Job Title:Information Technology Graduate Intern

Department:Legislative Branch

Sub Agency:U.S. Government Accountability Office

Job Announcement Number:GAO-12-IT-2299-03


$42,209.00 to $67,114.00 / Per Year


Wednesday, February 01, 2012 to Thursday, February 23, 2012




Full-Time - Temporary




MANY vacancy(s) - Washington DC Metro Area, DC


This vacancy is open to all U.S. Citizens, including status 
applicants (current and former federal government employees who meet 
certain conditions). Click the following link for more 
information about status applicants: 


The Government Accountability Office (GAO) supports the U.S. 
Congress in its oversight responsibilities by conducting original 
research and analysis to assess how well federally-funded 
programs are operating and assist with the development of 
legislation and appropriation reviews.

As a Information Technology (IT) summer intern, you will learn how to conduct federal audits and program evaluations and apply that knowledge as part of a team. You will be tasked with assisting IT analysts in evaluating the Federal government's more than $80 billion dollar annual investment in information systems. Key issues
include information technology (IT) capital planning and investment
control; enterprise architecture development and implementation;
information assurance and computer security; system/software
acquisition, operations, and maintenance; network management;  telecommunications management; and privacy. You will assist IT 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. Successful interns who have completed a minimum of 400 hours may have an opportunity for a permanent position with us.  With offices in Washington, D.C. and across the country, we offer exciting opportunities to interact with public officials at all levels of government, as well as with private entities that manage or receive federal funding.

The pay for our intern positions is at the grade 7 or 9 step 1 rate.  Federal salaries vary geographically, and the pay tables for all locations are available on the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) website at

The IT intern positions are located in Washington D.C. 

Voted one of the best places to work in the federal government since 
2009, we provide flexibilities and benefits to our employees.  We 
promote dynamic and forward-thinking workplace practices. We foster 
an inclusive work environment that emphasizes continuous learning, 
personal and professional development, and incentives for 
exceptional performance.  We promote equal opportunity for all staff 
without regard to age, disability, ethnicity, gender, religion, or 
sexual orientation.  GAO's success in embracing and leveraging the 
diversity of its employees is central to our mission of serving a 
diverse American population through its congressional 

If you want to help form public policy and 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 please visit us on the web at


  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Enrollment and good standing in an accredited graduate program
  • Applicants must return to school in Fall or graduate during internship
  • Completion of a satisfactory background investigation
  • See "Additional Information" for other Conditions of Employment
  • Selective Service registration if you are a male born after Dec. 31, 1959


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*Assist with fact gathering and documentary tasks

*Assist with compiling factual evidence to support conclusions

*Participate in interviews with operating personnel

*Assist with reviewing regulations, records, reports, statistics,
correspondence files, methods and procedures

*Assist with preparing preliminary analysis of data, draft summaries
and/or recommendations


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To be eligible for the GS-7 level:

-applicants must have completed at least one year of full time
graduate level college work with at least 18 hours of course work in
a combination of management information systems, computer science,
information assurance/security, statistics, math or related fields
of study.

To be eligible for the GS-9 level:

-applicants must have completed at least two years of full time
graduate level college work with with at least 18 hours of course
work in a combination of management information systems, computer
science, information assurance/security, statistics, math or related
fields of study.

Most internships are for the summer months. Internships are limited
to 16 weeks; typically in the summer, interns work a minimum of 10

Upon completion of a minimum of 400 hours (10 weeks), interns may be
considered for a permanent appointment subject to performance and
GAO budgetary considerations.

Be sure to review and follow all instructions thoroughly.

To be eligible for a GAO internship, students must:

-be enrolled in an accredited graduate program in good standing;

--be able to show proof of intent to return to school following the internship, unless completing graduate degree requirements and internship concurrently.


After you submit your application, we will review it to determine 
whether you have submitted all additional required documents as specified under the Required Documents section of this announcement and meet the key requirements and basic qualifications.

It is important to have a well written, thoughtful essay that is 
supported by your resume. Please do not use statements such as "see 
resume" and "N/A", as they do not allow for a thorough review of 
your application.

Veterans Preference does apply to this announcement.  For more 
information regarding veterans preference please visit 
To preview questions please click here.


