• Audit Services Internship

    Location US-IA-Des Moines
    Job ID
    Requires Non-Compete?
  • Job Summary

    Why choose an internship with Wellmark? We strive to offer meaningful work that assists in your professional development and provides value to the team. You’ll gain valuable experience within the health insurance industry and put the skills and knowledge you’ve acquired in school to practice this summer during our 2019 Summer Internship Program. You’ll have the opportunity to learn from subject matter experts and leaders within the industry, network with fellow internship program participants, and gain practical, hands-on work experience.


    If you’re eager to learn, collaborate with others, demonstrate your potential, develop customer-focused solutions, and grow into an exciting career, we hope you’ll consider an internship with us!


    What’s Audit Services in our Finance Division? Audit Services is a department within the Finance Division of Wellmark. Audit serves as a highly-valued key resource by continuously working to improve the control environment and instill risk conscious behavior throughout the organization. Audit contributes to Wellmark's success by providing a broad array of value-added audit and consulting services that improve the effectiveness of risk management, business control, and governance processes.


    What team deliverables might I support?  In general, you’ll gain knowledge and be exposed to multiple areas of audit including, Internal Audit (Financial, Operational, Information Technology), Compliance Audit, Performance Audit and Investigation, Model Audit Rule, and Enterprise Risk Management. Although subject to change, examples of work are included below:

    • Perform financial/operational and compliance audits to help management manage risk and identify issues that require resolution.
    • Prepare reports concerning audit findings. 
    • Provide assistance to external auditors during their interim and year-end audit and the SOC 1 audit.
    • Test controls for Wellmark’s Model Audit Rule program to ensure controls are working effectively; conducting walkthroughs of the process and then performing testing of the effectiveness of the control.
    • Partner with the external auditors to help support these initiatives. 
    • Review populations of data against established parameters for accuracy and completeness.  This analysis would include an overall review of efficiency of operational procedures, methods, controls and performance.
    • Perform entry to intermediate level audits, reviews, and analysis of transactions within end to end processes, including claims and membership & enrollment. 

    Ready to bring your strengths to Wellmark? Here’s what’s next! Review the qualifications below. If the position is a match with your passion and interests, submit your application today!


    This internship will start in May of 2019.


    Wellmark has been named one of the best employers in the U.S. by Forbes Magazine, ranking #3 out of the top 500 midsize employers in the nation and 1st among midsize insurance companies! 

    Minimum Qualifications Required (all must be met to be considered)

    • Current junior or senior student pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, Business or related major
    • Prior experience in a business setting
    • Demonstrated computer skills in Microsoft Excel and Word
    • Good written and verbal communication skills
    • Demonstrated ability to take initiative
    • Ability to analyze and organize data in a consistent and logical fashion
    • Proven problem solving, innovation, and technical adaptation skills
    • Ability to work independently and clearly communicate results of data analytics and modeling


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