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South Nashville FRC Internships

Description: South Nashville FRC internships provide an opportunity to practice and learn the basic skills of community organizing and nonprofits. Interns will receive in-the-field experience working with diverse populations, networking with community leaders, planning and managing projects and events, facilitating meetings and researching current neighborhood issues. Student's responsibilities will vary depending on year of study, interests, and abilities.

Desired qualifications: Appropriate candidates will have a commitment to economic, racial, and social justice, as well as having strong writing and interpersonal skills. We are looking for persons who are self-motivated and ready to accept a challenge. Bilingual students will have additional learning opportunities. Furthermore, knowledge of how to use Microsoft Word, Power Point, Excel, Access, and other software is considered a plus. Students studying social work, nonprofit administration, psychology, sociology, political science, religious studies, and public health are especially encouraged to apply.

Other Information: Internships during the academic year may be part-time and are for a minimum of 10 weeks. The SNFRC may be able to work with your school to ensure that you receive academic credit for your internship as this internship is unpaid. Internships are also available during the summer.

How to apply: E-mail a resume and cover letter describing your interest in the position and any related experience to SNFRC Director Leslie Hayes.


"Interning with the SNFRC was an invaluable experience for me both professionally and personally. Not only did I get hands-on experience in community organizing, but I was able to make contacts with area leaders and agencies and better understand the needs and strengths of the city of Nashville. "--Courtney Aldrich   2010 Intern,       Western KY Univ.

 "As an intern with the SNFRC, I was provided a special opportunity to serve the Nashville community in a role that has been valuable to me both as a student and as a young professional. Through my experience, I was able to network with great people, take leadership on a community project, and thoroughly investigate two topics of research. I am grateful that I have been able to contribute to the work of a fantastic organization like the SNFRC. " 


-Chris Fruci
Vanderbilt University '13
Medicine, Health, and Society