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As a GAO intern, you will receive training and learn how to conduct federal audits and program evaluations and apply that knowledge as part of a team. You will assist GAO audit teams in planning and conducting in-depth reviews of executive and legislative branch programs. You will assist audit teams to collect appropriate data, analyze the data, develop databased findings and conclusions, and present the information both orally and in writing to diverse audiences.
Specific duties are:
- Work with your supervisor in the planning, prioritizing, and/or balancing own work assignments, identifying feasible work management approaches that address required activities and timelines.
- Assist the audit team with developing, identifying, contributing to, and/or using techniques, tools, and processes that are methodologically sound and targeted to job requirements.
- Assist collecting relevant information that is aligned with objectives/planning decisions and meets needs.
- Assist conducting analyses that yield quality information aligned with needs; identifying relevant information, patterns/inconsistencies, relationships, interdependencies, and potential implication.
- Preparing quality written work that meets relevant writing and evidence standards, and that is appropriately targeted to the audience and purpose.
- Communicating relevant and accurate information during formal or informal presentations, meetings, or interviews.
- Partnering or collaborating with others to address issues or solve problems; following up with others to ensure needs are met.
- Contributing to team efforts through participation in activities/meetings, soliciting and listening to others’ opinions, and working collaboratively to accomplish team goals.
- Soliciting, listening to, and considering diverse perspectives, approaches, or viewpoints, and incorporating others’ perspectives into decision-making (when appropriate).
All qualification requirements must be met by the start of the internship.
To qualify for the GS-4 level, you must have completed two academic years of post-high school study or associate’s degree, AND be enrolled in an academic program leading towards a Bachelor’s degree in accounting, auditing, finance, business administration, or public administration.
All applicants must also have at least 12 semester hours or 18 quarter hours in accounting or auditing which may include 6 hours in business law by the start of the internship.
See the announcement for more information about the position/application process.