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    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.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/512013500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.