Center for Library Science – Fall Internship 2024 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 (CLS), 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 $26.80 – $32.78 per hour. Other perks include telework, earned annual and sick leave.
Types of work include specialized research in support of GAO audit work, collection development, and work with library systems.


If you are hired, you will be assigned to the location listed in the vacancy announcement of Washington, DC, and that location will be your assigned Official Duty Station (ODS). You will be required to report in person to GAO Headquarters in Washington, DC for your first day of the new hire orientation to complete necessary paperwork, be sworn in, and to complete other administrative functions. After the
orientation, the internship can be completed virtually or onsite in HQ.


Fall 2024 (Anticipated start date in August 2024 for 400 to 640 hours total). Applications due 07/05/2024.
Part time student interns are required to work 24-32 hours per week. Students who will graduate in December 2024 may be required to work full time in order to meet the required 400 hours.


  •  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 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 GAO’s Student Trainee (Librarian) 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:

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