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Protiviti

Risk and Compliance Consultant Intern

June - August 2021 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I liked how the employees cared about your interests and what you wanted to learn during the internship and catered to that.

What I wish was different

I wish that the internship wasn’t remote, but there wasn’t really anything that could have been done for that.

Advice

Communicate with your engagement managers, they are super busy so you have to make sure you are on top of your communication with them.
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Technology Consultant Intern (Enterprise Application Solutions)

June - August 2021 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I liked the mutual relationship Protiviti fostered with its interns. They invested so much time in training us in design thinking, financial analysis, and IT systems analysis, before allowing us to use our individual specialties to work on real client cases. I was able to contribute deliverables towards an ongoing consulting project for an international company and in the process, boosted my confidence in QA, data conversion, and networking. The company integrated all of its interns into the culture by inviting us to professional and socially topical panels and encouraging us to pursue professional certificates that would help kickstart our careers.

What I wish was different

I wish the internship had more in-person opportunities, even though I know they would be difficult in the pandemic.

Advice

Do not be afraid to ask questions of your superiors, especially if what you are working on has a great bearing on the project. While the client understands you are just an intern, you will have an integral role in the project(s) you are assigned to.
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Consulting Intern

June - July 2020 • Phoenix, AZ

What I liked

The company culture and all the members of the team that I got to interact with were fantastic! The internship was well thought out and had a good balance of activities. I also got some hands on experience which is invaluable!

What I wish was different

That it had been longer. Due to COVID 19 they adjusted the length to be much shorter than anticipated. I would have loved to spend more time with the company but I am happy they gave me this opportunity.

Advice

Go into it with a positive attitude and commit to being an active participant, even over zoom! They notice your engagement.
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Consulting Intern

June - July 2020 • Atlanta, GA

What I liked

I loved so much about my internship. I felt like I truly experienced Protiviti's company culture and was able to participate, grow my network, and learn so many applicable skills for my career in just a few weeks.

What I wish was different

I wish the situation in general had been different, but given the pandemic and the state of things in the world, I admire the approach that they took.

Advice

In a virtual setting, it can be even more uncomfortable to be seen and heard, but participating with great energy is so essential to making a virtual setting feel closer to normal and people will thank you for it if you do it and follow your lead!
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Intern

June - August 2020 • Atlanta, GA

What I liked

Great intern program.

What I wish was different

WIsh it was in person

Advice

Network. Make some good connections
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Technical Consulting Intern

June - July 2020 • New York City, NY

What I liked

The "One Office" culture even during COVID-19 when everyone was working from home.

What I wish was different

Working side-by-side my fellow interns in the New York office as was originally planned. However, I had the opportunity to connect with other interns at our sister offices more frequently by working virtually.

Advice

Don't be afraid to ask questions! Everyone on your team will be more than happy to give you guidance.
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Consultant

June - August 2019 • Atlanta, GA

What I liked

I liked being able to experience the travel and events that full-time employees experience during their career. Everyone on my team treated me as a new hire rather than an intern. I worked on the same work that first and second year consultants were assigned. The company also help many event throughout the summer for the employees to enjoy downtime at happy hours or baseball games as an added perk. The week long training in Orlando, Florida, allows over 200 interns to interact with each other while learning vast amounts of information through teamwork and guidance.

What I wish was different

The projects that I worked on were interesting, but I would have liked to have a choice on the types of projects I was working on.

Advice

Talk to everyone. Respect their title within the company, but don't let a position keep you from networking and getting to know as much about the company and the people as possible. You won't change the company's culture, it will change you. Pick a culture that you want to see yourself thrive in.
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Consulting Intern

June - August 2019 • Charlotte, NC

What I liked

I got to experience what it was like to travel for work. Living in a new city was also a great experience, but that was something I chose. That being said, the company did a lot to ensure all of us interns had a great summer and organized out-of-work activities for us. The actual work itself was pretty good and I got to work on two different streams/projects in my 8 weeks there.

What I wish was different

The traveling portion of it was a little hectic on my end. Some other interns had a lot of trouble and delay starting on their first projects due to high secrecy of the projects. Luckily it did not affect me, but it definitely hindered their experience and had them doing nothing for days or even weeks on end.

Advice

Reach out to whoever you can within the company. Talking to many people will help you stand out and really get a feel for the culture. Also don't be afraid to take people up on their offers to chat or have coffee. Everyone has a story to tell and sometimes those stories help you out in the end.
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Management Consulting Intern

June - August 2019 • Denver, CO

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

Don't be scared to ask questions
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Consulting Intern

June - August 2019 • Phoenix, AZ

What I liked

At Protiviti, they really ensure that you learn valuable skills throughout the course of your internship. I felt like I learned so much in my time there and was able to grow both professionally and personally as well.

