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Internal Audit Intern



Scottsdale, AZ, USA
Posted on Tuesday, November 21, 2023
At PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL), we believe that every person has the right to participate fully in the global economy. Our mission is to democratize financial services to ensure that everyone, regardless of background or economic standing, has access to affordable, convenient, and secure products and services to take control of their financial lives.

Job Description Summary:
An internship with PayPal will provide you the ability to apply classroom knowledge in a fast-paced, diverse, and global environment. You will assist the internal audit department in various ways such as conducting audits, board reporting, and data analytics. Through this internship you will be exposed to numerous areas of PayPal and collaborate with business leaders to add value to the company’s foundational processes globally. You must be self-motivated and have a desire to influence and communicate effectively across all levels of management, from individual business managers to executives. You should have the ability to build relationships/partnerships and work cross-functionally to drive time sensitive deliverables, issues tracking and reporting.

Job Description:

  • Execute audit assignments on a timely basis, including ad hoc projects and special investigations;
  • Effectively communicate the results of audit work to multiple levels of management, and win support for value-added audit recommendations;
  • Collaborate with audit team members and demonstrate accountability for assigned tasks;
  • Utilize internal audit best practice tools and processes to evaluate corporate functions with applicable laws, regulations and enterprise standards;
  • Proactively develop and maintain professional working relationships with colleagues, the business, and respective support areas at both local and global levels;
  • Gain an understanding of business/industry changes and their effect on the business, audit plan/approach and risk assessments;


The ideal candidate should be enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate degree program, with a major in Accounting, Finance, Business, or related field. Basic knowledge of audit principles and internal controls desired.

Prior experience in External Audit, Internal Audit, or related experience working in a global financial institution with knowledge of current finance and accounting practices preferred. Industry experience should come from a recognized financial or payment institution and would ideally be within a large and high growth company that provides a variety of financial products and services. This candidate should have the ability to evaluate internal controls or corporate functions, especially in a regulated environment.


  • Capable of operating in a fast pace, diverse and matrixed environment while managing multiple assignments;
  • Detail oriented and capable of clearly and concisely documenting work papers, issue statements, and audit reports in line with audit standards and for reliance by external auditors and regulators;
  • Deadline driven, self-directed, and organized individual;
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills;
  • Able to understand risk and control concepts;
  • Demonstrated teamwork and interpersonal skills;
  • Analytical and problem solving skills;
  • Innovative mindset and ability to develop ideas seeking ways to add value to the Global Internal Audit team and the business.

Internship Program Information and Requirements:

  • This is a Summer 2024 Internship program. Spring and Fall 2024 internships are not available.
  • Must currently be pursuing Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Finance, Accounting, or related field from an accredited college or university.
  • Must be returning to school in the Fall of 2024.
  • Must reside in the U.S. during the Summer internship program.
  • Must be able to obtain authorization to work in the U.S. for the summer.

PayPal is committed to fair and equitable compensation practices.

Actual Compensation is based on various factors including but not limited to work location, and relevant skills and experience.

The total compensation for this practice may include an annual performance bonus (or other incentive compensation, as applicable), equity, and medical, dental, vision, and other benefits. For more information, visit

The U.S. national hourly pay range for this role is $16 to $55

Our Benefits:

At PayPal, we’re committed to building an equitable and inclusive global economy. And we can’t do this without our most important asset—you. That’s why we offer benefits to help you thrive in every stage of life. We champion your financial, physical, and mental health by offering valuable benefits and resources to help you care for the whole you.

We have great benefits including a flexible work environment, employee shares options, health and life insurance and more. To learn more about our benefits please visit

Who We Are:

To learn more about our culture and community visit

PayPal has remained at the forefront of the digital payment revolution for more than 20 years. By leveraging technology to make financial services and commerce more convenient, affordable, and secure, the PayPal platform is empowering more than 400 million consumers and merchants in more than 200 markets to join and thrive in the global economy. For more information, visit

PayPal provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, PayPal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you are unable to submit an application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at

As part of PayPal’s commitment to employees’ health and safety, we have established in-office Covid-19 protocols and requirements, based on expert guidance. Depending on location, this might include a Covid-19 vaccination requirement for any employee whose role requires them to work onsite. Employees may request reasonable accommodation based on a medical condition or religious belief that prevents them from being vaccinated.

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