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.
Fall Session Dates:
September 8th - November 26th
Application Deadline: Fall Session 2020:
In lieu of the pandemic, the Office of Congressman Jim Cooper has decided to extend the internship deadline to Friday, August 14th
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 coordinators. You may find the application below.
Are any of the internships paid?
Typically, we offer both full-time, paid and unpaid, internships in the summer months when demand for positions is high, but resources are limited. These paid internships are based on financial need. The summer program is curated with lectures, tours, and daily writing assignments from Jim. Interns support the work of the staff, but do not replace the work of the staff. The total stipend for the paid internship is $2,000 for a six week session.
In the Fall and Spring, we typically offer paid, part-time internships at a rate of $15/hour. This program is not curated and there are few written assignments. Interns often replace the work of some of the paid staff, by developing creative content, and assisting with ongoing community programs sponsored by Jim’s office. These internships are not based on financial need.
This 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. Women and minority applicants are encouraged to apply.
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.
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!
Fall Session 2020 (September-November): August 14, 2020
Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.