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MAX Internships

Freed Maxick’s Internship Program:
The MAX Program (Accounting Internships)
The Mentored Accounting Experience

Thanks for your interest in our MAX Internship Program.

The MAX internship program application is now available for our 2015 program.

DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION BELOW, Our deadline is September 30, 2014.

MAX application MAX Internships
Please download the application HERE.

Our MAX internships offer real world learning for accounting students every June through July. Be part of Freed Maxick’s fun and fast-paced environment. You’ll learn, grow and equip yourself with the tools needed to jump start your career.

As a MAX program intern, you’ll be part of Western New York’s largest public accounting firm and gain real world accounting industry experience, along with one on one time with our staff in a 6-week, fast-paced schedule including rotations through many of our service areas including Accounting & Auditing, Tax, Enterprise Risk Advisory and Employee Benefit Plan services to name a few!

What You’ll Gain

  • One-on-one mentoring
  • Networking with Freed Maxick Staff and Directors
  • Exposure to a variety of service areas from an audit and tax perspective
  • Experience with exciting and challenging client assignments
  • Refined technical skills through Freed-sponsored CPE sessions
  • Real work experience in audit and tax practices
  • Access to an engagement team to discuss client matters
  • Evaluations and feedback throughout the internship
  • A salary that is competitive with that of our full-time first year staff

MAX Program Requirements

  • Completion of MAX program application
  • Minimum “B” Grade Average in Accounting Principles I & II
  • Minimum overall GPA of 3.4
  • Two letters of recommendation- one from a professor, one from an employment or volunteer experience
  • Current transcript and resume
  • Completion of two essays

MAX Program Internship Contact:

Shawn Frier, CPA, CFE
MAX Program Coordinator
Freed Maxick CPAs
424 Main Street, Suite 800
Buffalo, NY 14202


TESTIMONIALS from our last class of interns…

Applying for Freed Maxick’s summer accounting internship was the best decision that I made during my senior year of college. The information I gained from the six-week program was priceless, and has positively impacted my future in accounting. The best part of this internship was being treated like a first-year staff member. This included meeting some of the firm’s clients, and learning about their industries in which they operate. The employees at Freed Maxick have a great sense of creating a constructive corporate culture that is not toxic.

It was interesting being able to work closely with the other interns throughout this process. We always supported each other, and allowed for consistent peer learning. In addition, this internship solidified the importance of maintaining the soft skills of business, such as communicating and strategic-thinking. Also, The Max Program allowed for the interns to work closely with the staff to resolve complex accounting issues. Some of the various projects we worked on included preparing K-1’s, compilations and reviews, inventory audits, fraud examination, CPE tax training, and research projects. The staff was extremely patient and supportive at teaching us all we need to know to be successful as an accountant.

The MAX internship program has been the most valuable work experience that I have had, as I am beginning my career in public accounting. I was able to apply a great deal of what I learned in school to the business environment, and I vastly expanded my knowledge base through working in and being exposed to the various departments that Freed has to offer.

In terms of firm atmosphere and environment, Freed Maxick is second to none. Everyone was very friendly and always willing to lend a hand. It was evident that the people here strive to help you reach your fullest potential, by putting you in a position to discover your strengths and what path within the accounting profession that you may want to pursue in your career. Participating in this program only reinforced my aspiration to get into public accounting, and I know that the invaluable experience I gained from it will serve as the ideal stepping stone from graduating college to starting my career.

To learn more please check out the MAX Internships page of the website.