Ahoy, grad students, advisors, and grad liaisons! Here’s a summer internship with the Government Accountability Office. You need to be enrolled in a graduate program to be eligible.
GAO Analyst Student Intern • January 11, 2022 or 500 applicants
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.
There are many possible locations for this position - you don’t just have to be in DC, though it does say you can only pick one of the available locations. You do have to be a fairly advanced grad student. If you’re a PhD student with an MA, you would qualify for a higher grade in the post.
The KSAs are “Analysis, Writing, Research.” The application asks for an essay addressing the following question:
To what extent do you possess each of the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs)? You can rely upon experience gained from school, volunteer work, military service, paid employment and/or professional/community/social organizations. (1) Knowledge of and experience with analytical concepts, principles, and practices (methods) that provides the ability to analyze and evaluate qualitative and quantitative data to make logical inferences and/or draw logical conclusions. 2) Ability to prepare written documents that effectively communicate information, some of which are complex, that are complete, organized, and grammatically correct. 3) Ability to learn new and complex material quickly in order to understand the issues and obtain relevant and sufficient information about the research problem/issue.
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