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Volunteer Opportunities and Unpaid Internships


Public Relations & Marketing Intern – Friends of the Festival

Dates of Internship: April –June 30, 2014

Brief Job Description/Summary: Public Relations and Marketing Intern responsibilities include a wide array of PR and marketing duties –

RIVERBEND is a “goldmine” of PR/communications/marketing opportunities!

Job Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Press release composition & distribution
  • Interaction with radio/TV/print media
  • Assisting with Program Guide production
  • Assisting with VIP package assembly & distribution
  • Assisting & organizing some artist meet & greets
  • Helping with River Gorge Explorer and VIP area
  • Assisting in day-to-day PR activities in the office & festival
  • Banner patrol
  • Organizing and compiling entries for industry awards

Work Schedule/Hours: Flexible, but as much as possible the week of the first week of June and during the festival. Internships typically start in April, or earlier, and continue until two weeks after the festival. Festival dates: June 6-14, 2014.

Qualifications/Job Skills: These are suggested skills that students should have before applying:

  • Good writing skills
  • Easy going personality “people person”
  • Work well under pressure and deadlines
  • Social media skills
  • Web content
  • Photography Skills
  • Likes to have FUN and work extra HARD!

Encourage all interns to participate in Volunteer Orientation. Dates: TBA

Interested applicants should email their resume to



SEO and Social Media Intern

Monogrammed is currently seeking an unpaid SEO/Social Media intern for a niche market monogramming and personalization company. You will be assisting our company with SEO strategies in order to drive more traffic to our website and in turn increase our conversion rates. In addition, you will work with us in order to create quality backlinks to blogs, websites and various other social media contacts. We are looking for someone with technical skills as well as creativity in order to update our web content with interesting product descriptions. If you love website marketing and would find value in being able to add real world experience to your resume through assisting us in building our position in the social media world, then we would love to hear from you.


Completion or coursework in the field of Marketing/Communications or Information Technology. Preferred but not required.

The applicant would need to demonstrate the following:

  • Ability to work independently and with minimal guidance.
  • Ability to use various social media platforms
  • Ability to use data and gather insight.
  • Creative thinker.
  • Graphic design knowledge is welcomed but not required.
  • Someone who may adapt their thinking to that of our target audience.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and respond in real-time to issues.
  • Must demonstrate exemplary writing and editing skills.

Interested applicants should email their resume to



Music Internship, Redemption Point Church

This unpaid internship is available for students interested in real-world experience in high-level music ministry and performance at a growing, vibrant church. Redemption Point Church has two campuses in which students can expect to serve: Chattanooga (1907 Bailey Ave) and Ooltewah (3831 Ooltewah-Ringgold Rd).

Students will serve under the campus ministers of music, and will be involved in the performance, arrangement, production and administration of sacred/gospel music for church services and special events.

Students can expect 10-15 weekly hours of involvement (including Sunday and midweek services and rehearsals, and office hours and special events as needed/available).

Internships are available for vocalists, musicians, worship leaders and choral students. To apply or inquire, send an email to Rob Alley at, including a resume if one is available.



Media and Communications Internship, Redemption Point Church

This unpaid internship is available for students interested in real-world experience in high-level media creation and execution at a growing, vibrant church. Redemption Point Church has two campuses in which students can expect to serve: Chattanooga (1907 Bailey Ave) and Ooltewah (3831 Ooltewah-Ringgold Rd).

Students will serve under the church’s Media Director, and will be involved in the creation, production and implementation of digital media, including graphic design and presentation, audio/video production, camera operation, video switching and direction, and live event streaming.

Students can expect 10-15 weekly hours of involvement (including Sunday and midweek services and rehearsals, and office hours and special events as needed/available).

To apply or inquire, send an email to Chad Madden at, including a resume if one is available.



Shelby Farms Park Conservancy in Memphis, TN has several unpaid year-round internships available. These internships can be tailored to individual student needs (time of year, hours, etc.).

The internships available are:

To apply for any of these internships, applicants should send resumes to: Natalie Wilson



Assistant Social Media and Brand Specialist (UNPAID Internship) at Elea Blake Cosmetics

Elea blake cosmetics is actively searching for an Assistant Social Media and Brand Specialist for an unpaid internship position that can eclipse into a job offer. Please find attached summary of the job description and what we are looking for in an intern HERE.

Interested applicants should bring his/her resume into elea blake in person at 831 Chestnut St, Chattanooga, TN 37402.  No appointment is necessary for dropping the resume off.



Mountain Bike Ride Mentors Needed - TRIPS FOR KIDS-SOUTHEAST YOUTH CORPS (Volunteer)

The Southeast Youth Corps, a Chattanooga based conservation corps, is looking for several volunteers to help facilitate our Trips for Kids program, a mentorship modeled mountain bike education program for urban youth. 


