Internship Program


Dedicated to promoting pragmatic public policy that moves our state forward, ThinkTennessee is currently seeking graduate and undergraduate students to join our growing team.

About ThinkTennessee

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank, ThinkTennessee brings leaders together from across the state who believe that facts matter and that moderate, pragmatic voices should play a prominent role in shaping public policy. Our work blends top-notch research and policy analysis with a drive to get this information into the hands of policymakers, the media, nonprofit organizations and citizens.

Internship Program

ThinkTennessee interns will have a unique opportunity to collaborate with our staff and board of directors, as well as other prominent thought leaders, to produce meaningful work.

Applicants should have excellent research and writing skills, a demonstrated interest in public policy, nonprofit management, communications and/or fundraising and a willingness to work independently on a variety of tasks. Please note your primary area(s) of interest when applying.

This position is unpaid, but ThinkTennessee will support interns’ efforts to obtain academic credit or outside funding.

Position open to: Undergraduate, graduate and law students

Length and location: Interns will work from ThinkTennessee’s main office in downtown Nashville (or remotely, as necessary). Summer interns typically work full-time; split summers are acceptable. During the school year, interns may choose either a part-time or a full-time schedule (a six-hour minimum per week is required).

Application deadline:   

  • Summer 2020: March 22, 2020
  • Fall 2020: July 12, 2020
  • Spring 2021: October 25, 2020

Applicants are encouraged to apply early.

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