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Thomas J. Barnickel III, CPA, Legislative Auditor


Internship Opportunities

Interested in obtaining first-hand experience working on an audit?  Consider participating in OLA's Internship Program!

An internship with the OLA provides an excellent opportunity to supplement your academic training with some practical experience.  As a Staff Auditor Intern, you will be assigned to an actual audit and work under the guidance of an experienced auditor.  You will be introduced to a professional work environment where you will perform audit procedures, develop audit findings and make recommendations to improve government operations.

Through our internship program, you will have the opportunity to...

  • develop audit interviewing skills
  • learn how to evaluate procedures and internal controls
  • collect, verify and analyze audit evidence
  • prepare work papers to document the results of your work
  • interact with professional accountants and auditors
  • gain an understanding of the profession
  • and see if a career in auditing is right for you!

Here’s what some of our recent interns had to say about their experiences…

“The whole internship was a wonderful experience. Throughout my internship everyone took an interest in me and wanted to get to know me.”

“Interning at OLA is not only challenging, but fun.”

“I was given work that a real staff auditor would do. With this real experience, it made me realize that I would like to start working in governmental accounting.”

OLA provides “a friendly environment to learn in and grow.”

“I would without one doubt recommend this internship. OLA treats their staff very well and offers a chance to gain the type of experience necessary for an accounting student.”

“I learned a lot about auditing, OLA, and myself.”

“I would recommend an internship with OLA to other students because of the high level of professionalism that OLA expressed towards its interns.”

OLA offers full-time, paid internships during the summer. Applicants must have completed their junior year and be majoring in accounting at an accredited college or university.  For more information, contact your school's career center or email us at




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