Tax Internship Review

Position title
Tax Intern
Work term type
What was your monthly salary (before taxes)?
2,001 to 2,500
How long was your work term?
2 months
Where did the internship/co-op take place?
Boston, Massachusetts
Work industry

Work review

With reflection, was your first day well-structured and organized? 
Some issues
Did the on-the-job training allow you to be successful in your role?
Was your work challenging and engaging?
The projects you worked on, did they give you valuable experience toward your career goals?
Very helpful
What did you like best about your internship/co-op? What type of work were you doing?

It was interesting to gain exposure and experience in the corporate tax world. I was mostly doing provision work as well as contributing to the finalization of the company’s federal tax return. I was given meaningful work the majority of the time, not just scanning and printing.

What did you like least about your internship/co-op?

There were some communication issues within the department and I found myself struggling to stay busy at times.

Manager experience

Did your manager(s) provide you with support and coaching to be effective in your role?
Did you receive clear and actionable feedback from your manager(s) during your work term?
Did you feel comfortable asking your manager(s) questions, when needed?
Open door policy
Feedback to management about the internship/co-op program: 

I loved that members of the CPA Development Program were very involved with the interns and made an effort to integrate them in the social outings and create a welcoming environment.

Social experience

To what degree did the team make you feel welcome, included and valued?
Like family
How often were there opportunities to participate in social activities with your colleagues?
Describe the office environment/culture.

The environment of the tax department is very different from the environment in other departments. The tax department works later and gets to the office later than other departments and there isn’t a ton of supervision so you have a lot of freedom in your work.

What are the benefits/perks of working here?
Company gym Free coffee Health/dental benefits coverage Internal company sports teams-events Paid vacation time Social activities Subsidized cafeteria Public transit subsidy Volunteering day Work from home

Final notes

Did the internship/co-op experience match what was described in the job listing and interview?
Just as advertised
Would you recommend this internship/co-op to a friend?
Would you work at this employer full-time if offered a job?
Why did you choose this employer for your internship/co-op?
Reputation Recommendation Cultural fit Location
Advice to future interns applying to this company? 

Don’t be afraid to show your personality and go out of your way to make friends at work. Being an intern doesn’t mean you have to be serious all the time in order to be impressive.