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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 Woodward, Assistant Director,
865-974-5435, Student Union 201

Summer 2021 information sessions February 8th and 9th at 4 PM!

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 secure an internship in Congress and will be awarded a scholarship to offset costs of living in Washington D.C. for the duration of the internship.

Congressional 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 intern. Summer internships will last approximately six – ten weeks and will begin either in May or July. Fall and spring internships will last approximately 13-15 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 2021 Application Period
Applications open February 8th are will remain open until all spots are filled.

Information Sessions
Join the Center for Career Development & Academic Exploration for a mandatory virtual Information Session on February 8th or 9th at 4 PM. Please note: All applications require a resume, budget, and a written responses to several questions. Details and Zoom link on Handshake.