First Tennessee Development District (FTDD) is excited to provide college and high-school interns this summer to organizations throughout eight counties. Interns will help with marketing, branding, social media outreach or scheduling, and managing the front desk or visitor center. Internships will be part or full time.
Interns will rank the organizations from most interested too least. After the submission of the student's application and resume, FTTD will set up a meeting between the student and organization. Some organizations are strictly for college students or high-school and others are a combination of both. If an organization offers a hybrid this means that they will allow students to work remote and in-person. Below you can locate the internship descriptions along with an application. Pay for the internship will be monthly stipends. The stipend will be $1000 paid in two payments outlined in the contracts with 10 hours per week required. Please send both the application and a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org to be considered for the interviewing process. Download and fill out the application below.
College - Work in person
Depending on the skills of the intern, they might be working with guests, developing or delivering programs, working on social media planning, or filling in as needed for cleaning and stocking program supplies.
High School/College - In-person
An intern at Tipton-Haynes for the summer will be working with kids for the Summer Past History Program and conducting tours for site visitors. This also would intel being one of the first people that a visitor would see and be greeted by. Regular daily duties would also be asked of the intern to complete.
College - Hybrid
Work with the Director of Sports Development to plan, market and host large scale sporting event. Assist CVB staff with visitor and staff lodging coordination. This includes working with hoteliers, soliciting comps and rates, and working with event owners to ensure all staff and attendee housing needs are met. Assist CVB staff with scheduling needed contractors and vendors: researching potential contractors/vendors, vetting contractors/vendors, assisting with scheduling. Assist CVB staff with facility scheduling: researching appropriate facilities, coordinating with venue owners, soliciting rates. Assist with event sponsorship: working with CVB staff to develop sponsorship plans and ensure sponsorship activation. Assist with event marketing: creating and posting social media ads, developing print ads, coordinating with TV, radio, print, and other media partners, developing comprehensive marketing plans, etc. Assist with event hospitality: soliciting food donations, scheduling meals, coordinating pickup, and setting up/breaking down hospitality areas. Assist with volunteer coordination: recruiting, scheduling and training volunteers.
College - In-Person
As a non-profit organization, there are a variety of duties that vary and can include assisting with office duties, social media, research, surveys, Lyrics on the Lawn, downtown tours, merchant visits.
College Students - Hybrid
Assistance with finishing new website, virtual tours of tourism assets, assistance with brochure designs, social media marketing, visitor center staffing, and possibly event planning (dependent upon COVID-19).
College Students - In-person
A summer intern at the Heritage Alliance will get a chance to engage with tourists and the public in a number of ways through our history museums, events, educational programs, and fundraisers. We manage/co-manage seven historical properties in Jonesborough alone, so every day is a little different. The internship would also include the opportunity to work with our social media, create a blog for our website, and plan web series for the Chester Inn Museum’s YouTube channel.
High School/College- In-person
The Langston Centre would gladly welcome an intern to work alongside us. There are a few tasks where an intern’s assistance would be helpful. One is identifying Langston students and teachers that are in photos throughout the Centre. Another task would be assisting in the development of a Black History Month project. The third task would consist of identifying African-American historic sites in Washington County.
Tasks will be determined at time of employement.
High School/College Students - Hybrid
Work with our front desk staff to help develop a volunteer program to greet and assist passengers in the airport. Develop an outline and possibly an implementation plan for a customer service program for TCAA employees and all badged employees (i.e. airlines, rental cars, restaurant, etc.)
High School/College - Hybrid
Many opportunities, including marketing, promotions, bookkeeping, organizing, planning, researching, and much more.
High School/College - Hybrid
Social Media, visitor info requests, mailings, blogs, and virtual experience.