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Paid Fall 2022 Internship Position: U.S. Government Accountability Office, Center for Library Services - App deadline 6/29

  • 1.  Paid Fall 2022 Internship Position: U.S. Government Accountability Office, Center for Library Services - App deadline 6/29

    Posted 06-16-2022 13:04
    Hello All,

    My sister is an analyst for the Government Accountability Office (GAO), and she shared the following DC area internship opportunity with me. Please share with any DC area LIS graduate students who may be interested! This is an awesome opportunity to get internship experience and get paid pretty fairly for your work! From their "What GAO Does" page, "GAO provides Congress, the heads of executive agencies, and the public with timely, fact-based, non-partisan information that can be used to improve government and save taxpayers billions of dollars. Our work is done at the request of congressional committees or subcommittees or is statutorily required by public laws or committee reports, per our Congressional Protocols."

    Center for Library Services - Fall Internship 2022
    U.S. Government Accountability Office


    The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) is an independent, nonpartisan agency that works for Congress. We accomplish our mission by providing objective and reliable information and analysis to the Congress, to federal agencies, and to the public, and recommending improvements, when appropriate, on a wide variety of issues to make government work better. 

    The Center for Library Science, part of Applied Research and Methods at GAO, is seeking current students in Masters of Library and Information Science programs to apply for a summer internship.

    v  Job Announcement for Student Trainee (Librarian-Research):

    v  Read information about us: https://www.gao.gov/about/what-gao-does/

    v  Watch our video: https://youtu.be/OpyG3PvVfiw


    Full-time paid internship, salary $50,643 - $61,947 per year. Other perks include transit benefits and a flexible work schedule.

    Types of work include specialized research in support of GAO audit work, collection development, and work with library systems.


    GAO Headquarters in Washington, DC.  Telework is available.


    • Fall 2022 (Anticipated start date in August/September, 400 to 640 hours total).
    • Applications due 06/29/2022.


    v  Interning at GAO provides a great introduction to Federal Government work and culture. Make your mark in civil service and work with those who care about improving government.

    v  Working with the CLS team will allow you to be mentored by top-notch research librarians and give you hands-on experience.

    v  Potential for fulfilling internship, practicum, and capstone requirements. Once accepted, we will be happy to work with you to get credit for your program requirements.

    v  Potential for a permanent job offer after graduation.

    How to Apply

    1. Carefully read through GAO's Student Trainee (Librarian-Research) announcement (https://www.usajobs.gov/job/660001900). See "Required Documents" and "How You Will Be Evaluated" sections of the announcement to prepare your application.
    2. Create an account on USAJobs. All applications must be submitted through USAJobs. For help getting started, go to: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/Get-Started/


    For your resume, read "What Should I Include in My Federal Resume?" by USAJobs: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/faq/application/documents/resume/what-to-include/

    For assistance with USAJobs and information about working for the federal government, go to the USAJobs Help Center: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/

    For more information about GAO, please go to our Web site: https://www.gao.gov/careers or email: GAORecruitment@gao.gov/" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=http://GAORecruitment@gao.gov&source=gmail&ust=1655484297191000&usg=AOvVaw1bwi1JwY1n2xqyxUwjpckD" target="_blank" rel="noopener">GAORecruitment@gao.gov


    Amy Jankowski
    STEM Librarian
    University of New Mexico