Thrivent Financial University Recruiting - Business Risk Management Intern in Appleton, Wisconsin


Our top rated summer internship program is designed to give interns meaningful work in specific functions of the organization, to provide a deeper understanding of our processes and tools, and the relationships of those to the greater organization to help interns get to know Thrivent Financial better. This 12 week program is a key piece of Thrivent’s entry level talent program to ensure a strong pipeline of new talent to meet the needs of the organization now and into the future. The Business Risk Management Intern will be a key contributor within the Business Risk Management (BRM) Department. This position helps provide insights to management for making sound business decisions based on an understanding of the consequences and opportunities of business risk

Job Description

Position Responsibilities

  • Participate in interviews with business process owners to better understand business processes being assessed as part of a BRM engagement. BRM engagements include internal audits and consulting services

  • Gather and analyze risk and control information related to business processes being assessed

  • Create audit work papers to support the analysis of risks and controls. This includes creating risk control matrices and using a risk management tool

  • Perform testing of controls associated with a business process

  • Research risk and control topics in support of audit and consulting engagements

  • Assist in identifying opportunities to perform data analytics using Excel or other data analytic tools

  • Participate on a small continuous improvement project

Traits We Value

  • Strong collaboration and teamwork skills

  • Innovative, not afraid to ask questions and try new tactics

  • Ability to work in a rapidly changing environment with a high degree of ambiguity

  • Ability to make an immediate impact and take initiative

  • Value using data and information to guide recommendations

Position Qualifications

  • Junior pursuing an undergraduate degree in Accounting, Finance, Risk Management or similar field

  • A track record of excellent academic performance (GPA 3.0+)

  • Highly organized and adaptable with strong work ethic

  • Skilled in Microsoft Office tools – with emphasis in Excel. Experience with formulas, data manipulation, and pivot tables welcome, but not required

  • Solid communication skills

  • Self-directed, with strong personal management and organization skills

Other Critical Factors

  • Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States for indefinite period without sponsorship

  • Must have ability to work full time during summer

  • Interns coming from greater than 50 miles from campus are eligible for subsidized housing

Location: Appleton, Wisconsin

Thrivent Financial is a membership organization of Christians. Other Fortune-500 financial companies offer advice, but at Thrivent, we blend faith, finances and generosity to help our members have a healthy relationship with money—because we know that feeling like you have “enough” isn’t directly related to how much you have, it’s about how you use what you have. At Thrivent, we provide financial guidance by looking at money differently—seeing it as a tool; not a goal.

When you join our team, you’ll put your talents to work in amazing ways. You’ll create strategies that help others follow sound financial principles and connect their finances with their values.

You won’t just build your career; you’ll be part of a movement that’s focused on growing, innovating and serving.

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