Black Hills Corporation Internal Audit Interns (Summer 2019) in Rapid City, South Dakota

Description :

Job Specifications

CLOSING DATE: This position will close on October 29, 2018.

LOCATION: Rapid City, SD


Support and assist various projects as assigned within the Company’s Internal Audit Department. These projects will be assigned consistent with the Company’s Internship Program with an emphasis on developing an understanding of the Company’s multiple business units and enhancing the intern’s ability to apply his/her education in a business environment.



  • Understand and document business processes, risks, and controls with assistance and oversight.

  • Execute efficient and effective methods to test controls, including data analysis, evaluation of transactions, and observation of processes with assistance and oversight.

  • Document audit results in audit work papers that are comprehensive, clear, concise, organized, and in accordance with audit manual with oversight. Respond to review comments in a timely manner.

  • Collaborate and share knowledge and ideas for improving efficiency of duties with co-workers.

  • Comply with and perform duties within Company policies and procedures.

  • Perform assigned duties in a professional manner to facilitate the objectives and goals of the Company and to enhance the image of the Internal Audit Department.

  • Keep team members and manager informed on the status of work.


  • Perform other administrative duties as assigned.


  • Maintain strong working relationships within Internal Audit Department.

  • Maintain supportive and respectful working relationships with all Black Hills Corporation employees and departments.

  • Maintain supportive and respectful working relationship with External Auditors.


  • None required.


  • College junior or above working toward a bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in Accounting, Finance, Computer Information Systems, Engineering, Applied Mathematics, or Economics.


  • Basic knowledge of business and accounting procedures and methods.

  • Basic knowledge of internal control principles.


  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Attention to detail required.

  • Demonstrate enthusiasm on the job and a willingness to accept job responsibilities and new assignments.

  • Ability to perform audit duties of basic to average difficulty.

  • Ability to communicate with employees and various business contacts in a professional and courteous manner.

  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment to accomplish shared objectives and goals.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion with sensitive business and employee information.

  • Must be flexible to changes in assignments to assist the department in accomplishing shared objectives and goals.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.


  • None required.


  • Prepare and present a synopsis of experience with the Company at the end of the internship.

  • Participation in the Company’s Industry Orientation Experiences, which will include some travel and overnight stays.


  • Applicant must be able to perform the essential job functions of the position with or without accommodation.

The information contained in this position description describes the general nature and level of work being performed in this job. This description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, duties, and requirements for employees in this position. The incumbent is responsible for performing all duties in a safe and efficient manner in compliance with safe work procedures and safety regulations. This job description is not intended to constitute an offer or contract of employment. Job descriptions may and do change periodically. Where positions are covered by a collective bargaining unit agreement, the terms and conditions of the collective bargaining unit agreement will apply.

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