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Columbia Bank is proud to offer internship opportunities to college students looking to pursue a career in banking. Our internship program provides both real world work experience as well as opportunities to serve in our local communities. Columbia Bank's community banking philosophy places the highest priority on relationship-based customer service and providing a positive work environment, while striving to make meaningful contributions to each of the communities it serves. We truly believe that our people make the difference.

We are seeking a highly-motivated Internal Audit Intern to work with our Corporate Audit Department (CAD). CAD is uniquely positioned and plays a critical role within Columbia Bank. CAD performs assurance audits and advisory services across the company to address compliance, financial, operational, IT and strategic risks.


* Assists with assigned audit projects (Branch, Corporate and Compliance).
* Documents internal control processes as assigned
* Performs testing of internal controls for audit projects and Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) and present results to Audit Leads and CAD Management.
* Assists with Regulatory examination management
* Assists CAD with other duties as assigned
* Consistently delivers quality work
* Plans and organizes tasks to meet deadlines
* Proactively updates and tracks progress of tasks with management
* Actively seeks guidance from team members as needed
* Solicits feedback and consistently seeks improvement


* Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Power Point, etc.)
* General accounting and business process knowledge
* Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
* Currently enrolled in college or graduate level courses and pursuing a degree/advanced degree in accounting, finance, business, information technology or a related field, with at least 3 years completed and pursuing an internal audit emphasis or certification
* Provide proof of 3.0 GPA or better (an official transcript is required)
* Commit to ~8-12 weeks of continuous, full-time work during the summer
* Must provide own living arrangements and transportation


* Be Genuine. Conduct yourself in a consistent, honest and compassionate manner at all times.
* Work Ethic. Be willing to go the extra mile for the customer, whether internal or external.
* Influence. Be an active player in participating, building and contributing to service.
* Continuous Learning. Commit to gaining knowledge, skills and experience on an ongoing basis in order to better serve the customer, increase personal satisfaction and improve Columbia Bank.
* Team Play. We win together. Individuality is encouraged to advance and enrich the work of the team.
* Problem Solving. Bring creative, problem-solving mentality to every situation. See alternatives, take initiative and assume responsibility for your actions.
* Communication. Keep others informed and up-to-date. Actively listen and learn from each other.


* Ability to sit at a computer monitor for extended periods of time
* Ability to perform repetitive finger, hand, and arm movements
* Ability to lift up to 15lbs.
* Ability to effectively discern information and formulate appropriate action
* Ability to reach, squat, bend, and manually manipulate standard office equipment
* Ability to drive to various locations
* Ability to think critically and provide appropriate solutions


About Columbia Banking System, Inc.

Columbia Banking System, Inc. is a bank holding company whose wholly owned banking subsidiaries, Columbia State Bank (Columbia Bank) and Bank of Astoria (Astoria), conduct full-service commercial banking business in the states of Washington and Oregon, respectively. The Company provides a range of banking services to small and medium-sized businesses, professionals and other individuals. The Company operates along two major lines of business within the Columbia Bank banking subsidiary: commercial banking and retail banking. Astoria banking subsidiary operates as a stand-alone segment of the Company. The Company's largest wholly owned banking subsidiary, Columbia Bank, has 53 banking offices located in the Tacoma metropolitan area and contiguous parts of the Puget Sound region of Washington State, as well as the Longview and Woodland communities in southwestern Washington State and in the Portland, Oregon area. (Source: 10-K)