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Experiential Learning: It's More Than Just Internships!

University Career Services manages Experiential Learning Opportunities for ETSU Students. The purpose of our Experiential Learning Program is to provide learning and training opportunities for students, outside the classroom and laboratory, as students work toward graduation and transition to the labor market. Experiential Learning placements provide unique opportunities for partnerships between organizations and East Tennessee State University.

We manage academic internships for the degree fields listed below (major or minors). Opportunities listed under the Experiential Learning Opportunities link are available as career experiences for all degree fields. Eligibility for academic credit for those positions would be determined by the department head of your degree/major or minor field.

Application information and job descriptions are located in the University Career Services Office. Due to the D. P. Culp renovation, we are now located in the Sherrod Library on the first floor. All of the listed positions have been pre-approved for academic credit, but semester availability varies due to employer need. Additions to the list will occur as the positions become available. 

More opportunities can be found on Handshake! Please contact our office to discuss how we may serve your experiential learning needs.

Susan Creek, Experiential Learning Coordinator
| 423-439-5388


Experiential Learning (Academic Internships) Information Documents:

Academic Internships- Student Guide

Experiential Learning- Employer Guide

Experiential Learning Certificate Program Documents:

ELCP Student Requirements

ELCP Student Quick Guide

ELCP Employer Quick Guide


Administered by University Career Services:

-Also are available for Experiential Learning Certificate Program. 
-Please provide a resume.
-If interested in applying, please come by our office (Sherrod Library, First Floor, Behind Einstein's) to complete the necessary paperwork. 

Positions will be advertised until filled! 

Art & Design:

Asheville Art Museum

The Asheville Art Museum is excited to offer the following internship opportunities this fall and spring. Please share this information with any students or colleagues who may be interested. To learn more, please visit https://www.ashevilleart.org/about/careers/intern/ or contact me at kmcmillan@ashevilleart.org or 828.253.3227 x122.

FALL 2019: Rolling applications accepted

·         Education

·         Museum Store & Visitor Services

SPRING 2020: Priority application deadline November 1

·         Communications

·         Communications – Multimedia Storytelling

·         Curatorial – Collections Management

·         Curatorial – Preparation

·         Development

·         Education – Connections

·         Education – Web Accessibility

·         Museum Store & Visitor Services

Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or need additional information!

All best wishes,

Kristi McMillan

Adult Programs Manager |
ASHEVILLE ART MUSEUM | Grand reopening coming soon | 2 South Pack Square, Asheville, NC 28801 M  P.O. Box 1717, Asheville, NC 28802 | F  828.210.9826 | ashevilleart.org

 

William King Museum- Center for Art and Cultural Heritage

ABINGDON, VA
AVAILABLE ALL SEMESTERS
MAJOR: ART
SOPHOMORE -SENIOR LEVELS

JOB DESCRIPTION: Curatorial Department Intern: The student will learn and participant in some basic elements of curatorial work. The projects available will depend on the scheduled activities of the department over the duration of the internship. The intern's tasks may include the following: learning how to properly document and catalogue items in a collection, entering this information into the museum's database, completing condition reports, updating object files, and conducting inventories of collections. The intern may be called upon to assist in the preparation and installation of exhibits, learning about how an exhibition comes to fruition in the process. Interns may be asked to conduct small research projects based on upcoming exhibitions, including gathering research materials for curators. If an installation is scheduled to take place during the internship, the intern will be expected to help, including painting, placing objects or artwork, and placing text. For this reason, all interns will be introduced to basic art handling during their internship. Other possible tasks include mailing and distributing exhibition materials, traveling to site or studio visits to help curators, and select small clerical duties.

HOURS: Hours: 50 total hours (1 credit ); 100 total hours (2 credits); 150 total hours (3 credits)

SALARY: Volunteer

DEADLINE: All paperwork must be completed prior to the start of the semester.

Slocum Galleries

JOHNSON CITY, TN
AVAILABLE ALL SEMESTERS
MAJOR:  ART, Art History
Grade Level: Junior, Senior

JOB DESCRIPTION: Provides the undergraduate art students the opportunity to learn various aspects of gallery operations from the planning stages of curatorial design, publicity/media correspondence, to installation and shipping, documentation, organization of related activities as well as other administrative work.

The on-the-job training and collaborative nature process between the instructor (Gallery Director) and student (Intern) offers platform to explore real life situations of operating a gallery and the diverse activities related to it. Students will have the opportunities to work with practicing visual artists as well as coordinate with the media and other members of the community while learning how to use some technologies involved in the curatorial process.

Purpose and Goals

The focus of this class is to:

·Train art students in the various aspects of gallery operation by allowing students to participate in the curatorial design, actual installation, media/publicity correspondence and documentation

·Learn and practice specific skills and knowledge in installation, design and documentation

·Encourage students to develop interpersonal skills in dealing with fellow student workers, artists, faculty, media and members of the community

 HOURS: 1 or 3 credit hours, 50 total hours (1 credit ); 100 total hours (2 credits); 150 total hours (3 credits)

 SALARY: Volunteer

 DEADLINE: All paperwork, interviews and placement must be completed prior to the start of the semester.

Biology:

Naturalist Educator Internship

Blue Ridge Discovery Center
Troutdale, VA

Do you enjoy spending time outdoors? Are you a student in the field of natural sciences or recreation? Do you love to hike, camp, and fish? Do you have experience working with kids? The Blue Ridge Discovery Center has an opportunity for you to utilize your skills while taking advantage of all that the Blue Ridge Mountains have to offer!

