APPLY NOW! Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) is Recruiting for Two Pathways Accounting Interns

Job Summary

Are you looking for an inclusive and employee-friendly work environment, challenging assignments, specialized training and generous benefits? At DCAA, you’ll find all this in a progressive organization dedicated to continuous improvement. DCAA is ranked in the top third of the “Best Places to Work in the Federal Government.” Join the elite cadre of auditors who have made DCAA their employer of choice. You will be providing a unique service to your country and making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere! This is an Internship position in the Pathways Program. This is an Excepted Service appointment. The Pathways Internship Program offers candidates the opportunity to gain valuable on-the-job training and experience related to the Auditing career field. Interns may work full-time or part-time schedules.


  • Provides audit support services to management and staff in the assigned office.
  • Assists in the compilation, arrangement, and evaluation review of data to be included in contract audit work
    papers and documents.
  • Examines routine documents and records to verify computation accuracy.
  • Assists in maintaining appropriate audit administrative files, time control information and data in support of
    audit team.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel

Job Requirements

Key Requirements

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must be enrolled at a qualifying educational institution at least half time
  • Must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher on a scale of 4.0


Applicants must be current students pursuing a degree or certificate in a qualifying educational institution. To be creditable, education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Qualifying Education Institution: Any of the following educational institutions or curricula that have been accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education



1) A 2-year or 4-year college or university; OR

2) A graduate or professional school (e.g., law school, medical school)
You must meet the minimum qualification requirements as stated in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Operating
Manual, Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions,

Basic Requirements:
For the GS-03 level: Completion of one academic year of post-high school study.
For the GS-04 level: Completion of two academic years of post-high school study or associate’s degree.
** The required education must lead to an undergraduate degree in Accounting or a related field (accounting, auditing, business administration, economics, finance, or public administration) with a total of 24 or more semester hours in Accounting including up to 6 semester hours in Business Law.

How to Apply

There are two positions you can apply to:

  1. Pathways Intern Student Trainee GS-599-3/4
  2. Pathways Intern Student Trainee GS-599-5/7

What To Expect Next…

When your application package has been reviewed, you will receive an email advising whether or not you were determined to be best qualified and referred to the hiring manager. Referred candidates may be contacted for an interview. You will be notified when the selection process is complete.

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