Work for TCS

We are looking for talented people to add to our team of investigators, analysts, and advocates. TCS offers internships to qualified college students and fellowships to recent college graduates.

Taxpayers for Common Sense (TCS) is a nonpartisan budget watchdog serving as an independent voice for American taxpayers. Our mission is to achieve a government that spends taxpayer dollars responsibly and operates within its means. We work with individuals, policymakers, and the media to increase transparency, expose and eliminate wasteful and corrupt subsidies, earmarks, and corporate welfare, and hold decision makers accountable. For more information on TCS programs, visit www.taxpayer.net.


 

Full-Time Summer Fellowships & Internships

TCS is looking for currently enrolled and recently graduated college students to fill full-time, internships and fellowships for the summer. To be considered for an Internship position, candidates must be currently enrolled college students. Fellowships are open to recent college graduates.

TCS Fellows and Interns will have the opportunity to: 

  • Gain a broad perspective and first-hand experience in federal policymaking in Congress and the Executive Branch, media relations, and coalition advocacy.
  • Develop their skills in writing, policy analysis, research, critical-thinking, and political awareness.
  • Work closely with the professional staff to assume real responsibility in a fast-paced environment on Capitol Hill.

 TCS Fellows and Interns will work in one or more of the following issue areas:

  • Energy and Natural Resources: Research and analysis on a range of issues including subsidies for conventional and alternative energy, public lands, water resources, and natural resource management.
  • Transportation & Infrastructure: Monitor and investigate federal spending on America’s transportation and infrastructure, including development of community disaster resilience and promoting reform of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to make them more fiscally responsible and stop wasteful projects.
  • National Security: Work for a strong military at a reasonable cost, including monitoring the Departments of Defense, Energy, and Homeland Security, and relevant Congressional committees.
  • Communications: Assist in outreach to reporters and producers on timely budget issues, monitor TCS’s media coverage, and promote TCS analysis and commentary on the web and through social media.
  • Fundraising and Organizational Development: Learn about nonprofit management and assist with outreach and communications, donor management, prospect research, grant writing, and other organizational development.

Qualifications and Compensation

Strong written and oral communication skills are essential, as well as attention to detail and an ability to be effective and organized in a fast-paced working environment. Candidates from all academic disciplines will be considered as long as they have a demonstrated interest in public policy, activism, or one of the issues areas mentioned above. Candidates interested in working with Communications must have some journalism or writing experience.

TCS participates in several university internship programs that offer compensation or academic credit. In addition, TCS considers strong candidates independently for limited, competitively-paid positions.

How to Apply

Please e-mail:

  1. a brief cover letter outlining your interest in an internship or fellowship with TCS (please make sure to indicate which program area you are most interested in);
  2. your resume;
  3. a short, 2-5 page writing sample; and
  4. two references, at least one reference from a former employer

to the attention of Human Resources at jobs@taxpayer.net

Please, no phone calls.

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