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Fall 2019 - Internal Audit Atlanta *Paid Internship*

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Date: Jun 13, 2019

Location: Atlanta, GA, US, 30309

Company: Norfolk Southern Corp.

Fall 2019

A Day in the Life of an Internal Audit Intern


Work Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday
  • 7:00AM to 4:00PM 
  • During the months of August through December 

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 Norfolk 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) - $2,500/month
  • Sophomore (28 to 59 credits) - $2,800/ month
  • Junior (60 to 89 credits) - $3,000/month
  • Senior (90 or more credits) - $3,300/month
  • Graduate Student - $3,666/month

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


Company Overview

Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) is 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 operates the most extensive intermodal network in the East and is a major transporter of coal, automotive, and industrial products.

We are a team of more than 28,000 employees working together to maintain our reputation as "The Thoroughbred of Transportation". As an industry leader, Norfolk Southern offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package.

Norfolk Southern is an equal opportunity employer including veterans and disabled.

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

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