About:
The Blue Ridge Discovery Center is creating a bold new approach to ecological awareness and outdoor learning that encourages healthful outdoor activity while supporting the growth of a prosperous, sustainable economy based on the Blue Ridge region’s amazing natural assets. Our mission is to inspire curiosity, discovery, and stewardship through the wonders of the Blue Ridge.

Summary:
A naturalist educator intern will be responsible for leading and implementing outdoor experiences for adults and children in a small group setting under the guidance of BRDC staff. They will also be responsible for the general safety and development, growth, and skill achievement of the participants. The incumbent will provide high quality natural history and recreational experiences for participants based on the BRDC mission.

Duties & Responsibilities: 
Responsibilities will include participant safety, assisting in crafts, games, hikes, animal encounters, behavior management, assisting in the preparation of meals and other activities, and assisting in the set-up, clean up, and running of camps and events. Must be willing to spend multiple nights primitive camping. Interns will be expected to use their education and specialized skills to plan and lead related activities.

Qualifications:
• Must be 18 years of age
• Must be enrolled in college-level courses
• Experience working with youth a plus
• CPR and/or Wilderness First Aid certified a plus
• Interest in the fields of Education, Environmental Studies, Biology, or Recreation
• Special interests in aquatic insects, entomology, herpetology, ornithology, dendrology, etc.
• Outdoor/camping skills: fire building, cooking on fire and/or cook stoves, storytelling/games, backpacking
• Specialized skills a plus: fly fishing, watercrafts (canoe/kayak/raft), orienteering, pioneering/bushcraft

Dates: 
May - August. The internship begins with orientation one week prior to our annual Mt. Rogers Spring Naturalist Rally. We offer four overnight camps and four day camps from June 12 - August 9. The internship concludes the week following our annual Mt. Rogers Summer Naturalist Rally.

Stipend:
$350 per week

How to Apply:
Please complete our online application at: http://blueridgediscoverycenter.org/internships 

Questions?
Email: outreach@blueridgediscoverycenter.org 

Note: 
Upon securing the position, academic course credit may be available. Contact UCS for details regarding academic course process.

KNOXVILLE ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS

KNOXVILLE, TN

AVAILABLE ALL SEMESTERS
MAJOR: BIOLOGY
JUNIOR - GRADUATE LEVELS

Job Description: Students learn the activities of a zoological facility through hands-on experience by assisting zoo personnel with the daily operational tasks. The operation of a modern zoological garden requires diverse, talented professionals, who are all concerned with conservation of endangered species, the education of the public, and research.

Requirements: All interns are required to submit an application (available in Career Services office), complete waiver/emergency contact form at orientation, provide proof of MMR vaccination and Negative TB test results and pay the Zoo's internship fee.

Salary: Volunteer

Hours: 50 total hours (1 credit ); 100 total hours (2 credits); 150 total hours (3 credits)

Application Deadline: Application process must be complete prior training/orientation sessions 

Note: There is a Mandatory Orientatation

Chemistry:

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Criminal Justice:

FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT CLINIC

JOHNSON CITY, TN
AVAILABLE ALL SEMESTERS
MAJORS : Criminal Justice, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Education, Counseling & Human Services
JUNIOR - GRADUATE LEVELS

JOB DESCRIPTION: The FJDCC is an agency which provides assistance to Judges in the First Judicial District by evaluating high conflict families with children who are embroiled in custody and/or visitation disputes.  The successful candidate will be capable of independent work responsibilities, collaboration with a multidisciplinary team, effective communication skills, as well as dependable and capable of crisis intervention when necessary.  The intern will work under the direct supervision of Janie A. Short, LCSW, and will be primarily responsible for providing monitoring of court-ordered supervised visitations between parents with impairment (e.g., substance abuse, anger management, poor boundaries, etc.) and their minor children.  In addition, the intern will participate in forensic evaluations of high conflict families who are referred to the FJDCC.  This is an excellent opportunity for a student interested in direct exposure to family and human dynamics.  

The work environment for this position varies as needed and will be explained at the initial interview.  

SALARY: Unpaid /Volunteer

HOURS: 50 total hours (1 credit ); 100 total hours (2 credits); 150 total hours (3 credits)

DEADLINES: ALL DOCUMENTS MUST BE RECEIVED PRIOR TO START OF THE SEMESTER

DISTRICT ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE - FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT

JONESBOROUGH, TN
AVAILABLE ALL SEMESTERS
MAJOR: CRIMINAL JUSTICE
SOPHOMORE – SENIOR LEVELS

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION: The First Judicial District Attorney General's Office is comprised of four counties: Washington, Johnson, Carter, and Unicoi. The office prosecutes criminal offenses committed against the State of Tennessee at the General Sessions and Criminal Court level. Each court is assigned specific prosecutors to perform court duties. Our office also has a child support enforcement division to cover the counties listed above as well.

JOB DESCRIPTION: Filing of paperwork and files, assisting with answering phones/walk-ins, operation of various office equipment, copying files for Assistant District Attorneys, assist in pulling dockets for miscellaneous court days, assist in entering case information into software programs, assist in typing court correspondence, and any other secretarial duty assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Must be seeking degree in applicable academic majors, and pass background check. Knowledge of Microsoft Office preferred, but not required.

SALARY: VOLUNTEER

HOURS: 50 total hours (1 credit ); 100 total hours (2 credits); 150 total hours (3 credits)

OFFICE OF U.S. CONGRESSMAN PHIL ROE

KINGSPORT & MORRISTOWN OFFICES
AVAILABLE ALL SEMESTERS
MAJOR: CRIMINAL JUSTICE
JUNIOR - GRADUATE LEVELS

JOB DESCRIPTION: The Congressional Offices of Congressman Phil Roe is seeking qualified students to fill the internship position at their Kingsport and Morristown Tennessee field offices. Congressional Office for Congressman Phil Roe provides constituent service and participates in the legislative process of the United States on behalf of the citizens of the First Congressional District of Tennessee.