What I wish was different

I wish I had been able to work on-site at more clients.

Advice

Go into this experience with a willingness to learn and openness to experiences of all sorts and you will have a great time!
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Associate Consultant Intern

May - July 2019 • Singapore, Central Region

What I liked

Got to conduct Internal Audit for clients, which was a new field.

What I wish was different

Wished I had more exposure to different clients.

Advice

Be careful of the job scope of the internship you are applying for.
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IT Consulting Intern

June - August 2019 • Dallas, TX

What I liked

I loved the company culture and all of the other interns that were hired to be at the Dallas office. I also love how invested Protiviti was in not only your work life, but also your life as a whole. They truly care about you as a person not just what you can do for their company.

What I wish was different

Honestly, nothing! I can truly say I had an amazing experience and would highly recommend it to anyone who is intrigued in business, but doesn't necessarily know what industry they are looking to be in.

Advice

I would just say that enjoy the internship while it lasts because it is for such a short period of time and don't stress over anything. Just try to get the most out of your experience, wherever you work, because things will be different when you are working full-time.
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Consulting Intern

June 2019 • Lehi, UT

What I liked

I loved the opportunity to get connections with businesses and business professionals

What I wish was different

I wish I had received just a little more training

Advice

Go in ready to learn and grow.
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IT Consultant Intern

June 2019 • Lehi, UT

What I liked

Company culture and environment

What I wish was different

More technical work

Advice

Always try your best everyday. Employers are very aware of your engagement and work progress.
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Data Scientist Intern

August - September 2018 • Mumbai, Maharashtra

What I liked

I liked that i learned all the skills for doing my job on my own. It felt good.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Risk and Compliance Intern

June - August 2018 • Charlotte, NC

What I liked

I enjoyed the broad range of projects that I was able to be a part of. I was able to see the many different roles and functions of a consulting team. I learned valuable information regarding financial service operations, more specifically in the anti-money laundering department. I was able to get a feel for traveling for work by having the opportunity to travel to five different states. I got to form long lasting relationships with my team members, and I am very excited to start full time next summer.

What I wish was different

I wish the internship would have been just a little bit longer. It wasn't until the end that I started to gain a strong understanding for the work that I was contributing to. I was really starting to enjoy what I was doing and I wish I could have seen our project from beginning to end.

Advice

One piece of advice I would like to share is to not be afraid to go out of your comfort zone. I originally found the posting to this internship on glass door, so i went ahead and applied. I applied to many different locations, most of which I have never even been to before. When the recruiter for the Charlotte location reached out to me I was completely shocked. I moved to a brand new city that I had never been to before, and it was the most humbling experience I have had. I was able to learn so much and had so many different opportunities to expand my skills and knowledge. Without taking the risk, I would never be where I am today!
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IAFA Process Intern

June - August 2018 • Cincinnati, OH

What I liked

The people at Protiviti were incredibly helpful in learning everything I needed to know over the course of the internship. The culture was great! I got to work with several clients of different types and gained lots of meaningful experiences.

What I wish was different

My honest only complaint is that I wish the internship were longer, it went by incredibly quickly and I wish I had a few more engagements I could have worked on to gain more experience. It would have been nice to work on a greater variety of clients.

Advice

This was an incredibly rewarding experience that I would recommend to anyone. The culture is great, so definitely take advantage of a great group of people to work with!
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Consultant

June 2018 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I liked the fact that I was able to work on different projects and meet several different colleagues who taught me how to do the job proficiently. Many young people work at this company which was also enjoyable because it was easier to connect to people and make lasting connections

What I wish was different

I wish I was given a more important role on the teams I was on. I was doing low level work that was redundant at times and could be computerized in a few years with technology such as AI, Robotic process automation and blockchain technology

Advice

Make sure you network as much as possible so people are familiar to you and who you are. The more people you know, the more willing people are to help you further down the road.
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IAFA Tech Intern

June - August 2018 • Los Angeles, CA

What I liked

The people!

What I wish was different

More variation in projects!

Advice

Dive in and ask questions because they WILL treat you like a full time employee.
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Business Process Consultant

June - August 2018 • Indianapolis, IN

What I liked

- Had the opportunity to see my work develop into a final deliverable, presented to clients - Exposed to multiple different facets of Protiviti's business (Technology, Internal Audit, Business Performance Improvement) - Worked on a wide variety of projects; exposed to many assignments I was unfamiliar with and forced to learn quickly / efficiently on the spot

What I wish was different

More travel

Advice

It is the perfect company and career for an adventurous, flexible, analytical yet social individual - seeking travel and a variety of different experiences - who is also willing to be uncomfortable and recognize that they are not the smartest in the room. (analytical job that requires significant soft skills as well to excel in the role and engage with clients)
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