Student Opportunities

Summer Leadership Program (SLP)

Thomas Howell Ferguson hosts a 2-day Summer Leadership Program (SLP) conference in May or June of each summer. Our SLP brings together a group of rising student leaders who are interested in a career in accounting and provides them the opportunity to get an insider’s perspective on the life of a Certified Public Accountant. Over the course of two days, students will participate in engaging experiences where they will dive deeper into the differences between audit and tax services, attend informative seminars, shadow current professionals, participate in team-building activities, and more! In addition, they will see first-hand what makes Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. CPAs a great place to work and grow professionally!

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Candidates are eligible to join the program during the summers before their junior or senior years
  • Have accounting as their major
  • Have a major and cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Plan to pursue a career in public accounting

THF’s Summer Leadership Program is a competitive program with limited spots. We accept resumes on a rolling basis for consideration throughout the year. If you are interested, please email your resume to

Pictures from our previous Summer Leadership Programs

Summer tailgating at Thomas Howell Ferguson
At Charlie Park
At Charlie Park in TLH
In the TLH office
SLP students pose for photo with THF staff at Charlie Park
Charlie Park - SLP
SLP students pose for group photo on Day 2
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Previous SLP Attendee Testimonials

“I enjoyed how easy it was to connect and build relationships with people from all levels of the firm. For me, it is a genuine reflection of the firm’s values being held in each employee.”

“The SLP was very fun, and I feel like I learned a lot about both the firm and about public accounting, in general. In a way, it answered a lot of questions that I didn’t even know how to ask. The shadowing and the guest speakers were my favorite activities.”

“I really enjoyed shadowing both tax and audit. Getting a small glimpse into what work actually looks like for both tax and audit was very interesting and helpful. Also, seeing the things that I have been learning in class being used in the ‘real world’ was very encouraging and cool to see.”

“I really enjoyed the way the SLP was executed. My favorite part was doing the personality test and understanding the strengths and weaknesses of each personality. I also thought the audit/tax shadow session was really helpful. It gave me an insight into the day-to-day of someone in each department which was very interesting.”


THF offers three internship programs.

12-Week Divided Internship (Summer Only)

The 12-Week Internship consists of 6 weeks within the Audit Department and 6 weeks within the Tax Department. This hands-on experience provides real-world training and professional development in each of these two areas.


Your audit internship experience will allow you the opportunity to:

  • Practice your critical thinking and develop your creative skills
  • Undergo training to identify and resolve issues
  • Work closely with our clients’ personnel
  • Shadow client meetings
  • Receive mentoring from our audit professionals.


Your tax internship experience will allow you the opportunity to:

  • Participate in professional development opportunities
  • Experience a variety of service areas and industries before choosing a specialization
  • Build professional relationships
  • Receive mentoring from our tax professionals

10-Week Concentrated Internship (Summer Only)

The 10-Week Internship Program provides hands-on experience, real-world training, and professional development in the area of audit or tax services.

Full-time internships are up to 30 hours per week. Part-time internships are up to 20 hours per week. For consideration for our Internship Programs, please email your cover letter and resume to Please include the email subject line: Internship, and indicate which program interests you.

THF offers Fall/Spring internships on a limited availability basis.

Pictures from our previous Internship Programs

Professional Women's Forum
Tampa Office
IT Interns
THF Life in Tampa
Visiting Tri-Eagle Sales
Interning at THF
Interns visit GCS
Interns in the Tampa Office
Catherine Stout
Tampa Office
IT Interns
Interning in the Tampa Office
Visiting Tri-Eagle Sales
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Interns visit GCS
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Previous Intern Testimonials

“I learned a great deal and gained significant experience in each department. It was my first time in an audit or tax environment. I learned so much about the preparation in both audit and tax.”

“I appreciated that the program was set up for us to learn and that we were given challenging work that we had to ask questions about. Additionally, I appreciated how helpful everyone in each department was.”

“The professional development sessions were beneficial. They added more depth to the program by giving us insight into how to grow professionally, outside of gaining technical accounting knowledge.”

“The thing I like most about this experience was the freedom and the amount of work I was given. I basically had the ball in my court at all times, and it taught me a lot about time management and the accounting process.”

Part-Time and Full-Time Employment

We believe that our new staff should have a well-rounded background. THF offers both part-time and full-time career opportunities. This enables ongoing learning and professional development.  

Learn more about what positions we are currently hiring for: