IRS Office of Exempt Organizations Internship

Term: Summer
Location: Washington, DC
Credits: School credit is available (This internship is unpaid.)
Eligible Candidates: JD/LLM in Employee Benefits, LLM in Employee Benefits, JD/LLM in Tax Law, LLM in Tax Law
Deadline: March 2

The Exempt Organizations Graduate Student Summer Internship Program is an exciting opportunity to learn – on the inside – about the federal tax code and the projects and programs the IRS uses to promote education and enforce compliance among tax-exempt organizations nationwide. If you are interested in this internship, contact Professor Kennedy.

Degree candidates selected to participate in this program work with the attorneys at the IRS in one of the following Office of Exempt Organizations divisions:

  • Rulings & Agreements (R&A) is responsible for approving requests for tax-exempt status, issuing private letter rulings on complex tax questions and fulfilling voluntary compliance requests. R&A often works closely with EO Examinations – the audit people – on research projects and compliance programs.
  • Customer Education & Outreach (CE&O) is responsible for providing legal advice and litigation services on tax matters involving LMSB taxpayers, including corporations and partnerships with assets greater than $10 million.

Application Packet Requirements

Send a copy of your completed application packet materials to and Please include the following subject line: TEGE Summer Internship.

  • Completed Application Form
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Letter of Recommendation (from current or former professor or supervisor)

Contact Information

Any questions about the position should be directed to the Illinois and Wisconsin recruiter, Steve Mindel, at or by phone at 630.432.3987.