Opportunities at TAFEF


Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund (TAFEF) is looking for help during the fall, winter, spring and summer from students interested in fulfilling an internship requirement or seeking field experience. We’re located by the Dupont Circle metro stop in the heart of Washington, DC, and we are seeking applicants with an interest/background in legal research and writing. Due to the pandemic this position will be virtual until further notice.


Through public-private partnerships, TAFEF works to advance the effectiveness of the False Claims Act and other whistleblower programs to promote and protect the efficient use of taxpayer dollars. We are supported by our membership of 400+ experienced litigators and by donations from foundation grants, successful whistleblowers, and citizen advocates.


Specifically, TAFEF works to:

  • Educate the public, the legal community, government officials, advocacy organizations and the press about the process, history and impact of whistleblower lawsuits filed under federal and state False Claims Acts and the SEC, CFTC, IRS, and Motor Vehicle Safety whistleblower programs

  • Advance government and public support for whistleblower cases through increased transparency

  • Empower whistleblower attorneys and advocate on their behalf to ensure the proper interpretation of the False Claims Act and other laws

  • Promote the success and living legacy of whistleblower programs

Legal Research Intern

Our Director of Legal Education is looking for assistance on discrete projects involving legal research and writing, research related to COVID-19 fraud, and other industry research. This would be in addition to general research help on recent FCA cases. The Legal Research internship is unpaid, but includes a $2,500 stipend.


Application Process: Please send your resume and cover letter to tkiett@taf.org. In the body of the email, please add a brief explanation about why you’d like to work for TAFEF and what your desired start and end dates are.


Application Deadline: Rolling; for fall, encouraged to apply by 8/30/20; for winter, encouraged to apply by 11/30/20; for spring, encouraged to apply by 2/11/21; for summer, encouraged to apply by 4/30/21.


Primary Contact for Additional Questions: Takeia Kiett, tkiett@taf.org, Director of Operations and Membership Services.