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Financial Specialist/Accounting Intern
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Congressional Budget Office | Washington, DC
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Job Description

CBO's Office of Financial Management, which consists of four professional staff members, seeks an intern with a strong work ethic to assist in the office's work for a 10-week period in the summer of 2018. The successful candidate will work directly with the senior accountant and report to the agency's Chief Financial Officer.

The intern will participate in a wide range of financial management tasks: documenting standard operating procedures and helping to improve processes, working with accounts payable, assisting with data automation and validation, reconciling accounts, and helping with budget execution.

The internship offers the opportunity to work with staff members at various organizational levels and in many of the agency's divisions. Interns will develop skills in business practices, accounting, and information technology.


Candidates must be pursuing an undergraduate degree (and entering their junior or senior year in the fall) or a graduate degree in business, accounting, or a related field.

Candidates must thrive in a fast-paced environment and be able to effectively handle multiple tasks simultaneously and complete projects under tight deadlines. Excellent written and oral communications skills, technical skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work independently and as part of a team are essential.

Salary and Benefits

The hourly rate ranges from $14 to $24 and will be based on educational attainment and related experience. The internship is to be completed between May and August 2018. Although summer interns are expected to work a 40-hour week, an alternative schedule may be considered. Housing and relocation expenses are not covered, but CBO's interns are eligible for a local transportation subsidy of up to $260 per month.

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter, résumé, unofficial transcripts, and contact information for two references at www.cbo.gov/careers. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Although there is no deadline by which to apply, CBO may close this position any time after February 28, 2018 after receiving a sufficient number of applications from qualified candidates.

This position is covered by the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 as made applicable to CBO by the Congressional Accountability Act, as amended. The following categories of people may be eligible for preference in the hiring process: veterans who have separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after serving on active duty in the armed forces during a war, in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized, or during particular defined periods; disabled veterans; and the mother, spouse, or unmarried widow or widower of certain veterans.

To claim this preference, an applicant must identify himself or herself as eligible for veterans' preference in the Self-Identification for Veterans' Preference section of the application and must complete and submit CBO's Veterans' Preference Eligibility Form together with the supporting documentation specified on that form to veoa@cbo.gov (or by fax to 202-225-7539) within two weeks of applying or no later than the deadline specified for positions with deadlines. Applicants may obtain a copy of CBO's Veterans' Preference in Appointments policy by submitting a written request to careers@cbo.gov


Nancy Fahey, Washington, DC, 202-226-2628, careers@cbo.gov

CBO is an equal opportunity employer. M/F/V/D