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 in the Nashville and Washington, DC offices.


Spring 2022 Internship Deadline: December 1, 2021

Who is eligible?

Individuals, regardless of nationality, who are currently enrolled in or have graduated from a two or four-year college, university, or vocational/technical school.

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 coordinator. A link to the application is below.

Are any of the internships paid?

Typically, we offer in-person full-time, paid, and unpaid, internships. In-person internships will be offered; however, due to the uncertainty of the pandemic, we may return to virtual part-time, paid and unpaid. All applicants must be fully vaccinated to be considered for the intern program. Financial assistance is based on need and is paid at a rate of $15/hour.

The internship 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. Applicants from Nashville and/or Tennessee are preferred. Applicants must reside in or be in school in the Nashville or DC areas to be considered for in-person opportunities. 

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, gender presentation, or disability. Women and minority applicants are encouraged to apply.

Are there any other resources or scholarships available?

Here is a list of possible sources for you to consider. Remember to start with your school’s counselor who might have the best ideas!

Ready to apply? Click here to access the application.