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Congressional Internship Program

Program Information & Forms

Application & Timeline
Internship & Placement Information
Academic Credit Options
Financial Information & Scholarship
Living in DC

Program Contact

For questions regarding the application and selection process including necessary forms and deadlines, please contact:

Mary Beth Browder, Assistant Director,
865-974-5435, Student Union 201

Summer and Fall 2019 applications open December 12th and expire January 30th at noon.

The Congressional Internship Program is a scholarship and nomination program designed to enhance students’ opportunities to work with Tennessee’s Legislators in Washington, D.C. Students who are selected to participate will be nominated for an internship (final selections and agreements are determined by individual offices and nominees) and awarded a scholarship to offset costs of living in Washington D.C. for the duration of the internship.

Selected interns work closely with legislative staff on a variety of projects, as well as assist with clerical tasks, depending upon the office in which they are placed. Summer internships will last approximately six – ten weeks and will begin either in May or July. Fall and Spring internships will last approximately thirteen – fifteen weeks and will begin in September or February, depending on the semester and the office. Academic credit is an option, depending on coursework and major.


Summer/Fall 2019 Application Period
Applications open December 12th and close on January 30th at noon.

Interest Session
Join us at the Center for Career Development in the Student Union Room 225 for an interest session on Wednesday, January 16th 2018 at 4pm to learn more. Please note: All applications require a resume, written responses to several questions and a letter of recommendation.

Spring 2020 Application Period

Applications will open in late August.