INTERNSHIP - U.S. OFAC Sanctions Compliance

Internship|New York|Banking Operations

INTERNSHIP - U.S. OFAC Sanctions Compliance

New York, United States Internship Banking Operations


*This is a 6-12 month, full time, internship beginning ASAP. This is not a summer internship

The OFAC Compliance Intern role supports the US Sanctions Compliance team to ensure SGUS’s compliance with OFAC and EU sanctions as well as SGUS and Group Policy requirements. 


The OFAC Compliance Intern would report to the

The OFAC Compliance Intern would report to the Sanctions Investigations Manager and be responsible for the following:   


  • Assist in the investigation of OFAC/EU and any other applicable sanctions alerts from transactional and client data processes, including wire payments, FX and trade finance transactions. 

  • Thoroughly document and maintain related investigation files and logs.

  • Perform sanctions related investigative reviews, including research, data collection, and compilation of evidence to support findings.

  • Assist with the compilation of metrics on sanctions investigations for reporting to management

  • Assist with the performance of research on beneficial ownership of OFAC sanctioned parties for screening by SG Group

  • Participate in special projects in support of the US Sanctions Compliance program.

Profile required



  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and research skills.
  • Ability to review and understand complex regulations.
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a complex organization, across multiple cultures, geographies, and disciplines.
  • Ability to balance multiple, changing priorities in a dynamic and fast moving working environment.




  •  MS Excel, Word
  • PowerPoint (plus but not required)

Why join us



  • Bachelors Degree
  • Law Degree (strong preference)




  • English

Business insight

Société Générale’s Financial Crime Compliance Team (“FCC team”) is responsible for AML, BSA, USA PATRIOT Act, and OFAC/Sanctions compliance for the AMER operations of an international financial firm.  The FCC team performs advisory and control functions across core businesses focused on the prevention of financial crimes.  The US Sanctions Compliance team is a central component of the FCC team, and is primarily responsible for screening, investigation, reporting, advisory, training and other sanctions compliance functions for SGUS.  

We are an equal opportunities employer and we are proud to make diversity a strength for our company. Societe Generale is committed to recognizing and promoting all talents, regardless of their beliefs, age, disability, parental status, ethnic origin, nationality, sexual or gender identity, sexual orientation, membership of a political, religious, trade union or minority organisation, or any other characteristic that could be subject to discrimination.

Reference: 210004EA
Starting date: 2021/03/23
Publication date: 2021/02/12