  • Ability to ride a mountain bike comfortably and give basic riding advice to youth
  • A desire to work closely with urban youth in a mentorship environment
  • Fill out an application, brief interview, and communicate with volunteer coordinator throughout program

Time Commitment:

  • Approximately 5 hours per week/per ride
  • Two possible opportunities (~10am - ~2pm)
  • Every other Wednesday (February through May)
  • Saturdays (March through July with one Saturday off per month)


  • Help prep and load equipment before and after rides
  • Be engaged and participate in group activities
  • Provide positive outdoor experiences and model positive mentorship/relationship with ride participants
  • Provide encouragement to youth when they fall or get hurt





The Salvation Army has several volunteer opportunities for the 2014 Christmas season available.  

To learn more about these opportunities visit



2014 Stratton Hall Event Venue Internship (UNPAID)


  • A desire to work in the Event Planning / Event Management Industry
  • Student must be dependable, self-motivated, and have excellent communication
  • skills
  • 3.00 GPA minimum

Hours & Compensation:

  • Hours per week: Average 10-15 hours (depending on events per month)
  • Evening and weekend hours required for event coverage
  • Positions for class credit or job experience only (unpaid)
  • Supervisor will complete evaluations, write recommendations and letters of
  • reference

Duties Include:

  • Serve as primary assistant to Venue Director
  • Serve as primary venue contact at various events (weddings, rehearsals,
  • non-profit events, corporate events, proms, etc.)
  • Assist Venue Director, Renting Parties, and Event Coordinators with all
  • event planning details
  • Conduct venue tours when needed
  • Help with venue upkeep, tasks, inventory, etc.
  • Take photos at events and upload on various social media sites

To schedule an interview, please send your Resume and a brief explanation of why you would like this internship position to: Haleigh Sherbak, Venue Director at




Internship Overview/ Responsibilities

LEO Events is full service event planning firm. With 3 major divisions (Destination Management, Meeting and Event Management, and Live Experiences), LEO Events assists clients in producing memorable, once-in-a-lifetime events.

LEO Events is looking for an organized, driven individual that is passionate about creating and operating events, as well as building relationships and promoting Chattanooga and all the attractions the city offers. Capabilities include: ability to stay organized while working on a variety of projects, outgoing personality, strong writing capabilities, research oriented, creative, well-spoken, and the ability to work independently.

Responsibilities include:


  • Exploring unique event/meeting venues
  • Researching potential Attraction Tours, Teambuilding Activities, and Adventure Tours
  • Creating Proposal Templates for Venues, Attractions, and Restaurants


  • Preparing sales letters and packs for distribution to corporations
  • Assisting with the creation of sales proposals for clients


  • Confirming event details with local vendors
  • Assisting on-site with events and transportation as a greeter, runner and/or event coordinator

Administrative Assistance

  • Answering calls and fielding inquiries     
  • Assisting LEO Team with database management
  • General office operations


  • This internship is for course credit only. Work schedule is usually 10-12 hours per week.


If you are interested in the internship at LEO Events, please email your resume to Kelly Marlow at




UNPAID INTERNSHIPS - Redpepper Ad Agency: Nashville

As a Redpepper intern, you’ll contribute firsthand to something we hold as the highest importance – our culture. We are addicted to learning, collaborating and being actively creative on a daily basis. You’ll learn the ins and outs of the ad world, build relationships in the industry, get a taste of a truly collaborative work environment, and probably even pick up a new skill set or two.  

Of course, your days here will largely be what you make of them. You can be part of changing this place if you want, but that comes through initiative, courage, and some elbow grease. And you’ll have a mentor whose brain you can pick along the way, as long as you’re ready to return the favor.   

We’re looking specifically for college juniors and seniors. We designed our program to give undergraduate students some so-called real world experience, and for us to learn from the next generation of superstars. All Redpepper internships are unpaid, which means you probably won’t be getting any fancy new cars while you’re here. What you will get, however, is awesome experience and bragging rights for life. 

We’re really looking for unquenchable learners, big thinkers, clear communicators, self-motivators, and all-hands-on-deckers. We’re looking for inspiring talent more than mere qualifications. And though there are endless ways to get noticed, the quickest way to get ignored is by having a bad attitude. We like happy people, and preferably those capable of quoting Tommy Boy in their sleep. 

You might be thinking, how much can really happen in a three-month, 20 hour a week (minimum) internship? Well, that’s exactly our question to you. 

Marketing & Research:

We’re looking for MARKETING & RESEARCH INTERNS who could accurately be described as human search engines. They come alive by running with questions to uncover insights, trends, and solutions in surprising places. And they can translate their findings into writing, spreadsheets, or the often-underrated verbal explanation. (TED Talks, anyone?) 

Specific Tasks to include: Research, PR, Social media management, Database management, etc. 

