Applying for Student Employment

Good Preparation Can Lead to a Great Opportunity

There are a few things you should know before you begin the IRS application process. The first is that most of our positions require specific education and skills. So you need to make sure you have the qualifications to do the job before you take the next step. Also, we understand that there may be several opportunities you’d like to apply for — and that’s perfectly fine with us. Just keep in mind that you’ll have to complete separate forms for each one of them.

Next, you will need to provide proof of your US citizenship. You’ll also have to successfully pass a fingerprint check and a tax compliance check of prior years. Additionally, most of our positions involve an interview, and some require testing and a background check. The details on whether or not your chosen position requires those components can be found on its related job vacancy announcement on USAJOBS.

Our Recruiters Look Forward to Meeting You

As an important part of the IRS application process, we’d like to encourage you to meet with a Recruiter at one of our events. We’re always creating new programs and opportunities to assist you, so it could be your best way to stay current on all we have to offer. Plus, you can apply for one of our career positions while you’re there — or at any time. In fact, if you’re a high school student, discussing your plans and ambitions with a Recruiter will help you discover why they built their career at IRS and what skills and background they’re looking for at the event. Please note, if you’re a college senior, we suggest you wait to apply at the start of your fall semester.

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