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Student Membership

Transform into an instant influencer, ally, and advocate with access to essential relationships and resources for success.

IIA Student Membership tier is imperative to get the proverbial foot in the door — from intern to employee — through invaluable connections and essential opportunities.

Transform into an instant influencer, ally, and advocate when you pursue a career in internal auditing. As a student member of The IIA, you’ll gain access to numerous resources — like mentorships, content, tools, and training — to help you navigate internal audit academic and career opportunities.


The IIA is your partner in the internal audit profession and you are an important part of our global community. Whatever you're into, it can come out of membership in the IIA. Discover what's at the heart of member value.


As of August 1, 2022, Student Membership is now complimentary to full and part-time students within North America (USA, Canada, and the Caribbean). Individuals must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program, part-time or full-time, with a minimum of 6 credits at a college or university.  Student membership is limited to a maximum of six years.

As a student, you are eligible to receive many benefits from The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA). In order to be eligible for this program, students must provide evidence annually of their part-time status by submitting an official transcript for the current semester.


The IIA defines a student as:

  • An undergraduate student enrolled in at least 6 credit hours or the work term of your program (ie. Co-Op or Internship).
  • A graduate student enrolled in at least 6 credit hours or the work term of your program (ie. Co-Op or Internship).


  1. Sign in to your MyIIA portal and complete the Student Program Application. Don't have an IIA account? Sign up now.
  2. IIA Staff will review your application for approval.
  3. Once approved, you will receive a confirmation email and your student status will be activated.

Student Membership is free! Begin taking advantage of all of the benefits that membership in The IIA can bring.

Top Five Benefits of Belonging

  1. Access

    Access all the vast resources for students, educators, and chapters available through the Academic Relations Program — preparing and securing the future of the profession.

  2. Develop

    Develop your leadership skills with volunteer opportunities from local to global levels, including participation in the Student Exchange

  3. Connect

    Connect with a professional global network of more than 210,000 members from 170 countries and territories around the world.

  4. Explore

    Explore current internships, job opportunities, and career resources through the Audit Career Center.

  5. Stand Out

    Stand out as a professional by arming yourself with the latest industry knowledge, techniques, and competencies through Internal Audit Foundation research reports and the pages of Internal Auditor magazine.

Student Today. Gainfully Employed Tomorrow.

Awards, Grants, Scholarships & Education

  • Michael J. Barrett Doctoral Dissertation Grant

  • Larry B. Sawyer Research Award

  • Centers for Internal Auditing Excellence

  • Internal Auditing Education Partnership (IAEP) Program

Events, Networking & Connecting

  • Internal Audit Student Exchange

  • Internship Opportunities

  • Mentor Match

  • Local Chapter Events

  • Volunteer Positions

Career Resources, Tips & Development

  • Audit Career Center

  • Career Development Checklist

  • Top Tips From Internship to Employment

  • Robert Half Management Tools

  • Reports & Publications

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Resources for Students

What does your tomorrow hold? From operations and finance to marketing and human resources, internal auditors help ensure an organization meets its goal and as a student, we have the resources to help you succeed. 

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*Student membership is open to individuals currently enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral program who are engaged in a full-time academic schedule at a college or university. Student membership is limited to a maximum of six years. No processing fee is required.

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