Graphic Design

We’re looking for DESIGN INTERNS with fantastical portfolios that showcase a wide variety of conceptual, well thought out work that is relevant to what we do here at redpepper. And they should be Adobe Creative Suite wiz kids, too. 

Specific Tasks Include: designing internal projects, assisting in brainstorming and concepting sessions and more. 

Account Management:

We’re looking for ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT INTERNS who take “business-minded” to a new level. They’re excellent communicators with both left- and right-brainers. They’re highly creative problem solvers while being meticulous about details. And they get an adrenaline rush from hearing the word “spreadsheet.” 

Social Media:

We’re looking for SOCIAL MEDIA INTERNS who live, eat, and breathe Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Yelp, Google+, and more. They’re testing the merits of the latest platforms before anyone else has heard of them, and they can use Hootsuite blindfolded. They’re thrilled to optimize content for any outlet, and jump at the chance to dive into analytics. 

To apply, go to:


Chattanooga Supportive Services would like to obtain interns for the following departments: Marketing and Business. We are looking for an individual that has entry level or experience. This is a non paid position.  Please apply at Chattanooga Supportive Services at 118 Lee Parkway Drive Suite 175 Chattanooga, TN 37421 



MARKETING / ADMINISTRATIVE INTERN - For a Cognitive Skills Training Center - Learning RX
LearningRx is looking for fun and creative student intern to join our team. Our cognitive skills training focuses on training people to learn more easily by increasing processing speed, attention, working and long term memory, auditory processing, visualization skills, and logic and reasoning skills. We specialize in intense one-on-one brain training programs providing cognitive skills training to make remembering, learning, reading, and math easier for students ages 5 to 105. Featured nationally in the New York Times and locally on News Channel 9’s This-n-That, WRCB TV’s 3 Plus You, WUTC 88.1FM’s Around & About, and in the Chattanooga Times Free Press, and Our programs are proven to be effective with learning disabilities, Dyslexia, ADD/ADHD, Autism, PDD, TBI, and for those seeking to gain that competitive edge at school or work. We are not tutors.
This is a non-paid position designed to provide a student with hands on, real life experience in building and maintaining strong client relationships while meeting daily demands of running a busy training center.


  • Gather/enter data
  • Compile reports
  • Research
  • Facilities set-up and maintenance
  • Scheduling
  • Some general administrative duties
  • Marketing and PR assistance


Available 5-10 hours per week. Candidate should have exceptional customer service skills and be willing to work well in and be a part of a team environment. They should also be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite. Publisher and Photoshop experience a plus.

Undergraduate students in the field of Business/Marketing/PR.

To Apply
Email your current one-page resume to Kasie Jackson at



Assistive Technology Volunteer - Signal Centers

Assistive Technology needs individuals who are mechanically or technically inclined.  Volunteers will be able to accompany specialists in their technology assessments.  Volunteers are also needed to call clients for follow-up on equipment use, returns, etc. This opportunity is a great way to serve and gain experience with clients, computers, electronics, programming, soldering, and more!

For more information on Signal Centers and our programs check out

Employment Services Volunteer - Signal Centers

Employment Services Volunteers will serve as job coaches and job developers, as well as assist the Employment Specialist. Volunteers will also have the chance for hands on learning by accompanying the Employment Specialist to meetings with potential employers, job coaching with clients, and participating in mock interviews. This opportunity is a great way to get experience working with individuals and veterans with disabilities!

For more information on Signal Centers and our programs check out



Homework Helpers - Girls Inc. of Chattanooga is in need of homework helpers for the Bookworm Club program and would love to the community get involved. The program is Monday and Tuesday at Woodmore Elementary School in Brainerd and Wednesday and Thursday at East Ridge Elementary School.  We need homework helpers from 4-5 p.m. and general volunteers 3-4 p.m. and 5-6 p.m.  Volunteers should contact Katherine Walker at 423-624-4757.    A minimum commitment of 20 hours is required.



Erlanger Hospital - In our newly launched Service and Learning College Volunteer Program, college students will be able to get hands-on experience in our real-life classrooms here at Erlanger Hospital.  With volunteer opportunities available in both clinical and non-clinical areas, students of all backgrounds and fields of study—from Nursing, Pre-Med, and Allied Health to Accounting, Legal studies, and Business Administration—will gain valuable skills and insights from behind the scenes.  If you are currently enrolled in college and would like to participate in this new program, please click here to view jobs and to apply. (Departmental requirements vary, but all college students must have a flu shot and TB skin test and will undergo thorough background checks and HIPPA training.)



United Way has volunteer opportunities that may be major related.  Log onto their website now at  Once you have registered, you will be able to  search through volunteer opportunities to find those that fit your interests.  Choose by geographic location, nonprofit agency, or according to your schedule.    You may also contact Ryan Fugate at 423-752-0316 or