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What Former Interns Have to Say:

"Through this internship, I have had the opportunity to improve my professional skills and meet great people who are supportive and eager to help."

- Katelin Brown,
TCRS Intern, 2017


"The atmosphere at Treasury made it fun to come to work every day. I was able to build a great portfolio and made connections that will last."
- Erin Ingram, Communications Intern, 2016


"The internship provided me with the opportunity and autonomy to work on projects across the spectrum of asset classes, which allowed me to get a better understanding of my strengths and interests."
- Josh Schutzman, Investments Intern, 2017


"The Treasury internship supplied vital information that helped me succeed in my future career. There is truly nothing comparable to the opportunity to apply concepts to actual real world problems."
- Hannah Willis, Accounting Intern, 2016


"From creating documentation of systems to developing and revising the code for various applications, I was able to apply my knowledge and contribute to projects that will continue to be utilized by the Treasury Department."
- Nick Rummel, Information Systems Intern, 2017


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2018 Summer Internship Program

The Tennessee Treasury Department’s Summer Internship Program is a 10-week paid educational and experiential learning opportunity offering undergraduate and graduate students a chance to witness and participate in the operations of a state constitutional office. The program is both professionally and academically beneficial, providing interns with hands-on, practical experience in stategovernment. Hours are 8am-4:30pm Monday-Friday in our Downtown Nashville office.

About Treasury
Treasury’s mission is to invest in the well-being of Tennesseans through exceptional financial leadership, management, service and education. The Tennessee Treasury Department employs more than 290 people in a variety of responsibilities. Our employee functions vary frominvesting, accounting and risk management, to retirement counseling and returning unclaimed property. We seek the most passionate, dedicated, and innovative people who have the ability to positively impact the lives of Tennessee families. 

Some of the programs we administer include:

  • Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System

  • TNStars College Savings 529 Program

  • Tennessee Financial Literacy Commission

  • Unclaimed Property


  • RetireReadyTN

Open Positions:

accounting Accounting
Provide accounting support and financial reporting for various programs, investment portfolios and funds administered by Treasury. Provides banking operations, financial controls and bank reconciliations in controlling the cash transactions of the State. Requirement: Accounting major, strong interest in governmental accounting and CPA certification post-graduation.   
tcrs Legal
Acts as in house counsel for Treasury. Assists in drafting agreed settlement orders for state employees’ workers compensation claims. In addition, will assist the Clerk for the Claims Commission in the daily duties of that office and provide general legal research as directed by Treasury legal staff. Requirement: Currently pursuing Law degree, interest in state government or public service.
tcrs TN Consolidated Retirement System
Supports activities related to member retirement benefits. Determines member eligibility for benefits, calculating monthly benefit amounts, reviewing and adjusting retiree benefits, researching and responding to member inquiries and advise members of retirement provisions. Requirement: Math aptitude and detail orientation. Strong interest in public service.
financial-icon Financial Empowerment
Division is tasked with engaging members of the state’s retirement plans, political subdivisions, and citizens of TN to increase financial literacy, wellness, and retirement readiness. Projects will include researching and comparing industry data, developing strategies to build operational efficiencies, reviewing and updating published materials and website resources, and supporting the daily activities of the division. Preferred Majors: Business, Finance, Accounting, Public Administration.
HR-icon Human Resources
Responsible for administering the recruitment and retention activities of staff services including employee benefits, performance management and employee relations activities. Requirement: Business or HR majors, strong interest in state government or public service. 
compliance Compliance & Audit
Responsible for developing and administering Treasury’s risk-based investment compliance program. Assists in analyzing various investment risk and control function and drafting investment guidelines and procedures. Required Major: Finance, Accounting or Law.
communications Communications
Responsible for all press, public relations, publications, and communications on behalf of Treasury and its programs. Supports work of the division by maintaining professionalism on all communications and developing new ways to communicate internally and externally. Required Major: Communications, Journalism or English.
IS Information Systems
Creates, maintains and manages technology infrastructure and assists divisions to properly use existing systems and improve processes through the use of appropriate technology solutions Requirements: IS-related major; strong interest in web development and technologies.
capitol State Treasurer’s Capitol Office
Duties will include front office administration, correspondence, employee events, preparation and staffing of Treasurer speaking engagements etc. Will have interface with state legislators, executive branch agencies and other constitutional offices therefore must be able to interact effectively with individuals at all educational and professional levels. Must be efficient with Microsoft Office and have strong writing abilities. All majors considered, strong interest in public service.


The State of Tennessee is an Equal Opportunity Employer.