Current Job Vacancy

Announcement: 20-00

Opening Date: January 9, 2020

Closing Date: March 13, 2020

Department: Audits & Evaluations

Work Location: Knoxville, Tennessee

Work Period: May - August 2020

Number of Available Positions: Two

Named one of the "Best Places to Work" in the federal government each of the past five years by the Partnership for Public Service, 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 in our Audit and Evaluations department. One internship will be in the Contract Audits department. The Contract Audits department 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.

The other internship is in the Evaluations department. The Evaluations department 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.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bi-Weekly pay at an hourly rate based on hours worked
  • Travel expense reimbursement for authorized travel
  • Parking or mass transit reimbursement

How to Apply

By Friday, March 13th, submit electronically a cover letter and resume to: If you have a department preference, please indicate the preference in your submission email. Also note in the subject line of your email which vacancy you are applying for.

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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.