Current Job Vacancies

Announcement: 17-82

Opening Date: January 11, 2017

Closing Date: February 24, 2017

Department: Audit Intern

Work Location: Knoxville, Tennessee

Hourly Pay Rate Based on Class Status: Juniors - $15.75/hr., Seniors - $16.75/hr.

Number of Available Positions: Two

Named one of the "Best Places to Work" in the federal government by the Partnership for Public Service in 2015 and 2016, the TVA Office of the Inspector General is a federally-mandated oversight organization charged with preventing and detecting fraud, waste, and abuse and fostering efficient and effective operations within the Tennessee Valley Authority. TVA is the largest government-owned electric utility in the United States, providing electricity to 9 million people in 7 states.

The audit internship program in the TVA Office of the Inspector General offers students an opportunity to work with professional auditors in diverse subject areas. You will gain relevant work experience and a context for your classroom learning. The program is structured to meet any internship requirements included in university curricula.


We have two internships available, one in the Contract Audits department and one in the Evaluations department.

Contract Audits has lead responsibility for contract compliance and preaward reviews. In addition, this team performs reviews of TVA contracting processes and provides claims assistance as well as litigation support.

Evaluations performs both comprehensive reviews and more limited scope policy and program reviews. In accordance with the Quality Standards for Inspection and Evaluation, the objectives of these reviews include providing a source of factual and analytical information, monitoring compliance, measuring performance, assessing the efficiency and effectiveness of operations, and conducting inquiries into allegations of fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled as a full-time student in a four-year college or university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Must be junior year or higher.
  • Majoring in accounting, finance, or a related business field.
  • At least a 3.0 cumulative major and overall GPA on a 4.0 scale.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of Excel, Word, and PowerPoint software.
  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • No relation to an officer of TVA (Vice President or above)
  • U.S. citizen or meets the non-citizenship requirements outlined in TVA's Citizenship Policy.
  • Subject to pre-employment drug test, and must pass a security background check.


  • Hourly pay rate based on class status: Juniors- $15.75/hr., Seniors- $16.75/hr.
  • Pay checks are received bi-weekly
  • Travel expense reimbursement for authorized travel
  • Parking or mass transit reimbursement

How to Apply:

The OIG only accepts e-mailed resumes for posted vacancies. Resumes should be e-mailed to All applications should reference the job announcement number and must be received by the closing date specified in the job announcement. Resumes are accepted only for current open jobs. See vacancies for current job opportunities.

All supporting documentation related to work authorization or veteran preference must be submitted to the OIG at by the closing date of the job announcement.

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The TVA OIG is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of race, national origin, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, disability or age. Any applicant or employee who believes he or she has a discrimination claim - to include harassment or retaliation - must contact TVA's Equal Opportunity Compliance office within 45 calendar days in order to file a claim.