Intern - Graduate or Undergraduate

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Office of the City Auditor, City of Austin
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If you are enthusiastic about public service and love to dive deep into new topics, join us this summer at the Office of the City Auditor (OCA)! Our internship program strives to give students the training and experience to help them become effective public servants, in their time at OCA and in their future careers. And if you have no experience as a performance auditor, no worries! We will help you build your tools for the trade. We will help you build your tools for the trade with our annual “OCA Academy” led by the City Auditor, Corrie Stokes. As an intern, you may also work with the Investigations Unit housed within the City Auditor’s office. This unit investigates allegations of fraud, waste, and abuse in the City. You can read the Investigations Unit’s reports here. Typically, one intern per summer is selected to work exclusively for the Investigations Unit, however, any intern can assist the Investigations Unit as needed. Here are more details about our program: This is a full-time internship for Summer 2024. The internship period runs from May through September, with preferred availability from at least June through August. This position is eligible for remote work. Residency in Texas is required. If you are elected, you will be required to report to the City of Austin offices within three business days of your start date to complete all required new-hire paperwork. Interns will be assigned to an existing audit team and will work with an experienced auditor on one or more projects. Other opportunities available for interns include assisting with investigations and working with staff on social media and the office’s podcast, “Audit ATX.” The Office of the City Auditor is a City department that reports to the City Council and provides a menu of services including performance audits, investigations, and special request projects. These services are designed to provide information to support the City Council’s decision-making, establish accountability for meeting expectations, and generate a force for positive change. Projects primarily focus on the performance of City departments, programs, and initiatives with emphasis on results/effectiveness and efficiency/economy. More information about our office and examples of our audit reports can be found here. Successful candidates should possess: Effective interpersonal skills, strong oral and written communication skills, and computer skills. Excellent problem-solving ability and public relations skills. The field of study is open, but the intern’s major must be consistent with the requirements of the City job title for which the internship is benchmarked. Self-motivation and ability to work well with minimal supervision. Be a currently enrolled full-time student.
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Please apply on the City of Austin's job site. Cover letter and resume are required. Graduate applicants apply here: Undergraduate applicants apply here:
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Current Student
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Office of the City Auditor, City of Austin
Expiration Date: 
Monday, March 11, 2024