From time to time, the Government Finance Officers Association invites highly motivated undergraduate and graduate students to participate in our Research and Consulting Center’s internship program, focusing upon the following areas: financial management, budgeting, performance measurement, and information technology. The program is designed to provide graduate students an opportunity to complement their academic studies and interests with practical work experience on topics of concern to GFOA’s membership. Interns may work directly with governmental consulting clients, conduct research on government financial management topics and/or write articles or chapters for GFOA publications.
When available, internships are typically for one full semester (approximately 10-12 weeks). Individuals interested in a longer internship should inquire about opportunities. Applicants should have excellent research, writing, analytic, and computer and interpersonal skills.
Established in 1906, the GFOA is the leading organization serving the needs of state, provincial, and local government finance practitioners in the United States and Canada. The GFOA specializes in enhancing and promoting the professional management of governments for the public benefit. To accomplish this mission, the Research and Consulting Center provides high quality research and advisory services as well as publications and reports that advance the practice of public sector financial management.
Visit the GFOA Research and Consulting pages for more information on GFOA’s services and to find examples of work that interns have assisted with in the past.
How to Apply
To apply for an internship, please submit
Government Finance Officers Association
Research and Consulting Center
203 N. La Salle Street, Suite 2700
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: (312) 977-9700
Living in Chicago
For those candidates living outside the Chicago metro area, the Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau provides a good overview of the City, and has links to practical matters such as maps and transportation. Metromix.com and the Chicago Reader are both great sources for information on Chicago entertainment and culture, including museums, music, bars, clubs and restaurants.
A first place to start when looking for an apartment in Chicago is the Chicago Reader’s SpaceFinder site. A number of other Web sites provide Chicago apartment listings, including Apartments.com (which includes Chicago Tribune listings).
GFOA is an equal opportunity employer