Internship Programs



Diversity in Government Internship Program

The United States Tax Court Diversity in Government Internship Program (DiG Tax) will be virtual this summer and provide significant exposure to the inner workings of the U.S. Tax Court, a federal court located in Washington, D.C. DiG Tax interns will observe judges and lawyers; attend virtual trials, meetings, and presentations; and assist on projects with departments throughout the Court, including Case Services, Facilities, Finance, Human Resources, Library, Information Technology, and Public Affairs.

Prospective DiG Tax interns should demonstrate academic achievement; exhibit qualities such as strong character and self-sufficiency under challenging circumstances; and be self-directed and able to work with limited supervision.

Additionally, applicants must:

  1. Be a U.S. citizen or national;
  2. Be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at an accredited U.S. institution of higher education recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (visit https://www.ed.gov/accreditation to verify your school and/or program of study);
  3. Have and maintain a 3.0 GPA or better;
  4. Have an interest in working with the federal government; and
  5. Be able to work 40 hours per week during the summer internship.
To apply, send a cover letter and a resume along with a copy of your most recent undergraduate or graduate transcript to DiGTax@ustaxcourt.gov with “DiG Tax” in the subject line.


Legal Intern Program

The United States Tax Court employs legal interns during the summer months. In selecting legal interns, judges consider academic excellence, demonstrated interest and aptitude for performing the demanding work of a legal intern, and the diversity characteristics of the candidate. Work assignments for legal interns are challenging and include substantive matters such as drafting opinions, orders, and legal memoranda.

A legal intern:

  1. Must be a U.S. citizen, national, or a lawful permanent resident seeking citizenship or intending to seek citizenship when eligible; and
  2. Is enrolled in (and has completed at least one year in) a Juris Doctor (J.D.) program at a law school accredited by the American Bar Association; or
  3. Is enrolled in a Masters of Law in Taxation (M.L.T. or LL.M.) program at a law school accredited by the American Bar Association; or
  4. Has earned a J.D., M.L.T., or LL.M degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association within the last six months.
Submit a cover letter, resume, and a copy of your most recent law school transcript to LegalInterns@ustaxcourt.gov with “Legal Intern” in the subject line.

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Other Questions?

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