HR & Pub Fin Internships/Jobs at DFAS

O’Neill public finance and human resource students, did you know that the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) is an agency of the United States Department of Defense (DOD),  and is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. Bonus: they are coming to our career fair this Tuesday and are hiring for finance and HR internships and jobs! Join the 12,000+ federal employees at DFAS supporting the payments and payroll to servicemembers, employees, vendors, and contractors along with business intelligence and finance and accounting information to DOD decisionmakers. Check out this video from some of DFAS’s student interns. Learn more about HR and finance career paths at DFAS below:

Human Resources Careers

Join DFAS and become a member of an exciting team of select individuals chosen to provide human resources services to the Department of Defense. We are looking for people who have a passion for ensuring we have the right people in the right place at the right time with the right skills. As a recognized leader in Human Resources, we provide HR services for approximately 25,000 DoD employees from DFAS and 7 other DoD agencies.  We also provide HR services to two additional non-DoD agencies. As a member of our team, you will help DFAS attract, develop, manage and retain a high quality, diverse workforce.

Key functional areas:

  • Recruitment and placement
  • Labor and employee relations
  • Learning and development
  • Position management and classification
  • Benefits
  • Personnel security
  • Innovation and information solutions


As a member of our team, you will receive training in federal human resources policies and processes as well as other topics such as leadership, project management, and Lean Six methodologies. You may also have the opportunity to pursue professional certifications such as:

  • Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR)
  • Security Fundamentals Professional Certification (SFPC)
  • Certified Counter-Insider Threat Professional-Fundamentals (CCITP-F)
  • Society of Human Resource Management – Certified Professional (SHRM-CP)

Financial Management Careers

Join DFAS and enter a world where your ability to provide timely and accurate analysis is relied upon by a wide range of customers – from our warfighters around the globe to the President of the United States. DFAS financial managers provide financial oversight and analysis to Department of Defense (DoD) decision makers.

Key functional areas:

  • Financial management analysis
  • Financial systems analysis
  • Data/business analytics
  • Financial Reporting
  • Business Process improvements


As a member of our team, you will receive training in federal financial management systems and processes as well as leadership, project management and Lean Six methodologies. You may also have the opportunity to pursue certifications such as:

  • Certified Management Accountant (CMA)
  • Certified Defense Financial Manager (CDFM)
  • Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM)
  • DoD Financial Management Certification
By Miranda Redman
Miranda Redman Associate Director of Career Services