OPPORTUNITES AT TAF
Public Interest Advocacy Fellow
Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund (TAFEF) is a nonprofit public-interest organization dedicated to combating fraud against federal and state governments through promotion of whistleblower reward laws and programs. For more information about TAFEF, see http://www.taf.org.
Job Description: This one or two-year fellowship is an exceptional opportunity for a recent college graduate to acquire substantive legal writing and research experience. Most past Advocacy Fellows have enrolled in law school after completing the fellowship.
The fellow will work collaboratively with in-house and TAFEF-member attorneys on research projects related to the qui tam provisions of the federal and state False Claims Acts, as well as the IRS, SEC, CFTC, and Motor Vehicle Safety whistleblower programs. The fellow will also assist with the drafting and publication of TAFEF’s bi-weekly legal case summaries and Quarterly Review legal journal. In addition, the fellow will be expected to assist with the composition of white papers and briefs, as well as the maintenance of TAFEF’s web content, including drafting blog posts and social media content.
Past fellows have gone on to enroll at Yale Law School, Northwestern School of Law, University of Texas School of Law, George Washington University Law School, Howard University School of Law, and Boston College Law School. They are now excelling as lawyers practicing at firms, in the government, and with non-profit organizations.
Qualifications: The fellow will be a capable writer who can effectively recognize and distill essential details from complex cases, settlement agreements, complaints, and motions, and translate them into shorter easily digestible summaries. A keen attention to detail and editing skills are paramount. An ability to quickly learn new technical skills are desired. Creativity, enthusiasm, and a sense of humor are also appreciated.
This is an excellent opportunity to work with good people doing important work for the benefit of all. Civic-minded candidates and those interested in whistleblower protection laws will find this opportunity uniquely satisfying.
The position is full-time, with an annual salary of $35,000 plus full benefits, including medical and dental insurance as well as 401(k) matching after one year. The start date is negotiable, but we would like to have the fellow join us by June 1, 2020. Our offices are conveniently located in Dupont Circle, in the heart of Washington, DC, just one block from the Metro’s Red Line and four blocks from the Orange and Blue lines.
Candidates should send a résumé or CV and a short cover letter to Takeia Kiett at email@example.com.
Legal Research Intern, Spring 2020
Our Director of Legal Education is looking for assistance on a specific project organizing and editing our False Claims Act and Qui Tam Quarterly Review journal and assisting with publication. This would be in addition to general research help on recent FCA cases.
Application Process: Please send your resume or LinkedIn profile to firstname.lastname@example.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: Apply now for Spring 2020.
Primary Contact for Additional Questions: Takeia Kiett, email@example.com, Director of Operations and Membership Services.