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, or the like.

Most recent update: 2 May 2022

Alliance Bernstein Financial

Description: Business units across the firm offer 10-week internships for current college juniors. These opportunities enable students to develop their interests, expand their skill sets and build invaluable relationships.

Undergraduate students who have successfully completed their junior year of college may apply. Our typical candidates are looking to gain work experience in the financial asset-management industry. Limited postgraduate level internships are also available.

Barbershop Harmony Society

Contact: Megan Ervin, mervin@barbershop.org

Description: The Barbershop Harmony Society is pleased to offer a variety of internships to those wishing to experience the inside world of a not-for-profit business. Additional opportunities may be added at a later date. Your interest, course of study and the availability of openings determine the possibilities.

Opportunities include: Convention Show Production Internship, Copyright & Publishing Internship, Marketing Internship, Music Education Internship, Social Media Internship, Video Production Internship

The Borgen Project

Contact: hr@borgenproject.org

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: HR Internship, Nonprofit Leadership Internship, Political Affairs Internship, Public Relations Internship, and Writer/Journalist Internship

Calvert Street Group

Contact: info@calvertstreet.com

Description: Interns will be expected to work a minimum of 15 hours a week. However, full-time positions are available. Days and times are flexible. Interns will be assigned to various political and corporate campaigns, working to implement strategy as directed by campaign managers. As an intern, you will be an integral part of our fun, hardworking team, and your work will directly affect the performance and growth of Calvert Street Group.

Opportunities include: Campaign Project Interns; Digital Interns

Choice Media and Communications

Contact: Katie Casey, Katie@ChoiceMediaCommunications.com

Description: Choice Media & Communications is the leading communications firm dedicated to providing clients in the entertainment and lifestyle space with quality communications services. Choice helps brands, influencers, and authors grow their business and influence by leveraging our unparalleled relationships and crafting smart, personalized communication and brand strategies that demand attention and deliver results. Our ideal candidate is sharp and savvy with a great deal of initiative, strong work ethic, warmth, superior writing and communication skills and a genuine passion for the lifestyle and entertainment clientele Choice serves. All internships are non-paid with the opportunity for school credit. Interns are asked to work 10 - 20 hours per week.

Opportunities Include: Business Development, Publicity, Digital Media

Mayor’s Office Internship Program

Contact: Kathy.Floyd-Buggs@nashville.gov

Description: The Mayor’s Office strives to create real-world opportunities for interns to see how local government shapes the community. Interns are assigned to a staff member to gain expertise in a particular area and work on independent projects.

Positions are available during the spring and summer semesters. Students must be able to work at least 15 hours per week in the spring semester. During the summer, students must be available to work a minimum of 21 hours per week. Students are encouraged to receive course credit for the experience.

Opportunities include: Affordable Housing, Communications, Economic and Community Development, Environment and Sustainability, Neighborhoods and Community Engagement, New Americans, Performance Management, Transportation and Infrastructure, Youth and Education

Murfreesboro Linebaugh Library

Contact: cghattas@rclstn.org

Description: Linebaugh Public Library accepts non-paid interns to help with press releases, digital promotions, and special projects which can include grant writing, if applicable. Interns will perform other tasks as well, increasing their knowledge of library services. Contact Branch Manager Carol Ghattas at cghattas@rclstn.org for more information.

MTSU Center for Chinese Music & Culture

Contact: mei.han@mtsu.edu

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.

Nashville International Center for Empowerment

Contact: Elizabeth Harrington, volunteer@empowernashville.org

Nashville International Center for Empowerment’s mission is to ensure refugees and immigrants achieve their full potential now and for generations to come. Our goal is to empower refugees and immigrants with resources and opportunities that will aid them in their resettlement and equip them to be successful in the future.

Interns are an invaluable part of the NICE workforce. As a fast growing organization with an extensive community network, we offer you the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of global relations while exploring the possibility of future employment. For over a decade, our mission has been the empowerment of our clients through education, employment, resettlement and social adjustment services. We invite you to join us in our work.

