ACT, Inc. Internship: Internal Audit in Iowa City, Iowa


ACT is a nonprofit organization helping people achieve educational and workplace success. Our programs are designed to boost lifelong learning in schools and workplaces around the world. Whether it's guiding students along their learning paths, enabling companies to develop their workforce, fostering parent, teacher, and counselor understanding of student progress, guiding job seekers toward career success, or informing policymakers about education and workforce issues. ACT is passionate about making a difference in all we do.

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Internship: Internal Audit (September 17 - November 16, 9 weeks approximately 10-20 hours)

This position will report to the Director of Internal Audit and assist other team members related to the planning and execution of assigned audit activities, including a variety of internal audits (i.e., financial, operational, and compliance) as well as assurance support related to the company’s Sarbanes-Oxley compliance program. The individual will work within a small team and interact with ACT’s IT and business departments, external auditors, and third parties to deliver on a proactive audit and risk management program focused on establishing, assessing, and improving the effectiveness of ACT’s control environment.

Typical work-related activities include assisting team members with:

  • Annual Sarbanes-Oxley risk control matrix updates, control design walkthroughs, and control effectiveness testing

  • Planning and execution of internal audits, including documenting process and control understanding, assessing control design and effectiveness, and preparing written audit reports

  • Risk and control self-assessment execution to identify and evaluate business and technology risks, internal controls that mitigate risks, and related opportunities for internal control improvement

  • Control design or gap and audit issue remediation progress monitoring and reporting



Applicants must be currently enrolled and actively pursuing a Bachelor’s degree (must be in a Junior or Senior standing) in a related area, preferably in Accounting, Audit, Compliance, or Operations.


  • Good written and verbal communication skills

  • Self-motivated with the ability to manage deadlines

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills

  • Good planning and organizational skills to balance and prioritize work

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

Job ID2018-1258

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TravelNo Travel Required

ACT is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled.