LSU Center for Internal Audit Internship Program
The LSUCIA has a highly successful internship program. Through an internship, students receive on-the-job training which provides valuable learning experiences. Each summer 75-150 students work on internal audit staffs across the country. In addition, the program offers international internships. In recent years, the internship program has been expanded to include Fall and Spring Internships. Almost 2,000 LSUCIA students have been placed in internship positions to this day.
The advantages of the internship include:
- 3 hours credit
- $10-$28 per hour compensation
- Valuable professional experience
- Potential job offer
- Networking opportunities
- Career development
- Preparation for full-time interviews
- Insight for fall course
The placement rate of the internship is very much dependent on the well-being of the economy, and hence the hiring ability of the major corporations. For the last six years, the placement rate for our students has been in the range from 50% to 80%. In other words, over half of the class received the opportunity to intern with the prestigious companies who recruit from the LSUCIA program.
Our program offers students the ability to work outside Louisiana. Students are recruited from companies located across the world and which allows students the flexibility to work in any city. Recently, New York and California seem to grow in terms of attractiveness, although Texas remains in the lead.
Salary and Travel
LSUCIA interns receive paid internships and generally earn between $10 and $28 an hour, depending on location and company policy. The 2011 intern class earned on average $23.06 per hour.
The amount of travel depends on the organization and the type of audit engagement. Internal auditors are typically expected to travel between 30% and 80% of the time. Most auditors travel domestically; however there are opportunities to travel internationally. The 2011 class traveled to a total of 82 different cities this past summer.
Many highly recognized and prestigious local and international companies recruit from the LSUCIA program every fall. Not only internships but also full time offers are available throughout the year for which the program facilitates the connection to recruiters. The companies that hired interns from the 2011 LSUCIA class are:
LSUCIA Recruiters 2011
||Carolina's HealthCare System
||City of BR Auditing Division|
||Cohn Consulting Group
||Ernst & Young
||FNBB Services Corporation
||Isle of Capri Casino, Inc.|
||LA Department of Public Safety & Corrections
||Lehigh Hanson, Inc.
||Lockheed Martin Corporation|
|Marathon Oil Company
||NRG Energy, Inc.
||Premiere Global Services, Inc.
|Quanta Services, Inc.
||Saint Gobain Corporation
||State of Washington Auditors
|Teachers' Retirement System of LA
||Turner Industries Group, LLC
||United Airlines (Continental)
||Weaver & Tidwell