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Congressional Internship Program: Application and Timeline

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Application Instructions 

Step One: Submit a resume and written response in Handshake (essay prompt is in the job posting.)

Step Two: Email a reference to Mary Beth Woodward at mbwoodward@utk.edu.  Referrers may choose to email directly.

Step Three:  If selected, you will interview with career center staff and others on the CIP committee.

Step Four: If chosen for the program, you will will apply to any and all Tennessee congressional offices you would like to intern with.  The center will support you during the application process to help ensure that you present as a strong candidate.

Step Five: Individual congressional offices make offers to candidates. Once an offer is solidified, you will receive funding from the center.

Legislative Offices’ Deadlines and Requirements

Each office’s individual procedure varies, but typically you will apply with the following: Resume, cover letter, and two-three references. Some offices also require an online application form, writing sample and recommendation letters from your references. Deadlines also vary; it is recommended to check each site to which you intend to apply and plan to submit applications at least two months prior to the desired internship session.

Diana Harshbarger R https://harshbarger.house.gov/services/internships Application: Online Form
Burchett, Tim R https://burchett.house.gov/services/internships Application: Online Form
Fleischmann, Chuck R http://fleischmann.house.gov/services/internships Application: Downloadable Form. Email completed Form with Resume
DesJarlais, Scott R https://desjarlais.house.gov/services/internships/congressional-internship-application Application: Check website for Application Instructions
Cooper, Jim D https://cooper.house.gov/services/internships Application: Online Form, Essay, and other documents
Rose, John R https://johnrose.house.gov/services/internships Application: Online Form
Green, Mark R https://markgreen.house.gov/forms/internships Application: Online Form; Deadlines not updated for 2022
Kustoff, David R https://kustoff.house.gov/services/internships
Application: Online Form, Resume & Cover Letter
Cohen, Steve D https://cohen.house.gov/services/internships
Application: Online Form, Resume, Cover Letter & Email Transcript
Bill Hagerty R https://www.hagerty.senate.gov/internships/
Marsha Blackburn R https://www.blackburn.senate.gov/internships Application: Resume and More; Deadlines for application: Su – 4/15; Fa – 7/15; Sp – 11/1