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Internal Audit Intern

Lazard is one of the world’s leading financial advisory and asset management firms. Our people make the difference. With just over 3,000 employees, our tight-knit community allows for professionals eager to learn and willing to teach to connect and grow together. 

We believe that diversity, equity, inclusion, and allyship are not just business imperatives — they are central pillars of our employee experience. Our entrepreneurial culture and flat structure allow creative ideas and original concepts to drive our business forward — and for careers to take flight.

Lazard’s Corporate functions empower strategic decision-making and ensure continued success of our firm. From Finance & Tax to Information Technology and Internal Audit, our colleagues around the globe support our financial advisory and asset management business lines in many ways. By utilizing the latest technology, these integral groups make sure our businesses are compliant, operationally efficient, and profitable. 

As an Intern in our Internal Audit department, you will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in various aspects of auditing our banking and asset management businesses. Your main responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting with the planning and execution of internal audits.
  • Participating in the analysis of financial data, identifying trends and discrepancies, and providing recommendations for improvement.
  • Supporting the risk assessment process, collaborating with colleagues to identify potential areas of risk and develop effective control measures.
  • Conducting research on industry developments and best practices, contributing to the continuous improvement of our auditing processes and systems.
  • Assisting with the preparation of audit reports and recommending corrective actions.
  • Collaborating with other Internal Audit team members to support various projects and initiatives.
  • Exposure to a diverse range of projects and industries, enhancing your understanding of the business environment.
  • Mentoring from experienced professionals, helping you develop essential skills and knowledge.


You’ll need to have/be:

  • Currently enrolled in an accredited MBA/Masters program with a focus on Accounting, Finance, or a related field.
  • Previous experience or coursework in accounting, auditing, banking, or asset management is strongly preferred.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to interpret complex financial data and make sound recommendations.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
  • High level of attention to detail and commitment to producing accurate and high-quality work.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel, and familiarity with auditing software and systems.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities, adapting to changing circumstances as needed.


This role is approx. 20 hours per week, with an expectation to be in the office 2-3 days per week in New York City.