Assurance Services Interns

Grant ThorntonPhiladelphia, PA

3 months ago


Job Title

Strategic Assurance and SOC Services Intern - Summer 2024

Job Location

Philadelphia, PA, United States

Job Overview

As a Strategic Assurance and SOC Services (SASS) Intern, you will have the opportunity to work on a wide range of engagements, including Readiness Assessments and examinations such as SOC 1 and SOC 2 reports, HIPAA, and HITRUST projects. Your role will involve collaborating with clients to identify business processes and information technology controls that mitigate risks. You will also gain exposure to various areas of the practice and become an integral part of delivery teams.


Competitive compensation will be provided. Please contact us for more details.


  • Work with clients to plan engagement strategy, define objectives, and address business risks and issues, as well as supporting controls.
  • Apply current knowledge of trends to identify business risk management issues and opportunities for improvement.
  • Test and evaluate business processes and information technology controls to mitigate risk.
  • Execute assigned client engagements from start to completion.
  • Participate in client status updates and draft client deliverables.
  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of assigned client operations, processes, and business objectives.
  • Participate in recruiting efforts as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Information Technology, MIS, or related field (Master's degree preferred).
  • Minimum major and overall GPA of 3.0/4.0 preferred.
  • Ability to work additional hours as needed and travel 20%-50% as required.
  • Desire to pursue CPA, CISA, or CIA license/certification preferred.

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People who completed this type of internship end up in the following types of jobs

Top majors

That get hired for this type of internship

  • Accounting14%

  • Economics13%

  • Management Science12%

  • Finance11%

  • Business Administration Management And Operations10%

  • 167 other majors38%

People who did this kind of internship end up at the following companies

  • PwC
  • Ernst & Young
  • Deloitte
  • KPMG
  • J.P. Morgan
Estimated Monthly Living Expenses

For Philadelphia, PA | $3,803/mo

  • Housing/Rent$1,742

  • Miscellaneous$942

  • Food$497

  • Transportation$314

  • Utilities$308


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