Student Volunteer Intern

District of Columbia, D.C
Dec 02, 2021
Dec 09, 2021
Full Time

The specific duties and responsibilities associated with this position will vary based on the team or office assignments. The following list is intended 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 draft 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 inquiries.

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


Conditions of Employment

Student Volunteer Program Requirements
  • U.S. Citizen
  • At least 16 years of age
  • 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 willing to sign a non 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 possess 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.


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.

Additional information

The purpose of the vacancy is to generate a pool of applicants for potential consideration for student volunteer positions, this 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.

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

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