Congressman Steve Cohen

Representing the 9th District of Tennessee


For the right candidate, a Capitol Hill internship can be an excellent way to learn how Congress and Washington work from the inside.

Interns assist with a variety of duties in Congressman Cohen's office, from answering phones and greeting visitors, to opening mail and attending hearings.  Most candidates are college students or recent graduates.  It is not necessary to be a resident of the Ninth Congressional District of Tennessee, but familiarity with the Volunteer State is weighed heavily during the application process.

Internships last for a three-month period, usually around the fall, winter, spring or summer academic semesters, and are offered on a full-time and part-time basis. Stipends are offered based on need and ties to Tennessee’s 9th District.

Space is limited, so candidates are encouraged to apply at least two months before the desired semester.  An interested student may wish to check with his or her school career service center before coming to Washington to explore housing and other practical considerations.

Applications for the Spring semester are open now. Interns will work for 10-12 weeks (January – May).

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, three references and an official copy of your transcript. 

To submit your application on line, please select either the  Washington, DC or Memphis office.