List of Available Internships
The following internships reflect a variety of titles and activities. Remember that a Writing Internship need not be called that. Rather, it must involve 120 hours of writing and related activities, including corporate communications (memos, reports, emails), social media communication, information gathering and research, planning, and the like.
Most recent update: 25 Feb. 2020
Barbershop Harmony Society
Description: The Barbershop Harmony Society Internship Program provides exceptional undergraduate and graduate students from many diverse backgrounds the opportunity to gain practical, challenging and meaningful on-the-job work experience while bringing members together in harmony and fellowship to enrich lives through singing.
Opportunities include: Internship Convention Coordinator; Internship Harmony University; Internship Marketing; Internship Marketplace; Internship Membership Services; Internship Music Publications; Internship Social Impact Nonprofit Management; Internship Social Media; Internship Video Production
The Borgen Project
Description: Only 5% of candidates applying to The Borgen Project are selected. While the hiring process is incredibly competitive, we look for a diverse range of backgrounds. We’ve found no correlation between high GPA’s, MBA’s and/or prestigious universities when it comes to determining who will have the biggest impact for the world’s poor. Our selection process focuses on finding great individuals, with a strong work ethic and passion for righting wrongs. The remote internships below work from home, but must meet weekly deadlines, attend meetings via conference call and submit weekly reports. All positions are unpaid, but college credit is available.
Opportunities include: Administrative and Operations Internship; Editor Internship; HR Internship; Journalism Internship; Nonprofit Leadership Internship; Political Affairs Internship’ Public Relations/Marketing Internship; Writer Internship
Calvert Street Group
Opportunities include: Campaign project interns; Digital interns
Description: Cheekwood Development Internships are designed for the university or college student seeking hands-on experience in a non-profit museum and botanical garden. Interns will experience all aspects of non-profit development and fundraising including: internal development event support, prospect research, copy development for internal and external materials, and more. The internship is ideal for students or recent graduates hoping to gain experience in: non-profit development, event planning, and museum administration.
Country Music Hall of Fame
Description: The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum offers a wide variety of internships for college students seeking real-world learning experiences as part of their undergraduate or graduate studies. With annual visitorship of over 1.2 million, the Museum is one of the most visited history museums in the country. Interns experience a fast-paced, hands-on environment where they learn alongside Museum professionals. Available internships include opportunities in archival preservation, creative, event management, public relations, marketing, development, fundraising, museum education, and public programs within the Museum and the historic properties it operates, including Hatch Show Print and Historic RCA Studio B.
Description: Free Hearts is an organization led by formerly incarcerated women that provides support, education, and advocacy to families impacted by incarceration, with the ultimate goals of reuniting families and keeping families together. We do direct service programs inside the jail, juvenile, prison, and 10 schools, participatory defense, re-entry, and family reunification; and we also work to change the policies that impact ourselves, our families and our community. We are so excited to say we got our first law passed this session and it went into effect July 1, 2019 that provides community-based alternatives to incarceration for primary caregivers. We are excited about building on this momentum in 2020.
Hammock Editorial Internship
Contact: Jamie Roberts, editorial director, firstname.lastname@example.org
Description: Gain real-world job experience with a paid internship at Hammock Inc. As one of Nashville’s leading content marketing agencies, we work with some of the nation’s top healthcare organizations to produce blog posts, magazines, whitepapers, e-books, social media content and more. We are looking for an efficient writer, sharp editor and proofreader, and someone who can take a project and run with it.
- Acquire working knowledge of standard proofreading marks and the Associated Press Style by assisting with page proofs and inputting changes in Adobe InDesign
- Attend editorial planning meetings and learn about the content planning process
- Write blog content and feature stories
- Fact-check and verify sources in articles
- Some clerical work (e.g. photocopying, note-taking, email, etc.)
Hospice of the Highland Rim Foundation, Inc.
Description: We are a 501 (3)(c) non-profit organization in Tullahoma, TN established in 2001 for the sole purpose of meeting unmet needs of terminally ill patients to help reduce stress and improve their quality of life during their final days. We interface directly with hospice workers to assess the needs of patients and attempt to cover urgent expenses which are not covered by Medicare, Medicaid, insurance, or other resources. We are looking for an intern to build their resume for published contributions by assisting with Video blogs/Social Media/Articles.
Murfreesboro Linebaugh Library
Description: Linebaugh Public Library offers intern opportunities for students looking to use their skills to raise awareness of the public library and services we offer. Interns can help in a variety of ways, which include but are not limited to:
- Writing press releases for events.
