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) and tax battles across the country.
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 12-14 week internship commitment for the fall, spring, and summer semesters. Applicants must be available to work Wednesday mornings.
To apply, please complete our application form.
From Previous Interns:
“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.”
– Sheridan Nolan, Spring 2021
“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.”
-Ellen Carmichael, Summer 2008