Basic duties of the student will be mail distribution, answering phones, correspondence media clippings, research, compiling information, and special projects.   Minimum qualifications include proficient in MS Word, Excel and Outlook. Preferred skills include excellent communication skills both verbal and written, discretion and confidentiality with handling of congressional work, capable of working efficiently on an individual and team basis, and compassionate to constituent needs.

SALARY: Volunteer

HOURS: 50 total hours (1 credit ); 100 total hours (2 credits); 150 total hours (3 credits)

DEADLINE:PAPERWORK MUST BE COMPLETED PRIOR TO START OF SEMESTER

U.S. PROBATION OFFICE -EASTERN DISTRICT OF TENNESSEE

GREENEVILLE, TN OFFICES 
AVAILABLE ALL SEMESTERS
MAJOR: CRIMINAL JUSTICE
SOPHOMORE - GRADUATE LEVELS

JOB DESCRIPTION:  Interns will assist probation officers in the performance of tasks generally required of probation officers, including conducting criminal history inquiries at local law enforcement agencies; verifying vital statistics (marriages and divorces); contacting state and other federal probation offices; conducting collateral investigations; performing miscellaneous field work; and performing support work as required, which may include office and clerical activities.

NOTE:  A background check will be conducted.

SALARY:  VOLUNTEER

HOURS: 50 total hours (1 credit ); 100 total hours (2 credits); 150 total hours (3 credits) 

DEADLINE:  PAPERWORK MUST BE COMPLETED PRIOR TO START OF SEMESTER

Education:

Naturalist Educator Internship

Blue Ridge Discovery Center
Troutdale, VA

Do you enjoy spending time outdoors? Are you a student in the field of natural sciences or recreation? Do you love to hike, camp, and fish? Do you have experience working with kids? The Blue Ridge Discovery Center has an opportunity for you to utilize your skills while taking advantage of all that the Blue Ridge Mountains have to offer!

About:
The Blue Ridge Discovery Center is creating a bold new approach to ecological awareness and outdoor learning that encourages healthful outdoor activity while supporting the growth of a prosperous, sustainable economy based on the Blue Ridge region’s amazing natural assets. Our mission is to inspire curiosity, discovery, and stewardship through the wonders of the Blue Ridge.

Summary:
A naturalist educator intern will be responsible for leading and implementing outdoor experiences for adults and children in a small group setting under the guidance of BRDC staff. They will also be responsible for the general safety and development, growth, and skill achievement of the participants. The incumbent will provide high quality natural history and recreational experiences for participants based on the BRDC mission.

Duties & Responsibilities: 
Responsibilities will include participant safety, assisting in crafts, games, hikes, animal encounters, behavior management, assisting in the preparation of meals and other activities, and assisting in the set-up, clean up, and running of camps and events. Must be willing to spend multiple nights primitive camping. Interns will be expected to use their education and specialized skills to plan and lead related activities.

Qualifications:
• Must be 18 years of age
• Must be enrolled in college-level courses
• Experience working with youth a plus
• CPR and/or Wilderness First Aid certified a plus
• Interest in the fields of Education, Environmental Studies, Biology, or Recreation
• Special interests in aquatic insects, entomology, herpetology, ornithology, dendrology, etc.
• Outdoor/camping skills: fire building, cooking on fire and/or cook stoves, storytelling/games, backpacking
• Specialized skills a plus: fly fishing, watercrafts (canoe/kayak/raft), orienteering, pioneering/bushcraft

Dates: 
May - August. The internship begins with orientation one week prior to our annual Mt. Rogers Spring Naturalist Rally. We offer four overnight camps and four day camps from June 12 - August 9. The internship concludes the week following our annual Mt. Rogers Summer Naturalist Rally.

Stipend:
$350 per week

How to Apply:
Please complete our online application at: http://blueridgediscoverycenter.org/internships 

Questions?
Email: outreach@blueridgediscoverycenter.org 

Note: 
Upon securing the position, academic course credit may be available. Contact UCS for details regarding academic course process.

English, Literature, & Languages:

OFFICE OF U.S. CONGRESSMAN PHIL ROE

KINGSPORT AND MORRISTOWN, TN FIELD OFFICES
AVAILABLE ALL SEMESTERS
MAJOR: ENGLISH
JUNIOR - GRADUATE LEVELS

JOB DESCRIPTION: The Congressional Offices of Congressman Phil Roe is seeking qualified students to fill the internship position at their Kingsport and Morristown, Tennessee field offices. Congressional Office for Congressman Phil Roe provides constituent service and participates in the legislative process of the United States on behalf of the citizens of the First Congressional District of Tennessee.

Basic duties of the student will be mail distribution, answering phones, correspondence media clippings, research, compiling information, and special projects.   Minimum qualifications include proficient in MS Word, Excel and Outlook. Preferred skills include excellent communication skills both verbal and written, discretion and confidentiality with handling of congressional work, capable of working efficiently on an individual and team basis, and compassionate to constituent needs.

SALARY: Volunteer

HOURS: 50 total hours (1 credit ); 100 total hours (2 credits); 150 total hours (3 credits)

DEADLINE: PAPERWORK MUST BE COMPLETED PRIOR TO THE START OF THE SEMESTER

Environmental Health:

Naturalist Educator Internship

Blue Ridge Discovery Center
Troutdale, VA

Do you enjoy spending time outdoors? Are you a student in the field of natural sciences or recreation? Do you love to hike, camp, and fish? Do you have experience working with kids? The Blue Ridge Discovery Center has an opportunity for you to utilize your skills while taking advantage of all that the Blue Ridge Mountains have to offer!

