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    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.

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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: 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) Workforce Management & Analysis:  Support a variety of workforce management and analysis activities including collecting and analyzing workforce data using various reporting systems, excel and/or SAS; providing analytical support during GAO’s annual workforce planning cycle; and tracking attrition and hiring.  
    Congressional Relations (CR): 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): Support agency-wide process improvement and change management projects including documenting work processes, gathering and analyzing data, facilitating and documenting focus groups, gathering business requirements for information technology systems and assisting with implementation, implementing project management, and creating written communications.

    Human Capital Office (HCO): Perform a full-range of analytical and technical work assignments to support GAO’s human resources functions such as researching human capital trends and leading practices, processing personnel and payroll actions, developing recruitment strategies and communications materials, and enhancing organizational diversity and inclusion program.

    Infrastructure Operations (IO): 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): 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): Provide course development assistance to the agency’s learning & talent development unit, including instructional systems design (ISD) and other methods. This includes the analysis, development and implementation of classroom, webinar, and eLearning courseware.

    Public Affairs (PA): 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): Support SPEL's Strategic Planning and Foresight office by helping execute the Center for Strategic Foresight’s activities, including member outreach and meeting planning. Help identify and analyze long-term trends impacting the whole of government as part of GAO’s foresight ecosystem. Use data analytics techniques (Python, natural language processing, etc) to derive insights from GAO’s trend scanning data and develop new and innovative tools to identify emerging trends.

    Office of the General Counsel (OGC) Assist management with a variety of administrative support functions, including receptionist duties when needed, filing, copying, scheduling, and correspondence; assist managers with updating attorney recruiting materials utilizing automated systems; support attorneys on projects, including researching and retrieving GAO and OGC records and historical documents; provide overall administrative support to attorneys and paralegals; assist paralegals with maintaining data systems.

    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.

    Information Systems and Technology Services (ISTS), Customer Relations Group (CRG): Assist with writing step-by-step training materials and conduct training when needed.

    Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board (FASAB): Interns will support research to support improvements to federal financial reports. Duties will include reviewing and analyzing federal financial report disclosures and supporting the development of lease accounting implementation guidance.

    Audit Policy and Quality Assurance (APQA) – Interns will assist in GAO annual internal inspection which will provide them insight in quality management

    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/533231400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.