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🚀 Internship

[2025 Bachelor's/Master's graduates] Forensic Accounting Analyst/Associate Intern (Summer 2024)

🚀 Summer Internship

Chicago +2

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  • Bachelor's/Master's graduates (2025) with a focus in Accounting or related field, familiar with accounting principles, data analysis, and intelligence gathering, strong communication and teamwork skills, initiative and leadership qualities, and a clear interest in consulting.
  • The Forensic Accounting Analyst/Associate Intern at Charles River Associates will be responsible for investigating accounting irregularities, preparing financial analyses, analyzing financial evidence, utilizing database skills for data analysis, and communicating findings to the team and drafting reports.

Summer Internship

Accounting & TaxChicago, Washington, DC, Boston


  • Charles River Associates is a leading global consulting firm that provides economic, financial, and business management expertise to major law firms, corporations and governments around the world. CRA advises clients on economic and financial matters pertaining to litigation and regulatory proceedings, and guides corporations through critical business strategy and performance-related issues. Since 1965, clients have engaged CRA for its combination of industry experience and rigorous, fact-based analysis that provide clients with clear, implementable solutions to complex business concerns.


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree candidates graduating December 2024/Summer 2025 with an academic focus in Accounting or related field;
  • Familiarity with generally accepted accounting principles, corporate governance, and regulatory environments;
  • Experience in gathering, standardizing and analyzing voluminous transactional data;
  • Experience in data analysis and intelligence gathering, including querying and mining large data sets to discover transaction patterns, examining financial data and filtering for targeted information;
  • Curiosity and analytic thinking to bring creative approaches to non-standard problems
  • Effective written and oral communication skills;
  • Demonstrated high level of initiative and leadership;
  • Strong teamwork and collaboration capabilities;
  • Excellent time management and task prioritization skills;
  • Clear and demonstrated interest in consulting through coursework, work experience, activities, or attendance at CRA recruiting events.

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities

Accounting & Tax


  • During the Forensic Services Analyst/Associate Internship program, you may work on many aspects of a project:
  • Investigate accounting irregularities and respond to allegations of fraud, misconduct, waste and abuse;
  • Prepare analyses of financial data, including financial models, for litigation and expert reports and testimony;
  • Investigate and analyze financial evidence, including financial records and transactions, to identify trends and anomalies, and clearly and concisely organize and summarize your findings;
  • Leverage your database skills to effectively analyze large data sets;
  • Communicate with team members to share investigative and analytical findings and assist in drafting written reports to summarize procedures performed and findings.


Work type

Full time

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Chicago, Washington, DC, Boston