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Max Internships

The Mentored Accounting Experience

The 2024 MAX internship application period is now open.

MAX Internship:
Risk Advisory Services Internship:
MAXIS by Freed Maxick Internship:

Our MAX internships offer real-world learning for accounting students every June through August. Be part of Freed Maxick’s fun and fast-paced environment. You’ll learn, grow and equip yourself with the skills 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 six-week, fast-paced schedule, including rotations through service areas such as Accounting & Auditing, Tax and Enterprise Advisory Services.



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What You’ll Gain

  • One-on-one mentoring
  • Networking with Freed Maxick staff of all levels and Directors
  • Exposure to a variety of service areas, from an audit and tax perspective
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • 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 first-year, full-time staff


MAX Program Requirements

  • Completion of MAX Program application (available here when posted)
  • Minimum “B” Grade Average in Accounting Principles I & II
  • Minimum overall GPA of 3.3
  • Current transcript and resume
  • Completion of two essays





Business Intelligence Internship

Position Overview / Responsibilities

We are looking for an individual who enjoys complex problem solving and helping to steer business decisions with insightful data visualizations. Duties will include interpreting client needs and translating them to technical requirements, acquiring and merging different datasets to tell a story with the data; participating in validation and testing phases; report and analytics preparation – specifically using Tableau and SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS).


Internship requirements:

· On track to receive a Four-year degree in related area of study

· Excellent verbal and written communication skills – specifically with regard to technical specifications and development/documentation of procedures

· Ability to work independently or as a part of a team to meet client deadlines

· Strong client-facing skills

· Knowledge of various SQL based database technologies such as MySQL, Microsoft SQL, and Postgres SQL

· Exposure to developing and maintaining databases, script queries and building reports in third party software.

· Familiarity with ETL, analytics and reporting software such as Tableau, Crystal Reports, and QlikView

· Knowledge of business intelligence, analytics and data warehousing

· Interest in pursuing a career in 3 to 5 years’ experience in business intelligence

· Adept knowledge of business intelligence, analytics and data warehousing


Please provide a cover letter, resume, and a copy of transcript to





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:

“The MAX Internship allowed me to get real accounting experience in a short amount of time by working in the role of a first-year staff accountant. I worked with many staff members who were eager to help me along the way. The program had a good balance between work and fun with client tours and volunteer opportunities…”

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“The MAX program combines billable work, trainings, and exposure to staff and directors to create a truly unforgettable internship experience. During the internship I was able to help out on several engagements which allowed me to assist staff and gain a better understanding of work performed at the firm…”

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The Freed Maxick Leadership Experience

As a Top 100 Firm in the U.S., Freed Maxick is ahead of the curve, and our unique Leadership Experience is no exception. We are looking for students with drive who are ready to ramp up what they’re learning in school and propel into the real world of public accounting.



As part of the Freed Maxick Leadership Experience you will:

  • Converse with our Directors and learn about their different paths to the top
  • Compete in interactive technical engagements with our employees
  • Exchange ideas and interact with our staff about what it takes to provide our growing, diverse client base with world-class service
  • Discover best practices for boosting your technical skills through ongoing education and training
  • Network with our leadership group, learning hand-on skills for making contacts, and finding the right course for your career



  • Are Accounting Majors on track to complete 150 hours, their MBA, or MS in Accounting in December of 2021 or May of 2022
  • An Accounting GPA of 3.3 or higher


The Freed Maxick Leadership Experience runs through our office in the Liberty Building in downtown Buffalo in the summer of 2021. 

Send your resume to to apply.


For additional questions, please contact our Career Coach, Nick Dentice, at