The Tax Department in the state of Massachusetts is currently seeking law students for their legal internship program.

About the Department

The Massachusetts Appellate Tax Board (“Board”) is a quasi-judicial agency which is devoted exclusively to hearing and deciding cases on appeal from any state or local taxing authority. The Board was established by the Legislature in 1929 to relieve the Superior Court of the large volume of tax appeals, and to provide taxpayers with a less expensive and more expedient means of appeal.

The Litigation Bureau works under the Office of the General Counsel and is responsible for defending the Agency in all Appellate Tax Board appeals, as well as any actions regarding tax debt or agency action in Bankruptcy Court, Superior Court, U.S. District Court, Land Court and Probate Court. The Litigation Bureau also prosecutes Superior Court complaints for: writs of entry, summons enforcement, and judgments for taxes owed.

About the Internship

The Legal Intern will perform legal research, write memoranda, draft pleadings and evaluate and annotate documentary and testimonial evidence. Legal interns also have the opportunity to observe litigation in progress at the Board, including hearings and motions.

Roles and Responsibilities of the Intern

  • Work closely with litigators on all matters
  • Attend hearings and conferences
  • Assist with drafting settlement recommendations and agreements
  • Conduct legal research
  • Interns will be exposed to a variety tax types (personal income, sales tax, corporate etc.)

Eligibility Criteria

Proof of enrollment in a JD or LLM degree program for the upcoming school year 


Hourly rates are $21.00 for undergraduate students and up to $30.00 for graduate students based on field of study, experience, and grade level.

How to Apply?

Interested candidates can apply through the link provided at the end of this post.


Boston, Massachusetts

Click here to apply.