Finance and Accounting Intern at Congressional Budget Office

Posted 5 days ago

CBO’s Office of Financial Management, which consists of four staff members, seeks an intern with a strong work ethic for 10 weeks in the summer of 2020. 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 tasks in financial management: documenting standard operating procedures, helping 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 levels in many of the agency’s divisions. Interns will develop skills in business and financial management, including in such areas as budgets and accounting.
Candidates must be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in business, accounting, or a related field. Candidates pursuing an undergraduate degree must be entering their junior or senior year in the fall.
Candidates must be able to thrive in a fast-paced environment, effectively handle multiple tasks, and complete projects under tight deadlines. Excellent written and oral communications skills, technical skills, and attention to detail are essential, as is the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
Salary and Benefits
The hourly rate ranges from $15 to $24 and will be based on educational attainment and related experience. The 10 week internship will begin on May 26, 2020. 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 $270 per month.
How to Apply
Please submit a cover letter, résumé, salary history, short writing sample, and contact information for three references at Incomplete applications will not be considered. Although there is no deadline, this position may be closed when CBO has received 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; the mother, spouse, or unmarried widow or widower of certain veterans and service members who qualify for veterans status and who are able to certify that they expect to be discharged or released under honorable conditions from active duty service in the armed forces within 120 days of certification.
Retired members of the armed forces are generally excluded from those who receive veterans’ preference in hiring unless they qualify as disabled veterans or retired below the rank of major (or its equivalent).
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. You must complete and submit CBO's Veterans' Preference Eligibility Form together with the supporting documentation specified on that form and fax it to (202) 225-7539 within two weeks of applying or no later than the deadline specified for positions with deadlines. Alternatively, you may email the form and the documentation to However, documents submitted by email may not be secure, so if you opt for email, please remove confidential personal identifying information (such as your Social Security number and birthdate). Do not upload supporting documentation as part of your application. Applicants may obtain a copy of CBO's Veterans' Preference in Appointments policy by submitting a written request to
Annita Gulati Cox or Kate Green, Washington, DC, 202-226-2628,

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