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2017 Accounting Student Summer Externship Program

Berntson Porter’s Externship Program consists of four events that take place from July through August. It is designed to give students a great opportunity to learn more about the accounting profession while allowing you to experience BP’s values through various team building and networking opportunities. Each extern will be partnered with a coach from Berntson Porter’s staff who will help guide you through the program and provide knowledge about the type of work you can expect as an intern or full-time associate in the accounting profession.


Externship Event Dates:

  • July11th (Tuesday)-Opening Event
  • July 20th (Thursday)-Team Building Event
  • July 11th-August 1st (Job Shadow Day TBD by Coach and Extern)
  • August 1st (Tuesday)-Networking Social


*Given the competitive nature of the program, this Externship is available only to those students who can commit to attending the entire program.


To Apply:

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume by April 14th, 2017. In your cover letter, please share the following:

  • What is your main segment of interest in accounting (Audit or Tax)?
  • What would you like to gain from this experience of attending our 2017 Externship Program?
  • What do you believe you will contribute to our 2017 Externship Program?
  • Your expected graduation date?



Applicants should be freshman to junior level and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Accepting only accounting majors. We are looking for driven individuals who would enjoy working with local entrepreneurs and thrive in a dynamic environment.


About us:

Berntson Porter has been recognized each of the past five years as one of the “Best Accounting Firms to Work for,” by Accounting Today. In 2016, we were a recipient of Puget Sound Business Journal’s “Corporate Citizenship Award,” for charitable work in the community. At BP, we bring together energetic and driven individuals who want to make a difference in the community. Our mission is to assist our clients in identifying, clarifying, and achieving their goals. We accomplish this by caring about our clients’ families and companies as if they were our own. 

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