About:
The Blue Ridge Discovery Center is creating a bold new approach to ecological awareness and outdoor learning that encourages healthful outdoor activity while supporting the growth of a prosperous, sustainable economy based on the Blue Ridge region’s amazing natural assets. Our mission is to inspire curiosity, discovery, and stewardship through the wonders of the Blue Ridge.

Summary:
A naturalist educator intern will be responsible for leading and implementing outdoor experiences for adults and children in a small group setting under the guidance of BRDC staff. They will also be responsible for the general safety and development, growth, and skill achievement of the participants. The incumbent will provide high quality natural history and recreational experiences for participants based on the BRDC mission.

Duties & Responsibilities: 
Responsibilities will include participant safety, assisting in crafts, games, hikes, animal encounters, behavior management, assisting in the preparation of meals and other activities, and assisting in the set-up, clean up, and running of camps and events. Must be willing to spend multiple nights primitive camping. Interns will be expected to use their education and specialized skills to plan and lead related activities.

Qualifications:
• Must be 18 years of age
• Must be enrolled in college-level courses
• Experience working with youth a plus
• CPR and/or Wilderness First Aid certified a plus
• Interest in the fields of Education, Environmental Studies, Biology, or Recreation
• Special interests in aquatic insects, entomology, herpetology, ornithology, dendrology, etc.
• Outdoor/camping skills: fire building, cooking on fire and/or cook stoves, storytelling/games, backpacking
• Specialized skills a plus: fly fishing, watercrafts (canoe/kayak/raft), orienteering, pioneering/bushcraft

Dates: 
May - August. The internship begins with orientation one week prior to our annual Mt. Rogers Spring Naturalist Rally. We offer four overnight camps and four day camps from June 12 - August 9. The internship concludes the week following our annual Mt. Rogers Summer Naturalist Rally.

Stipend:
$350 per week

How to Apply:
Please complete our online application at: http://blueridgediscoverycenter.org/internships 

Questions?
Email: outreach@blueridgediscoverycenter.org 

Note: 
Upon securing the position, academic course credit may be available. Contact UCS for details regarding academic course process.

Interdisciplinary & General Studies:

FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT CLINIC

JOHNSON CITY, TN
AVAILABLE ALL SEMESTERS
MAJORS : Criminal Justice, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Education, Counseling & Human Services
JUNIOR - GRADUATE LEVELS

JOB DESCRIPTION: The FJDCC is an agency which provides assistance to Judges in the First Judicial District by evaluating high conflict families with children who are embroiled in custody and/or visitation disputes.  The successful candidate will be capable of independent work responsibilities, collaboration with a multidisciplinary team, effective communication skills, as well as dependable and capable of crisis intervention when necessary.  The intern will work under the direct supervision of Janie A. Short, LCSW, and will be primarily responsible for providing monitoring of court-ordered supervised visitations between parents with impairment (e.g., substance abuse, anger management, poor boundaries, etc.) and their minor children.  In addition, the intern will participate in forensic evaluations of high conflict families who are referred to the FJDCC.  This is an excellent opportunity for a student interested in direct exposure to family and human dynamics.  

The work environment for this position varies as needed and will be explained at the initial interview.  

SALARY: Unpaid /Volunteer

HOURS : 50 total hours (1 credit ); 100 total hours (2 credits); 150 total hours (3 credits)

DEADLINE: PAPERWORK MUST BE RECEIVED PRIOR TO THE START OF THE SEMESTE

SMALL MIRACLES THERAPEUTIC EQUESTRIAN CENTER, INC.

KINGSPORT, TN
AVAILABLE ALL SEMESTERS
MAJORS: EDUCATION / PSYCHOLOGY/SOCIOLOGY/ HUMAN SERVICES / INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
SOPHOMORE - SENIOR LEVELS

JOB DESCRIPTION

Small Miracles is a nonprofit corporation founded in 1995 through love to enhance the physical, emotional and cognitive growth of individuals with special needs through equine assisted activities and therapies (EAAT). Small Miracles is an affiliate member of PATH Intl.; all of our instructors are certified through PATH Intl. and are first aid/CPR trained. Our facility is located on 11 fenced acres; including indoor, outdoor riding arenas, equine barn, prayer chapel and numerous shelter/storage sheds. We provide approximately 75 equine assisted activities each week.

Desired Qualities of Internship Applicant: Candidate shall complete Volunteer Training and Orientation. The individual must be empathetic with a complete understanding of our mission to serve the special needs community. One must posses' sound judgment, maturity, humility, good decision-making skills and a servant's heart. CPR, first aide training is desirable. Must be willing to do whatever needs to be done; excellent team worker.

SALARY: Volunteer

HOURS: 50 total hours (1 credit ); 100 total hours (2 credits); 150 total hours (3 credits)

DEADLINE: All Paperwork must be received prior to the start of the semester.

