We believe in a system in which taxes are simpler, fairer, flatter, more visible, and lower than they are today. The government's power to control one’s life derives from its power to tax. We believe that power should be minimized. ATR was founded in 1985 by Grover Norquist at the request of President Reagan.
Internship Description: Americans for Tax Reform offers the chance to work alongside some of the best political advocates in Washington, as well as the opportunity for increasing responsibility. Interns are assigned to work on policy issues side by side with members of our staff. As a key part of the ATR team, interns work on projects such as the Taxpayer Protection Pledge (both federal and state candidates pledge not to raise taxes), the American Shareholders (focusing on eliminating the Death Tax, expanding Lifetime Savings Accounts and Retirement Savings Accounts, and social security reform), and the Cost of Government Day, a report identifying and calculating government spending as a cost to taxpayers.
Qualifications: Duties include, but are not limited to, legislative and political research, drafting policy briefs, writing press releases, blogging, attending meetings, and assisting with events. Applicants must be organized, responsible, independent, and effective under deadlines. Exceptional written and oral communication skills are a must. Interns are required to have a professional demeanor and phone manner. Applicants should have a strong interest in tax reform and economic policy, and a fundamental orientation toward liberty. ATR accepts applications from undergraduate and graduate students of all majors. Full-time and part-time interns are paid hourly. The positions can be taken for credit through the applicant's home university or college, coinciding with spring, summer, and fall semester dates.
Office Location: Our offices are ideally located at 722 12th Street, NW, in the heart of Washington D.C. ATR is Metro accessible--located across the street from Metro Center.
Application: Please send a resume, a short writing sample (no more than five pages), a cover letter with your interest in ATR outlined, and a list of three references to: firstname.lastname@example.org Please use ‘Internship Application’ as the subject line of your email. Summer 2012 applications are due on March 15, 2012. Please apply early to ensure that your application receives a full review.