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Tennesseans for Student Success

Government Relations Intern

Tennesseans for Student Success


Job Summary

Tennesseans for Student Success (TSS) is a statewide network of teachers, parents, community leaders, and volunteers dedicated to supporting, championing, and fighting for Tennessee’s students and their futures. We are committed to building on Tennessee’s historic gains in education. Having been named the fastest improving state in the nation in education, breaking ACT records, graduating more students on time, and offering early opportunities for success is just the beginning. We work every day to make sure today’s students are more prepared and have even more opportunities for success than those who graduated before them. Our organization’s efforts, including legislative advocacy, grassroots organizing, and engagement across the state, and issue advance to support high-quality public education systems across Tennessee.

We are seeking a full-time paid government relations intern for the 2023 Tennessee General Assembly legislative session. Interns will support and work closely with the TSS government affairs and advocacy team, as well as its lobbyists daily. Applicants must reside in Nashville, Tennessee, or possess the ability to reliably commute to Downtown Nashville daily. The 2023 legislative session is scheduled to begin at noon on January 10, 2023 and continue through mid-May.

Job Responsibilities

  • Currently pursuing or have already completed a bachelor’s degree
  • Profound attention to detail
  • Superb time management skills
  • Possess a team-oriented mentality
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced work environment with a keen ability to adapt
  • Computer proficiency, Microsoft Word and Outlook Calendar application proficiencies preferred
  • Ability to take thorough notes
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to act in a professional and respectful manner in all encounters
  • Comfortable working in an environment with, sometimes, little oversight
  • Discretion in keeping highly sensitive material confidential
  • A strong interest in learning about the Tennessee legislative process and government


This is a part-time paid temporary internship.

Additional Information


Flexible work hours

Paid parking

How to Apply

Please submit a PDF or Microsoft Word compatible resume to Brooke Gray at Brooke@tnsuccess.org.


  • Date Posted: November 15, 2022
  • Type: Part-Time
  • Job Function: Legal
  • Service Area: Education
  • Start Date: 01/10/2023