Internal Audit Intern
Sallie Mae is proud to help Americans aspiring to create the life they want–whether that means helping them make college happen, or something more. Our colleagues across departments and across the country are united in our passion and our customer-first approach. Whether you want to join a growing company, be part of an agile workforce, or gain new skills–you’re in the right place.
The Sallie Mae Internship program seeks to attract and develop exceptional early talent while adding value to our organization. Our goal is to tie academic learning into a practical business setting while fostering professional and personal growth within a student’s area of focus.
Over the course of the semester, interns will gain exposure to senior leaders, attend meetings, work alongside mentors, and receive valuable performance feedback.
Sallie Mae Bank’s Internal Audit department works to promote an effective control environment through risk-based audits, internal control testing, pre and post implementation reviews, special projects, and risk control education.
With the support of the Internal Audit Senior and/or Internal Audit Manager, the Internal Audit Intern will (1) assist in the planning, scoping, and execution of operational, financial, regulatory, and technology audits; (2) Ensure all assigned test work is properly performed and adequately documented in accordance with Internal Audit’s policies and procedures and IIA standards; and (3) With the support of the Internal Audit Senior and/or Audit Manager, perform special projects, critical process reviews, and administrative activities as necessary.
1) With the support of the Internal Audit Senior and/or Internal Audit Manager, the Internal Audit Intern will assist in the planning, scoping, and execution of operational, financial, regulatory, and technology audits, including:
a. Complete assigned testing using appropriate sampling and data analysis techniques (utilizing IA’s audit methodology).
b. Review business unit controls and evaluate management’s self-assessment testing. Perform control test work as needed.
c. Complete detailed workpapers that are well organized, cross-referenced, well-supported, and thoroughly self-reviewed.
d. Assess and communicate progress, findings, and results of assigned test work to Internal Audit Senior and/or Manager.
e. Understand and follow Sallie Mae’s Internal Audit policies and procedures and IIA standards.
2. With the direction of Internal Audit Senior and/or Manager, assist in the execution of special projects, administrative activities, and special investigations as assigned.
- Currently enrolled in an accredited college or university
- Open to Juniors and Seniors
- Maintains a GPA of 3.0 or higher
- Available to work up to 40 hours per week between 5/31/20 and 8/20/21 – Summer
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Strong communication skills
¨ Excellent interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills with individuals at all levels.
¨ Excellent administrative skills including proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and web-based applications.
¨ Strong follow through and multi-tasking skills, and attention to detail.
¨ Local candidates strongly preferred.