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Internal Audit Intern Summer 2023

Date: Nov 12, 2022

Location: Atlanta, GA, US, 30308

Company: Norfolk Southern Corp.


A Day in the Life of an Internal Audit Intern

Work Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday
  • 7:00AM to 4:00PM
  • During the months of May to August.


As a Fortune 300 company, Norfolk Southern’s leadership is dedicated to honest and ethical business practices while focusing on the needs of the customers and communities we serve. Internal Audit Interns in the Atlanta office will assist staff with testing the design and operating effectiveness of internal controls over financial reporting. Daily, an intern within Internal Audit will work independently to conduct controls test work, and assist with seasonal substantive testing for various annual audits. This opportunity affords interns exposure to all Norfolk Southern departments involved with financial expenditures, and the capacity to contribute meaningful results used by the company for their annual financial statement, R‑1, and benefit plan audits.

What makes a successful Internal Audit Intern

  • A motivated self-starter committed to learning the ins and outs of Sarbanes Oxley testing procedures
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Willingness to study reference materials, ask questions and resolve problems
  • Attention to detail and commitment to accuracy
  • Solid interpersonal skills along with the ability to receive and grow from constructive feedback
  • Ability to manage time, prioritize work demands effectively, and meet deadlines without sacrificing standards of work
  • Ability to interact with various levels of management while being positive and professional



  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree
  • Preferred Degree Paths: Accounting, Finance, Information Systems and majors in a similar field of study will be considered
  • Experience with MS Office software and basic accounting, finance or information systems skills
  • Relevant audit and/or compliance coursework
  • Previous work experience in financial or accounting industry
  • Interest in pursuing a CPA is preferred, but not required


  • Freshman (27 or fewer credits) - $2,948/month
  • Sophomore (28 to 59 credits) - $3,293/month
  • Junior (60 to 89 credits) - $3,553/month
  • Senior (90 or more credits) - $3,763/month
  • Graduate Student - $4,507/month

*Living stipend of $850/month is available to those who qualify.


Company Overview

Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) is a Fortune 300 organization and one of the nation’s premier transportation companies. Its Norfolk Southern Railway Company subsidiary operates approximately 19,500 route miles in 22 states and the District of Columbia, serves every major container port in the eastern United States, and provides efficient connections to other rail carriers. Norfolk Southern is a major transporter of industrial products, including chemicals, agriculture, and metals and construction materials. In addition, the railroad operates the most extensive intermodal network in the East and is a principal carrier of coal, automobiles, and automotive parts.


At Norfolk Southern, we believe in celebrating our individuality. By leveraging the unique backgrounds and viewpoints of our employees, we can create a culture of innovation, respect, and inclusion. We know that employees thrive in a workplace where differing viewpoints, ideas, and experiences are freely shared and valued. As such, we encourage all employees to contribute their distinctive skills and capabilities to our organization.


Equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Together, we power progress.

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta