Summer internships

Intern – Audit Practice

What will I do in KPMG?

Thinking about a career in Accountancy, but not sure what it is all about? Our Internship Programme offers you a fantastic opportunity to discover at first-hand what it is like to work at KPMG and to find out more about the range of services that we provide for our clients.

We enjoy a reputation as the market leader in the areas of technology, financial services, property, manufacturing and distribution. Your Internship at KPMG aims to prepare you for a career in business and give you an understanding of our business, our clients, our people and our culture.

What is working in Audit like?

“The main objective of the Audit department in KPMG is to ensure that the financial statements of their clients are a fair reflection of their financial performance. These can be PLCs or limited companies. KPMG also offers audit support for charities.

Working as a part of Audit as an Intern is greatly rewarding and interesting. My day to day role in the Audit department included contacting banks, meetings with clients, and testing controls. On my Internship, I worked on large but very different Multi-National Companies nearly every week, and found that every company can differ. As an Audit Intern, you are assigned to a team – for each client job, I travelled to client site with members of my team. This gives all Interns a big opportunity to gain exposure, not only to accounting, but to the differences in companies across different industries.

Interns are given the opportunity to show their capabilities in many ways. They are assigned their own client work to carry out and a deadline. This made me feel very comfortable, as I was included in all discussions.”

Adam Cunningham (UL, Business Studies) – Audit Intern,
What you’ll do as a KPMG Audit Intern

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What training and support will I get?

At KPMG, we understand that the transition from college to working life can be daunting.

We support all of our Interns through:

  • A dedicated Performance Manager
  • A Buddy System
  • ‘Live. Learn. Evolve’ Development Programme

The support provided by the KPMG Business School and the ‘Live. Learn. Evolve’ development programme will be exemplary right from the beginning of your time here.

Your first day will involve induction training, where you will get an insight into the different departments, get your laptop set up, get information on all the extra-curricular activities that you can get involved in – and most importantly get to know everyone in your Internship Programme group. The induction training is a great way to gradually get you ready for office life. Following on from this you will have IT virtual training and e-learnings, which allow you to become confident and familiar with the IT systems in KPMG.

The training and support does not end here. In KPMG, Interns have training sessions monthly, normally on Friday afternoons. These involve team building skills, nutritional talks, and development days where you’re supported in your integration into the working world. This training is fun and light-hearted, and is sure to make you laugh on a Friday afternoon!

Life @ KPMG

“On Internship, there are a number of activities that are organised. The ‘Konnect Committee’ is a committee of Interns in charge of organising events for us. As a part of our Internship we went on a weekend to Galway, had a boat party, and many more. We also attended St. Michael’s House as a part of our Corporate Citizenship day. It was a greatly rewarding day, in which we gardened and helped remove any rubbish for the charity.

I’ve gained so much from my Internship. It has been a massive opportunity that I am grateful for. It has opened my eyes to the working world, and KPMG is a fantastic place to start working life. The support you are given, along with the friends you make, are incomparable. Everything I have learned is not only applicable to working life, but life in general. The core values and ethics you learn, you carry with you wherever you go.”

Adam Cunningham (UL, Business Studies) – Audit Intern,
About his experience of the social side of KPMG Intern life

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Global Advantage Programme
Global Advantage Programme

Global Internship Programme
Global Internship Programme

Live Learn Evolve - Training
Live Learn Evolve – Training

Partner Talk with Interns on Careers
Partner Talk with Interns on Careers


Where will I work?

  • Positions are based in our Dublin, Cork, Galway, and Belfast offices
  • KPMG provide assistance in finding accommodation in Dublin.
  • Depending on your KPMG department, you will regularly be based a the client’s premises with your team.

How long is it for?

You will complete a paid Summer Internship with us — the duration is 8-10 weeks in our Dublin, Cork, and Galway offices. Internships in our Belfast office are 3 weeks in duration.

How do I apply?

Apply now at


Corporate Citizenship - St. Michael's House
Corporate Citizenship – St. Michael’s House

Intern Spring Boat Party
Intern Spring Boat Party

Intern BBQ Sports Day
Intern BBQ Sports Day

For more information on our Audit practice, please click here.

5 reasons to join KPMG

1. Grad Ireland Best Internship Award 2018

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KPMG won the Grad Ireland Best Internship Award in 2018. By joining KPMG on our Student Programmes, you’re joining an award winning programme which will give you the best training, development, and experience to kick-start your career!

2. Meaningful Work Experience and Support

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At KPMG, we know that students have the ability to make a real difference. All of our students have the opportunity to complete real client work both on and offsite, and make a difference to challenging and exciting client projects. We also know that joining professional services as a student can be a daunting experience, so our Placements are designated a ‘Buddy’ and ‘Performance Manager’ to guide them through the programme.

3. Live. Learn. Evolve. Programme

Live. Learn. Evolve. Programme Read more about the Live. Learn. Evolve. Programme
The KPMG ‘Live. Learn. Evolve’ Programme is a holistic development programme, designed to meet the needs of Internship and Placement students at KPMG. It includes technical training, careers and motivational talks, and corporate citizenship activities, so that you can advance your skills and personal development.

4. Life@KPMG

Life @ KPMG Read more about Life@KPMG
We know that a work-life balance, and integrating with your team and other students on our programme is important. That’s why we have a Placement and Intern run sports and social ‘Konnect’ committee. Events for students include our quiz nights, ‘KPMG Spring Ball’, ‘Summer BBQ & Sports Day’, mystery tours and much more!

5. Future Opportunities

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The KPMG ‘Live. Learn. Evolve’ Programme is a holistic development programme, designed to meet the needs of Internship and Placement students at KPMG. It includes technical training, careers and motivational talks, and corporate citizenship activities, so that you can advance your skills and personal development.

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