Internal Audit Intern - Summer 2020

Req ID #:  48634

Wilmington, MA, US

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.

Job Summary

We are seeking an Internal Audit Intern for our Corporate site located Wilmington MA.

The following are responsibilities related to the Internal Audit Intern:

The 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.

•    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 qualifications related to the Internal Audit Intern position:

•    Student currently enrolled in an accredited college/university degree program pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Finance or Accounting
•    Completion of Sophomore year
•    Minimum GPA of 3.0
•    Ability to fulfill a minimum of a 10 week internship within June – August time period
•    Effective communication and listening skills in a teamwork environment.
•    Demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects with a strong attention to detail

This position may require domestic and/or international travel up to 25%.

Language Skills – For 2 of the 4 intern positions available, Cantonese Chinese proficiency is preferred, Mandarin Chinese considered. 

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 14,000 employees within 80 facilities in 20 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 2018, revenue increased by 22% to $2.27 billion from $1.86 billion in 2017.


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 ~85% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2018.


Equal Employment Opportunity 


Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Disabled/Vet




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