The Center for Tax Law and Employee Benefits

U.S. Department of the Treasury Office of Tax Policy, Office of Benefits Tax Counsel Externship

Term: Summer
Location: Washington, DC
Credits: 3-4
Eligible Candidates: JD/LLM in Employee Benefits, LLM in Employee Benefits, and JD/LLM in Tax Law and LLM in Tax Law with a concentration on employee benefits
Deadline: February 1

Degree candidates selected to participate in this program will work in the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Tax Policy in Washington, DC. Candidates will be assigned to an office of benefits counsel supervising attorney, who is responsible for the extern's orientation; introduction to attorneys, accountants, and actuaries in that office; assignment of work; and final evaluation of performance. The objective of this externship is to provide students with practical experience in a specialized area of employee benefits law by becoming thoroughly familiar with the legal and policy implications of the Office of Benefits Counsel.

Candidates with a quantitative undergraduate degree (e.g., accounting, math, finance) are preferred.

Students selected for this externship will be eligible for the $5,000 William P. Sweetnam, Jr. Scholarship to defray travel and housing expenses.

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