Jobs & Internships

About ThinkTennessee

Based in Nashville, ThinkTennessee is a nonpartisan, results-oriented think tank that uses research and advocacy to build a state where all Tennesseans are civically engaged and economically secure.

We believe our state does best when voters have a say in the decisions that impact their lives and workers earn enough to support their families. That’s why we focus our work on researching and then advocating for policies that empower voters, support working families and build a shared understanding of how our state stacks up nationally.

ThinkTennessee is currently working remotely. We will resume some form of in-person work later this year.

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 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 2021: March 21, 2021
Fall 2021: July 18, 2021
Spring 2022: November 7, 2021

Applicants are encouraged to apply early. If your school requires you to submit your clerkship or assistantship information by a certain date for funding purposes, please specify this in your application.

To apply for this job email your cover letter and resume to info@thinktn.org

Apply using webmail:
Gmail / AOL / Yahoo / Outlook

Legal Externship / Research Assistantship Program

ThinkTennessee law clerks and research assistants will have a unique opportunity to collaborate with our staff and board of directors, as well as other prominent thought leaders, to produce meaningful policy work. Its president, Shanna Singh Hughey, is a lawyer who previously served as senior advisor to Nashville Mayor Karl Dean and nominations counsel on the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee.

Applicants should have excellent research and writing skills, a demonstrated interest in public policy and/or nonprofit management and a willingness to work independently on a variety of tasks.

This position is unpaid, but ThinkTennessee will support clerks’ and research assistants’ efforts to obtain academic credit or outside funding.

Position open to: Law students and graduate students in public policy or political science

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

Application Deadline:

Summer 2021: March 21, 2021
Fall 2021: July 18, 2021
Spring 2022: November 7, 2021

Applicants are encouraged to apply early. If your school requires you to submit your clerkship or assistantship information by a certain date for funding purposes, please specify this in your application.

To apply for this job email your cover letter and resume to info@thinktn.org

Apply using webmail:
Gmail / AOL / Yahoo / Outlook