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Grant Thornton Internship

171 N. Clark Street
Suite 200
Chicago, IL, 60601



Whether it’s in audit, tax, or advisory, being a Grant Thornton intern means you’re part of the team from the start. Interns tackle real associate work and contribute meaningfully to the firm, gaining the skills, experiences, and relationships to further their careers.

Internship Program Stats


How To Apply

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Number Of Interns

101 or more


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About the Program

Grant Thornton’s internship program lasts 8–15-weeks, depending on service line and season. The two primary seasons are winter (January – April) and summer (June – July), with select locations and service lines offering fall programs (September – November). The internship combines hands-on client experience with networking and professional development opportunities. Internship activities can include volunteering, socials, culture immersion activities, local office integration, research projec...

About the Company

Grant Thornton LLP is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, one of the world’s largest organizations of independent audit, tax, and advisory firms. Its network has more than 60,000 professionals in more than 135 countries helping its clients to take on their challenges. Grant Thornton, which has revenues in excess of $2.36 billion and operates 47 offices, works with a broad range of publicly and privately held companies, government agencies, financial institutions, and civ...

Intern Reviews

  • “As interns, we are only expected to work 40 hours a week, which is normally 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. However, if you have something come up, like a doctor's appointment, the firm is very flexible with letting you start earlier or end later to make up for that missed time. Additionally, the firm offers summer Fridays, and the interns only have to work until 1 p.m. and get the last 4 hours of the day to themselves, but we are still paid for the full 40 hours each week.”
  • “The quality of life here was great. The company culture was warm and welcoming to all of the interns. We were scheduled to work for 40 hours a week. But there was not really any pressure. The company was more concerned with making sure we all learned and were more knowledgeable when we left than when we arrived.”
  • “The culture is what makes this firm amazing. The people are down to earth and really care about the interns, which friends have not said about their own jobs. I have never felt stupid or belittled, but always supported and encouraged. Work-life balance is amazing. They have insisted multiple times that I not work overtime or complete a task over the weekend or on vacation. They insist I take quality time and not overwork myself.”
  • “The company culture includes a prioritization of work-life balance. The ability to determine which days you will be in office and which days you would work remotely allowed for flexibility, especially if personal things came up. Additionally, while there are times of the day that most individuals will be working, if you need to start earlier to end earlier or start later to end later, the structure of work allows for these adjustments to be made as needed. The standard 40-hour work week was used, but summer Fridays meant we worked half days on Fridays while still being paid for full days.”

Getting Hired Here

  • “All of the interviewers were super nice and respectful. I don't think the interviews were too difficult to prepare for, and I was able to ace them during them. The standards were mid-range, as the company was looking for potential for such a role.”
  • “I had 2 separate interviews for this job, and they both went great. It was much more conversational compared to some other companies I interviewed with, which speaks for the culture at GT. The people here really want to get to know you as a person. Of course, they do care about your technical expertise and will ask you about it in your interview, but they also want to get to know you as a person.”
  • “I approached GT at my college career fair. I immediately felt very excited to apply with the company. The recruiter at the fair was very knowledgeable and friendly. My interview process was also very satisfactory. I interviewed with a partner and then with a manager. They provided an overview of their roles and made me very comfortable. Then, they asked insightful questions about me. I think their interview process was very fair.”