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Interns selected will be eligible for annual and sick leave. Other
benefits include training programs, seminars, career counseling,
flexible work hours, and transportation subsidy. GAO locations may
have fitness and child care centers and operate under a business
casual dress policy.


Travel and relocation expenses related to this hiring process will 
not be paid.


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You are encouraged to apply early.  Please carefully follow all 
instructions under the How to Apply tab to ensure you are considered 
for the position.

You are required to apply on-line for this announcement.  We are 
unable to accept mailed or emailed documents. You must complete the 
entire application process including submission of all documents 
BEFORE this announcement closes.  To do so, complete the following 

Step 1: Click on the "APPLY ONLINE" button at the bottom of this 
announcement.  Follow USAJOBS' instructions to access your account 
and submit your resume.  If you are not registered with USAJOBS, 
click on the "create your account now!" button to obtain access and 
electronically build your resume. 

Step 2:  Once you submit your resume, you will be redirected to the 
Career Connector website to complete the application process.  If 
this is your first time in Career Connector, you will be asked to 
answer questions related to your eligibility for Federal 
employment.  You will be able to update this information and save it 
to your account for future announcements. 

Step 3: Once you have completed the eligibility questions, you will 
be taken directly to the vacancy application questions. Answer all 
questions honestly and thoroughly.  Click on "Submit" after
you have completed your application. Once you have submitted your 
application, you can check your status online through your Career 
Connector or MY USAJOBS account. 

Step 4:  Career Connector offers three options that will 
electronically attach your documentation to your online application 
once you finish answering the questions in the job announcement.  

(1) You may select a document that you have already uploaded to 
USAJOBS for a previous announcement.
(2) You may electronically upload a document directly from your 
computer to your application.  

Be certain to review your complete application for confirmation the 
document uploaded and click on "Finished" to be returned to USAJOBS.

(3) You may follow the "Faxing Supporting Documentation" 
instructions within the online application, which will provide the 
necessary cover sheets for each of your documents so that they will 
be correctly submitted. The fax number will be available on the 
cover sheet. 

Please note that each cover sheet and corresponding document must be 
faxed separately. Be certain to review your complete fax transmittal 
confirmation to ensure that all pages have been received.

Your complete online application and any required supplemental 
documentation (e.g., DD-214, SF-50 or equivalent) must be received 
by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of the 
announcement.  It is your responsibility to ensure that all 
documents are received on time and that the materials are readable.  
Failure to do so will result in your application being excluded from 
consideration under this announcement.

If you are experiencing any technical difficulty with the on-line 
please contact [log in to unmask]. Requests for 
extensions will not be granted.


You are required to submit your current college or university transcript (official or unofficial) that lists the classes that you are currently taking and supports the number of hours completed.  If you are submitting a transcript from a non-US educational institution, applicants must submit all necessary documents to a private U.S. organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials, commonly called a credential 
evaluation service. For additional information please visit

Current or former federal employees, must submit the most recent 
Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50). If you are a current 
federal employee, you must also submit a copy of your most recent
performance appraisal.

Veterans, must submit adequate proof of active service in the Armed 
Forces (i.e., Member 4 copy of the DD- 214, which indicates 
Character of Service. To claim 10-point veterans' preference, 
you must also submit an SF-15 and a letter from the Department of 
Veterans Affairs verifying your disability and preference for hiring.

Disabled applicants claiming Schedule A eligibility, must submit 
proof of disability and a certification of job readiness.


Jackie Taylor
Phone: 202-512-6401
Fax: 000-000-0000
Email: [log in to unmask]
Agency Information:
U.S. Government Accountability Office
441 G Street NW
Room 1157
Washington, DC
Fax: 000-000-0000


If you do not meet the key requirements or basic qualifications or 
fail to submit all required application materials, your application 
will not be considered and we will notify you in writing. 
If you do meet the key requirements and basic qualifications and 
submit all required application materials, a technical review panel 
will review your essay and resume. Your essay is a very important 
part of the application, so please be as complete and thorough as 
you can.

After the technical review panel completes its work, you will be 
notified of the results. 

For additional information regarding announcement time frames please 

Aimee Babcock-Ellis, MLS
(cell phone) 518-225-7127
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