Friday, April 4, 2008

Guess who's going to be an intern at the Mass. Appellate Tax Board?

That's right! It's me! I found out yesterday...just one day after I went in for the interview! I guess I really impressed them. The interview was with two guys, the one that's going to be my supervisor for the summer, and then another guy that's basically his supervisor. They're both very nice, I liked them more than the people I interviewed with at the Sheriff's department so I think I'll enjoy working for them.

Anyway, the Tax Board is a semi-judicial agency that hears tax appeals, basically to save time in the state courts for other cases since there's such a large volume of appeals from tax decisions. They cover everything from income tax to property tax. So...I'll really know about taxes when I'm done. Well, taxes in Mass., at least, they don't deal with any federal tax appeals. As an intern, I'll be doing research and writing bench memos. Those are given to the board to use when hearing the case so that they have the relevant facts and rules of law in front of them to help them reach their decision. This is a really great thing for me to do for my first internship because it allows me to really work on my research and writing skills before I try for a summer associate position with a big firm after my second year. And it sounds like the office really knows how to help the interns work on improving those skills, they told me that my writing will be reviewed by a lot of different people in the office so I'll get a lot of feedback.

Anyway, so I'm really excited, and I'm also really glad that now I don't have to keep searching for an internship. I can go back to focusing completely on studying. Oh, and I'm also really excited that the office building is right in the middle of Downtown Boston, just a short walk from Faneuil Hall. I could go there for lunch! I hardly ever go in to downtown because I'm so busy studying and going to class, so I'm excited that I'll be working right there.

So, in general, yay for me!

1 comment:

Chucka Stone Designs said...

YIPPIE!!! Oh that is so awesome! I remember you said it seemed like it would be a better fit for you anyway so this is terrific news :~)

Soak it up like a sponge! getting that much feedback and having such an awesome opportunity so early in your schooling/career is an amazing leap forward for you! I couldn't be happier to hear the news *does the happy dance for Bridgete*

~ Jenn