Multiple Spring Paid Internships (Management and Program Analyst) – U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) – Washington, DC

Position Summary: 

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.


Interns will work on various assignments within one of GAO’s Administrative Professional and Support Staff (APSS) offices:

Applied Research and Methods (ARM) Library Services: Interns will assist with basic duties for library services that include conducting reference and research, acquiring information resources for GAO, organizing and making information resources accessible, creating subject guides on topics such as accounting and finance, economics, education, healthcare, national defense, natural resources, public policy, transportation, telecommunications.

Chief Administrative Office (CAO)/Special Assist (Telework):  The intern will research external public and private organizations and work with internal stakeholders to collect and benchmark telework best practices.  Intern will also work with internal stakeholders on GAO culture initiatives and develop a method of tracking the status of recommendations.

Congressional Relations (CR): Interns will identify and monitor the status of legislation; prepare records of reports required by statute or requested by Members of Congress for review by GAO’s Executive Committee; conduct research regarding GAO’s impact on legislation and Congressional oversight.

Continuous Process Improvement (CPI): Interns will support process improvement and change management activities including gathering and analyzing data, documenting work processes, documenting business needs for mission systems, helping to facilitate and document results of focus groups, and creating written communications.

Human Capital Office (HCO): Interns will provide assistance to GAO employees in a variety of human capital operational areas to include: recruitment and staffing activities, records management, performance management, compensation and leave policies and programs, employee relations activities and benefits programs, diversity and inclusion efforts, and/or budget and contracting matters.

Infrastructure Operations (IO): Interns will perform analytical studies focused on evaluating the effectiveness of various business operations, processes, and programs in the subject areas of facility management, security and emergency management, and records management.

Financial Management and Business Operations (FMBO): Interns will be responsible for maintaining, organizing, interpreting, and reviewing accounting documents and data for record management purposes; analyzing and reviewing data to ensure consistency; conducting analysis of GAO/FMBO’s best practices.

Learning Center (LC): Interns will provide assistance in learning development and delivery activities such as classroom logistics, course development, adjunct faculty program and recognition, course evaluations and analysis, design and development of learning products includes instructor-led training materials for classroom and webinars and eLearning interactive media, simulations, and videos.

Public Affairs (PA): Interns will assist with the product line steering committee and working groups; reaching new communications platforms and new features of existing communications platforms.

Strategic Planning and External Liaison (SPEL): Intern will help develop tools and methods to advance the strategic planning process, promote dialogue within accountability community, improve event coordination and planning tools, and support the Managing Director’s long-term agenda.

Office of the General Counsel (OGC) Legal Support Services Branch (LSSB): Interns will assist management with a variety of administrative support functions for the Office of General Counsel including; covering front office and answering phones when needed, filing, copying, arranges meetings, securing space or arranging for audio and video conferencing; assist manager with updating attorney recruiting materials; utilizing automated systems, such as; the Law Schools recruiting system to enter and update recruiting profiles.

Office of the General Counsel (OGC) Procurement Law Control Group (PLCG):  Intern will provide overall administrative support to the paralegals and attorneys, including opening and closing bid protest cases, processing correspondence, bid protest hearings, and assist the PLCG manager with various projects.

Information Systems and Technology Services (ISTS), Budget, Acquisition, and Contracts Group (BACG): The Intern will assist in performing budget formulation and administration duties using Financial and MS office systems.


  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Be enrolled and in good standing in an accredited degree program.
  • Will be subject to a background investigation/ suitability determination.
  • Selective Service registration if you are a male born after Dec. 31, 1959.

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.


All qualification requirements must be met by the start of the internship.
To qualify for the GS-7 level, you must be enrolled in a graduate or equivalent degree seeking program, and meet one of the following criteria:

1. You must have completed between 18 to 35 semester hours or 27 to 53 quarter hours of graduate level education; or

2. You must possess a Bachelor’s degree with Superior Academic Achievement (defined below).

Superior Academic Achievement: Superior academic achievement (SAA) recognizes individuals who have achieved superior academic standing. S.A.A. is based on (1) class standing, (2) grade-point average, or (3) honor society membership. Class standing — Applicants must be in the upper third of the graduating class in the college, university, or major subdivision, such as the College of Liberal Arts or the School of Business Administration, based on completed courses. Grade-point average (G.P.A.)– Applicants must have a grade-point average of: a.3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 (“B” or better) as recorded on their official transcript, or as computed based on 4 years of education, or as computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; or .3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 (“B+” or better) based on the average of the required courses completed in the major field or the required courses in the major field completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum.

To qualify for the GS-9 level, you must be enrolled in a graduate or equivalent degree seeking program, and meet one of the following criteria:

1.  You must have completed 36 or more semester hours or 54 or more quarter hours of graduate level education; or

2.  You must possess a Master’s Degree or Equivalent Graduate degree.

All education must be gained from an accredited academic institution.

Please ensure that your USAJOBS resume is current and includes all education information (i.e., name of institution, number of credits completed, graduation/anticipated graduation date, dates of attendance, etc.).

  • Open & closing dates: 09/25/2018 to 10/09/2018

    This job will close when we have received 500 applications which may be sooner than the closing date.

  • Pay scale & grade: GS 07 – 09

  • Salary: $45,972 to $56,233 per year

  • Appointment type: Temporary

  • Work schedule: Full-Time or Part-time

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