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

What are these options?
Constituents who are hard of hearing or use a video phone have the option to choose TDD or VP based on the type of device they are using. This allows our office to respond to them accordingly. The default option "Voice" is a standard audible telephone.

Applicant's Additional Information

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.
 
Emergency Contact Information:
Permanent Address (if different)
Academic Information

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Skills applicable to internship
Applicant's Cover Letter, Resume and Letters of Recommendation:

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:      Jazzelynn.Hawkins@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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