Frequently Asked Questions
About ADOR Internships
How do I qualify for an internship with the Alabama Department of Revenue?
If you are a sophomore, junior or senior in good standing at a four-year, accredited college or university, have a declared major in accounting or in a business-related field, such as business administration, public administration, finance, marketing, management, or related field, and have successfully completed a minimum of five courses in the area of your major, then you qualify for an internship with ADOR.
What type of college transcripts are acceptable?
Applicants must submit an official college transcript for each accredited postsecondary academic institution attended. Original transcripts issued to students will be accepted. They can also be sent directly from the university registrar’s office, either by mail or electronically to the address listed in the “How to Apply” section. Photocopies of transcripts from the student will NOT be accepted.
Will I receive academic credit for my internship?
Academic credit is at the sole discretion of the college or university. Please check with your academic advisor or career counselor.
Will I get paid for my internship?
Selected interns will be paid at the Intern classification rates established by the Alabama State Personnel Department ($12.48/hour for seniors, $11.88/hour for juniors, $11.31/hour for sophomores). NOTE: Internships are non-exempt positions and are not eligible for employee benefits.
How will I know if I’m doing a good job?
As an intern, you will be assigned to an ADOR employee mentor who will work closely with you and provide one-on-one feedback during the internship.
What are my responsibilities as an intern?
- Abide by Department work hours, policies, procedures and rules governing professional behavior.
- Adhere to Department policies regarding taxpayer confidentiality.
- Assume personal and professional responsibilities for all activities and actions.
- Relate and apply knowledge learned in the academic setting to your assignment or project.
Will my internship turn into a permanent position with the Department?
Upon successful completion of the program, ADOR will encourage interns to apply for permanent positions with the Department, such as Revenue Examiner I, Tax Valuation Analyst I, Accountant, and Revenue Compliance Officer near or upon graduation from college.