Information Technology and Cybersecurity (ITC Auditor Intern) Undergraduate Student Trainee

US Government, Legislative Branch

This position is located in the Government Accountability Office within the Information Technology and Cybersecurity (ITC) Team. GAO supports the Congress in meeting its constitutional responsibilities to legislate, appropriate, and oversee the Federal government for the benefit of the American people. As an ITC Auditor Intern you will be part of a team responsible for planning and conducting in-depth audits and evaluations of executive and legislative branch IT programs.


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Job Grade: 4
Total Openings: Many


This vacancy is for Summer internship positions. The anticipated start dates begin in May 2023 As part of a team, you will assist in planning and conducting in-depth audits and evaluations of Federal executive and legislative branch IT programs. The audits cover a range of topics, such as, system acquisition and development; program/project planning and management; requirements management; investment management; information assurance; cloud computing; CIO responsibilities; IT contractor oversight; IT workforce planning; cybersecurity of critical infrastructures; electronic records management; and IT privacy. 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. Specific duties are: Identifying or developing methodologically sound techniques to audit and evaluate federal IT programs; Learning new and complex IT-related material quickly to understand issues; Research and and collecting relevant information that helps achieve audit objectives; Conducting analyses to assess information collected about federal agencies IT practices and comparing them against IT best practices; Developing findings and conclusions based on analyses; Interviewing agency officials to obtain testimonial evidence to support audit findings and conclusions; Observing federal agencies’ IT systems management and security practices; Writing reports and other written products that effectively communicate findings and information; Communicating relevant information to agency officials, team members, internal stakeholders, and congressional staff, during formal and informal presentations, meetings, and/or interviews; Collaborating with others to address issues or solve problems and follow up with others to ensure needs are met; and Soliciting, listening to, and considering diverse perspectives, approaches, or viewpoint. Some interns may also have the opportunity to assist in the operation and maintenance of a production and test computer center/network to further enhance and develop new cybersecurity skillsets.


All qualification requirements must be met by the start of the internship. To qualify for the GS-4 level you MUST be enrolled in a Bachelor’s degree program in an IT-related field of study, AND meet ONE of the following criteria: You have completed 60 semester hours or 90 quarter credits of Bachelor’s level; OR education or You possess an Associate’s degree. You MUST also meet the Basic Requirement: All applicants must have at least 12 semester hours or 18 quarter hours in a combination of quantitative and qualitative analysis, business analytics, business process management, project management, technical writing, business information technology, information technology law, management information systems, information assurance/security, math, statistics or other IT-related field of study by the start of the internship. At the start of the program, all qualifications must be met and proof of enrollment through August 2023 leading towards a Bachelor’s degree in an IT-related field of study must be evident. 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.

Job Requirements:

You must be a U.S. Citizen.
Selective Service registration if you are a male born after Dec. 31, 1959. Visit
You will be subject to a background investigation/ suitability determination.
Student must work a minimum of 400 hours, not to exceed a total of 640 hours.
You must be currently enrolled and in good standing in an accredited undergraduate degree program throughout the duration of the internship.

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