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Internal Technology Audit Intern

at The College Board | Reston Office (Reston, VA) | View all jobs

The College Board is conducting a search for two Internal Technology Audit Interns. This position will be based out of our Reston, VA office.  

About the College Board

We are a mission-focused organization that believes that investing in education is investing in the future. From our earliest days, we have devoted ourselves to educational opportunity and achievement.  We have promoted innovation, equity, and excellence for generations of students.  We are advocates for children and parents; we empower teachers and educations, and we are a strong presence in thousands of schools and communities across the country through programs and services - the SAT, Advanced Placement (AP®) and Pre-AP are just a few.  Our work falls broadly into four categories: College Readiness, College Connection & Success, Student Opportunities, and Advocacy. 

Named by Fast Company as one of the most innovative education companies, the College Board is a mission-focused organization.  This job requires a strong focus on improving educational opportunities and outcomes, particularly of disadvantaged students, in the context of a competitive business environment. 

About the Role 

The College Board's Internship Program is an exciting chance to develop new skills while contributing to an organization that is committed to the transformation of education in America through college readiness for all students.

The Internship Program presents a unique opportunity to highly talented students who wish to develop strengths in core skills, and to obtain real-world work experience. The College Board is committed to our Internship Program and ensures that each student receives mentoring, experiences a variety of assignments that allow for collaboration with diverse groups across the organization, and focuses on defined deliverables.

  • Engage in the College Board's work to increase access and opportunity for all students
  • Duration: (8-10-week program)
  • Location(s): Reston, VA
  • Start-date: June 1, 2020
  • End-date: August 7, 2020
  • Paid Internship

This position will work within the Information Management team, which focuses, through team collaboration and tool interoperability, to improve the “four Cs,” namely the completeness, cleanliness, consistency, and currency of structured and unstructured data. The four Cs optimize the ability to share and leverage information across multiple business units of an organization and with business or trading partners.

The ultimate goal of EIM is to achieve strategic, data-driven business objectives, like fully informed operational excellence and business intelligence, plus related goals in governance, risk, and compliance.

Job Summary

This individual will provide key support in performing an internal data access audit at the College Board.  This audit will review the internal access to sensitive data within the College Board internal systems, with the goal of ensuring compliance, specifically to the principle of least privilege (POLP), an important concept in computer security, which is the practice of limiting access rights for users to the bare minimum permissions they need to perform their work. This audit will include the following core activities:

  • Inventory of existing employee access to sensitive data across all systems
  • Organizing and running a compliance review at the managerial level.
    • Communicate with Managerial Staff with details on how to complete the audit
    • Ensure completion by manager, including final dispositions to either accept, revoke, or lower access for each employee and role.
    • Develop and communicate compliance reports on audit progress.
    • Assist in communicating final results for both reporting and resolution.

What you’ll do 

  • This individual will be responsible for:

    • Interacting with managerial staff at all levels in a clear and concise manner to ensure they understand the audit requirements, deliverables, and time-frame to respond.
    • Capture existing employee access and roles from systems with access to sensitive data.
    • Be comfortable and able to survey and analyze different types of access methodologies and integrate them into the audit process.
    • Develop and manage an auditing process to capture employee access and role information and allows mangers to revoke, lower, or accept that access.
    • Follow up with managers to ensure timely response to the audit.

About you

  • Interest in working for a mission-oriented, not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving education
  • Committed to working the entire agreed upon internship period
  • Pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree in Audit, Management Information Systems, Data Analytics, or Business Administration with an emphasis in Technology, Computer Science, Accounting Information Systems or related discipline
  • Data Analysis/Management, Auditing experience
  • Ability to work with multiple teams and resource levels to ensure completion of audit
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Well organized with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office suite


Our mission is to clear a path for all students to own their future.

EEOC statement

The College Board is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College Board participates in E-Verify, a service of DHS and SSA, where required. Please understand that only qualified applicants will be contacted.