Estate Tax Organizing Assistant

Estate Tax Organizing Assistant

As part of its economic fairness work, United for a Fair Economy is campaigning to prevent the repeal of the federal estate tax, the most progressive tax in the US. The estate tax is owed only on estates worth more than $3.5 million per person, so 99.73% of Americans pay no estate tax. Repealing the estate tax would cost $1 trillion in the first decade after repeal, resulting in cuts to important programs like education, and shifting the tax burden to low- and middle-income taxpayers. Visit our estate tax page for details.

The Estate Tax Organizing Intern will assist the Senior Organizer on Estate Tax Policy to activate a national network of groups and individuals supporting legislation to preserve and reform the estate tax. Together the intern and supervisor will develop a workplan that will include some of the tasks listed below:

Duties May Include (but are not limited to):

  • Becoming familiar with the issues through reading
  • Calling or emailing organizations and individuals in target states to obtain support
  • Research, writing, or updating action alerts, flyers, handouts, fact sheets, and other estate tax campaign materials
  • Tracking opposition groups' activities; monitor opposition websites by receiving emails and visiting sites
  • Assisting with media efforts: write letters to the editor and op-eds and find people to author them; helping research and implement strategy with business and farm media; finding and distributing news items on the estate tax daily news summary; updating media database re: media coverage and events; constructing media lists, and researching media contacts.

Hours are flexible, but schedule can range from 10-40 hours per week. We will provide a free monthly MBTA pass for interns working over 20 hours per week. Travel reimbursements are available for interns working below 20 hours per week.

To apply for this internship, please fill out the online application.

Questions? Please feel free to contact Christelle Adrien at 617-423-2148 x100 or cadrien@faireconomy.org.

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