EMEIA Tax Centre – Tax Policy Team

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The EY Tax Policy team works with clients across the UK, EMEIA and globally to help them identify and solve complex tax policy challenges. In addition, we work closely with governmental and non-governmental bodies at the national and international level to assist in the development of international tax reforms, keeping clients engaged in the process. We are looking for interns for our Summer 2014 Internship Programme to work with our EMEIA Tax Centre tax policy team on a number of client and business development projects. This Internship Programme will offer students insight into the world of tax policy. Our Tax Policy Internship positions are based in London but may involve travel in the UK or abroad if required.

What will my day be like in the EY Tax Policy Team?

From Day One, and during the course of the internship programme, you will need to think of yourself as a consultant rather than a student. We will provide you with training and you will be given opportunity to be involved in a wide-range of activities such as:

  • Supporting teams in delivering client projects;
  • Conducting research relating to industry trends to support new business development opportunities; and
  • Supporting teams to develop proposals for new projects.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for interns who have an interest in tax policy who are inquisitive, analytical/detail-oriented (but are able to step back and see the big picture), driven and great at working with people. You will also benefit from being abreast with current economic affairs and trends, drawing on this insight to inform your day-to-day work and placing this work in the wider geopolitical context. The role will require you to work within our team and be part of client and business development projects. You will therefore need to be a good team player and demonstrate potential to become a future business leader. The role will require you to work within teams but will also require you to act on your own initiative.

Academic Requirements

We are looking for second year undergraduates or above or post-graduate students who are currently studying or have recently completed studies in related subjects to global tax policy (for example, Business Studies, International/European Law, International Business Law, European Politics, Political Economy, International Economics, Public Sector Economics, International Relations, etc).   

In addition to the above, we are looking for the academic requirements below to have been met:

  • Grade B or above GCSE Mathematics and English (or equivalent qualifications); and
  • Grade B or above in three relevant A-Level subjects (excluding General Studies); and
  • 2.1 degree or above (for those students that have already graduated) or a 2.1 overall average in already completed modules for those that are still studying.

Please note: in exceptional circumstances we will accept applications from candidates who do not meet our academic requirements. If this is your case, you will need to provide strong justification for why we should consider your application. You will also need to provide documentary evidence of any mitigating circumstances.

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