GFOA Internships

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 graduate 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.

Internships are typically for one full semester (approximately 10-12 weeks). Individuals interested in a longer internship should inquire about opportunities. Applicants should have excellent research, writing, analytic, and computer and interpersonal skills.

Established in 1906, the GFOA is the leading organization serving the needs of state, provincial, and local government finance practitioners in the United States and Canada. The GFOA specializes in enhancing and promoting the professional management of governments for the public benefit. To accomplish this mission, the Research and Consulting Center provides high quality research and advisory services as well as publications and reports that advance the practice of public sector financial management.

How to Apply
To apply for an internship, please submit

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Writing Sample
  • Dates of Desired Internship Assignment

Contact - For questions and to apply, please contact

Mike Mucha
Government Finance Officers Association
203 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2700
Chicago, IL 60601

Phone: 312-977-9700

Living in Chicago

For those candidates living outside the Chicago metro area, the Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau provides a good overview of the City, and has links to practical matters such as maps and transportation. and the Chicago Reader are both great sources for information on Chicago entertainment and culture, including museums, music, bars, clubs and restaurants.

A first place to start when looking for an apartment in Chicago is the Chicago Reader’s SpaceFinder site. A number of other Web sites provide Chicago apartment listings, including (which includes Chicago Tribune listings).

GFOA is an equal opportunity employer