RISK Operational Control Intern (May to August 2024)

January 3, 2024

RISK Operational Control Intern (May to August 2024)


  • Internship
  • CA-QC-Montréal
  • RISK
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In a changing world, unprecedented challenges require unmatched talent. Join one of Montreal’s Top Employers in 2023. We are a dynamic and growing organization having its main establishment located in downtown Montreal and part of a leading international banking institution fully committed to building a more sustainable future. Note that the position may be in the Canadian Branch of BNP Paribas or in one of its subsidiaries based in Montreal.

Internship program

As an intern, you will benefit from a 4 month program that aims to give you the tools to develop yourself and discover your potential, through customized trainings, networking sessions and transversal projects.

More information about the program available on our website:

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The position at a glance

The RISK function of BNP Paribas constitutes the Second Line of Defense of the Bank. It aims at independently reviewing, assessing, challenging and communicating on the level of risk generated by the various business lines and activities within the Group. Hence, RISK both protects and serves the bank by acting as a key contributor to its long-term development.

In this transversal role, you will assist the RISK Americas Permanent Operational Control Charge to carry out its mission. You will interact with the Region and the Group to ensure that best practices are aligned.

In detail

You will interact with the Region and the Group to ensure that best practices are aligned. Your daily routine includes the following projects:

·         Contribute to the control of operational risks for RISK teams in the Americas

·         Implement and maintain risk mapping and maintain it (RCSA)

·         Ensure that the requirements of Group procedures are implemented locally, supplemented by local specificities (regulations, organizational tools)

·         Ensure control plans are in place, analyze results and monitor action plans

·         Management of historical incidents (including near misses) and potential incidents

·         Notification/receipt of reports, monitoring of findings and recommendations issued internally or externally.

·         Support the validation process for exceptional transactions, new product, activity or process validation committees (e.g. TAC/NAC) and monitoring of implementation

·         Alerting and reporting to line management concerns all operational risk incidents as well as to independent control functions

Contributes to business continuity management of RISK teams in the Americas, to business impact analysis and disaster recovery in coordination with local Territory management

The strengths and skills that will help you succeed

  • Student completing their Bachelor’s degree in the following fields: Commerce, Management, Finance or Economics.
  • Office experience required ideally in the banking environment (but not necessary)
  • Experience working with cross functional and multi – cultural teams strongly preferred
  • Fluent in English
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)
  • Knowledge in Data visualization tool (PowerBI) or coding language is a plus (Sas, VBA)
    (but not necessary)
  • Keen interest in following the evolving banking industry trends


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Prioritization of tasks / organization
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Attention to detail
  • Result oriented
  • Flexible and autonomous


  • Currently enrolled full-time in an accredited Canadian post-secondary program
  • Must be able to work in the local premises
  • Be 18 and over
  • Have at least one more semester left after completion of internship

What you need to know

  • We will review candidates as they apply, so don’t wait to submit your application;
  • If you are selected to participate in the recruitment process, please inform Human Resources of any accommodations you may require. BNP Paribas will work with you to ensure that you are able to participate fully in the process;
  • You must be legally eligible to work in the Greater Montreal area and, if applicable, hold a valid work or study permit. Physical presence in BNP Paribas’ office(s) is an essential function of this position;
  • Given the vast majority of our clients, both internal and external, are based outside of Quebec and Canada, specific language requirements may apply. These will be clearly mentioned in the qualifications of the position;

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) at the heart of our commitments

At BNP Paribas all employees are on an equal footing allowing us to create a work environment that values and respects people for their talents, skills and competences.

BNP Paribas recruits, employs, trains, compensates and promotes regardless of race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, disability, age, and other protected status (Employment Equity Act and Canadian Human Right Act).

To learn more about our DE&I commitments, click here

About us

BNP Paribas is the top bank in the European Union and a major international banking establishment. Present in 65 countries, with more than 190,000 employees, the bank holds key positions in several areas of banking and financial services.

BNP Paribas’ mission is to contribute to a responsible and sustainable economy by financing and advising its clients according to the highest ethical standards, while striving to respond to essential concerns in terms of the environment, regional development and social inclusion.

Since 1961, BNP Paribas has supported large Canadian companies and institutions in their business development by offering a full range of specialized financial services and investment products.

With over 1,200 employees, BNP Paribas in Canada continues to attract experts from diverse fields as well as ambitious young talent from around the world. We are proud to offer our employees a rewarding and international workplace where they can build their professional careers by honing their skills, meeting challenges and enriching their knowledge of the financial industry.

Our certifications and partnerships

  • Montreal’s Top Employers 2023
  • Canada’s Best Diversity Employers 2023
  • Women in Governance  – Parity certified –  Gold certification
  • CCDI Consulting Inc. (Canadian Center for Diversity and Inclusion)
  • Pride at Work Canada
  • Rainbow Accreditation issued by Canada’s LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce (CGLCC)
  • ROSEPH – Grouping of specialized organizations for the employment of persons with disabilities
  • IndigenousWorks
  •  Part of Les Affaires top 300 companies in Quebec

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