Chicago Internal Audit and Financial Advisory Intern - 2024

at Robert Half in CHICAGO, Illinois, United States

Job Description


Chicago Internal Audit and Financial Advisory Intern – 2024





Are You Ready to Live Something Different with Protiviti?

The Protiviti Career provides opportunity to learn, inspire, and advance within a collaborative and diverse culture.? We hire curious individuals for whom learning is a passion. Together, we focus on our mission of delivering confidence in a dynamic world – and the world has perhaps never been more dynamic.

At every level, we champion leaders who live our values of integrity, inclusion, innovation and commitment to success. Imagining our work as a journey, we believe integrity guides our way, inclusion moves us forward together, and innovation creates new destinations.

Are you inspired to make a difference?

You’ve come to the right place.


Internal Audit and Financial Advisory Interns work with Protiviti’s clients, who are typically among the world’s leading companies. As an intern, you collaborate with the team to deliver client solutions for complex business problems that these organizations face. Experience tells us that our future leaders need to be both knowledgeable and deep in an area of expertise, but versatile having a broad range of capabilities and skill sets to solve today’s complex business problems. That’s why we focus on developing interns across our business, so you gain experience in different industries, grow your technical capabilities, and gain leadership qualities that will ensure your future success.

Our culture is grounded in empowerment, teamwork, and problem-solving. At all career levels, we encourage innovation, seeking your ideas and insights. Our people care about one another; they coach and guide; and they help each member of our team be their very best.

When you join our team, you will participate in a Liftoff with Protiviti, our topnotch onboarding live-virtual experience with gamification embedded in the delivery. You will also attend The Intern Challenge, an experiential learning course that will help you transition successfully into your role as an intern.

Protiviti’s internship is an innovative experience designed to take you on a journey to immerse you in our unique business and culture. Through our internship, you may work across a variety of industries and engage in internal initiatives, all of which will fuel your curiosity, uncover hidden strengths, and prepare you for your career. You will gain a preview of Protiviti’s Foundations, our innovative entry-level full-time career opportunity, which is structured to shape your experiences and learning that will generally give you experiences in business operations, consulting, data, relationship building, technology, and innovation.

With each project, you receive hands-on training in a nurturing environment and interact with leaders across our practice. Talent Managers will assign specific project experiences that support career growth, your skills, and the needs of the business. A network of advisors will help you navigate challenges and celebrate milestones. There are opportunities to join committees, participate in employee network groups, enjoy social, civic, and networking activities, to aid in building meaningful relationships across the firm and in the community.

Internal Audit and Financial Advisory Interns are hired into one of the two different specific solution segments, including:

+ Technology Audit and Advisory: Helps companies evaluate their ability to protect information assets, through testing and evaluating current company processes. This includes not only security protocols and development processes, but also continued availability of information to authorized parties. Technology Auditors are involved in assessing and advising on virtually every aspect of the way an organization uses technology to protect and enhance enterprise value- controls & regulatory compliance, security, privacy, software development, disaster recovery, technology governance, business intelligence and many others.

+ Business Process Audit and Advisory: Helps companies become more innovative and explore their business processes, identify and mitigate emerging risks, and develop creative solutions to complex business challenges as well as encourage best practices to enhance business functions. Process Auditors provide confidence to leaders that their organizations can meet the demands of changing environments. Managing risk, monitoring and testing controls, enhancing security and improving corporate governance are core internal audit services.

Meaningful onboarding. Impactful training. Foundational learning. These experiences define Protiviti’s award-winning internship – an experience that builds upon your skills and knowledge and enables you to thrive professionally.


+ Degree: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a relevant discipline (e.g., Accounting, Finance, Information Systems, Information Technology, and Management Information Systems)

+ Visa Status: All applicants applying for U.S. job openings need authorization to work in the United States for Protiviti without sponsorship now or in the future

+ Graduation Status: Must be within one year of graduation at time of internship

+ Technical Skills Desired of an entry-level Internal Audit and Financial Advisory Consultant:

+ Advanced verbal and written communication skills, including documentation of findings and recommendations

+ Ability to apply critical thinking skills and innovation to client engagements across various industries

+ A foundation in core business processes

+ Interest in internal audit processes, technology concepts, tools and objectives

+ Experience in tools such as Microsoft Office (particularly Project, Access, Excel and PowerPoint), Power BI, and Tableau


+ Strong academic background

+ Working in teams, as well as independently

+ Being creative and analytical

+ Passionate about evaluating, synthesizing, organizing and interpreting data and information

+ Possessing excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills

+ Ability to self-motivate and take responsibility for personal growth and development

+ Desiring to learn and a receptiveness to feedback and mentoring

+ Displaying an interest in technology, or business operations

+ Drive towards obtaining professional certifications including, but not limited to, the CPA, CIA, CISA


It is expected that you will reside within a reasonable daily commute of your assigned Protiviti home office by your start date. Protiviti employees work in a hybrid environment which means you will be required to work from a variety of locations including your Protiviti home office, an in-town and/or out-of-town client site, and/or from a remote location such as your residence. It is expected that you will be available to be physically present at the required work location and that you will have access to reliable transportation.

Note: Students may apply for only one location or solution. Duplicate applications will not be accepted. Applicants must be 18 years of age at the time of the internship to be considered.

Protiviti is not registered to hire or employ personnel in West Virginia and Alaska.


Protiviti is not licensed or registered as a public accounting firm and does not issue opinions on financial statements or offer attestation services.

Protiviti’s Incentive Compensation Plan (ICP) provides additional incentive opportunities on top of their annualized salary for eligible employees. In addition to base and bonus pay, our people are eligible for medical, dental, and vision coverages, FSA and HSA healthcare accounts, life and accident insurance, adoption and fertility assistance, paid parental leave of up to 10 wee To view full details and how to apply, please login or create a Job Seeker account
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Job Posting: JC230006110

Posted On: Dec 08, 2022

Updated On: Oct 02, 2023

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