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Forensics Privacy & Data Protection Intern - Industry Data Protection - Fall 2024 - Boston



Jan 12

Applications are closed

  • Internship
    Off-cycle Internship
  • Data
  • Boston


  • Education:
  • Currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s degree program, required
  • Coursework focused in privacy, data management, and/or compliance, preferred
  • Coursework focused in industries such as life sciences, healthcare, financial services, and/or non-profit, preferred
  • Enrolled in an MBA or JD program, preferred
  • Experience:
  • Internships, externships, or professional experience with privacy, data management, and/or compliance, preferred
  • Experience working within a national consulting organization, preferred
  • Education/experience with industry-centric operations such as for life sciences, healthcare, financial services, and/or non-profit, preferred
  • Education/experience with HIPAA, HITRUST, ISO 27001/27701, NIST Privacy Framework, or NIST CSF Framework, preferred
  • Software:
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, specifically Excel, Word, and PowerPoint, required
  • Proficiency with Adobe Acrobat, preferred
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Visio, preferred
  • Other Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Ability to interact effectively with people at all organizational levels of the firm
  • Capacity to build and maintain strong relationships with internal and client personnel
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical and research skills related to the retrieval and organization of high volumes of information
  • Solid organizational skills, especially the ability to meet project deadlines with a focus on details
  • Ability to successfully multi-task while working independently or within a group environment
  • Ability to work in a deadline-driven environment and handle multiple projects simultaneously


  • Participates in conducting maturity assessments based on privacy regulations and frameworks
  • Participates in developing client policies and procedures for data protection and privacy
  • Participates in conducting Privacy Impact Assessments (PIAs) and Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIAs) of client systems, processing activities, and vendors
  • Provides support for the processing of data subject requests
  • Participates in developing privacy processing registers
  • Manages individual project responsibilities and tasks to deliver high quality and timely deliverables
  • Attends and documents client meetings/interviews and internal meetings with clear and concise notes
  • Assists project team with developing status reports and client reports, including findings and recommendations
  • Conducts research on industry-focused privacy regulations
  • Budgets time and assists with multiple project requests simultaneously
  • Monitors individual project tasks and risks
  • Travels as necessary

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BDO USA, LLP is a professional services firm that offers a wide range of assurance, tax, and advisory services. The company is dedicated to providing high-quality, tailored solutions to meet the unique needs of its clients across various industries. BDO focuses on helping businesses navigate complex challenges, optimise performance, and achieve their strategic objectives. With a commitment to excellence, innovation, and client satisfaction, BDO strives to build long-term relationships and deliver value through deep industry expertise and a personalised approach.

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    Options that help you put your family first. Including: parental leave, pet insurance and long-term care benefits

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    Plan for your future with a competitive 401k plan and a defined benefit plan offered through BDO’s ESOP

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    From day one, comprehensive medical, dental, vision, FSA and prescription insurance for the whole family