Internship Program

Cooley Public Strategies offers paid, 12 – 16 week internships to students in the greater Nashville area. Our interns are college sophomores, juniors, seniors, or graduate students with an interest in politics, public policy, or strategic communications, with strong research and writing skills. Students applying for a fall or spring internship must be able to dedicate 20 - 30 hours a week. Students applying for a summer internship must be able to work 40 hours a week. Applicants may submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to If you have an online portfolio, please include a link in your application.


Application deadlines: March 15 (Summer), July 1 (Fall), October 1 (Spring)

Start Dates: January – May (Spring), May – August (Summer), August – December (Fall)


Full-Time Positions

We welcome resumes from experienced public affairs, marketing, and political professionals. Please feel free to submit your cover letter and resume to Linda Lance,