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2025 IT Risk Advisory Summer Intern

2025 IT Risk Advisory Summer Intern

locationPittsburgh, PA 15222, USA
PublishedPublished: 12/19/2023
Full Time

Schneider Downs provides a caring culture that supports what matters most to emerging professionals, like yourself, including work-life flexibility, career growth, the chance to receive one-on-one mentoring, and learning opportunities meant to inspire your professional development. Experience all of these and more at Schneider Downs, where we’ve been providing audit, tax, consulting and wealth management services through our team of innovative thought leaders for over 65 years. Start building your career with people motivated to help you succeed—and enjoy more of what counts.

Our growing IT Risk Advisory Services practice, a specialty area within our Consulting Services group, is seeking motivated students who are interested in expanding their knowledge in the consulting industry to participate in our 2025 internship program. Learn more about our work and how you could make an impact helping organizations while growing your skills!

As an IT Risk Advisory Summer Intern, you will work as part of the engagement team focusing on IT compliance or advisory projects and will assist management in preparing risk assessments, audit plan programs, and internal audit reports. You will serve a variety of clients in various industries within the public and private sectors. This internship will prepare you for a role in governance, risk and compliance, and will focus on testing IT and security controls to determine if organizations are meeting control requirements for various security control frameworks.  

Schneider Downs has embraced the hybrid work model, so this role will have flexibility working from home, as well as in the office.

The summer session typically runs from mid-May until mid-August. While flexibility is at the core of our culture, the expectation is that interns will be available during working hours – Monday through Friday, 9 am through 5 pm.


  • Identify, evaluate and document IT risks and general computer and application controls
  • Evaluate security controls for various technology stacks, including Windows, Linux, Software as a Service Platforms, Cloud environments (Amazon Web Services, Azure, and Google Cloud Platform)
  • Perform and document test results and walkthroughs of IT processes and controls, including logical security, physical security, change management, risk assessment, vendor risk management, business continuity, privacy and governance
  • Evaluate evidence to determine if controls are designed and operating effectively to meet requirements for SOC 1, SOC 2 and/or Sarbanes-Oxley
  • Assist on special projects as assigned (e.g., data mining, security assessments, process flowcharting)


  • Must be pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree in Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Information Systems, Management Information Systems (MIS), or related field
  • Must have an anticipated graduation date between December 2025 and August 2026, and be available to begin full-time work between January 2026-October 2026
  • A preferred overall GPA of 3.3 (3.0 minimum), or combination of educational success and applicable work and/or volunteer experience

Schneider Downs’ internship program is designed to give students meaningful work experiences while supporting the firm’s hiring needs, especially as we continue to grow. Our interns are eligible for conversion into full-time employment after graduation based upon individual performance and department need.

At Schneider Downs, our culture is our identity. And it’sour culture of care that makes us unique. Even as we grow, we work hard toretain this culture to continuously promote a positive, supportive workenvironment through our core values: Care, Integrity, Flexibility, Respect, andDrive.

- Competitive compensation
- Hybrid work models and work-life flexibility
- Learning environment with buddies, mentors and a focus on personal development
- Meaningful work experiences and multi-industry exposure
- Collaborative, supportive culture and community involvement
- Flex Fridays and office closures for summer and winter breaks
- Additional benefits upon full-time conversion, including insurance, paid time off, CPA exam bonus, profit sharing and more!

For over 65 years, Schneider Downs has provided audit, tax,consulting, and wealth management services through our team of innovativethought leaders committed to our approach of providing Big Thinking with aPersonal Focus. Our client roster includes a diverse blend of well-establishednational and regional businesses both publicly and privately owned – as well asnot-for-profits and exciting start-ups. Regardless of industry or corporateprofile, our clients receive the highest level of responsiveness, pro-activity,and personal attention to their individual needs. We call that commitment theSD Standard and it’s what makes us different.

Schneider Downs is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Allqualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regardto race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, nationalorigin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics. Webelieve a culture of care that celebrates diversity, equity, and inclusioncontributes to a better company, better client services, and a better world.

SchneiderDowns does not accept unsolicited referrals for vacancies, and any unsolicitedreferral will become the property of Schneider Downs. Upon hire, no fee will beowed to the agency, person, or entity.