Job Opportunities

Policy Internships

The Sycamore Institute is accepting applications for our internship program. These intern positions are unpaid and normally based in our downtown Nashville office. Interns will work primarily with the Policy Director and Policy Analyst. Policy interns typically write a policy brief or report related to Tennessee state-policy and may help with other research projects, as needed. Duties include carrying out relevant research, analysis, and writing. Original research ideas consistent with Sycamore’s mission and research agenda are welcome. Interns also participate in routine team and staff meetings.

Depending on interests, interns will have the opportunity to learn more about research methods, writing for a bipartisan public policy audience, data visualization, Tennessee state government, strategic planning, and nonprofit management.

Current or recent undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in state criminal justice, social, health, and/or fiscal policy issues and those with training in statistics and data analysis are encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline

We accept applications year-round for the following deadlines and encourage you to apply early as positions may be filled on a rolling basis.

  • Summer 2022: Apply by March 15, 2022
  • Fall 2022: Apply by July 15, 2022
  • Spring 2022: Apply by December 1, 2022

To Apply

Email a cover letter and résumé to In your email, please specify the semester for which you are applying, and include “Internship Application” in the subject line.

No calls or in-person application submissions please.

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