Paid Internship with Government Accountability Office
Full Job Description
The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) is an independent, nonpartisan agency that works for Congress. We accomplish our mission by providing objective and reliable information and analysis to the Congress, to federal agencies, and to the public, and recommending improvements, when appropriate, on a wide variety of issues to make government work better.
This vacancy is for Spring Analyst internship positions. The anticipated start date is January/February 2021.
As a GAO intern, you will learn how to conduct federal audits and program evaluations and apply that knowledge as part of a team. You will assist GAO analysts in planning and conducting in-depth reviews of executive and legislative branch programs. You will collect appropriate data, analyze the data, develop data-based findings and conclusions, and present the information both orally and in writing to diverse audiences.
Specific duties are:
Planning, prioritizing, and/or balancing own work assignments, identifying feasible work management approaches that address required activities and timelines.
Developing, identifying, contributing to, and/or using techniques, tools, and processes that are methodologically sound and targeted to job requirements.
Collecting relevant information that is aligned with objectives/planning decisions and meets needs.
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).
Occasional travel - Travel may be required depending on job assignment.
Job family (Series)
0399 Administration And Office Support Student Trainee
Conditions of Employment
You must be a U.S. Citizen.
Be enrolled and in good standing in an accredited undergrad degree program.
Selective Service registration if you are a male born after Dec. 31, 1959.
Will be subject to a background investigation/ suitability determination.
Current proof of registration thru at least May 2021
For the essay question of this vacancy announcement, any application that does not provide an "actual narrative response" that addresses the KSA listed below, or that says “Please see resume” or the equivalent or “N/A” will not be accepted.
You must be currently enrolled and good standing in an accredited degree program throughout the duration of the internship.
All academic degrees and coursework must be from accredited institutions.
All qualification requirements must be met by the start of the internship.
To qualify for the GS-4 level you must be enrolled in a Bachelor's degree program, and meet one of the following criteria:
1. You must have completed 60 semester hours or 90 quarter credits of Bachelor's level education.
2. You must possess an Associate's degree.
NOTE: You must be a current student enrolled in a Bachelor's program seeking a degree from an accredited educational institution on a full or half-time basis. See the Qualifications section of this announcement for more details on who may apply and how to qualify for a May 2021 GAO internship. If at any point during the internship (and for any reason) your status as a student changes to that of a non-student, your internship will be terminated.
This position does not have promotion potential.
This position is not in the bargaining unit
Salary for this position is at a GS-4, step 1:
Salary for Norfolk location: $31,359
Salary for Washington DC location: $35,119
Appointments for student intern positions are nonpermanent and generally last from 10 to 16 weeks. Student interns may have an opportunity for a permanent or term position based on a successful intern experience (completion of a minimum of 400 hours of work, not to exceed a total of 640 hours) and successful completion of degree requirements. The ability to convert to a permanent or term appointment with a minimum 400 hours of work experience is contingent upon budgetary conditions and staffing needs at the time of eligibility.
There is an application limit associated with this announcement. The announcement will close at 11:59 ET on the day we receive 500 applications, or at 11:59 PM eastern on 10/23/2020, whichever comes first.