Internships represent an essential component of the program and serve many students as an entry to full time employment.

Master in Accounting Internship Program

The Internship Program provides a field experience for students pursuing a career in accounting. These field experiences can result in full-time career placements in CPA firms, industry, and non-profit organizations. Internship experiences provide an opportunity for students to use accounting knowledge acquired in their undergraduate courses and expand accounting skills. All interns are required to maintain a daily log to document this field experience. At the conclusion of the internship, a comprehensive paper is required.


A student must be enrolled in the Master in Accounting program at Siena College and have the placement approved by the Director.

Receiving Credit

Students work a minimum of 120 hours for each 3 credit internship. Students may earn a maximum of 6 credits for two separate internship appointments. Two separate internships cannot be taken concurrently. Internship work must be performed in the term for which the student is registered. Internship credit will count as an accounting elective.

Sample Intersnhip Companies:

AIDS Council of NE New York

Albany Community Action Partnership

Albany International Corp.

Alexander W. Cruden & Co.

Arthur Place & Company

Ash Management


Beltrone Living Center

Berkshire Bank

Berkshire Life Ins. Of America

Bolllam, Sheedy, Torani & Co.

Cohoes Housing Authority

Commerce Hub

DeChants, Fuglein & Johnson, LLP

Deloitte & Touche

First Columbia Property Services

General Electric Company

Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless


LeverPoint Management, LLC

Mohawk Golf Club

Momentive Performance Materials, Inc.

Nicholas J. Marchese & Co.


NYS Dept. of Health--Health Facilities Mgmt.

NYS Dept. of Taxation & Finance

NYS Office of State Comptroller

Pattison, Koskey, Howe & Bucci


Pryba, Tobin & Co.

Scott Stackrow & Co., PC

Staff Ciampino & Co.

Testone, Marshall & Discenza, LLP

The Ayco Company

The Bonadio Group

Tice, Brunell, & Company CPAs


Tyler, Simms, & St. Sauveur, PC

UHY Advisors

Walquist & Renodin

Watervliet Housing Authority

Wilson & Stark, CPAs, PC

Wojeski & Company

For further information, please contact :

Elaine M. Phelan, MS, CPA

Director, MS in Accounting Program

Siena College

515 Loudon Road, Loudonville, NY  12211-1462


Department Chair

Dr. Chester H. Brearey, CPA

Associate Professor of Accounting; Director, Master of Science in Accounting

432 Siena Hall

(518) 783‑4257