Learn About Our Student and Executive Programs

Student Intern Program

Appointments for intern positions last from 10 to 16 weeks and are normally held during summer months. To be eligible for an internship, students must be enrolled on at least a half-time basis as determined by their college or university. GAO student interns are appointed on a nonpermanent basis and may be eligible to be converted to a permanent position after completing 400 hours of service and after meeting degree requirements. These internships are open to both graduate and undergraduate students.

We advertise for intern positions in late fall and early winter of each year.

Executive Exchange Program

This program offers business and nonprofit professionals a chance to match their skills with GAO needs and opportunities. At GAO participants will have an inside view of the institutions, decisions and decision makers, and operations of the federal government. From their experience as members of a GAO team, participants will bring back to their organizations insight that is invaluable in today’s business and nonprofit environment.

Learn more about the Executive Exchange Program.

Executive Candidate Assessment and Development Program

The Executive Candidate Assessment and Development Program (ECADP) is designed to develop a talent pool of executives for GAO’s evaluation and audit teams performing mission work that supports its external strategic goals.

Learn about our Executive Candidate Assessment and Development Program