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EO Update January 16, 2013

Issue Number:  2013-1
Inside This Issue

  1. IRS Exempt Organizations wants graduate students for summer internships
  2. EO seeks academic hosts for workshops for small and medium-sized 501(c)(3) organizations

 1.  IRS Exempt Organizations wants graduate students for summer internships


Are you a graduate student interested in nonprofit law, management or policy?  Are you looking for a unique opportunity to become familiar with federal tax provisions that govern many charities and nonprofits? If so, then keep reading.

The IRS Exempt Organizations (EO) graduate student summer internship program is an exciting opportunity to learn about the federal tax code and the projects and programs the IRS uses to promote education and enforce compliance among tax-exempt organizations nationwide.

Requirements

  • Current graduate students
  • Concentration or interest in nonprofit law, management or policy preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Strong writing and research skills
  • United States citizens only

Other Details

  • Internship located in EO's HQ offices in Washington, DC
  • Interns will be placed in either EO Rulings and Agreements or Customer Education & Outreach office
  • 15-20 hours a week
  • Unpaid, with the opportunity for school credit

To Apply

Submit application packet via email to tege.eo.ceo@irs.gov by Friday, April 5, 2013. Packet must include:

  • Application form
  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Letter of recommendation from current or former professor or supervisor

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Questions? Contact Pilar Jarrin at pilar.jarrin@irs.gov.
 


2.  EO seeks academic hosts for workshops for small and medium-sized 501(c)(3) organizations
 


Exempt Organizations (EO) Customer Education & Outreach needs your help to find hosts for our popular workshop for small and medium-sized 501(c)(3) organizations. In 2010, the IRS began to partner with colleges and universities to offer the workshops as part of EO’s overall effort to help develop the nonprofit leaders of tomorrow. The one-day workshops, which cover the nuts and bolts of tax compliance for exempt organizations, are designed for board members, officers, volunteers and staff of small and medium-sized 501(c)(3) organizations, tax practitioners who work with them as well as students in nonprofit management programs.

The workshop's official "host" must be the college/university, but a nonprofit can help in hosting the event. The costs to the host university include room use, marketing/registration, audio-visual, day-of staffing, general planning, etc. We ask that any admission fees charged by the institution not exceed $50 per attendee in order to ensure that the cost is not prohibitive for smaller organizations. Some schools have made an effort to locate underwriters to defray the cost of the event. The IRS provides speakers (including their travel and lodging) and workshop materials at no cost to the university.
  
If you have any connection with a college or university that may be interested in hosting these workshops, please encourage them to contact Susan D. Ruth (Susan.D.Ruth@irs.gov).

Dates/locations for upcoming workshops

Take a moment to register for one of our upcoming workshops for small and medium-sized 501(c)(3) organizations. Each one-day workshop, presented by experienced Exempt Organizations specialists, will explain what 501(c)(3) organizations must do to keep their tax-exempt status and comply with tax obligations.

The workshops are approved by the IRS for six continuing education credits for Enrolled Agents and Registered Tax Return Preparers.

This popular introductory workshop is for administrators or volunteers who are responsible for an organization's tax compliance as well as tax professionals who work with the organizations.

Registration is now available for the following workshop dates and locations:

  • March 13 - Gainesville, FL
    Hosted by Santa Fe College/College of Central Florida with the Nonprofit Center of Central Florida and the Nonprofit Business Center
  • March 14 - Ocala, FL
    Hosted by Santa Fe College/College of Central Florida with the Nonprofit Center of Central Florida and the Nonprofit Business Center
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