Job Opportunities

Policy Internships

The Sycamore Institute is accepting applications for our internship program. These intern positions are unpaid. Normally these are based in our downtown Nashville office, however, given concerns about health and safety due to COVID-19, the position will be remote with regular communication through a combination of email, Slack, and Zoom.

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

Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. Central on the dates listed below. We encourage you to apply early as positions may be filled on a rolling basis.

  • Fall 2020: Apply by August 15, 2020

To Apply

Email a cover letter and résumé to In your email, please specify the semester and position 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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