MOUNTAIN YOUTH ACADEMY

MOUNTAIN CITY, TN
AVAILABLE ALL SEMESTERS
MAJORS: CRIMINAL JUSTICE / PSYCHOLOGY / SOCIOLOGY / SOCIAL WORK / EDUCATION / COUNSELING AND HUMAN SERVICES
SOPHOMORE - GRADUATE LEVELS

JOB DESCRIPTION:  Mountain Youth Academy is a residential treatment center for young adolescents (male and female) ages 7 through 17.  The successful candidate will be a clinical, programmatic, and/or education intern who will contribute to the effective implementation of individual treatment plan of students through line of sight supervision, provision of clinical services (including group and recreational opportunities), positive interaction and role modeling, direct and clinical care, and appropriate scoring of behaviors of students. Intern will provide appropriate crisis intervention as necessary by anticipating and responding quickly to escalating behaviors, utilizing de-escalation techniques to diffuse the situation, correctly prioritizing safety concerns, and following proper restraint technique guidelines as needed.

The work environment for this position is a residential facility setting. While performing the duties of this internship, the intern will be exposed to students who may ask inappropriate personal questions, display socially unacceptable personal behaviors, use profanity and make insulting remarks or threats.

*NOTE:  Successful candidates must have a background check, drug screen and acceptance by the State of Tennessee DCS criteria.  A seven-day training will be required. 

SALARY:   Volunteer - Unpaid

HOURS :50 total hours (1 credit ); 100 total hours (2 credits); 150 total hours (3 credits)

DEADLINE: ALL PAPERWORK MUST BE COMPLETED PRIOR TO START OF SEMESTER. EMPLOYER TRAINING DATES MAY REQUIRE EARLIER COMPLETION

History:

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Mathematics & Statistics:

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Physics & Astronomy: 

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Political Science: 

DISTRICT ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE

FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT
JONESBOROUGH, TN
AVAILABLE ALL SEMESTERS
MAJOR: POLITICAL SCIENCE
SOPHOMORE SENIOR LEVELS

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION: The First Judicial District Attorney General's Office is comprised of four counties: Washington, Johnson, Carter, and Unicoi. The office prosecutes criminal offenses committed against the State of Tennessee at the General Sessions and Criminal Court level. Each court is assigned specific prosecutors to perform court duties. Our office also has a child support enforcement division to cover the counties listed above as well.

JOB DESCRIPTION: Filing of paperwork and files, assisting with answering phones/walk-ins, operation of various office equipment, copying files for Assistant District Attorneys, assist in pulling dockets for miscellaneous court days, assist in entering case information into software programs, assist in typing court correspondence, and any other secretarial duty assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: Must be seeking degree in applicable academic majors, and pass background check. Knowledge of Microsoft Office preferred, but not required.

SALARY: VOLUNTEER

HOURS: 2 CREDIT HOURS (100 TOTAL HOURS - PASS FAIL GRADE)

DEADLINE: PAPERWORK MUST BE COMPLETED BEFORE START OF SEMESTER

THE NORTHEAST TENNESSEE DEMOCRAT RESOURCE CENTER (DRC)

JOHNSON CITY, TN
AVAILABLE ALL SEMESTERS
MAJOR: POLITICAL SCIENCE
JUNIOR - SENIOR LEVELS
MIN. GPA: 3.0 OR BETTER

JOB DESCRIPTION: Field Organizers will have the chance to work on an exciting and coordinated grassroots organization and will gain valuable experience in a variety of skills including database and volunteer management, social media management, voter outreach through phone banking and canvassing, media and public relations, marketing and fundraising

RESPONSIBILITES: Coordinating initiative projects between various political entities, non-profits, unions, student organizations, and community grassroots organizationsManaging volunteer canvasses and phone banksBuilding volunteer participation by constructing a recruitment planOrganizing an effective fundraising plan

QUALIFICATIONS: Previous experience with a political campaign, state party, membership organization or non-profit is preferred, but not required. Ability to work long, irregular hours strongly is preferred. Required: Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills,Computer and data-entry skills, Reliable transportation

SALARY: Volunteer

HOURS: 2 CREDIT HOURS (100 TOTAL HOURS - PASS FAIL GRADE)

DEADLINE: PAPERWORK MUST BE COMPLETED PRIOR TO START OF SEMESTER

OFFICE OF U.S. CONGRESSMAN PHIL ROE

KINGSPORT AND MORRISTOWN, TN FIELD OFFICES
AVAILABLE ALL SEMESTERS
JUNIOR - GRADUATE LEVELS

JOB DESCRIPTION: The Congressional Offices of Congressman Phil Roe is seeking qualified students to fill the internship position at their Kingsport and Morristown, Tennessee field offices. Congressional Office for Congressman Phil Roe provides constituent service and participates in the legislative process of the United States on behalf of the citizens of the First Congressional District of Tennessee.

 Basic duties of the student will be mail distribution, answering phones, correspondence media clippings, research, compiling information, and special projects. Minimum qualifications include proficient in MS Word, Excel and Outlook. Preferred skills include excellent communication skills both verbal and written, discretion and confidentiality with handling of congressional work, capable of working efficiently on an individual and team basis, and compassionate to constituent needs.

SALARY: Volunteer

HOURS: 2 CREDIT HOURS (100 TOTAL HOURS - PASS FAIL GRADE)

DEADLINE:PAPERWORK MUST BE COMPLETED PRIOR TO START OF SEMESTER

Psychology: 

Contact Ministries 211

Johnson City, TN
Semester: Any Semester
Major: Psychology
Level: Sophomore – Senior

Job Description: CONTACT Ministries 211 is a helpline call center serving the community by helping people make connections that matter. Our three services are Reassurance Calls, a Crisis Helpline, and Information and Referral.

