DRS: Intro Page


                 Fall Semester:  August 1
                                Spring Semester:  December 1
                                              Summer Semester:  May 1


The Department of Revenue Services has established the student internship program as an option to provide opportunities for hands-on work experience not typically available to students in the traditional academic setting. DRS welcomes students with educational backgrounds in a variety of academic areas: accounting, finance, business administration, criminal justice, legal studies and computer science.

The agency is responsible for administering the tax laws of the State of Connecticut, and collecting tax revenues in the most cost effective manner. We work to achieve the highest level of voluntary compliance through accurate, efficient, and courteous customer service. And strive to perform in a manner which instills public confidence in the integrity and fairness of the State’s tax programs.

DRS administers 36 different taxes, which results in the agency providing approximately 68% of the state’s income.


Eligibility and Opportunities

College students who have completed their sophomore year of academic studies are invited to apply for these opportunities. All internships are unpaid and include working in a variety of areas that contribute to the administration of the tax law.


Opportunities are currently available in the following areas:   



          Audit Division

                Income Tax Subdivision

                            Business & Employment Tax Audit (BETA)

                            Income Tax Audit

            Sales & Use Tax Subdivision

                            Sales Tax Field Offices

Collection & Enforcement Division 

       Collection Administrative Operations

               Bankruptcy Unit

               Administrative Support Unit   


 Collection Field Services

                   Special Investigations Section (SIS)

     Office of Counsel

               Tax Litigation Intern (Individual Externship)


At times internships can be customized to meet the students’ interests and educational background. 


Program Requirements:

  • Students must be enrolled in a four-year institution of higher education and have completed their sophomore year of academic studies.
  • Interns must be available a minimum of 8 to 10 hours per week.  A mutually agreed upon schedule between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday will be established.
  • Students wishing to receive college credit should consult with their school advisor or Internship Director to establish the requirements for awarding of academic credit.

Application Process:

Interested students should complete an Internship Application Form, and include a cover letter and résumé (including a list of related coursework).  Applications should be e-mailed to the DRS Internship Coordinator.


  Deadlines for applications are as follows: 
       Fall Semester:  August 1 
                         Spring Semester:  December 1
                                                   Summer Semester:  May 1
(Late applications will be considered)