STUDENT VOLUNTEER PROGRAM
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WHAT DOES A STUDENT VOLUNTEER DO? A Student Volunteer has the opportunity to supplement his/her education by gaining experience in public service. The Student Volunteer gains work experience in the areas of tax law and tax auditing techniques, economics, law enforcement or information technology. You will volunteer side-by-side with professional Internal Revenue Agents, Internal Revenue Agents (Computer Audit Specialists) or Internal Revenue Agents (International Examiners). The IRS Student Volunteer Program is designed to give students a unique opportunity to witness the Internal Revenue Service's vital mission of "providing America's taxpayers top-quality service by helping them understand and meet their tax responsibilities and enforce the law with integrity and fairness to all."
WHAT IS THE LARGE BUSINESS AND INTERNATIONAL (LB&I) DIVISION OF THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE? The Large Business and International (LB&I) business unit provides service and enforcement activities to support tax compliance of businesses and related entities with assets of $10 million or more, as well as small U.S. businesses engaged in international, U.S. citizens abroad, and foreign persons and businesses with a U.S. tax requirement. As our name suggests, international tax administration is an important part of what we do in LB&I. Regardless of where you serve, you will be supported by a variety of specialists (economists, engineers, field specialists and subject matter experts) as you tackle the most complex foreign and domestic tax issues.
There are 5 positions available in the following locations for LBI Northeast Compliance:
This is an open continuous announcement to allow applicants to submit their applications at any time; however they will not be eligible for referral unless the application is received on or prior to the cut-off dates.
Cut off dates are:
March 10, 2017 with an anticipated start date of May 30,2017.
June 9, 2017 with an anticipated start date of Sept 5, 2017
October 13, 2017 with an anticipcated start date of Jan 8, 2018
- Occasional Travel
- Student Volunteers assigned to teams with Internal Revenue Agents may have an opportunity to travel locally with Internal Revenue Agents to conduct field case audit. Local travel for voluntary field case audits will be at the student's expense.
QUALIFICATIONS/ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: You must meet the following eligibility and basic requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
You must be a United States Citizen and be at least 16 years old. AND
Enrolled on at least a half-time basis as defined by your educational institution and be in good academic standing as defined by your educational institution AND
Submit proof of student eligibility and enrollment for the duration of the student volunteer opportunity
In addition to the above, student volunteer assignments will be determined based on field of study. For assignments with an Internal Revenue Agent, Internal Revenue Agent (Computer Audit Specialist) or Internal Revenue Agent (International Examiner) Team, you must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a graduate level degree-seeking student in one or more of the following academic major(s) or related field(s):
• Business Administration/Business Management
• Computer Science
• Legal Studies
• Statistical/Quantitative Methods
Students must maintain student eligibility and enrollment throughout the duration of the student volunteer opportunity and must be actively enrolled at an accredited institution.
Applicants who have graduated or will graduate prior to the completion of the Student Volunteer Program are ineligible to participate without proof of future enrollment at an accredited university.
Student Volunteers assigned to teams with Internal Revenue Agents may have an opportunity to travel locally with the Internal Revenue Agents to conduct field case audit. Local travel for voluntary field case audits will be at students' expense.
Specific schedule will be at least 4 hrs per day and up to 20 hrs per week. Work schedule will be set upon selection.
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As a Student Volunteer you will:
- Plan and complete work assignments on time
- Collect and analyze relevant information
- Prepare quality draft documents
- Communicate relevant and accurate information, clearly and concisely during formal or informal meetings
- Collaborate with others to accomplish goals
- Contribute to team efforts
- Use various enterprise tools and technology to prepare and share documents
WHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OTHER IRS CAREERS? If you want to find out more about IRS careers, visit us on the web at www.jobs.irs.gov