Opportunities: Events Intern, Refugee Benefits Intern, Volunteer Relations Intern, Youth Summer Camp Program Intern, Adult Education Intern, Grant Writing Intern, Match Grant Intern, Mentorship Intern, Public Relations Intern, Youth NAZA After-School Program Inter


Contact: Internships@Nissan-USA.com

Description: Our Internship Program only gets better each year. While the size of the program may ebb and flow to align with the company's hiring needs, the quality of the program continues to improve. Our goal is to bring the best and the brightest talent into Nissan, provide them with an experience they will never forget, and to build the future of automotive and the leaders of the next generation.

Opportunities include: Talent Acquisition Intern, Diveristy and Inclusion Co-Op Intern, UX Research Intern, Internal Communications Intern

Nashville Public Library

Contact: helen.sanders@nashville.gov

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.

Opportunities include: Archival Processing for Special Collections, Archives Project for Metro Archives, Library Community Researcher

Open Table Nashville

Contact: Info@opentablenashville.org

Description: Open Table Nashville internships are designed as a hands-on learning experience that fosters personal growth, leadership, professional skills, and a deeper understanding of how to break cycles of poverty and homelessness. All internships are for a minimum of 10 hours a week.

Opportunities include: Social Work Intern; Education and Volunteer Intern; Communications Intern; Field Education Intern with Vanderbilt Divinity School


Description: Learning is the most powerful force for change in the world. More than 20,000 Pearson employees deliver our products and services in nearly 200 countries, all working towards a common purpose – to help everyone achieve their potential through learning. We do that by providing high quality, digital content and learning experiences, as well as assessments and qualifications that help people build their skills and grow with the world around them. We are the world’s leading learning company. Learn more at pearsonplc.com.

The Kentucky Equity Based Tutoring Program will assist school-aged children in grades 1-8 with improving their reading and math skills through systematic in-person tutoring sessions conducted at Frankfort Independent Schools located in Frankfort, Kentucky; The ideal candidate would be located within the geographic area and able to come into the office as needed.

Opportunities include: Literacy Tutor

Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce

Contact: Kristina Troglen, ktroglen@rutherfordchamber.org

Description: Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce is looking for a marketing intern for summer or fall/winter. The opportunity is unpaid but comes with plenty of hands-on-experience and lots of networking opportunities, and the intern will walk away with samples for their portfolios. Responsibilities include copyediting, graphic design, photography, website work and social media.

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. Internships are available within 23 different state departments.

Titan Web Marketing Solutions

Contact: info@TitanDigital.com

Descripton: 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: Graphic and Website Design; Front-End Web Developer; Content Writing; Social Media; Marketing

United State Attorney’s Office Middle District of Tennessee, Legal Intern Program

Contact: Carrie.Daughtrey@usdoj.gov

Description: Legal interns typically research legal issues, write memos and/or draft responses in pending cases, prepare jury instructions or other pretrial filings, and assist with appellate briefs. Legal interns also work with attorneys in responding to discovery, interviewing witnesses, assembling exhibits for trial, and negotiating settlements. Additionally, interns are encouraged to observe hearings and trials. Summer interns also have the opportunity to participate in several extracurricular activities, including tours of a local jail, a state prison, the medical examiner’s office, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the Metropolitan Nashville Police Academy, and various federal agencies. Summer interns are encouraged to participate in a ride-along program with the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department. Additional opportunities for summer interns will include talking with local judges and assistant federal public defenders, and participating in roundtable discussions with AUSAs to discuss various topics including judicial clerkships, the DOJ Honors program, public interest works, and other topics.

Summer interns are expected to work full time for a minimum of 10 weeks and preferably for the full 12 weeks. Splitting the summer is strongly discouraged but will be considered for rising third year students when compelling circumstances warrant such an exception. The summer intern program for 2022 is tentatively set for May 16, 2022, through August 12, 2022.

YWCA of Nashville

Contact: jeremy.kerr@ywcanashville.com

Description: The YWCA offers internships to undergraduate and graduate students in many areas of study each semester. Our program is structured to provide relevant experience in non-profit programming, leadership, and social services.

Opportunities include: Human Resources, Domestic Violence Services, Racial Justice Program, Girls Inc., Family Literacy Center, Dress for Success, Development and Marketing, AMEND Together Program