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The Tax Foundation is the nation’s leading independent tax policy nonprofit. Since 1937, our principled research, insightful analysis, and engaged experts have informed smarter tax policy at the federal, state, and global levels. For over 80 years, our goal has remained the same: to improve lives through tax policies that lead to greater economic growth and opportunity.
At the Tax Foundation, our interns work on substantive projects that have a real impact on national, state, and global tax reform debates. Our program not only introduces you to the principles of sound tax policy but teaches you how to apply them in advancing public policy.
As we are one of the most effective policy think tanks in the nation, interns gain experience from a talented and dynamic team passionate about working with policymakers on both sides of the aisle to improve lives through smarter tax policy.
Working directly with our staff, you will gain firsthand experience working on state policy, federal policy, tax law, marketing, or development. You will also hear from expert speakers on a variety of related topics.
The Tax Foundation is happy to work with outside fellowship programs to host interns, and to assist in arranging for school credit. Full-time summer interns will be compensated $14 per hour. During the COVID-19 pandemic, our D.C. office has been officially closed and employees have been working remotely. We expect this to continue into the 2021 summer and as a result, we will consider interns who are not based in the D.C. area.
Tax Foundation internships are available each summer, and applications are considered on a rolling basis, with preference given to earlier applications.
If you have any questions, contact human resources at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Federal Policy interns work with Tax Foundation economists to prepare, model, and write analysis on proposals from federal policymakers.
State Policy interns track major state fiscal issues, research trends, and conduct policy analysis, supporting our efforts to report and comment on current state tax topics.
Global Policy interns work with Tax Foundation economists to prepare and write analysis on emerging global tax trends, including proposals in the OECD and EU.
Marketing interns help with all aspects of outreach including media relations, social media, email marketing, website optimization, and more.
Development interns help support fundraising efforts through innovative print and digital campaigns and targeted networking events.
Our internship program is a chance for you to show off your skills and build a portfolio. We will rely on you to complete real projects that are central to our mission. You can see some examples of past intern work below.