Washington State Auditor’s Office Internship Opportunity

Students who are interested in pursuing a career related to business and/or accounting, who have some accounting experience, and are looking to gain valuable work experience prior to graduation may be interested in an internship opportunity provided by the Washington State Auditor’s Office.  See below for information about this opportunity:

General information from State Auditor’s Office:

We offer a chance to make a difference in how government operates. We value innovators and creative thinking. We continue to look for new ideas to ensure our audits are relevant and interesting to the citizens who we serve. We take pride in the services we perform for the government and citizens of Washington State. To learn more about our agency and the work that we perform visit our website at www.sao.wa.gov.

We offer seasonal and year-round paid internships with our audit teams across the state. The start and length of internships is flexible. Travel to audit sites will be necessary.  This recruitment will be used to establish a pool of Audit Intern candidates. Qualified candidates must be currently enrolled in an accredited college or university. Eligible candidates will remain in the pool for three months and referred to our hiring managers as openings occur.


Interns work with our audit staff and perform audit tests, analyze data, communicate with entity staff, and provide support for more complex audit procedures. Interns may be involved in several small assignments or one large assignment over the course of the internship.

*  Currently enrolled in an accredited college or university
*  Completed their sophomore year
*  Completed some accounting course work
*  Have strong computer skills
*  Have strong written and verbal communication skills

Supplemental Information:

Questions may be directed to the applications unit by calling (360)725-5623 or by emailing

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