Our Reassurance Program offers daily calls to the elderly, the homebound, and anyone in need of a daily check-in. We will call up to three times per day at the time of the client’s choosing. Many of our reassurance clients simply need a reminder to take medication or lock their door at night. Others just need to connect with someone. For some of these clients, our volunteers may be the only person they talk to all day. We currently make about 780 reassurance calls per month.  The Crisis Helpline is a free, confidential service for anyone who is need of someone to listen, a kind word or a prayer. Trained volunteers work in partnership with local mental health professionals to assist callers. Currently we receive between 500 – 600 of these calls each month.  Our Information & Referral service helps connect people with the services they need. Many times people are in need of a service to provide things like shelter, food, or financial assistance but they don’t know where to get it. We listen to their need and help identify the most appropriate service provider. We are affiliated with Contact USA and Tennessee 211. We are doubly accredited by Contact USA for both our helpline and reassurance programs. We are the only Contact in Tennessee accredited for reassurance.  All of our services are free and can be accessed by dialing 211. We serve Washington, Carter, Greene and Unicoi Counties. The phones are staffed by trained volunteers from 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Monday – Friday. Reassurance calls are made seven days a week.

Hours: 50 total hours (1 credit ); 100 total hours (2 credits); 150 total hours (3 credits)

Salary: Volunteer

Deadline: All documents must be received and placement secured prior to the start of the semester.

Johnson City / Washington County Family Justice Center

Johnson City, TN 37604
Semester: Any semester
Major: Psychology, Criminal Justice
Level: Sophomore-Graduate students

Job Description: The Johnson City / Washington County Family Justice Center (FJC) is a collaboration of partner agencies that work together to help survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault by providing safe and immediate access to: civil-legal services, safety planning, law enforcement, counseling, advocacy, and more. At the FJC there are multiple opportunities for ETSU students to put their studies into real world situations. Interning at the FJC will prepare you for client interaction, research, community outreach, and more. These skills can be a foundation on which to build a career in any area of study. All interns at the FJC will be trained in confidentiality, trauma informed care, and will be subject to a background check.  A FJC desired applicant will have a desire to learn and help their community, be self-motivated, and enjoy working with people.

Hours: 50 total hours (1 credit ); 100 total hours (2 credits); 150 total hours (3 credits)

Salary: Volunteer – Unpaid

Deadline: All documents must be received and placement secured prior to the start of the semester.

SMALL MIRACLES THERAPEUTIC EQUESTRIAN CENTER, INC.

KINGSPORT, TN
AVAILABLE ALL SEMESTERS
MAJORS: EDUCATION / PSYCHOLOGY/SOCIOLOGY/ HUMAN SERVICES / INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
SOPHOMORE – SENIOR LEVELS

JOB DESCRIPTION: Small Miracles is a nonprofit corporation founded in 1995 through love to enhance the physical, emotional and cognitive growth of individuals with special needs through equine assisted activities and therapies (EAAT). Small Miracles is an affiliate member of PATH Intl.; all of our instructors are certified through PATH Intl. and are first aid/CPR trained. Our facility is located on 11 fenced acres; including indoor, outdoor riding arenas, equine barn, prayer chapel and numerous shelter/storage sheds. We provide approximately 75 equine assisted activities each week.

Desired Qualities of Internship Applicant: Candidate shall complete Volunteer Training and Orientation. The individual must be empathetic with a complete understanding of our mission to serve the special needs community. One must posses' sound judgment, maturity, humility, good decision-making skills and a servant's heart. CPR, first aide training is desirable. Must be willing to do whatever needs to be done; excellent team worker.

SALARY: Volunteer

HOURS: 50 total hours (1 credit ); 100 total hours (2 credits); 150 total hours (3 credits)

Deadline: All documents must be received and placement secured prior to the start of the semester.

CRISIS CENTER INC.

BRISTOL, VA
AVAILABLE ALL SEMESTERS
MAJOR: PSYCHOLOGY
JUNIOR - GRADUATE LEVELS

JOB DESCRIPTION: The mission of the Crisis Center is to offer the communities we serve education, advocacy and intervention allowing individuals to find positive solutions for personal crises. Through support, hope and education we strive to restore emotional balance to both individuals and the communities in which they live. Rooted in respect, justice, hope and the inherent worth of every individual, the Crisis Center partners with people to afford them a safe space to be heard, supported and believed in an effort to inspire healing and promote positive change for both the individual and the community as a whole.

Interns will attend 40 hours of crisis intervention training to become certified hotline workers. Interns will be responsible for taking at least ten hours of hotline per week, in addition to other specific duties to be determined by each intern's major, skills, expertise and preferences

In addition to direct crisis intervention work described above, the psychology position will also involve: research and data collections on impact of sexual assault, domestic violence and suicide on psychological well-being and the impact on interested third parties. Also, the position involves collaborating with the local mental health agencies including Frontier Behavioral Health, Highlands Community Service Board, The Crisis Stabilization Unit and Woodridge Hospital to connect callers in an acute crisis to appropriate long term care. Maintaining detailed case study records of frequent callers and walk-in clients may also be part of this position

Requirements: Crisis Center Inc. volunteers and interns are subject to a background check

Salary: Volunteer (highly successful, long term interns have priority hiring status when paid positions are available or grant funding allows for adding staff

Hours: 50 total hours (1 credit ); 100 total hours (2 credits); 150 total hours (3 credits)

Deadline: All documents must be received and placement secured prior to the start of the semester. EMPLOYER TRAINING DATES MAY REQUIRE EARLIER COMPLETION

FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT CLINIC

Based in JOHNSON CITY, TN
AVAILABLE ALL SEMESTERS
MAJORS : CRIMINAL JUSTICE / PSYCHOLOGY / SOCIOLOGY / SOCIAL WORK / EDUCATION / HUMAN SERVICES
JUNIOR - GRADUATE LEVELS

JOB DESCRIPTION: The FJDCC is an agency which provides assistance to Judges in the First Judicial District by evaluating high conflict families with children who are embroiled in custody and/or visitation disputes.  The successful candidate will be capable of independent work responsibilities, collaboration with a multidisciplinary team, effective communication skills, as well as dependable and capable of crisis intervention when necessary.  The intern will work under the direct supervision of Janie A. Short, LCSW, and will be primarily responsible for providing monitoring of court-ordered supervised visitations between parents with impairment (e.g., substance abuse, anger management, poor boundaries, etc.) and their minor children.  In addition, the intern will participate in forensic evaluations of high conflict families who are referred to the FJDCC.  This is an excellent opportunity for a student interested in direct exposure to family and human dynamics.  

