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Student Volunteer Intern

Washington, D.C
Closing date
Oct 11, 2022

The duties associated with this position will vary based on the team or office assignments. The following list is to provide applicants with a general overview of the duties and responsibilities.
  • Plan and complete work assignments on time.
  • Collect and analyze relevant information.
  • Prepare quality documents.
  • Communicate relevant and accurate information, clearly and concisely during formal or informal meetings.
  • Collaborate with others to accomplish goals.
  • Contribute to team efforts.
  • Use various enterprise tools and technology to prepare and share documents.
  • Provide essential support such as arranging meetings, taking notes, responding to routine inquires.


Conditions of Employment

You must be a U.S. Citizen
You must be at least 16 years old
Actively enrolled at least half-time in an accredited educational institution.
Good academic standing
Free from conflict of interest
Must be able to pass a valid background check
You may be required to sign a financial disclosure agreement.
Continued enrollment in qualifying academic program for the duration of volunteer service.


In addition to the Key Requirements listed in this vacancy announcement, the Student Volunteer must also posses the following qualities:
  • Ability to work well in a team environment
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing to a variety of audiences
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to organize a variety of assignments simultaneously to meet deadlines.
  • A working knowledge of computer applications such as Microsoft: Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook.
Note: If at any point during the internship (and for any reason) your status as a student changes to that of a non-student, your internship will be terminated.


All applicants must submit their academic transcripts in order to be eligible. The transcripts may be unofficial or official and must show your status as a student, as well as support your educational claim.

Student Status: Definition of a student- applicant must be enrolled in an accredited high school, technical or vocational school, two year or four year college or university, graduate or professional school. You must be considered in good academic standing. Individuals must be taking at least a half-time academic, vocational, or technical course leading to a degree, diploma, or certificate. "Half-time" is defined by the school in which the student is enrolled

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:

Additional information

This vacancy posting is a standing register that will be used to fill ongoing Student Intern Volunteer positions in a variety of offices. This posting does not guarantee selection.
Student Volunteers may work during the school year and/or during summer or school vacation periods. The nature of the volunteer assignment as well as the work schedule will be established once on-board.

Telework eligibility will be reassessed at the start date.

This position does not offer salary, benefits, or conversion to permanent employment.

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

GAO reserves the right to discontinue the volunteer experience at any time.

Individuals selected will be eligible to receive transit subsidy.
REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: GAO provides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees (and interns) with disabilities. To request an accommodation, please email ReasonableAccommodations@gao.govThe U.S. Government Accountability Office's policy is to provide equal employment opportunity for all regardless of race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity

Below is the link to the GAO Mission Teams and Operation Teams to provide an overview of the mission of each:

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 representatives.

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