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GAO Student Trainee (Librarian) - GS 7/9

Applicants MUST apply through USAJOBS ( to be considered. This position is available to work 100 percent remotely, in person, or hybrid.
Interns will work on various assignments that include:
  • Performs a wide variety of duties such as: assisting with conducting research, database searching, collection maintenance and/or providing access to digital library materials, systems, and services.
  • Assists team members with area specific task to include designing and managing a variety of systems; or developing search techniques for handling specific various research requests.
  • Evaluates current publications and electronic resources and provides recommendations for renewal. Identifies and recommends new research resources for purchase.
  • Participates in a variety of responsibilities related to collection development and resource evaluation and testing; website development and information architecture; and/or resource sharing.
  • Assists with researching various topics based on inquiries from mission teams, agency attorney's and external customer and prepare routine responses based on research gathered to address inquiries
  • Collaborates with senior Librarians to design and manage a variety of systems including all electronic resources throughout their life cycle of access, administration, support, and evaluation; or develop and execute specialized research projects involving various methodologies.
  • Executes searches of varying complexity using a wide variety of electronic information retrieval systems and other resources.
  • Prepares and/or revises user manuals or information sheets, and distributes information on new system capabilities and search strategies.

All Student Trainees (Librarian) must be enrolled in a graduate or equivalent degree seeking program AND meet the Basic Educational Requirement of professional education in library science or possess equivalent experience and/or education as shown below.
  1. You must have completed between 18 to 35 semester hours or 27 to 53 quarter hours of graduate level education in library science in an accredited college or university, in addition to completion of all work required for a bachelor's degree; or
  2. 5 years of a combination of college-level education, training, and experience. To qualify on this basis, the applicant must establish conclusively that the education, training, and experience provided a knowledge and understanding of the theories, principles, and techniques of professional librarianship; a knowledge of literature resources; and the knowledge and abilities essential for providing effective library and information services.