Data Analysis and Transparency Intern

Offered By: 
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
Job Location: 
If "Paid", provide rate: 
2,464.00 - 2,464.00 (Monthly)
Job Description: 
Temporary Position – Summer Internship position will begin June 1, 2020 and end on August 14, 2020 (40 hours per week). Please note: Interns are responsible for their own housing and transportation. We do not offer housing support however, if you live outside of the Austin area and need assistance with housing referrals or housing search support, contact us at 512-475-3560. DIVISION: Data Analysis and Transparency GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Performs complex (journey-level) clerical work and research in areas such as projects related to policy analysis, economic impact analysis, government transparency, economic development, and other areas. Assists division staff with required and ongoing division projects through research, writing, data analysis, data testing, legislative monitoring and other assigned duties. Potential for off-site training depending on divisional needs. Works under general supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgement. WORK HOURS: 40 hours a week between the hours of 7 a.m. – 6 p.m., with occasional evening and weekend hours. Hours may change based on business needs; especially during legislative sessions. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: -Assists with research, writing, data entry/analysis, statistical analysis and updating division reports, websites and databases. -Participates in short-term assignments with other Comptroller divisions such as Communications & Information Services, Revenue Estimating and Tax Policy. -Ensures accuracy, consistency and effectiveness by reviewing, editing and proofing data and various reports and materials for internal and external use. -Provides assistance and administration of state and local economic development programs. -Performs other related duties as assigned. Qualifications EDUCATION: Currently enrolled in an accredited college or university PREFERRED EDUCATION: Currently enrolled or recent graduate within one year of an accredited college or university with a minimum of 60 semester hours completed in public administration, government, public policy, statistics, economics, social science, finance, business, research methodology or related field. EXPERIENCE: Professional or academic experience in research and planning, data analysis and/or policy development relating to general government programs. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This position requires extensive computer, telephone and client/customer contact. Prior interns have primarily performed sedentary office work; however, mobility (standing and walking) is routinely required to carry out various duties. This position requires the ability to bend, stoop, kneel and reach as needed to perform filing and other similar routine office duties. Some lifting and/or moving, up to 35 lbs. of office equipment and/or materials may be required on a limited basis. The job also requires normal cognitive abilities requiring the ability to learn recall and apply certain practices and policies. It requires the stamina to maintain attention to detail despite interruptions. Marginal or corrected visual and auditory requirements are required for reading printed materials and computer screens and communicating with internal and external customers. KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of: • Microsoft data tools, concepts and technologies • Government transparency and accountability trends • Economics, public policy, social services, government, statistics • Effective written communication strategies and approaches Skill in: • effectively conveying information and encouraging an exchange of ideas (Communication) • identifying, defining and solving problems (Problem Solving) Ability to: • work with others to achieve a common goal (Teamwork) • adjust to changing workplace demands (Adaptability) • meet the needs and expectations of internal and external customers (Customer Service) • effectively demonstrate skill and ability to perform the specific job duties and tasks as defined by a job description (Technical Competence) • be dependable, meet deadlines and produce high-quality work (Workload Management/Productivity)
Application Instructions: 
APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT: APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED THROUGH WORK IN TEXAS: Work In Texas (WIT) applicants must complete the supplemental questions to be considered for the posting. In order to complete the supplemental questions please go to CAPPS Recruit to register or login and access your profile. Go to CAPPS Recruit to Sign In (Link: ) PLEASE NOTE: All applications must contain complete job histories, which includes job title, dates of employment, name of employer, supervisor's name and phone number and a description of duties performed. If this information is not submitted, your application may be rejected because it is incomplete. Resumes do not take the place of this required information.
Degree Status: 
Current Student
Experience Required: 
Contact Information: 
Human Resources: 512-475-3560
Type of Internship: 
State Agency
VETERANS: In order to receive veteran’s preference a copy of your DD214, VA disability rating (if applicable) or a DD1300 must be attached to your application. Veterans, Reservist or Guardsmen with an MOS or additional duties that fall in the fields of LS, PS, AZ, 15P, 42A, or other related fields pertaining to the minimum experience requirements may meet the minimum qualifications. Please call Human Resources, CPA Veterans Liaison at 512-475-3560/800-531-5441 for more information or assistance. Go to,, or for assistance translating your military experience and training courses into civilian job terms, qualifications/requirements and skill sets. Additional Military Crosswalk information can be found at: We fully recognize, honor and enforce the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) and encourage opportunities to hire Veterans, Reservists and Guardsmen. IMPORTANT NOTES TO THE CANDIDATE: Candidates may be asked to participate in a skills demonstration and/or presentation. Salary is contingent upon qualifications and is subject to salary administration and budgetary restrictions. CPA employees in the same job classification, if selected, will be laterally transferred with no increase in salary. (An example might be an Accounts Examiner III in Revenue Administration who moves to an Accounts Examiner III in the Enforcement division.) Complete copies of college transcripts must be furnished to the divisional hiring representative at the time of the interview for positions requiring a college degree, and/or specific educational credits. Unless otherwise indicated on specific postings, regular attendance is an essential job requirement of all positions. Your application for employment with the Comptroller of Public Accounts may subject you to a criminal background check. All positions requiring a degree and/or licensing require proof of degree and/or license at time of interview. If you are scheduled for an interview and require any reasonable accommodation in our interview process, please inform the hiring representative who calls you to schedule your interview. Whenever possible, please give the hiring representative sufficient time to consider and respond to your request. Only applicants scheduled for interviews will be contacted. Thank you for considering employment at the Comptroller of Public Accounts! The Comptroller’s office is an equal employment opportunity employer.
Posted By: 
Hayley King
Expiration Date: 
Saturday, February 15, 2020