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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. To learn more about GAO and our mission teams, please visit us on the web at: http://www.gao.gov/careers/index.html
Specific duties are:
•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).
Travel Required (Occasional travel – Travel may be required depending on job assignment.)
- You must be a U.S. Citizen.
- Be enrolled and in good standing in an accredited graduate degree program.
- Selective Service registration if you are a male born after Dec. 31, 1959.
- Will be subject to a background investigation/ suitability determination.
- Current proof of enrollment
For the essay question of this vacancy announcement, any application that does not provide an “actual narrative response” that addresses the KSA listed below, or that says “Please see resume” or the equivalent or “N/A” will not be accepted.
All qualification requirements must be met by the start of the internship.
To qualify for the GS-4 level you must be enrolled in a Bachelor’s degree program, and meet one of the following criteria:
1. You must have completed 60 semester hours or 90 quarter credits of Bachelor’s level education.
2. You must possess an Associate’s degree.
To qualify for the GS-7 level you must be enrolled in a graduate or equivalent degree seeking program, and meet one of the following criteria:
1. You must have completed between 18 to 35 semester hours or 27 to 53 quarter hours of graduate level education.
2. You must possess a Bachelor’s degree with Superior Academic Achievement.
To qualify for the GS-9 level you must be enrolled in a graduate or equivalent degree seeking program, and meet one of the following criteria:
1. You must have completed 36 or more semester hours or 54 or more quarter hours of graduate level education.
2. You must possess a Master’s Degree or equivalent Graduate Degree.
Learn More and Apply by June 10, 2019
To apply for the GS-4 position, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/531217500.
To apply for the GS-7/9 position, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/531217300.