Internal Audit Internships

The Council of Internal Auditing has partnered with the North Carolina University System Office (UNC-SO) to create an internal audit internship program.  

The program strengthens the state's internal audit resource capacity while providing students with unique opportunities, gaining invaluable experience performing internal audit engagements under close supervision. These are unpaid positions and expose students to the possibility of working in state government.    

This program is housed within the UNC-SO and supervised by an internal audit manager. The internal audit manager works with professors to identify interested students and supervises interns assisting state agencies and university with the completion of internal audit plans. This effort addresses critical risk areas such as information technology issues, compliance with federal and state laws related to COVID-19 relief funding, and data analytics to encourage continuous monitoring and auditing.

Request an intern

Internal Audit Directors and Chief Audit Officers can request an intern by email. Projects are evaluated and selected for completion. Interns are recruited during the fall and spring semesters.  

For more information

Please email for additional information about the internship program.

Recent accomplishments

  • 25 students participated in the program
  • 13 agencies/universities internal audit function participated in the program
  • 28 engagements were completed
  • 3 interns obtain full-time permanent paid position within state government