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Center for Library Science – Summer 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 the Applied Research and Methods mission team at GAO, is seeking current students in Masters of Library and Information Science programs to apply for a hybrid (in-person and remote) summer internship.


Full-time or part-time paid internship, salary $26.80 – $32.78 per hour. Other perks include transit benefits and a flexible work schedule. Types of work include specialized research in support of GAO audit work, collection development, print collection maintenance, and work with library systems.


GAO Headquarters in Washington, DC. Telework is available. You must report to HQ for your first day for intern orientation.


Summer 2024 (Anticipated start date in June for 400 to 640 hours total).
Applications due March 1, 2024.


  • 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.
  • The internship has the 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.
  • There is potential for a permanent job offer after graduation.


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How to Apply:

  1. Carefully read 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
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