Being a #ProtivitiIntern is one busy job! From client meetings to intern socials, our interns have a very full 8 weeks here at Protiviti. I recently connected with a few of our interns to ask the question “What does a day in the life of a Protiviti Intern look like?” Here are their answers…

Michelle Professional


Name: Michelle
Office: Dallas, TX
College/University: The University of Texas at Austin
Degree: Integrated Masters in Accounting Program and a minor in Finance
Protiviti Solution: Internal Audit Financial Advisory



  • 7:00AM – Leave to travel to Fort Worth (that’s where my client is)
  • 8:00AM – Arrive at my client and meet up with my project team to discuss the day’s agenda
  • 9:00AM – Phone meeting with our Protiviti colleagues in India to communicate and align goals for the project
  • 10:00AM – Walk through an internal controls meeting with the client then testing those controls until lunch
  • 12:00PM – Team Lunch to celebrate new members joining the team
  • 1:00PM – Back to work choosing samples and testing controls
  • 3:00PM – Client meeting to observe the client pulling reports for a particular control
  • 5:30PM – Leave the client and head out to attend an intern event
  • 6:00PM – Go indoor skydiving at iFly with the rest of the intern class and our peer advisors
  • 8:30PM – Impromptu intern dinner at a nearby Thai restaurant

Arnath Prof

Name: Arnanth
Office: Sydney, Australia
College/University: University of New South Wales
Degree: Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Commerce (Finance)
Protiviti Solution: Business Process Improvement


  • 8:30AM – Meet my Protiviti manager and consultant at the client
  • 9:00AM – Morning pre-meeting with my project team to discuss any matters that need to be brought up in the fortnightly status meeting with the client
  • 10:00AM – Meeting with the client’s finance team and compliance manager to discuss the status of Protiviti’s internal audit findings of their key business processes. During this meeting, I take notes and identify items that require immediate attention
  • 11:00AM – Work alongside my Protiviti consultant to review Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) controls and help draft risk-control matrices, SOPs and gap logs
  • 12:30PM – Drive to Frango’s Charcoal Chicken with the Protiviti team for an absolutely marvelous Portuguese Chicken Burger
  • 1:30PM – Meeting with the client’s Financial Controller to receive feedback / validation on our purchase to pay SOX deliverables.
  • 3:00PM – After closing off the purchase to pay process, I help my consultant draft a presentation for a training session for relevant stakeholders
  • 4:30PM – Skype call with our Protiviti Director to provide a progress update
  • 5:30PM – Head back to the city to meet the other interns and the rest of the Sydney office for dinner, drinks and karaoke

Rachel Professional

Office: Pittsburgh, PA
College/University: University of Pittsburgh
Degree: Marketing major with a concentration in Accounting and certificates in Leadership and Ethics, International Business, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and Business Analytics.
Protiviti Solution: Internal Audit Financial Advisory


  • 7:45AM – Drive to my client, picking up a coffee along the way
  • 8:00AM – Set up at my client and touch base with my project manager about my tasks and the schedule for the day
  • 9:00AM – Morning meeting with the VP of Finance and Accounting and the Director of External Reporting to discuss the risk assessment and scope for our testing
  • 10:00AM – Generate list of action items from my morning meeting notes and send to my Project Manager
  • 10:30AM – Call with a Protiviti consultant to review procedure and guidelines for drafting test steps
  • 11:30AM – Lunch with my project manager
  • 1:00PM – Work individually to draft test steps for designated branch and corporate level controls in most recently updated Risk Control Matrix
  • 3:30PM – Check in with my iPal, Career Advisor, Executive Advisor, Recruiter, and other Protiviti mentors about project work and my progress against my internship goals
  • 4:00PM – Update Microsoft team project schedule
  • 5:30PM – Intern event with the office – Dinner and a Pirates game!


Jonathan Prof
Name: Jonathan
Office: Minneapolis, MN
College/University: Drake University
Degree: Bachelors in Information Systems with a Data Analytics minor. Currently pursuing an MBA
Protiviti Solution: Internal Audit Financial Advisory with a focus on technology

  • 6:45AM – Head to the client site
  • 7:30AM – Meet my project team at the client and prepare for the day
  • 9:30AM – Sit in on a meeting with the client’s Sr. Director for a site end user review, which is part of the SharePoint migration process
  • 10:00AM – Work individually reconciling tracking tools
  • 11:00AM – Sit in on conference call with client manager to review scheduled site cutover
  • 12:00PM – Team lunch
  • 1:00PM – Work individually running site deletion updates
  • 3:30PM – Leave for an intern event: bubble soccer at a local park
  • 6:00PM – Go out to dinner with roommates then Matt’s Bar to get a Jucy Lucy



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