GAO Student Trainee (Librarian) Internship-- U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO)

Post date: June 23, 2022

Center for Library Science — 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 fall internship.


Full-time or part-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.


  • 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.

  • Working with the CLS team will allow you to be mentored by top-notch research librarians and give you

hands-on experience.

  • 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.

  • Potential for a permanent job offer after graduation.

How to Apply

1. Carefully read through GAO’s Student Trainee (Librarian-Research) announcement

( 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:


For your resume, read “What Should I Include in My Federal Resume?” by


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