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Ethics Advisor Intern

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Job ID R0072587 Date posted 01/14/2022

Purpose of Job

Job Requirements

You have driven career goals. USAA wants to help you achieve them. Our internship program lets you showcase your skills, while gaining real-life experience that’ll help you jump-start your career. Our interns deliver innovative solutions to real business challenges, while building enduring relationships in a collaborative culture with their manager and an assigned mentor. The best part? You’ll do it all while helping us fulfill our noble mission to serve the military community.

Spend your summer at a Fortune 100 financial services organization and gain a career where you can make a difference!

To qualify, you must be pursuing a degree from an accredited college or university, and plan to graduate after the final day of the internship. Most of our interns participate the summer between their junior and senior years. Our 2022 internship will start on June 1, 2022 and last through August 12, 2022.

About USAA

USAA knows what it means to serve. We facilitate the financial security of millions of U.S. military members and their families. This singular mission requires a dedication to innovative thinking at every level.

Job Description Summary:

Pursuing a bachelor’s degree or higher in Business, Accounting, Finance, Risk Management or related field at a 4-year accredited university Graduation date cannot be prior to August 12, 2022.

Jobs that are part of a community have unique requirements established to maintain consistent application, usage and reporting structure. Please reach out to your HR Business Partner for additional information on specific requirements prior to posting and/or employee placement into this job.

Supports USAA Ethics Programs and the Ethics Program Office. The ethics team is responsible for promoting ethics as a strategic business initiative at an enterprise level. General activities include contributing to the development of enterprise communications, policies and guidelines related to ethics programs and process administration. This team serves as trusted internal consultants to employees and leadership on matters pertaining to corporate ethics and investigation of suspected and reported violations of USAA’s ethics policies and standards.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Identify existing and emerging risks that stem from within business activities and the job role.

  • Ensure risks associated with business activities are optimally identified, measured, controlled and oversees.

  • Follow written risk and compliance policies and procedures for business activities.

  • Provides direct operational support to Lead and Senior Ethics Advisors to successfully implement sub-programs such as communications, training, special projects, analysis and reporting under the larger USAA Ethics program.

  • Conducts research and reviews of laws, regulations, current events, policy interpretation, best methods, benchmarking, etc. for business impact and in support of ethics sub-programs and initiatives.

  • Applies an ethical systems, to include ethics case management and conflict of interest tool, and assists with compiling and analyzing data to provide relevant information to oversight authorities, the business and leadership.

  • Coordinates ethics cases received via the Ethics Helpline or other ethics intake channels.

  • Handles non-complex conflict of interest disclosure processing via the Conflict of Interest tool.

  • Provides ethics advice on non-complex inquiries such as conflicts of interest, gifts and entertainment, etc. and makes referrals to more appropriate USAA resources where appropriate.

Minimum Education:

  • Pursuing a bachelor’s degree or higher in Business, Accounting, Finance, Risk Management or related field at a 4-year accredited university

  • Graduation date cannot be prior to August 12, 2022

Minimum Experience:

  • 0 to 2 years of related experience and accountability for simple to moderately complex tasks and/or projects required

  • Foundational and conceptual knowledge of the function/discipline and demonstrated application of knowledge, skills and abilities towards work products required.

  • Foundational level of business acumen in the areas of the business operations, industry practices and emerging trends required

Preferred Education:

  • Graduation date between August 13, 2022 and July 2023

Preferred Experience:

  • Basic knowledge of information technology/security

  • Basic knowledge of reporting and analysis, and control testing


USAA has an effective process for assessing market data and establishing ranges to ensure we remain competitive. You are paid within the hourly range based on your experience and market position. The hourly range for this position is: $18 - $30

Interns will receive an intern stipend to assist with expenses.


At USAA our full-time employees enjoy best-in-class benefits to support their physical, financial, and emotional wellness. These benefits include comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans, 401(k), pension, life insurance, parental benefits, adoption assistance, paid time off program with paid holidays plus 16 paid volunteer hours, and wellness programs. Additionally, our career path planning and continuing education assists employees with their professional goals.

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