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TIAA 2022 Early Talent Summer Internship: Audit, Risk and Compliance in Charlotte, North Carolina


The 10-week summer internship program is designed to challenge students by providing opportunities to provide hand-on experiences, skills training and valuable professional networking to assist students with identifying and building on their career interests. This role gains experience and an overall feel for the company and the financial services industry by attending meetings, delivering presentations, exploring business-specific tasks, and working closely with cross-functional groups to better understand the TIAA businesses.Â

The program includes a robust training and onboarding program followed by our ongoing speaker series, lunch-and-learns, and cohort engagement activities, as well as direct access to executive and senior leadership, mentors and previous interns.

Eligible interns may receive a full-time offer to join our Early Talent Rotational Program or various open positions within the organization.


You will have the opportunity to work in one of the below exciting business areas including but not limited to:


Internal Audit

  • Works on problems of diverse scope performing financial, operational and integrated audits of the company's operations using the organization's risk-based internal auditing methodology.

  • Analyzes audit data and observations and documents audit conclusions and findings.

  • Assists in the preparation of work papers, which are subject to review by audit management.

  • Reviews and evaluates control structures to determine the adequacy of internal controls, operating efficiency and customer service.

  • Performs tests of records and accounts and verifies compliance with regulations and sound business practices.

Areas of focus: accounting, finance, economics, information systems/technology, computer science, data analytics


  • Work on problems of diverse scope that assist with the continuing development of compliance functions, using the Company's risk-based Compliance Risk Management methodology.

  • Understand the pertinent regulations impacting particular businesses by spending time in each area.

  • Analyze compliance metrics and enhance writing skills for report preparation.

Areas of focus: finance, economics, data analytics, law, business, regulatory affairs, risk management and insurance.


Enterprise Risk Management (ERM)

Summer Analysts will support business-specific and enterprise areas of ERM while working on an exciting mix of strategically-aligned challenging assignments and projects that help drive the achievement of the organization’s strategy and mission. Specifically, the intern will:

  • Support Risk leadership in implementing and embedding the risk framework and processes for defining, assessing, measuring, monitoring and reporting risks in various business units and support areas while gaining risk management experience and expertise in the usage of the tools

  • Support special projects related to the maturation of ERM programs

  • Help facilitate various business needs such as data analysis and risk report creation

  • Assist in the collection of data that may pertain to specific market, business or competitive analyses

  • Assist in the management of project plans (including project timelines, data requirements, specific steps)

Areas of focus: finance, economics, data analytics, law, business, regulatory affairs, risk management and insurance.


  • Full-time student, currently pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master's degree

  • Graduation date range of Winter 2022 - Spring 2023 (including masters)

DESIRED SKILLS (Preferred not required):

  • Minimum Overall GPA of 3.0 or better

  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master's degree in related fields accounting, finance, economics, information systems/technology, computer science, data analytics, law, business, regulatory affairs, risk management and insurance (see above for program-specific breakdowns).

  • Excellent communication, presentation, problem solving/analytical skills

  • Proven ability to prioritize tasks and deliver on commitments

  • Previous internship or work experience a plus

  • Demonstrated interest within the investment management industry is preferred

  • Independent and original thinker

  • Self-discipline and self-motivation

  • Strong level of integrity with an entrepreneurial spirit

  • Minimum of 2 years of working knowledge or academic experience in using Microsoft Office products or similar products (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook)

Potential Salary:

Actual base salary may vary based upon, but not limited to, relevant experience, time in role, base salary of internal peers, prior performance, business sector, and geographic location. In addition to base salary, the competitive compensation package may include, depending on the role, participation in an incentive program linked to performance (for example, annual discretionary incentive programs, non-annual sales incentive plans, or other non-annual incentive plans).Â

Company Overview

TIAA is the leading provider of financial services in the academic, research, medical, cultural and government fields. We offer a wide range of financial solutions, including investing, banking, advice and education, and retirement services.

Benefits and Total Rewards

The organization is committed to making financial well-being possible for its clients, and is equally committed to the well-being of our associates. That’s why we offer a comprehensive Total Rewards package designed to make a positive difference in the lives of our associates and their loved ones. Our benefits include a superior retirement program and highly competitive health, wellness and work life offerings that can help you achieve and maintain your best possible physical, emotional and financial well-being. To learn more about your benefits, please review our Benefits Summary ( .

Equal Opportunity

We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider all qualified applicants for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, sex, religion, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected status.

Read more about the Equal Opportunity Law here ( .

Accessibility Support

TIAA offers support for those who need assistance with our online application process to provide an equal employment opportunity to all job seekers, including individuals with disabilities.Â

If you are a U.S. applicant and desire a reasonable accommodation to complete a job application please use one of the below options to contact our accessibility support team:Â

Phone: (800) 842-2755


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TIAA started out over 100 years ago to help ensure teachers could retire with dignity. Today, many people who work at not-for-profits rely on our wide range of financial products and services to support and strengthen their financial well-being.