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As part of a team, you will assist in planning and conducting in-depth audits and evaluations of Federal executive and legislative branch IT programs. The audits cover a range of topics, such as, system acquisition and development; program/project planning and management; requirements management; investment management; information assurance; cloud computing; CIO responsibilities; IT contractor oversight; IT workforce planning; cybersecurity of critical infrastructures; electronic records management; and IT privacy. 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:
- Identifying or developing methodologically sound techniques to audit and evaluate federal IT programs;
- Learning new and complex IT-related material quickly to understand issues;
- Research and and collecting relevant information that helps achieve audit objectives;
- Conducting analyses to assess information collected about federal agencies IT practices and comparing them against IT best practices;
- Developing findings and conclusions based on analyses;
- Interviewing agency officials to obtain testimonial evidence to support audit findings and conclusions;
- Observing federal agencies’ IT systems management and security practices;
- Writing reports and other written products that effectively communicate findings and information;
- Communicating relevant information to agency officials, team members, internal stakeholders, and congressional staff, during formal and informal presentations, meetings, and/or interviews;
- Collaborating with others to address issues or solve problems and follow up with others to ensure needs are met; and
- Soliciting, listening to, and considering diverse perspectives, approaches, or viewpoint.
Some interns may also have the opportunity to assist in the operation and maintenance of a production and test computer center/network to further enhance and develop new cybersecurity skill sets
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 an IT-related field of study.
NOTE: An academic year of undergraduate education is defined as 30 semester hours, 45 quarter hours, or the equivalent in an accredited college or university.
All applicants must also have at least 12 semester hours or 18 quarter hours in a combination of quantitative and qualitative analysis, business analytics, business process management, project management, technical writing, business information technology, information technology law, management information systems, information assurance/security, math, statistics or other IT-related field of study by the start of the internship.
At the start of the program, all qualifications must be met and proof of enrollment through August 2022 leading towards a Bachelor’s degree in an IT-related field of study must be evident.
NOTE: 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.
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.
Please ensure that you will have the required number of IT-related educational hours at the start of the Summer 2022 internship.