Tax Foundation Internship Program

About Our Internship Program

At the Tax Foundation, our interns work on substantive projects that have a real impact on national and state 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.

Working directly with our staff, you will gain first-hand 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 and be afforded the opportunity to attend special events, lectures, and seminars around Washington, D.C.

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. Spring and Fall part-time positions will be compensated on a pro-rata basis. Internships are located at our office in downtown Washington, D.C.

Tax Foundation internships are available each fall, spring, and summer, and applications are considered on a rolling basis, with preference given to earlier applications.

If you have any questions, contact Amanda Davis at