I'm currently in my third year of undergrad, planning on graduating with a double major in French and Accounting. I plan to get my CPA by the end of the summer after I gradute (summer of 2018), and want to do a grad school program abroad for a year after I graduate. Right now everyone is applying for internships, but I have no idea what firm I want to work for in the future, whether I want to go into audit or tax, and with my plans to go abroad to get a masters, I'm not sure if getting an internship this summer is necessary. How necessary are summer internships for accounting students? Do firms place internships above steady jobs and study abroad experience?