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Opportunities to work or intern for Taxpayers Against Fraud, a non-profit empowering the next generation of whistleblowers.

Taxpayers Against Fraud is seeking applicants to fill the positions listed below. Please note only those individuals whose qualifications match the current needs of the organization will be considered and receive responses.

Candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encourage to apply for these positions. Applicants who need assistance completing the application may contact TAF at (202) 296-4826.

Senior Counsel

Public interest legal organization seeks Senior Counsel to assist Director of Legal Education and Executive Director in developing and organizing legal periodicals and legal education programs, including web seminars, audio conferences, publications, and symposiums.

Senior Counsel duties will focus on the development and publication of our bi-weekly caselaw summaries and our False Claims Act and Qui Tam Quarterly Review journal, but will also include providing educational information to the public, as well as assisting with the preparation of amicus curiae briefs and comment letters, completing analytical research and writing assignments, and providing legal assistance to qui tam whistleblowers and their counsel.

Applicant must be a licensed attorney with excellent legal research and writing skills – preferably with law review or other journal experience. Applicant should be familiar with False Claims Act laws, financial fraud whistleblower programs, and other whistleblower issues. Applicant must be a self-starter, who enjoys community building and tackling “big picture” issues.


Starting annual salary for our licensed Senior Counsel ranges from $85,000 and is commensurate with qualifications and includes excellent benefits such as medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, retirement plan, SEP IRA plan, paid time off (PTO) and a hybrid work schedule.

To apply:

Please email cover letter, resume, and writing sample to our Director of Operations, Takeia Garner- Kiett at [email protected]

Public Interest Advocacy Fellow

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 other consumer protection and financial fraud 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.


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 $40,000 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, 2023. 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. TAF staff works hybrid schedule.

How To Apply:

Candidates should send a résumé and a short cover letter to our Director of Operations, Takeia Kiett at [email protected].

Legal Research Intern

TAF is accepting applications on a rolling basis from students interested in fulfilling an internship requirement or seeking field experience.

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.

Application Process: Please send your resume and cover letter to Takeia Garner-Kiett at [email protected]. In the body of the email, please add a brief explanation about why you’d like to work for TAF and what your desired start and end dates are.

Benefits: This is a paid internship – there is a $2,500 stipend provided for each semester internship.

Application Deadline: We accept applications on a rolling basis, but you are encouraged to apply by certain dates for the forthcoming season. See more below:

    The TAF office is located right near the Dupont Circle metro stop in the heart of Washington, DC. Due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, the internships are virtual until further notice.

    Digital Strategy Intern

    Internship description: The Digital Strategy Intern will work closely with the Director of Communications & Digital to execute social media campaigns to increase engagement across a variety of social networks and grow our list of email and podcast subscribers.

    For students with online advocacy talent and interest in law, this is an opportunity to get hands-on experience tackling complicated communications campaigns that will make a difference. Applicants should be comfortable with video editing software such as Adobe Suite products or Canva.

    Application Process: Please send your resume to Takeia Garner-Kiett at [email protected]. In the body of your email, please add a brief explanation about why you’d like to work at TAF and what your desired start and end dates are along with a couple of links to your previous video work.

    Benefits: This is a paid internship – there is a $2,500 stipend provided for each semester internship.

    Location: This is a remote position. The TAF office is located directly south of the Dupont Circle Metro stop in the heart of Washington, DC.