The LSU CIA has a highly successful internship program. Through an internship, students receive on-the-job training which provides valuable learning experiences. Each summer 60-90 students work on internal audit staffs across the country. The internship program has been expanded to include fall and spring Internships. Over 2,600 LSU CIA students have been placed in internship positions as of 2019.
The advantages of the internship include:
- 3 hours credit
- $10 - 32 per hour compensation
- Valuable professional experience
- Potential job offer
- Networking opportunities
- Career development
- Preparation for full-time interviews
- Insight for fall course
Our program offers students the ability to work outside Louisiana. Students are recruited from companies located across the country and internationally, which allows students the flexibility to work in any city.
Salary and Travel
LSU CIA interns receive paid internships and generally earn between $10 and $32 an hour, depending on location and company policy. The 2019 intern class earned on average $23 per hour. The amount of travel depends on the organization and the type of audit engagement. Internal auditors are typically expected to travel 26% of the time on average. Most auditors travel domestically; however, there are opportunities to travel internationally.
Many highly recognized and prestigious local and international companies recruit from the LSU CIA 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. Recent companies that hired interns from the LSU CIA include:
- Calpine Corporation
- Fannie May
- Goldman Sachs
- LA Department of Education
- Origin Bank
- Postlethwaite & Netterville
- Quanta Services
- Stinnett & Associates
- Synchrony Financial