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Nashville International Center for Empowerment

Nashville International Center for Empowerment

The Nashville International Center for Empowerment (NICE) is a non-profit, community-based organization dedicated to empowering refugees and immigrants of Middle Tennessee through direct social services and educational programs. NICE places interns in the following positions:

  • Youth Curriculum and Instruction Intern
  • Youth Impact Intern
  • Administrative Intern
  • Education Program Intern
  • Education Program Teacher Intern
  • Employment Program Intern
  • President/CEO Assistant Intern
  • Grants Team Intern
  • Resettlement Program Intern
  • Match Grant Program Intern
  • Refugee Integration Assistant Intern

These are unpaid positions.

Applications and up-to-date position descriptions can be found at

Questions may be directed to Sue Lo at or (615) 315-9681

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Christian Women's Job Corps of Middle TN

Tutoring Children

Job Description: College student to provide tutoring and activities to children of women living in poverty through activities and day camp. This work study position will also plan weekly tutoring and child care activities, coordinate child care volunteers, family activities, holiday events, and assist in office management tasks.

Teaching Biblical and Spiritual Development to Children

Job Description: College student to provide protestant spiritual development activities to children of women living in poverty through activities and day camps. This work study position will require the student to plan weekly spiritual development activities, coordinate child care volunteers, spiritual holiday events, and assist in office management tasks.

Childcare/Social Services

Job Description: College student to provide case management and activities to children of women living in poverty through activities and day camps. This work study position will require the student to plan family activities, tutor women in GED studies, and provide case management to women participants enrolled.

For information and to obtain an application for any of the internships please contact Melissa Greenwood , Volunteer Coordinator at 615-244-3669.

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Nashville Humane Society

Critter Camp Coordinators

For the past five years, the Nashville Humane Association (NHA) has held a one-week long camp to promote animal welfare and safety to at-risk youth. This year, NHA has the opportunity to grow this program into a two-week long camp. Critter Camp is one of NHA's outlets to educate our youngest supporters on today's most important issues affecting animals including finding responsible homes and controlling pet overpopulation. The Critter Camp Coordinator must be able to find fun activities, guest speakers, and supplemental materials that will educate children of various ages on these key issues.

  • Develop the curriculum for the two-week long camp for elementary and middle school aged children
  • Promote camp to appropriate outlets including schools and nonprofits serving at-risk youth
  • Accept applicants into the program based on qualifications
  • Create daily lesson plans that include art projects, guest speakers, and in-house activities
  • Prepare all hand-outs and supplemental materials
  • Work within a predetermined budget
  • Facilitate day-to-day operations of camp
  • Ensure the safety of each participant


  • Experience working with children (ages 7 -15)
  • Interest in humane education
  • Excellent oral and interpersonal communication skills
  • Highly organized and detail oriented
  • Ability to work independently; will receive support from volunteer coordinator
  • Prefer CPR certified
  • Must have own transportation
  • Some availability during weekday, daytime hours; must be present for entirety of camp
  • Preference will be given to education major
  • Must be at least in junior year of academic study

Time Commitment:

  • 2 full weeks in mid-July
  • 10 hours per week starting in April


  • College credit (if applies)
  • Stipend: Depends on Experience

Interested applicants should send resume and cover letter to Ashley Brown, Volunteer Coordinator.

Development Director

Job Description: The Development Intern will report to the Development Director of the Nashville Humane Association ("NHA"), and s/he will work directly with the Events and PR Manager, Volunteer Coordinator, Development Assistant and Development Director. S/he will become familiar with the many arenas of Development including, Public Relations, Marketing, Volunteer Management, Events, Donor Cultivation and Donor Recognition, in addition to Researching and Writing Grants. Responsibilities will be reviewed regularly to assure that the intern is receiving an educational and beneficial experience while working at the NHA.

Interested applicants should send resume and cover letter to Jennifer Wheeler, Development Director.

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Faith United / Preston Taylor Ministries

Assistant Director of an afterschool program: Responsible for curriculum development, coordinated lesson plans, and enrichment activities (8 hours per week)

Communications Coordinator: Keep website and Facebook updated, prepare volunteer newsletters, video/slideshow production, and assist with quarterly newsletter (6 hours per week)

Assistant Event Planner: Help oversee planning and implementation of fundraising and social events

Assistant Director of Junior High Afterschool Program: Responsible for curriculum, set-up, and assistance with supervision (8 hours per week)

Friday Afternoon Enrichment Coordinator: Help provide enrichment activities every Friday (6 hours per week)

Assistant Mentoring Coordinator: Recruit, train, and coordinate lunch mate matches. Help recruit, train, and oversee matches for Spring break in the Marketplace

Small Group Leader: Work with small group Bible Study on Sunday evenings and Thursday mornings (4 hours per week).

Enrichment Coordinator for Calvin House youth: Lead in enrichment and informal activities on Wednesdays from 4:30-5:30 (3 hours per week)

For more information contact Chan Sheppard , (615) 596-4386.

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Urban Housing Solutions

Developing a Strategic Marketing Plan

Expected duration: One semester

Hours per week: Flexible

Description: Business student (or group of students) needed to develop a strategic marketing plan for Urban Housing Solutions, a nonprofit agency that's provided affordable rental housing and social services for low-income individuals and families in Nashville since 1991. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to develop a written marketing plan that will help Urban Housing Solutions to become a household name-increasing their visibility among potential donors, housing applicants, and community agencies who need housing for their clients. Your reward? The opportunity to put what you've learned at Belmont to work in the community and make potential employers takes notice in a tough job market.

Administrative Assistant

Expected duration: One or more semesters

Hours per week: 10-20

Description: Administrative assistant needed for senior management team. You would be responsible for helping the executive director, director of administration, IT manager, general counsel, and accountant with general clerical tasks, special projects, donation pickups, organization of food pantry and welcome basket room, and a variety of other tasks. Come see what it's like to be part of one of Nashville's oldest and largest nonprofit providers of affordable rental housing and obtain some valuable experience you can add to your resume.

For more information, contact Brandi Ghergia at (615) 726-2696, ext. 114

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PENCIL Foundation
PENCIL Foundation is working with the Mayor’s Middle School Mentoring Internship program for Fall '10 and Spring '11 with the Nashville After-Zone Alliance (NAZA). NAZA is a newly-established network of coordinated after school programming for Metro’s middle-school students. Interns would:

  • Focus heavily on academic achievement through a hands-on internship working with 5th-8th grade students with the goal of improving their chances of graduating from high school
  • Experience a cross-disciplinary internship experience that combines the fields of elementary education, child development, communications, sociology, leadership, and psychology
  • Interact with Davidson County community leaders, including Mayor Karl Dean

For more information about this opportunity, contact

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Team Green Adventures
Team Green Adventures is seeking non-paid interns to help with a variety of aspects of their outdoor adventure activities. Click here for more information.