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The Arizona Auditor General serves as an independent source of impartial information concerning State and local governmental entities and provides specific recommendations to improve the operations of those entities. We achieve our mission through the thoroughly specific research, audits, and investigations of our professional team members who educate stakeholders through our reports, alerts, and reviews. Since 1969, our office has continued to innovate, grow, and become one of the most highly regarded leaders in our field.

Join our team and make a positive difference in your community by promoting better government for all Arizona’s citizens. We look forward to working with you!



Job Location:

Address:  2910 N. 44th St., Ste. 400
       Phoenix, AZ  85018

Posting Details:

Salary: $20 per hour plus the opportunity to earn class credit. 

Closing Date: October 8, 2021

Job Summary:

Please apply on our website. You will be able to upload your resume, unofficial transcripts, and cover letter explaining how your skills are a good fit for the position. All applications due by October 8, 2021. Please apply early. Internship pays $20 per hour plus the opportunity to earn class credit.

Are you naturally inquisitive? Do you have strong research and analysis skills? Can you write clearly and concisely? If so, a performance audit intern position might be the perfect fit for you! Working in a mutually respectful team environment, you will interact closely with various state agencies to understand their roles and responsibilities, evaluate how well they perform their responsibilities, research and identify best practices, and provide recommendations to improve their operations.

Job Duties:

We are hiring performance audit interns to start in January 2022. Performance audit interns typically join our team for 12 to 15 weeks, working 20 to 40 hours per week. As an intern, you will help conduct current performance audits and follow up on previously issued audit reports of State agencies and programs. Under a lead auditor’s supervision, you will gather information and help identify areas of inquiry for your audit, perform audit procedures to obtain evidence, prepare well-documented work papers, develop findings and appropriate recommendations for improvement, and evaluate State agency efforts to implement recommendations made in audit reports. In addition, you will verbally communicate the results of your work and draft written audit findings that meet professional and Office standards for clarity and completeness. We will work with you to select a schedule within normal business hours that works best with your class schedule.

As an intern, you can expect to achieve the following:

• Develop your analytical, writing, administrative, and research skills.
• Make a difference in State government by assisting with performance audits and audit follow-up work.
• Interact with other State employees from both the Arizona Auditor General’s office and other agencies, depending on assignments.
• Develop solutions to real problems in a professional work environment.
• Potentially transition to a full-time position as a performance auditor.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Progress toward a master’s degree preferred in a field emphasizing analytical skills, research, writing, and organizing data; candidates who have completed their bachelor’s program’s intermediate classes and in their late junior or senior year will be considered.

A current GPA standing of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
• Strong interest in public service and improving state government.
• Strong research abilities and oral and written communication skills.
• Ability to work both independently and collaboratively within a team.
• Ability to synthesize information to reach conclusions.
• Interpersonal skills and ability to interact with coworkers and auditees professionally and ethically.
• Willingness to take initiative.
• Positive and constructive attitude.
• Ability to professionally accept and respond to feedback.
• Organization and time management skills.
• Working knowledge of Windows, word processing, and spreadsheet software.

Selective Preference(s):


Pre-Employment Requirements:

Please apply on our website.


Benefits are not applicable to this internship.


Retirement is no applicable to this internship.

Contact Us:

If you have any questions, please contact Beth Entringer at 602-553-9854 or recruiter@azauditor.gov for assistance.


All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.