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Business Incentives Group Intern - Summer 2025 - Detroit

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🚀 Summer Internship


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  • You: Enrolled in Accounting program with leadership experience. Proficient in Microsoft Office, strong analytical and research skills, detail-oriented, deadline-driven, and eager to learn and develop technical competency.
  • You will assist in client engagements, collaborate with professionals, develop strategies, build relationships, enhance technical acumen, conduct business development research, and support STS BIG's culture.

Summer Internship

Accounting & TaxDetroit


  • BDO’s Specialized Tax Services (“STS”) Business Incentives Group (“BIG”) has gone through tremendous growth and continues to expand rapidly. The STS BIG Internship presents a unique opportunity to gain hands on experience in one of BDO’s premiere national consulting practices.
  • A Tax Intern, Business Incentives Group helps achieve BDO’s core purpose—helping people thrive every day—by helping companies and individuals identify and claim government incentives designed to promote innovation and economic and job growth in the U.S. like the R&D Tax Credit.
  • Our clients are leaders in innovation in virtually every industry, from technology, manufacturing, life sciences, and healthcare to retail, consumer products, and natural resources. An STS BIG Intern will have the opportunity and charge to innovate and collaborate with BDO professionals in all of our business lines as well as with our clients’ innovation leaders, in tax, accounting, and finance, and also in their BIG, engineering, software, manufacturing, scientific, medical, and other R&D-related departments. 
  • STS BIG’s short-term mission is to help our clients as efficiently and effectively as possible to identify, document, and support on examination by tax authorities all the R&D-related incentives to which they are legally entitled. Our longer-term goal is to develop an understanding of them as people and of all aspects of their business so that we are well positioned as their trusted advisors, as professionals who understand both their business operations and business drivers as well as how BDO can help them realize their goals. 
  • In pursuing this mission, we are also seeking to help our STS BIG Interns gain first-hand experience in becoming trusted advisors, ensuring they have a clear sense of the importance and responsibilities of such a role, as well as the training and opportunities to fill it. 
  • Toward that end, STS BIG Interns pursue opportunities which enable them to gain and improve their skills in every aspect of professional service, including technical, interpersonal, verbal, and written communication, project management, practice management, and business development.


  • Education:
  • Currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s or Master’s program in Accounting, required
  • Experience:
  • Leadership experience, preferred
  • Software:
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel and Word, preferred
  • Language:
  • N/A
  • Other Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical and basic research skills
  • Solid organizational skills, especially the ability to meet project deadlines with a focus on details
  • Ability to successfully multi-task while working independently or within a group environment
  • Ability to work in a deadline-driven environment and handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to interact professionally with people at all organizational levels of the firm
  • Desire to understand why a task is being performed and to seek learning opportunities
  • Demonstrated interest in performing self-study to further develop technical competency and knowledge of issues impacting the R&D credit

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities

Accounting & Tax


  • Assists in the execution of multiple client engagements
  • Collaborates with other STS BIG professionals in all aspects of our business, e.g., innovating; developing and implementing better strategies and processes for our services, marketing, etc.
  • Establishes effective working relationships directly with STS BIG professionals and other BDO employees
  • Contributes to the development of STS BIG’s technical acumen
  • Assists in business development research and identification of opportunities for new and existing clients
  • Contributes to, supports, and enhances the culture of STS BIG, our local offices, and BDO as a globally leading professional services firm.


Work type

Full time

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