Founded in 1898 and headquartered in Chicago, IL, GATX Corporation (NYSE: GATX) is an industry leader with 125+ years of success—success that is powered by our people. We are proud of our high-performance culture, hard-working and enthusiastic management team, and beautiful office space in the Willis Tower.


At GATX, we hire the best and offer our employees a dynamic, energetic, collaborative environment to enable them to make an impact from day one. Enjoy the perks and benefits of a global company with the close-knit culture and community of a much smaller one. In the same way we strive to empower our customers to propel the world forward, we are dedicated to providing our people with the tools and resources they need to move forward in their careers. And, thanks to our employees, in 2023 we were named one of Chicago’s Top Workplaces by the Chicago Tribune for the fourth time!


GATX is looking for a motivated individual to join our Chicago based Internal Audit team, as an Intern to assist with day-to-day operations and projects. The candidate is required to be physically located in the Chicago area and work weeks will consist of a combination of in-office and remote (virtual) work days. Internship projects will include assisting with Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) testing of financial controls, and risk-based internal audit projects.


With oversight and direction from the Internal Audit team, the intern will:

  • Develop and prepare internal audit templates and work papers
  • Assemble relevant information for use in planning and execution of internal audit projects
  • Provide administrative support to the Internal Audit Team
  • Perform audit procedures and evaluate the design and operating of effectiveness internal controls
  • Report progress of internal audit responsibilities during daily team stand-up meetings
  • Effectively communicate with employees at all levels of the organization to support the Internal Audit team


Key Competencies:

  • Excellent oral and written communication, as well as interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to multi-task
  • Ability to be proactive and meet project deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a hybrid team environment
  • Self-starter with good problem-solving skills
  • Detailed oriented and strong analytical skills


  • Current student pursuing a Bachelor's or graduate degree in Business with an interest in auditing and/or internal controls (sophomores, juniors and seniors are preferred)
  • Strong academic track record (minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3)
  • Successfully manage strong academics with extracurricular activities
  • Prior professional experience preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office

Hours and Location:


Monday through Friday: 8:45am to 4:45pm Central Standard Time, 20 to 37.5 hours/week. The duration of the internship, including working days, and start date will be agreed upon with the intern at the start of the internship program. Internship duration may not exceed 6 months per calendar year.


GATX embraces diversity, and we are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills.


We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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