Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Office of Chief Counsel

Placement Information:

The IRS is the US government agency responsible for tax collection and tax law enforcement. The mission of the IRS is to provide America’s taxpayers top quality service by helping them understand and meet their tax responsibilities and by applying the tax law with integrity and fairness to all.

Description of Student Work:

Students responsibilities may include: interviewing witnesses, drafting pleadings, trial preparation, researching specific legal questions, drafting opinions in response to intra-agency inquiries, and attending civil and criminal conferences. All students who have not previously taken an externship must attend a classroom component at the law school. Consent from the Director of Externships is required for enrollment.

Student Preference:

2L’s, 3L’s, students eligible to practice under 3rd year practice act

Course and Other Requirements:

Student must have completed a Federal Taxation course, and be at least a second semester student. Students should also have an interest in tax law and have grades in tax law courses which reflect an ability to master tax law concepts. Students will work a minimum of 10 hours per week in the Atlanta offices of the Associate Area Counsel (Small Business/Self-Employed) for the Internal Revenue Service.

Semester Participation:

Summer, Fall & Spring


Ms. Kathy M. Parker, Office Manager



401 W. Peachtree, NW
Suite 26260, Stop 1000-D

Atlanta, GA 30308-3539

Phone: (404) 338-7973