Discovery internship

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Discovery Internship

Your potential, magnified

Where we see differences, we see growth. Deloitte is committed to growing a community of passionate and diverse talent. We believe that our differences inspire growth, change and progress. We invite all individuals to join us in our continued efforts to cultivate a professional ecosystem that fosters diversity and inclusion here and in the world. Our internship program invests in you, your potential, and your future.

About the Discovery internship

The Discovery internship is designed to expose freshman and sophomore level summer interns to different client service businesses at Deloitte. These opportunities are designed to help grow your skills, empower your curiosity, and celebrate your versatility. We empower our interns’ desire to expand, explore, and engage by providing cross business exposure, regular training, and continued learning.

Your internship experience will include personalized mentorship, professional training and continuous learning through Deloitte University.

Learning and networking
Beyond exposure to “real life” projects, the internship also delivers a variety of national and local learning and networking events. In addition, throughout the internship there are ongoing learning events such a lunch and learns, industry/service line spotlights, and regularly scheduled training offerings designed to help you develop technical and client service skills. You will understand first-hand what a career with Deloitte is like and have the opportunity to build a professional network.

Mentorship and professional development
Our mentors can guide you from internship to potential future employment, by providing resources and attention to help you to turn potential into prowess. Each intern is assigned a mentorship team, including a counselor and onboarding advisor, to help offer guidance throughout the experience. The counselor, typically a manager or senior manager, offers career guidance and feedback throughout the course of the internship. The onboarding advisor is a peer level “buddy” to help answer questions and offer insight into how to make the most of the internship experience.

Additional mentors, both formal and informal, are often typically identified during the internship. These mentor relationships typically carry over into the future and offer a great way to stay connected to Deloitte while back at school.

There will be formal goal setting and evaluation process throughout the internship. Sophomore Discovery interns may have the opportunity to receive a client service internship at the conclusion of the Discovery Internship Program.


We look for candidates who successfully manage strong academics with extracurricular activities.

  • College freshman or sophomore with definitive plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree in a business, accounting, economics, STEM, or related field 
  • Strong academic credentials (preferred minimum GPA of a 3.2 at the end of the academic year)
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills; adaptive to change; creativity & self-confidence, leadership qualities, team-oriented, and collaborative

The Discovery Internship is open to all eligible freshman and sophomore students. Because of our desire to have a diverse slate of candidates, students who identify as Black or African-American, Hispanic or Latinx, American Indian or Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, or two or more races are encouraged to apply.

If you have specific questions about your qualifications or eligibility, please talk to your campus recruiter

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