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Grade: 07

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For the GS-07 grade level, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-05 grade level in the Federal service.
Specialized experience for this position is defined as proven proficiency and supportable (as evidenced in the resume) hands-on experience in ALL of the following:

Processing and validating accounting transactions, including disbursements, reconciliations and repayments; AND
Collecting, analyzing, and summarizing accounting data in support of accounting conclusions; OR
Completion of 1 full academic year of graduate level education; OR
Eligibility under the OPM Superior Academic Achievement Provision and completion of a bachelor's degree; OR
Combination of both education and experience that is equivalent to one year of specialized experience.
1 Which of the following best describes how you meet the qualifications for this position as described in the "Requirements" section of the announcement? Answer to this question is required
  • I have completed one full academic year of graduate level education.
  • I have completed a bachelor's degree and I am eligible under the OPM Superior Academic Achievement (S.A.A.) provision.
  • I have one year of specialized experience as listed in the announcement.
  • I have a combination of qualifying education and experience.
  • I do not meet any of the above choices.

Grade: 09

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For the GS-09 grade level, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS- 07 grade level in the Federal service.
Specialized experience for this position is defined as proven proficiency and supportable (as evidenced in the resume) hands-on experience in ALL of the following:

Producing accounting reconcilements, loan level accounting entries, reports, and/or audits which are relied on in part or in whole to produce daily, monthly, or other periodic financial statements; AND
Experience researching accounting, collection, disbursement, and other financial and fiscal issues that require in-depth analysis, interpreting regulations from several sources and preparing written responses or recommendations; OR
Completion of 2 full academic years of graduate level education leading to a masters degree; OR
Masters or equivalent graduate degree; OR
Combination of both education and experience that is equivalent to one year of specialized experience.
1 Which of the following best describes how you meet the qualifications for this position as described in the "Requirements" section of the announcement? Answer to this question is required
  • I have completed 2 full academic years of graduate level education leading to a master's degree.
  • I have completed a masters or equivalent graduate degree.
  • I have one year of specialized experience as listed in the announcement.
  • I have a combination of qualifying education and experience.
  • I do not meet any of the above choices.
2 I have an understanding of accounting theories, practices, and methods. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No

Grade: All Grades

All applicants are REQUIRED to submit all undergraduate and graduate college transcripts, including transcripts from transfer schools no later than the date indicated in the announcement. Transcripts may be unofficial at the time of application, but an official transcript is required if a job offer is extended.
NOTE: You must maintain student eligibility and enrollment for the duration of the internship. If you can not, you are ineligible for this program. Please review the "REQUIREMENTS" section of the vacancy announcement to ensure that you qualify to apply to this internship.
1 Are you at least 16 years of age?
  • Yes
  • No
2 Are you a student and meet the requirements to be considered for an Internship as identified in the announcement? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 If enrolled, are you in good academic standing? (At least a 2.0 GPA) Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 Choose one of the following which best describes your qualifying educational institution: Answer to this question is required
  • Home School
  • High School
  • Technical or Vocational School
  • Post-Secondary Home School
  • College or University
  • Graduate or Professional School
  • None of the above
5 At which accredited educational institution are you currently enrolled? Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
6 What degree level program are you currently seeking? Answer to this question is required
  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate
  • High School or Equivalent
  • Certificate
  • Other
7 Do you meet the qualifications for this position as described in the "Requirements" section of the announcement? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
8 Are you currently serving or have you served in the last five years in a Political Appointment in the Federal Government?
  • Yes
  • No
The definition of a student is an individual accepted for enrollment or enrolled and seeking a degree (diploma, certificate, etc.) in a qualifying educational institution, on a full or half-time basis (as defined by the institution in which the student is enrolled), including awardees of the Harry S. Truman Foundation Scholarship Program under Public Law 93–842. Students need not be in actual physical attendance, so long as all other requirements are met. An individual who needs to complete less than the equivalent of half an academic/vocational or technical course-load immediately prior to graduating is still considered a student for purposes of this Program.
9 Are you a student and meet the requirements to be considered for an Internship as identified in the announcement? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
10 Are you in good academic standing? (At least a 2.0 GPA) Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
11 Are you at least 16 years of age? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
12 Choose one of the following which best describes your qualifying educational institution: Answer to this question is required
  • Home School
  • High School
  • Technical or Vocational School
  • Post-Secondary Home School
  • College or University
  • Graduate or Professional School
  • None of the above
13 At which accredited educational institution are you currently enrolled? Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
14 I am seeking a degree or certificate in the following academic major or related field: Answer to this question is required
  • Accounting
  • Business Administration/Business Management
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • Finance
  • General Studies
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Legal Studies
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Media communications
  • Political Science
  • Public Administration/Pubic Policy
  • Social Science
  • Other
15 What degree level program are you currently seeking? Answer to this question is required
  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate
  • High School or Equivalent
  • Certificate
  • Other
16 From the list below, identify your experience with the following subject areas: Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience reading and interpreting financial reports.
  • I have experience with accounts payable and accounts receivable functions.
  • I have experience with financial management and accounting best practices, specifically Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • I have experience working with accounting activities including, but not limited to, making accounting entries and reconciling accounts.
  • None of the above.
17 I have experience using Microsoft Excel for the purpose of manipulating, analyzing, and extracting financial data and information. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
18 From the following list, identify the experiences you possess: Answer to this question is required
  • Interpreting financial data and ledger accounts.
  • Compiling data and drafting reports containing financial information.
  • Performing mathematical analysis.
  • Drafting and editing presentations for a variety of different audiences.
  • I do not have any of the experiences listed above.
19 I have had experience preparing informational or persuasive memorandums, short summaries, and/or papers for senior officials. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
20 I have had experience using the following software to produce professional work-product and/or memorandum in a professional environment. Answer to this question is required
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • None of the above
21 I have experience with the following: Answer to this question is required
  • Examining databases in search of information
  • Analyzing data and other information gathered on issues
  • Utilizing accounting software or systems
  • None of the above
22 Do you have experience working in small groups on specific projects? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No