Internship Opportunities

Investigations and Inspections Division

The Montgomery County Office of the Inspector General (OIG) is an independent agency created by the County Council in 1997. The Inspector General is charged with reviewing the effectiveness and efficiency of programs and operations within County government and independent County agencies. The Office conducts independent investigations, audits, and reviews with a goal of preventing, detecting, and deterring fraud, waste, and abuse in government activities. Through its work, the OIG proposes ways to increase the legal, fiscal, and ethical accountability of County government departments and County-funded agencies and improve the overall integrity of County government.

The OIG is comprised of two operational divisions: the Investigations and Inspections Division (Investigations Division) and the Audits and Program Review Division (Audit Division). The Investigations Division oversees the OIG’s hotline, conducts inspections and reviews of programs, and investigates allegations of fraud, waste, and abuse. The Audit Division performs audits and reviews of county programs and operations in accordance with government auditing standards.

Intern Job Summary

The OIG internship program seeks to engage energetic, responsible students to work in the Investigations Division. Through these positions, students will be exposed to and learn about the role and function of an inspector general and gain knowledge about the structure, work, and operations of county government. Job duties may include:

  • Processing complaints received through the hotline, to include: answering hotline calls; interviewing complainants; composing summaries of complaints; conducting research associated with complaints; and writing memoranda detailing the results of research
  • Conducting research in support of the division’s investigations and reviews;
  • Participating in interviews as part of investigations and inspections;
  • Preparing summaries detailing information learned as the result of research;
  • Performing clerical duties, maintaining files, and organizing documents as needed;
  • Taking copious and thorough notes related to the division’s work and translating them into a comprehensive report; and
  • Managing and maintaining data and records.

Intern Requirements and Qualifications

  • Completed two full collegiate academic years and be enrolled in an accredited university/college program;
  • Proficient in basic computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel);
  • Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Self-direct completion of tasks and perform work with minimal supervision;
  • Apply an inquisitive nature and show eagerness to tackle new projects and ideas; and
  • Possess uncompromising ethics.

To Apply

We have filled our Summer 2022 intern positions. Check back in the fall for new opportunities. Email questions to