Tax Foundation Internship Deadline Extended for Spring 2014

January 22, 2014

Those familiar with our organization known that we have one of the most rewarding internship programs in the country for students interested in public policy. Positions are filling up fast, but due to a few last-minute cancellations, we have some unexpected space available for intern roles in our policy, communications, and development departments, and we have extended application deadlines. The application portal will close on January 31st, 2014.

We are flexible to work with students around their academic calendars, and offer competitive compensation for communications and development interns. Here’s a few examples of successful intern contributions:

  • Colby Pastre (fall 2013) helped develop the communications department year-end report, including a re-design to reflect our strategy and branding efforts. He drafted four press releases for major policy reports, managed our massive media hit database, and designed multiple infographics and charts used in reports and blogs.
  • Elia Peterson (fall 2013) authored eight blog posts on tax policy at the federal, state, and local level, and contributed to a forthcoming major report on the federal alternative minimum tax. Elia was quoted in USA Today for his work on the Massachusetts “tech tax.” He helped with data collection on our State Business Tax Climate Index, which is downloaded over 500,000 times annually.
  • Phil Dittmer (summer 2011) authored a large study on effective corporate tax rates, dueled on the blog with a congressman regarding federal tax reform, and wrote blog posts on shoe tariffs, tax penalties on the Amish, and transaction taxes.
  • Alex Wood-Doughty (spring 2011) compiled data for Facts & Figures, drafted testimony on California tax reform, co-authored a study on Michigan tax reform, and blog posts on tax breaks for Twitter, online sales taxes, and mandatory tax preparation.

If that sounds like something you or a friend would like, please check out our application.

Please direct any questions to me at drenkard [at]


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