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Congressional Internship Program

Program Information & Forms

Application & Timeline
Internship & Placement Information
Academic Credit Options
Financial Information & Scholarship – see information session
Living in DC – see information session

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 2024 applications open in Handshake on December 8th and close on January 31st.

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). Students selected to participate and placed with a Congressional Office will also be provided with housing at no cost to the student.

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 last from June 3, 2024 – July 26, 2024. Academic credit is an option, depending on coursework and major.


Summer 2024 applications open in Handshake on December 8th and close January 31st.  Watch the information session below to learn more!