Student Volunteer Intern
6 days left
- Full Time
GAO seeks non-paid student volunteers to encourage interest in public service careers and provide valuable work experience. As a non-paid volunteer, a student will gain first-hand experience within GAO’s work environment, learn about the federal government and perform a variety of tasks related to supporting GAO activities.
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.
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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. To learn more about GAO please visit us on the web at http://www.gao.gov/careers/index.html.
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
Student Volunteer Program Requirements:
- U.S. Citizen
- At least 16 years of age
- Work permit required for minors age 16 or 17
- Letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor or school administrator (High School Applicants ONLY)
- Actively enrolled at least half-time in a degree-seeking accredited educational institution
- Good academic standing
- Available to work at least 20 hours a week
- Free from conflict of interest
- Must be able to pass a valid background check and willing to sign a nondisclosure agreement
- Continued enrollment in qualifying academic program for the duration of volunteer service
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.
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 load leading to a degree, diploma, or certificate. "Half-time" is defined by the school in which the student is enrolled.
GAO's workforce is organized largely by subject area; comprised of 14 mission teams and 14 mission support offices. The link below will take you to an overview for each mission team. The mission support offices are listed and briefly described below.
Mission Teams: http://www.gao.gov/about/workforce/teams.html
Mission Support Offices:
Audit Policy and Quality Assurance (APQA) Assists the Comptroller General, the Chief Operating Officer, and mission teams in ensuring GAO's products are of the highest quality.
Congressional Relations (CR) Fosters and maintains liaison with congressional committees and Members of Congress, and keeps GAO staff informed of significant developments in Congress.
General Counsel (GC) Advises GAO’s managers and analysts and prepares testimonies and reports on subjects reflecting a range of government activity.
Continuous Process Improvement (CPI) Drives positive change in mission and mission support operations to ensure GAO conducts work as efficiently and effectively as possible.
Opportunity and Inclusiveness (O&I) Helps promote and maintain a work environment that is fair, unbiased, and inclusive.
Public Affairs (PA) Works to maximize the impact of GAO’s message and coordinates communication with the press and the public.
Strategic Planning and External Liaison (SPEL) Supports GAO in improving accountability and governance in the United States and other countries by providing strategic focus and sharing knowledge.
Chief Administrative Office (CAO) Implements agency-wide programs; responsible for internal communications; oversees the financial, information technology, human capital, and knowledge services functions.
Financial Management and Business Operations (FMBO) Provides financial and business operations services that support GAO in developing policies and guidance related to budget planning, financial management activities, and procurements.
Human Capital Office (HCO) Develops and manages a wide range of human resource policies, programs, recruitment and services.
Infrastructure Operations (IO) Is responsible for administrative and operational support services, such as facilities and property management, safety, security, emergency preparedness and privacy.
Information Systems and Technology Services (ISTS) Provides GAO staff the information technology (IT) tools they need to do their work and seeks to be a model IT service provider.
Learning Center (LC) Offers courses; job aids; information on mentoring, coaching, team building, and communities of practice; books online; and a variety of consulting services. The LC also designs, develops, and administers the policies, systems, and learning resources that support career-long growth.
Professional Development Program (PDP) Works to develop the knowledge, skills and abilities of entry-level staff members as they embark on a rewarding public service career as newly hired staff members.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your application must show that all requirements, including education, are met. You will be found "INELIGIBLE" or "NOT QUALIFIED" if you do not possess the minimum requirements described above. If your application is incomplete, you will be deemed ineligible.
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