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UNPAID Marketing Internship – Two Men & a Truck, Nashville

Need a Marketing Intern who would be responsible for administrative tasks, as well as marketing tasks in most of the marketing tactics included in our Strategic Marketing Plan.  These marketing tasks would include social media content creation, direct mailings, marketing research, grassroots efforts, etc.  The position would require the intern to feel comfortable with autonomy, but the position would also be very structured.

Looking for a Sophomore, Junior, or Senior who is majoring in Business or a related field.  The position would be 15-30 hours/week, and although it's unpaid, the intern would accompany me to many exclusive marketing and networking events, including Chamber events.  This position is located in Nashville.

I need applicants to just email me their resume and 2-3 references to this email address (



Volunteer : Food Bagger / Food Distribution     

Hours of business:   June 1-5th: 8am – 4:30pm

Location:   1815 E. Main St. (warehouse)                              


  • Student would be assisting city social services in the quarterly commodities (food) distribution. Volunteers are needed for sorting and bagging food in a warehouse setting. Volunteers are needed on distribution day as well to help people get food to their cars.
  • For this distribution, we begin bagging food the week of June 1st, and distribute in Chattanooga from 8am-3pm on June 11th.
  • We welcome individuals or groups for as little as 1 hour or as many as 40 hours


  • Knowledge or desire to learn about grant funded organizations, city/government organizations
  • non-profit management majors are encouraged to apply
  • Sensitivity to diverse populations

If interested, please contact Stephanie Alfaro by phone at 423-643-6424 or by email at for more information.




Dates of Internship: Summer or through Spring ‘16

Part-time/Temporary/Unpaid Internship, 5-10 Hours per week

General Purpose of Position:
To serve with the Preschool/Children’s Minister of Brainerd Hills Baptist Church to build disciples for Christ by working with the church staff and volunteers to bring education, service, fellowship, and music to life for our preschool and children’s ministry, while serving as a leader and positive Christian role model.

Organizational Relationship and Supervision:
The Intern will report directly to Rev. Jonathan Elder, Minister to Preschool and Children, and work alongside the minister and volunteers from the congregation.

Attendance Expectations:
Sunday morning extended session at either 9:00 a.m. or 11:00. BHBC’s small group hour, starting at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday. As well as Wednesday night children’s programming starting at 7pm.

Primary Tasks:

  1. Using your talents and God-given gifts, working alongside and supporting Rev. Jonathan Elder, Minster to Preschool and Children, to bring a strong leadership presence to BHBC.
  2. Meet at least twice each month with the minister of preschool and children to discuss programs and assess progress.
  3. Work with volunteers to bring education, fellowship, acts of service, and Bible study to children.
  4. Ensure that the children’s safety is observed in all preschool/children’s ministry settings.
  5. Any other duties as assigned: facility prep, Bible study prep, equipment care, social media, etc

Qualifications and Aptitudes:

  • Loves the Lord and loves working with preschool and elementary aged children.
  • Vibrant and energetic individual.
  • Serves as an excellent role model for children.
  • Self-motivated and self-starter.
  • Reliable and responsible.
  • Working toward a bachelor’s degree in a related field.
  • Must possess an ability to work effectively with children, diverse individuals, and teams of volunteers.
  • Must have own transportation.
  • Must be willing to complete an interview and have a criminal background check (Paid for by BHBC).

Important Dates:
June 15-19 – Centri-Kid
July 12-17 – VBS

Submit Resumes to:  Rev. Jonathan Elder at



UNPAID Artist's apprenticeship -20 hours a week.

Intern with a nationally renowned artist as he gets prepare for exhibition .  Opportunities to apprentice in framing - building or creating a frames for his pieces or other. Hands on restorations, deliveries and any other needs at his studio.  

If experienced with photoshop and web, you might be asked to assist in building websites, social media blasts etc.

Other opportunities is film developing if knowledge of camera/sound , etc. 

No pay, but if there is a job well done, can lead to part time employment for Fall!

Email your resume in the body of your email- not as an attachment to



Summer 2015 Children’s Ministry Intern

Hixson UMC Children’s Ministry is offering a Children’s Ministry Intern position for the 2015 Summer. This position provides an opportunity for individuals who feel called into children’s ministry or early childhood education to gain hands-on experience. While working with the Director of Children's Ministry, this individual will gain experience in all aspects of serving in a ministry for children ages birth to 5th grade. This is a 10-15 hour per week volunteer position which also includes some special events. 

