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Internal Audit Internship (2019 Winter -2020 Spring)– Currently Enrolled Student Required

Job ID: R-008370 Date posted: 12/12/2019 Primary Location SC-Fort Mill Other Locations CA-San Diego

This paid internship is for 2019 Winter -2020 Spring timeframe . We are only considering currently enrolled sophomore, juniors, and seniors.

Interns will be integrated into the Internal Audit team and be key members that will assist in the completion of financial, operational, and IT process design assessments and control testing. In addition, interns will assist in other assignments throughout the internship period.

What You'll Do

Our paid graduate internship is an unparalleled opportunity to develop as a leader while sharpening your skills. The aim of our internship program is to provide students a valuable workplace experience to enhance their educational and professional goals. The projects that you drive during the summer will be tailored to your interests and will strategically affect change at our company. You will also have the chance to develop a deeper understanding of our culture and core values though career workshops, senior executive interactions, and community involvement opportunities.
We're looking for goal-oriented people who thrive in a fast-paced team environment and are eager to apply their problem solving skills to real business challenges. We empower employees to transform their skills, interests and connections into meaningful, collaborative solutions that work for the good of all of our stakeholders – our colleagues, customers and communities.

Why LPL Financial?

LPL Financial is the nation’s largest independent broker-dealer*, a top RIA custodian, and a leading independent consultant to retirement plans. But, more than that, our organization is known for our strength and stability, a great reputation in the industry, an exceptional compliance record, and excellent customer service. All these attributes have translated into vibrant growth.

To really understand who we are, it’s important to know what we believe: that objective financial guidance is a fundamental need for everyone. That’s how we enable our customers to focus on what they do best—create the personal, long-term client relationships that are the foundations for turning life’s aspirations into financial realities. With the support of LPL, thousands of financial professionals manage billions of dollars, enabling their clients to fulfill their dreams.
Because our company is not too big and not too small, you’ll have the opportunity to make a genuine impact on our organization. You will also play a key role in our continuing growth, as you expand your knowledge and skills.


  • Obtain a hands-on understanding of how a medium-sized publicly traded company operates.
  • Participate in process walkthroughs and perform audit testing in accordance with department and professional standards.
  • Work in a fast-paced environment with opportunities to interact not only with Internal Audit management but also with other business units’ management.
  • Practice project management through handling various assignments and projects.
  • Obtain exposure to systems, databases, and other applications used by the Company on a daily basis.
  • Expand knowledge through training and other online courses.
  • Interact with other company leaders to develop an understanding of career options and opportunities at LPL Financial.
  • Participate in department events and meetings throughout the internship program.

Other Duties/Skill Requirements

  • College student who will have completed their sophomore or junior year in 2020
  • Experience with Microsoft Office
  • Training will be provided through our onboarding process as well as via coaching and mentoring by Internal Audit team members

Internship Standard Length
Monday through Friday

Average Hours Per Week

Skills & Qualifications
College student who will have completed their sophomore or junior year in 2020. We prefer students in the Accounting, Finance and/or Information Technology programs, but will also consider other academic programs.


About LPL Financial:

LPL Financial is a leader in the retail financial advice market and the nation’s largest independent broker/dealer*. We serve independent financial advisors and financial institutions, providing them with the technology, research, clearing and compliance services, and practice management programs they need to create and grow thriving practices. LPL enables them to provide objective guidance to millions of American families seeking wealth management, retirement planning, financial planning and asset management solutions. LPL and its affiliates have more than 3,700 employees with primary offices in Boston, Charlotte, and San Diego.

Our Culture:

If you join LPL, you will join a culture that believes in delivering a world-class client experience and looks to all employees to contribute to that goal by sharing their creativity, experience, and passion for continuous improvement. As a destination of choice, our top priorities are growth and development, social responsibility, and financial health for our employees. 

We offer competitive compensation and industry leading benefits, including a wellness facility with onsite fitness classes, healthy meal choices, and a walk-in clinic. We support employee financial health through a 401k match, ESPP, and employee discounts. Work/life balance is our foundation and is supported through paid holidays, and paid time off (including time to volunteer). We foster a diverse work environment through Employee Resource Groups and diverse strategic partnerships.  

Join the LPL team and help us make a difference by turning life’s aspirations into financial realities. Please login or create an account to apply to this position. Principals only. EOE

*As reported by Financial Planning magazine, June 1996-2017, based on total revenue.

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