Want to gain valuable work experience and learn about important issues facing the world, our country, our state, and our local communities? Check out Jim’s intern program for opportunities available via a virtual platform.

We are no longer accepting applications for Summer 2021.
The next opportunity for an internship will be Fall 2021.
The dates will be announced soon.


Who is Eligible?
Individuals, regardless of nationality, who are currently enrolled in or have recently graduated from a two- or four-year college, university, or vocational/technical school.
Applicants from Nashville or Tennessee are preferred.

How do I apply?
Submit a completed application along with a cover letter, resume, and two letters of recommendation by the deadline to the intern coordinators.
An application will be made available when the dates are announced.

Are any of the internships paid?
Typically, we offer in-person full-time, paid and unpaid, internships. However due to the uncertainty of the pandemic, we will offer virtual part-time, paid and unpaid, internships during the summer months of 2021. Summer internships are based on financial need, which you are asked to describe in an essay as part of the application. Interns are paid at a rate of $15/hour, and will work for 17 hours per week according to the schedule provided on the application.

The summer program is curated with lectures, guest speakers, and daily writing assignments from Jim. Interns support the work of the staff, but do not replace the work of the staff. The internship is rigorous, and full participation is expected.  

Our office is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability. Formerly incarcerated applicants are encouraged to apply.