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This position is located in the GAO Information Technology (IT) Team. The IT Team audits and evaluates federal agencies’ information management and technology programs that cover a wide-range of areas such as, systems acquisition and development; program/ project planning and 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.
Interns must work a minimum of 400 hours, not to exceed a total of 640 hours. 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.
The anticipated start date is September/October 2018. 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 of work) and successful completion of degree requirements. The ability to convert to a permanent or term appointment with 400 hours of work experience is contingent upon budgetary conditions and staffing needs at the time of eligibility.
If you have exceptional analytical, communication, and collaboration skills, and can demonstrate high levels of initiative, then GAO is where you want to be!
To learn more about GAO and our IT Team, please visit us on the web at: http://www.gao.gov/about/index.html.
The pay for these intern positions is at the grade 9 step 1.
As a GAO intern, you will learn how to conduct federal IT audits and program evaluations and apply that knowledge as part of a team. You will assist in planning and conducting in-depth audits and evaluations of 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 audience
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;
- researching 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;
- producing 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 viewpoints.
Occasional travel - May be authorized
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