Congressman Jim Cooper

Representing the 5th District of Tennessee

Congressional Internship Application

Congressional Internship Application

Expectations of Interns

  • Training begins on the first day of the internship. We will not accept anyone, paid or unpaid, who cannot start on the first day of the session.  If a participant in the program must depart the internship earlier than the internship’s established date is completed, that is permissible, but we will need to have that information in advance of the first day.
  • Interns will come to work every day during normal business hours, and will participate fully in the activities of the program.
  • Interns can request days off work, although those requests may be denied and are certainly discouraged given the brevity of the program.
  • Interns will inform the staff immediately if illness or emergency circumstances necessitate one’s absence from the office.
  • Interns will dress professionally at all times, and will serve as positive representatives of the office in all of their conduct, both in and out of the office.
  • Interns will be treated as full-fledged members of the staff, and they will maintain an appropriate level of confidentiality, particularly related to information about members of the public who make contact with the office.
  • Interns are entitled to the same workplace protections as full-time employees, which includes protection from harassment of any kind.

General Information

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Applicant's Contact Information
Telephone
Applicant's Additional Information
Desired Session(s):

Please rate your session in order of preference, with 1 your most and 5 your least-preferred session.

Select Preference
Please note: Paid fellowships are limited to those who would not otherwise be able to take advantage of the internship opportunity due to financial need, and who demonstrate that need in a supplemental essay.

Scholarship Essay

Congressman Jim Cooper will offer both unpaid internships and paid scholarships for a limited number of students who demonstrate financial need. Students who would not otherwise be able to take advantage of the internship opportunity due to financial need, and who can demonstrate that need in an essay (no more than two-pages), are eligible to be awarded scholarships of $1,500 for the 6-week period. These scholarships are need-based and will be awarded to applicants seeking internships in both the Nashville and DC offices. To qualify for a scholarship, you must serve the entire six-week internship, from the first day until the last day.

Essay:

Please submit your essay below explaining your financial need. Your essay should not be longer than two-pages. You should only submit an essay if you would not be able otherwise be able to take advantage of the internship opportunity because of your financial need. Students who submit applications or letters after the published deadlines will not be considered for an internship, nor for a scholarship.

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Emergency Contact Information:
Permanent Address (if different)
Academic Information
Relevant if you are currently enrolled in College/University.
Skills applicable to internship
Applicant's Cover Letter, Resume and Letters of Recommendation:
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Files must be less than 2 MB.
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Your file size can not exceed 1MB. Documents must be the following file types: .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf, .txt

Mac users: Your document must have a file extension. Resave it using your word processor with the appropriate extension from the above list.

Applicants are required to have two (2) letters of recommendation. Please have your references send their letters to the Intern Coordinators directly via mail, email, or fax. Both letters of recommendation are due by the application deadline. If you have questions, please call (202) 225-4311 or (615) 736-5295.

Fax:           (202) 226-1035
Email:      Maria.Amalla@mail.house.gov
Mail:
                  C/o: Intern Coordinator
                  1536 Longworth House Office Building
                  Washington, DC 20515
   or
                  C/O: Intern Coordinator
                  605 Church Street
                  Nashville, TN 37219

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