The internship program was created to provide Internal Audit the ability to audit those areas on campus that might otherwise never be audited.
The department reviews conducted by the student interns are legitimate audits, the results of which are to be reported to the Board of Visitors and which form a part of the annual audit plan presented to the Board. The students provide a valuable service to the department, and in return are provided with a hands on opportunity in auditing.
Departmental reviews require the intern to conduct research, perform interviews with departmental personnel, conduct inventory counts, perform cash counts, and document information in accordance with guidelines set by the Institute of Internal Auditors. In addition the interns will review and evaluate the internal controls and operational structure of the department audited. Interns are required to perform the departmental reviews with other student interns and report directly to the Staff Auditor.
Internal Audit interns are expected to be mature, responsible, and discrete. Much of the data handled within the Internal Audit office is confidential and the students are not permitted to discuss work outside of work hours except in the most general of terms.
Interns need to be articulate, outgoing, and able to carry on conversations and conduct interviews with individuals they know nothing about. They need to be analytical, curious, and able to think on the go. These general personality traits are required to be a successful internal auditor.
If you are interested in applying to the internship program in Internal Audit, please contact Ms. Nancy Postans (395-2878).