship and I want to thank Sprott Career Services and the MAcc program for all the things they did that enabled me to land this opportunity. I made lots of great friends, expanded my network in public accounting, worked on some very exciting clients and most importantly, learned so much every single day. I received excellent coaching from my Seniors and Managers, which I know will serve me well for the rest of my career.”

— Siam, MAcc/19.

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