- Preparing social media posts.
- Updating brochures and other handouts.
- Working with staff on special events preparation and implementation.
- Writing and recording radio and television spots.
- Observing and helping with regular library activities, like shelving materials.
- Helping Youth Services staff prep and implement children’s programming.
- Visiting and serving among the five branch libraries of the Rutherford County Library System if needed for special projects.
MTSU Center for Chinese Music & Culture
Description: The Center for Chinese Music and Culture (CCMC) at MTSU would be interested in hosting any interns that are interested. The CCMC hosts events and needs continued support in writing for the programs, descriptions of the events, press releases, museum descriptions, website promotion, and other related support in writing. Dr. Mei Han is the director for the Center and the primary contact.
Description: MTSU Write Interns manage all program social media, write the blog, help with event planning (Spring Saturdays series), conduct author interviews, and conduct research projects (for future program initiatives). Interested candidates should contact Dr. Kates with a resume and writing sample.
Nashville International Center for Empowerment (NICE)
Nashville Public Library
Description: Library internships are designed for college students and are appropriate for many disciplines of the humanities, social sciences, arts, and business. Thoughtfully constructed projects are supervised by library staff who mentor and guide students. Time commitment is usually 100-150 hours during a semester (10-15 hours per week). Available internships change each term.
Description: TechnologyAdvice is a team of driven minds who work in a collaborative and casual environment. It's the best of both worlds -- a company with a solid foundation (our parent company has been around for nine years) alongside a start-up mentality that allows us to turn on a dime. An internship at TechnologyAdvice isn't standard by any means. We believe the best way to learn is by doing. Upon completion of this 12-week, full-time, paid internship, you will have immersed yourself in every aspect of marketing. During these 12 weeks, you will learn about every phase from inception to monetization. You will use your skills and knowledge to add your unique value to the process. This isn't a classroom. You'll learn by diving deep into the process you love most and collaborate with industry professionals, gaining direction and experience for your career along the way.
Tennessee Leaders of Tomorrow
Description: The Tennessee Leaders of Tomorrow Internship Program has a mission to provide practical work experience while growing future leaders in Tennessee. Participants will gain unique insight into state government, develop important career skills, and be exposed to the value of public service. Tennessee Leaders of Tomorrow is an 8-week program offered in the spring, summer, and fall. Interns will have the opportunity to gain a better understanding of state government and important job skills, and participate in leadership development activities, including optional speaker series and special programing at the state capitol in Nashville.
Tennessee State Museum (paid) [Summer 2020]
Description: Do you or someone you know love museums, history, art, or all of the above? Are you looking for career experience that provides project-based, mentor-led museum environment? If so, you are encouraged to apply for our college summer intern programs. We invite college students of all majors (not just history) to be a part of our summer internship class. Kickstart your career with an internship at the Tennessee State Museum.
- K-12 Education Intern: Assist with the development and production of curriculum materials pertaining to an upcoming exhibit on the women’s suffrage movement in Tennessee. Emphasis on distance learning, museum outreach lesson activities, digital education, or exhibit development.
- Public Programming Intern: Assist with the development and production of public programming pertaining to current and future exhibits at the museum. Emphasis on providing diverse audiences with engaging programs, including family programs, lecture series, homeschool days, bus trips, and outreach events. Some travel and weekend work is required.
- Collections Management Intern: Assist with inventory, condition reporting, repacking, photographing artifacts, cataloging artifacts, and rehousing artifacts. Specific skills will be taught by supervisor.
- Exhibit Development Intern: Assist with in-house exhibition development, including both hands-on and administrative tasks. The intern will also learn about daily exhibitions operations, including aspects of general housekeeping, audio visual technology, and lighting.
- Communications Intern: Create and implement marketing, advertising and promotional materials for the Museum’s current exhibition on women's suffrage. This may include writing press releases and blog posts, taking photographs and/or assisting with and shooting videos.
Titan Web Marketing Solutions
Description: As an intern at Titan Web Marketing Solutions, you’re part of our team from day one. No, we won’t ask you to go on a coffee run, pick up a package at the post office, or complete meaningless tasks for the sake of keeping you busy. You’re one of us. You’ll work with our team to develop new ideas, piece together campaigns, participate in spontaneous office shenanigans, and collaborate to find the best solution to a client problem. Opportunities include marketing, social media, content writing, graphic and web design, and project management.