The State Board of Equalization serves a judicial role in the administration of property taxes across the state. The State Board is charged with hearing the appeals of property tax matters, including property classification and valuation. The State Board is also responsible for reviewing and acting on applications for property tax exemption across the state and hears appeals of these matters as well. Finally, the State Board works with counties to determine certified tax rates and equalization ratios and reviews some long-term public financing arrangements.
The State Board is seeking a summer intern to help the office conduct research in complex areas of tax policy as well as comparative research of surrounding jurisdictions. In addition, the intern will have the opportunity to review exemption applications and observe contested case appeals.
This internship will be located in our Nashville office and last approximately 10 weeks during the summer of 2021. Precise dates are flexible, but it is anticipated that the internship will begin in June and extend through August. This internship pays $18 per hour, up to 37.5 hours per week. Interns will be employees of a third party vendor.
Tennessee State Board of Equalization is responsible for ensuring constitutional and statutory compliance in assessments of property for ad valorem taxes.
Major responsibilities for this position will include:
- Conducting multi-jurisdictional research of complex issues related tax policy
- Reviewing application for property tax exemption from organizations across the state of Tennessee
- Assisting with preparation of administrative law appeals before the State Board of Equalization
To qualify for consideration, an applicant should be currently attending law school.