Internal Audit Internship (Summer 2021)

Black Hills Energy
Rapid City, South Dakota, United States
USD 17.00 per hour
28 Sep 2020
29 Sep 2020
Job role
Audit, Internal audit
Experience level
Entry level, Internship
Job Description
Job Specifications

We are seeking students who are eager to learn, self-motivated and are comfortable working independently. This internship will make an impact! You will support and assist with real-life projects in our Audit Department. These projects are designed to enhance your communication and teamwork skills, as you will be collaborating with individuals across all functions in our organization. You will work alongside professionals in your field, gaining in-depth knowledge about the energy industry and your chosen field of expertise. You will apply what you have learned in school to impactful projects within a publicly traded, multi-state utility and energy company. Learn more about our internship program here:

PAY: $17.00 per hour (Determined by the knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant.)


LOCATION: Rapid City, SD
  • Intern Relocation Adjustment Allowance of $1,000.00 is offered for the purpose of assisting with various expenses associated with your relocation for the internship (less applicable taxes and based on eligibility). Contents of our relocation program are subject to change and may vary based on position.

  • College junior or above working toward a bachelor's degree with an emphasis in Accounting, Finance, Computer Information Systems, Engineering, Applied Mathematics, or Economics.
  • No experience required.

  • 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.
  • 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.

  • 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.


The mental and physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Mental Requirements: Ability to understand, remember, apply oral and/or written instructions or other information, and communicate routine factual information. Ability to apply common sense in performing job functions, usually within a set of rules or guidelines.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is continuously (67% or more) required to: use fingers and hands, communicate, and have close visual acuity. Employee is frequently (34-66%) required to: ascend/descend stairs, position self to access lower items, and move about the office. Employee must be able to operate routine office equipment including computers and similar equipment. Must be able to routinely perform this work for an average of 6-8 hours per day and occasional extended hours as necessary. Must be capable of regular, reliable, and timely attendance.

Specific lifting abilities required by this job include: Sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or continuously to lift, carry, push, pull or sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

Work environment: Must be able to routinely perform work indoors in climate-controlled shared work area with moderate noise level. Must be capable of occasional travel (less than 10 days per year) by automobile (as driver and passenger), commercial airlines, rental vehicles and public transportation and be able to lodge in public facilities.

This description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, duties, and requirements for employees in this position. 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.

About our Company: We are a customer focused, growth-oriented utility company that is devoted to our communities. We have a mission to improve life with energy and a vision to be the energy partner of choice. Our diverse culture sparks unique perspectives, opening doors to new ideas and possibilities. Based in Rapid City, South Dakota, we have over 2900 employees and serve 1.2 million natural gas and electric utility customers across eight states (South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, and Arkansas).

Enjoy our Comprehensive Benefits Package: annual incentive program, 401(k) (6% company match and up to 9% company retirement contribution), tuition reimbursement, paid time off, additional Veteran PTO, military leave differential pay, paid holidays and annual floating holidays, company paid short term and long term disability, paid maternity and paternity benefits, health and wellness program, and competitive medical, dental and vision insurance.

Candidates must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check.

Black Hills Corporation does not sponsor applicants for work visas. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the US.

Black Hills Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.