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Internal Audit Intern - Summer 2019

Req ID #:  40235

Wilmington, MA, US, 01887

For 70 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.



We are seeking an Internal Audit Intern to join our Internal Audit Team located in Wilmington, MA during the summer months of May - August 2019


The Internal Audit Intern will assist in the preparation and execution of Sarbanes-Oxley compliance testing and internal audit engagements. Successful candidates will assist the Charles River Internal Audit group with a variety of audit functions such as reviewing controls, executing test plans, documenting workpapers and summarizing findings by:

  • Assist in planning, preparation and execution of Sarbanes-Oxley compliance testing and internal audit engagements under supervision of audit staff.
  • Participate in audit projects at domestic and international locations.
  • Follow established standards to document workpapers in support of engagements.
  • Participate in interviews of key control and process owners.
  • Verify adherence to company policies, standard operating procedures, applicable regulations and laws.
  • Document audit findings and formulate basic recommendations for improvement.
  • Assist in the preparation of audit reports.


The following are minimum requirements related to the Internal Audit Intern position:

  • Candidate for bachelor’s degree in Finance/Accounting, or related discipline, with a focus or interest in internal audit.
  • Completion of Undergraduate Sophomore year by May 2019
  • Basic proficiency of Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word, Outlook), general awareness of GAAP and the COSO internal controls framework, excellent communication skills.
  • This position may require domestic and/or international travel up to 25%.

About Corporate Functions

The Corporate Functions provide operational support across Charles River in areas such as Human Resources, Finance, IT, Legal, Sales, Quality Assurance, Marketing, and Corporate Development. They partner with their colleagues across the company to develop and drive strategies and to set global standards. The functions are essential to providing a bridge between strategic vision and operational readiness, to ensure ongoing functional innovation and capability improvement.

About Charles River

Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.

With over 11,000 employees within 70 facilities in 18 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges.  Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. And in 2016, revenue increased by 23.3% to $1.68 billion from $1.36 billion in 2015.

At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of ~70% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2016.

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Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vet

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