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As a Financial Management and Assurance (FMA) Fall intern, you will receive training and learn how to conduct audits of federal entities as part of a team. Financial Auditors participate in a wide range of audit engagements with the overall objective of strengthening accountability for the Federal government's assets and operations. They perform financial audits and analyses, promote financial management best practices, assess internal controls, and identify and support improvements in a variety of financial areas affecting program performance. You will assist GAO auditors in planning and conducting audits of agency programs and operations. You will assist the audit team to collect appropriate data, analyze the data, develop data-based findings and conclusions, and present the information both orally and in writing to diverse audiences.
The anticipated start date is September 2018. Appointments for student intern positions are nonpermanent and generally last from 10 to 16 weeks. Part time student interns are required to work 16 to 32 hours a week. 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, not to exceed 640 hours, of work) and successful completion of degree requirements. The ability to convert to a permanent or term appointment with a minimum of 400 hours of work experience is contingent upon budgetary conditions and staffing needs at the time of eligibility.
The pay for these intern positions is at the grade 7 step 1.
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 team to collect appropriate data, analyze the data, develop data-based findings and conclusions, and present the information both orally and in writing to diverse audiences. To learn more about GAO and our mission teams, please visit us on the web at:
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).
Occasional travel - Travel may be required depending on job assignment.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…Students
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