Jobs & Internships

About ThinkTennessee

Based in Nashville, ThinkTennessee is a nonpartisan, results-oriented think tank that uses research and advocacy to help 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 advocating for policies that empower voters, support working families, and build a shared understanding of how our state stacks up nationally.

ThinkTennessee’s office is in downtown Nashville. We provide a flexible, hybrid work environment, with at least two days of in-person work per week.

Research Assistant/Law Clerk Program

(Spring and summer positions for 2024 have been filled.)

ThinkTennessee 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.

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.

Research Assistants will receive a stipend for their work at a rate of $20 per hour. ThinkTennessee will also support 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: Research assistants will work from ThinkTennessee’s main office in downtown Nashville (or remotely, as necessary). Research assistants should be able to commit to a minimum of 15 hours a week for 10-12 weeks (negotiable for law clerks). Exact start and end dates of the assistantship are flexible.

Application Deadline:

Summer 2024: February 16, 2024 (positions filled)
Fall 2024: TBD (check back)

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

Internship Program

(Spring and summer intern positions for 2024 have been filled.)

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.

Interns will receive a stipend for their work at a rate of $15 per hour. ThinkTennessee will also 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). Interns should be able to commit to a minimum of 15 hours a week for 10-12 weeks. Exact start and end dates of the internship are flexible.

How to apply

Summer 2024: February 16, 2024 (positions filled)
Fall 2024: TBD (check back)

Applicants are encouraged to apply early. If your school requires you to submit your internship 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