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 and tax battles across the country.
Positions are available for state, federal, and international affairs, as well as communication-based roles.
Many interns due to their work have been showcased on Drudge Report, The Daily Caller, The Washington Times, and other political publications!
Qualifications: Applicants must be organized, responsible, independent, and effective under deadlines. Exceptional written, social media, and oral communication skills are essential. 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. Please note that priority is given to those who can make a 15-20 week internship commitment for the fall, spring, and summer semesters. Applicants must be available to work Wednesday mornings.
Fall 2023 Internship Application
Americans for Tax Reform understands that every expansion of the government's power comes at the expense of people's freedom. For my first ever job in Washington DC, I was proud to work under staffers committed to keep money in the hands of families and businesses rather than bureaucrats. The best part of my internship was the weekly Wednesday Meetings, where center-right policymakers, activists, intellectuals, and strategists gathered to discuss vital economic issues.
Interning at ATR is unique to any other DC intern experience. ATR exposed me to a wide range of policy issues facing our country and presented me with countless opportunities to grow professionally. From writing letters to legislators to helping conduct research for articles appearing in Forbes, ATR gave me a unique experience that gave me real opportunities to contribute meaningful work and develop skills I use in my current career.
Working at Americans for Tax Reform was truly the most rewarding experience I had as an undergraduate student in Washington D.C. From staffing the famous Wednesday Meeting to writing op-eds on critical issues, this internship allowed me to cultivate the skills necessary to succeed in the political realm. I would highly recommend an internship at Americans for Tax Reform to anyone who is passionate about promoting the ideas of freedom and limited government.
I learned so much serving as a press intern at Americans for Tax Reform. There was something exciting going on at ATR every day, from hearing from the top elected officials to observing vital policymaking in real-time. My internship at Americans for Tax Reform was also a tremendous networking opportunity, and many of the staff and interns remain my friends and colleagues to this day. I’ve recruited so many others to the ATR internship program because I believe it is the best in Washington.
I interned at Americans for Tax Reform both semesters my Senior year of college and it was a really rewarding and unique experience compared to other internships I participated while going to school in DC. As an intern at ATR, you are connected with a staffer or team and really get a chance to dive into their issue area. I wrote over a dozen blog posts that were posted on the website and/or social media. The work that we were given was substantive and helpful to the organization. It was really special to be a small part of such an important, worldwide Center-Right movement.