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Student Membership

Find your in and make your way, for FREE, 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.

Belonging to The IIA expands your knowledge of internal auditing, fuels your professional ambitions, and champions limitless opportunity.

As a student member, you’ll gain access to numerous resources — like networking and internship opportunities, leadership programs, and content and tools — to help you navigate internal audit academic and professional opportunities.

Begin your exciting journey of exploration and professional development with a FREE IIA Student Membership! As a student member, you have access to professional and personal development resources along with a global network – all dedicated to fostering the auditors of the future.


FREE SWAG! Student Members, complete the Swag Bag form and look out for FREE SWAG being sent to you!

Membership Benefits & Resources

Network With Your Local IIA Chapter

With 144 chapters and 74,000+ members across North America, engage with regional internal auditors and organizations through your free chapter affiliation.

Connect With Your Local Chapter  | Confirm Chapter Affiliation

Career Resources

Navigate your career path with ease at our Career Center, which offers everything from resume advice to job opportunities.

Career Center  |  Free Resume Reviews  |  Internship and Job Opportunities
Advice and Resources for Jobseekers  |  Career Planning Tools

Scholarships, Grants, and Education

Leverage opportunities for financial aid through scholarships and grants, and explore universities offering internal audit curriculum.

Larry B. Sawyer Student Scholarship  |  Where to Study Internal Audit!
Michael J. Barrett Doctoral Dissertation Grant

Podcasts, Blogs, and More

Podcasts: Getting Started With  |  All Things Internal Audit
Blogs: IAm  |  Building A Better Auditor
More: Internal Auditor Magazine  |  Student Advantage Newsletter – emailed quarterly

Global Student Conference

An annual event hosted in Orlando, Florida, is designed to connect college students interested in internal audit with industry leaders, professionals, and fellow students from around the world. Through engaging sessions, thought-provoking panels, and networking opportunities, attendees gain invaluable knowledge in the internal audit profession. Registration is open for April 2024.

Not a Student Member Yet? Apply in One, Two, Free!

Students residing in the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean, use the following steps to apply for free student membership for up to 6 years.

Students can submit an unofficial transcript or class schedule in the application to reflect the credit hour enrollment requirement.


Individuals must meet the following requirements:

  • Undergraduate student enrolled in at least 6 credits
  • Graduate student enrolled in at least 3 credits


  1. Create an IIA account. Skip this step if you already have a MyIIA profile.
  2. Log into MyIIA and complete the Student Application.
  3. Access your free student membership!

    Applications are reviewed and approved within 2 business days! Students must reapply annually to renew membership.

International students, please contact your local IIA Affiliate for more information on student membership.


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.

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 Global Student Conference.

  3. Connect

    Connect with a professional global network of more than 245,000 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.

Find your local chapter.

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.