What You Will Do

Interns apply the analytical techniques learned in their graduate programs to a practical issue facing the State of California.


The LAO internship program is a rigorous analytical experience open to individuals who:

  • Have completed the first year of a two-year graduate program that includes curriculum that is both quantitative and policy based.
  • Are interested in becoming a full-time fiscal and policy analyst at the LAO after graduation.


Positions available: 2‑4

Compensation: $3,500 per month

Program length: 12 weeks, full-time.

Location: In-person in Sacramento, California. In-office work Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Telecommuting offered most Mondays and Fridays, workload permitting.

How to Apply

Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter by the deadline. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered.

Please email your application packet to: lao.employment@lao.ca.gov

For further information regarding application procedures, you may contact the administrative coordinator at sarah.barkman@lao.ca.gov.

We require all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, unless they are entitled to reasonable accommodations under the law.

More Information

Watch a virtual recruitment panel presentation featuring analysts from our office here.

Application Deadline: October 7, 2022

To apply for this job email your details to lao.employment@lao.ca.gov