Intern auditor positions are a great way for future CPAs to learn about government auditing and gain valuable experience. Interns work on a variety of audit tasks in a team environment under the supervision of a CPA. Work includes preparing electronic audit workpapers that document audit tests performed and conclusions reached.
Quotes from some recent interns reflect the benefits of this experience:
“Working at the Division of Legislative Audit was a valuable experience. I was given the same type of work as the staff, enjoyed working with my co-workers, and learned quite a bit. I loved working with DLA and would recommend it to anyone even remotely interested in governmental accounting.”
“It was a very meaningful and enjoyable experience that I would highly recommend to anyone interested in the field; you really get a deep dive into what kind of work is done.”
“It was a truly insightful experience that was made even more enjoyable by the positive work environment.”
“I loved how welcoming the staff in Juneau were when all three interns were working there.”
“My favorite part of the internship was the meaningful tasks that we were assigned. There was no busy or administrative work. The flexibility of schedules was also a nice perk.”
“I personally loved working as an intern at the Division of Legislative Audit. I learned a lot of information, the staff auditors were very friendly, and I received training that felt sufficient.”
“I liked the culture of the office and how we went out as groups. I also liked the structure of the internship. Overall, it was a really great experience.”
Intern positions generally begin in May and run 10 to 13 weeks.
We look for individuals with the following qualifications:
- Majoring in accounting or a related field with at least a junior status
- Successfully completed Intermediate accounting
- Possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher
- Working knowledge of general accounting principles
- Strong verbal and written communication skills
- Working knowledge of, and ease with, computer software programs, especially Microsoft Word and Excel
$1,967 biweekly plus benefits. Workweek is 37.5 hours.
Work is performed at state offices in Juneau, Alaska. Travel to Juneau and housing are the intern’s responsibility. However, the DLA Operations Manager works with interns to identify housing options in Juneau.
Send a cover letter, resumé, and official college transcripts to the Operations Manager at email@example.com. The cover letter should explain in detail how you meet all minimum qualifications, and should briefly state why you are interested in the intern position.
If you have questions about intern opportunities, please contact our Operations Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.