The work environment for this position varies as needed and will be explained at the initial interview.  

SALARY: Unpaid /Volunteer

HOURS : 50 total hours (1 credit ); 100 total hours (2 credits); 150 total hours (3 credits)

Deadline: All documents must be received and placement secured prior to the start of the semester.

MOUNTAIN YOUTH ACADEMY

MOUNTAIN CITY, TN
AVAILABLE ALL SEMESTERS
MAJORS:PSYCHOLOGY (Clinical)
SOPHOMORE - GRADUATE LEVELS

JOB DESCRIPTION:  Mountain Youth Academy is a residential treatment center for young adolescents (male and female) ages 7 through 17.  The successful candidate will be a clinical, programmatic, and/or education intern who will contribute to the effective implementation of individual treatment plan of students through line of sight supervision, provision of clinical services (including group and recreational opportunities), positive interaction and role modeling, direct and clinical care, and appropriate scoring of behaviors of students. Intern will provide appropriate crisis intervention as necessary by anticipating and responding quickly to escalating behaviors, utilizing de-escalation techniques to diffuse the situation, correctly prioritizing safety concerns, and following proper restraint technique guidelines as needed.

The work environment for this position is a residential facility setting. While performing the duties of this internship, the intern will be exposed to students who may ask inappropriate personal questions, display socially unacceptable personal behaviors, use profanity and make insulting remarks or threats.

*NOTE: Successful candidates must have a background check, drug screen and acceptance by the State of Tennessee DCS criteria.  A seven-day training will be required. 

SALARY: Volunteer - Unpaid

HOURS : 50 total hours (1 credit ); 100 total hours (2 credits); 150 total hours (3 credits)

Deadline: All documents must be received and placement secured prior to the start of the semester. EMPLOYER TRAINING DATES MAY REQUIRE EARLIER COMPLETION

Sociology & Anthropology:

MOUNTAIN YOUTH ACADEMY

MOUNTAIN CITY, TN
AVAILABLE ALL SEMESTERS
MAJORS: SOCIOLOGY 
SOPHOMORE - GRADUATE LEVELS

JOB DESCRIPTION:  Mountain Youth Academy is a residential treatment center for young adolescents (male and female) ages 7 through 17.  The successful candidate will be a clinical, programmatic, and/or education intern who will contribute to the effective implementation of individual treatment plan of students through line of sight supervision, provision of clinical services (including group and recreational opportunities), positive interaction and role modeling, direct and clinical care, and appropriate scoring of behaviors of students. Intern will provide appropriate crisis intervention as necessary by anticipating and responding quickly to escalating behaviors, utilizing de-escalation techniques to diffuse the situation, correctly prioritizing safety concerns, and following proper restraint technique guidelines as needed.

The work environment for this position is a residential facility setting. While performing the duties of this internship, the intern will be exposed to students who may ask inappropriate personal questions, display socially unacceptable personal behaviors, use profanity and make insulting remarks or threats.

*NOTE:  Successful candidates must have a background check, drug screen and acceptance by the State of Tennessee DCS criteria.  A seven-day training will be required. 

SALARY:   Volunteer - Unpaid

HOURS : 50 total hours (1 credit ); 100 total hours (2 credits); 150 total hours (3 credits)

DEADLINE: ALL PAPERWORK MUST BE RECEIVED PRIOR TO START OF SEMESTER. EMPLOYER TRAINING DATES MAY REQUIRE EARLIER COMPLETION

SMALL MIRACLES THERAPEUTIC EQUESTRIAN CENTER, INC.

KINGSPORT, TN
AVAILABLE ALL SEMESTERS
MAJORS: SOCIOLOGY
SOPHOMORE SENIOR LEVELS
JOB DESCRIPTION

Small Miracles is a nonprofit corporation founded in 1995 through love to enhance the physical, emotional and cognitive growth of individuals with special needs through equine assisted activities and therapies (EAAT). Small Miracles is an affiliate member of PATH Intl.; all of our instructors are certified through PATH Intl. and are first aid/CPR trained. Our facility is located on 11 fenced acres; including indoor, outdoor riding arenas, equine barn, prayer chapel and numerous shelter/storage sheds. We provide approximately 75 equine assisted activities each week.

Desired Qualities of Internship Applicant: Candidate shall complete Volunteer Training and Orientation. The individual must be empathetic with a complete understanding of our mission to serve the special needs community. One must posses' sound judgment, maturity, humility, good decision-making skills and a servant's heart. CPR, first aide training is desirable. Must be willing to do whatever needs to be done; excellent team worker.

SALARY: Volunteer

HOURS: 50 total hours (1 credit ); 100 total hours (2 credits); 150 total hours (3 credits)

DEADLINE: All Paperwork must be received prior to the start of the semester.

CRISIS CENTER INC.

