Join the Tax Foundation Team!

December 29, 2010

With federal tax policy defined by an uneasy and temporary compromise, and with states continuing to struggle balancing expected revenues with desired spending, tax and fiscal policy is more front and center than ever. The Tax Foundation, looked to since 1937 for principled research and analysis on tax issues, is looking to expand its team.

We currently have two full-time positions open, one for Staff Economist and one for Development Manager. See the job announcements for those positions here. Tax Foundation staff are rewarded with a dynamic, challenging, and creative work environment with substantial opportunity for personal and professional growth. Benefits include HSA-based health coverage, dental and vision coverage, life/AD&D/LTD insurance, and a generous 401(k) retirement plan.

Our legal program is also looking for spring 2011 and summer 2011 law clerks. Supervised by our Tax Counsel, law clerk responsibilities include substantive research, authoring, and editing assistance in preparing amicus curiae briefs to appellate courts and special reports on important legal and economic issues relating to tax. Clerks have also authored pieces for publication. Spring and fall clerks are compensated at a rate of $10 per hour, and full-time summer clerks receive a stipend to cover transportation and housing costs of up to $1,600 per month. We have flexibility for the clerk’s schedule. We can assist in arranging course credit in lieu of the pay at the request of successful applicants. Read more about our legal program and how to apply for a clerkship here.

Last and not least, we’re looking for interns for spring 2011 and summer 2011. Internship areas include federal policy, development, state policy, communications, and graphic design.

We offer a unique internship program designed to introduce undergraduate and graduate students to tax policy principles, and apply them in assessing and advancing public policy.Working directly with our staff in various areas of tax policy, interns gain valuable professional experience and learn about all aspects of our operation.

While data entry and routine tasks are part of the internship, the majority of the work is substantive. Interns are afforded flexibility to attend events, lectures, and seminars around Washington, D.C. As a non-partisan research institution, we encourage interns to develop a broad sense of our principles and find innovative ways to contribute to our mission.

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