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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 FMA Financial Auditor Fall internship positions. The anticipated start dates begin in August 2021.
As a GAO intern, you will receive training and learn how to conduct federal audits and program evaluations 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.
NOTE: You must be a current student enrolled in a Bachelor’s program seeking a degree in accounting, auditing, finance, business administration or public administration 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 Fall 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.