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 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.
The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) represents public finance officials throughout the United States and Canada. The association’s nearly 18,000 members are federal, state/provincial, and local finance officials deeply involved in planning, financing, and implementing of thousands of governmental operations in each of their jurisdictions. GFOA offers several scholarship opportunities. Those that might be of interest to Washington and Lee Undergraduate students include:
The Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship is available for award to an upper-division undergraduate or graduate student of public administration, (governmental) accounting, finance, political science, economics, or business administration (with a specific focus on government or nonprofit management). The purpose of the Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship is to recognize outstanding performance by minority students preparing for careers in state and local government finance.
The Urban Fellows Program is a highly selective, nine-month fellowship which combines work in Mayoral offices and City agencies with an intensive seminar series that explores current urban issues impacting public policy. Program participants are diverse and come from all over the country to work in New York City.
The Presidential Internship Program at The American University in Cairo (AUC) provides recent American university graduates with the opportunity to spend one academic year working at the highest levels of an international university, experiencing life in Cairo, and learning Arabic.