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GAO Analyst Intern - Fall (GS-04/undergraduate)

Come join one of the" best places to work" for a fall internship, which can be part-time or full-time, in-person or remote! GAO interns are treated as full team members from day one and help GAO design and implement research and analysis on behalf of the Congress.

NOTE: To be considered, you MUST APPLY through USAJOBS. No applications submitted through Handshake will be reviewed.

What do GAO interns do?

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 include:
  • 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).