BRISTOL, VA
AVAILABLE ALL SEMESTERS
MAJORS: SOCIOLOGY AND ANTHROPOLOGY
JUNIOR - GRADUATE LEVELS

JOB DESCRIPTION: The mission of the Crisis Center is to offer the communities we serve education, advocacy and intervention allowing individuals to find positive solutions for personal crises. Through support, hope and education we strive to restore emotional balance to both individuals and the communities in which they live. Rooted in respect, justice, hope and the inherent worth of every individual, the Crisis Center partners with people to afford them a safe space to be heard, supported and believed in an effort to inspire healing and promote positive change for both the individual and the community as a whole.

Interns will attend 40 hours of crisis intervention training to become certified hotline workers. Interns will be responsible for taking at least ten hours of hotline per week, in addition to other specific duties to be determined by each intern's major, skills, expertise and preferences.

In addition to direct crisis intervention work described above, the Sociology and Anthropology position will also involve: research and data collections on rate and prevalence of sexual assault, domestic violence and suicide, including demographic information both regionally and nationally. Also, the position involves collaborating with the grant research team to find evidence to support the need for funding in nonprofits. Investigating local and national laws governing these issues and collecting stories or case studies of those affected will also be a part of this work.

Requirements:  Crisis Center Inc. volunteers and interns are subject to a background check.

Salary:  Volunteer (highly successful, long term interns have priority hiring status when paid positions are available or grant funding allows for adding staff)

Hours: 50 total hours (1 credit ); 100 total hours (2 credits); 150 total hours (3 credits)

DEADLINE: PAPERWORK MUST BE RECEIVED PRIOR TO THE START OF SEMESTER: EMPLOYER TRAINING DATES MAY REQUIRE EARLIER COMPLETION

FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT CLINIC

Based in JOHNSON CITY, TN
AVAILABLE ALL SEMESTERS
MAJORS : CRIMINAL JUSTICE / PSYCHOLOGY / SOCIOLOGY / SOCIAL WORK / EDUCATION / Counseling and Human Services 
JUNIOR - GRADUATE LEVELS

JOB DESCRIPTION: The FJDCC is an agency which provides assistance to Judges in the First Judicial District by evaluating high conflict families with children who are embroiled in custody and/or visitation disputes.  The successful candidate will be capable of independent work responsibilities, collaboration with a multidisciplinary team, effective communication skills, as well as dependable and capable of crisis intervention when necessary.  The intern will work under the direct supervision of Janie A. Short, LCSW, and will be primarily responsible for providing monitoring of court-ordered supervised visitations between parents with impairment (e.g., substance abuse, anger management, poor boundaries, etc.) and their minor children.  In addition, the intern will participate in forensic evaluations of high conflict families who are referred to the FJDCC.  This is an excellent opportunity for a student interested in direct exposure to family and human dynamics.  

The work environment for this position varies as needed and will be explained at the initial interview.  

SALARY: Unpaid /Volunteer

HOURS : 50 total hours (1 credit ); 100 total hours (2 credits); 150 total hours (3 credits)

DEADLINES: ALL DOCUMENTS MUST BE RECEIVED PRIOR TO START OF THE SEMESTER

Park & Recreation:

Naturalist Educator Internship

Blue Ridge Discovery Center
Troutdale, VA

Do you enjoy spending time outdoors? Are you a student in the field of natural sciences or recreation? Do you love to hike, camp, and fish? Do you have experience working with kids? The Blue Ridge Discovery Center has an opportunity for you to utilize your skills while taking advantage of all that the Blue Ridge Mountains have to offer!

About:
The Blue Ridge Discovery Center is creating a bold new approach to ecological awareness and outdoor learning that encourages healthful outdoor activity while supporting the growth of a prosperous, sustainable economy based on the Blue Ridge region’s amazing natural assets. Our mission is to inspire curiosity, discovery, and stewardship through the wonders of the Blue Ridge.

Summary:
A naturalist educator intern will be responsible for leading and implementing outdoor experiences for adults and children in a small group setting under the guidance of BRDC staff. They will also be responsible for the general safety and development, growth, and skill achievement of the participants. The incumbent will provide high quality natural history and recreational experiences for participants based on the BRDC mission.

Duties & Responsibilities: 
Responsibilities will include participant safety, assisting in crafts, games, hikes, animal encounters, behavior management, assisting in the preparation of meals and other activities, and assisting in the set-up, clean up, and running of camps and events. Must be willing to spend multiple nights primitive camping. Interns will be expected to use their education and specialized skills to plan and lead related activities.

Qualifications:
• Must be 18 years of age
• Must be enrolled in college-level courses
• Experience working with youth a plus
• CPR and/or Wilderness First Aid certified a plus
• Interest in the fields of Education, Environmental Studies, Biology, or Recreation
• Special interests in aquatic insects, entomology, herpetology, ornithology, dendrology, etc.
• Outdoor/camping skills: fire building, cooking on fire and/or cook stoves, storytelling/games, backpacking
• Specialized skills a plus: fly fishing, watercrafts (canoe/kayak/raft), orienteering, pioneering/bushcraft

Dates: 
May - August. The internship begins with orientation one week prior to our annual Mt. Rogers Spring Naturalist Rally. We offer four overnight camps and four day camps from June 12 - August 9. The internship concludes the week following our annual Mt. Rogers Summer Naturalist Rally.

Stipend:
$350 per week

How to Apply:
Please complete our online application at: http://blueridgediscoverycenter.org/internships 

Questions?
Email: outreach@blueridgediscoverycenter.org 

Note: 
Upon securing the position, academic course credit may be available. Contact UCS for details regarding academic course process.

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