For more information or to request an internship application, please contact Melia Warren, Director of Children’s Ministry at (423) 877-1246 or email



Ticket Sales/Marketing UNPAID INTERNSHIP

Term: May 2015 – August 2015

Chattanooga Athletics is currently looking for college students interested in an unpaid internship position as a Ticket Sales and Marketing Assistant. This position will help prospect and develop new leads for season and group tickets across all Chattanooga revenue generating sports, assisting the Account Executive of Ticket Sales and Director of Marketing in the daily functions and strategic direction of Chattanooga Athletics. Interns should be mature, proactive, organized, and proficient in the Microsoft Office suite of programs/applications and have good written and verbal communication skills.

Work Area: Intern will have designated work space at McKenzie Arena, 720 E 4th St. Chattanooga, TN 37403

Qualifications for Interns:

  • Have an interest in Athletics (Preferably Ticket Sales).
  • Must have completed 2 years of college.
  • Must be able to take and respond to direction.
  • Possess strong interpersonal skills and the ability to multitask.
  • Have initiative, dependability, follow through and be detail oriented.
  • Commit to 2-3 days a week (hours will be flexible).
  • Be respectful of others and work well with a team.
  • Have personal laptop computer loaded with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Must have knowledge of Office Suite & Adobe Fireworks (Photoshop).
  • Have dependable transportation.
  • Ticketing system experience is very helpful, although not required.

Basic Duties:

  • Assist with prospecting potential full season, partial season and group ticket clients through daily research and Database leads
  • Actively prospect and research new sales leads
  • Provide excellent service through phone calls, emails, written communication and in-person visits in the office and events
  • Utilize NueLion ticketing software to manage customer accounts
  • Assist with the day-to-day operations of the Ticket Sales department
  • Develop, maintain and enhance relationships with our season ticket holders


  • Participate in an interview with Account Executive of Ticket Sales (Bring copy of résumé)
  • Complete overview of Ticket System
  • On the job training and office procedures
  • This internship offers considerable insight into Athletics and ticket Sales as well as building
  • Community and professional relationships beneficial for any career path.

Contact: Jarren Ramsey, Account Executive: 423-425-5740;



Become a Life Saver

Volunteers needed to help us save lives! Like to talk to people about the importance of blood donation to our community? Our Donor Recruiters need help at blood drives. Blood Assurance has 13 bloodmobile units that operate in a 5 state vicinity. If you would like to help recruit your friends and neighbors to donate blood, contact us today about where you can help.

For a volunteer application, please contact:
Bonnie M. Phillips
Community Outreach Manager

Blood Assurance is a regional non-profit blood center based in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Blood Assurance serves 75 healthcare facilities in 51 counties across 5 states. 540 volunteer blood donors are needed every day in order to help patients at these local hospitals. To donate blood or for more information, call 423-756-0966 or go online to



“Project Lead the Way” On Campus Volunteer opportunity

The nonprofit nationwide program call "Project Lead the Way"(PLTW) is looking for volunteers to help make contacts and set up meetings across the state.  PLTW provides hands on training K through 12 in Engineering, Computer Science and Biomedical studies. PLTW not only has the courses, but also trains teachers to teach the programs to achieve the maximum benefit for students.  The program was founded in 1997 in upstate NY and is now a national program producing excellent results.  Volunteers will  have an opportunity to network with non-profit organizations, businesses (State Leadership Team) and school systems across the state.

Interested students should contact Dr Jim Kurtz in the College of Engineering and Computer Science at



Unpaid Business Development Intern for an online Monogram Shop

Monogrammed is currently seeking an unpaid Business Development intern for a monogramming and personalization shop. The right candidate will be exposed to all aspects of our company from learning how to operate our website, helping in the shop, working with social media and SEO as well as learning about our shipping department. You will work with social media via Instagram, Twitter, Face Book, Pinterest and various other social media apps. This is a great opportunity for you to learn how our whole business operates. Our shop offers a fun and casual atmosphere and we are located minutes from campus.

If you are looking for a learning experience 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!


  • Ability to learn quickly.
  • Ability to work independently and with minimal guidance.
  • Ability to use various social media platforms. (Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest)
  • 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



Unpaid Internship with Stuffing Strut

Stuffing Strut, Inc. is a new non-profit that has been established to raise funds through a 5K walk/run on Thanksgiving morning at Chester Frost Park to help the families/agencies of North Hamilton County.

We are in need of an intern that can help update and maintain our website with creative ideas. It is considered an unpaid, part time position. We have a website already established, it just has to be maintained and updated. It is not an everyday or possibly even an every week job. We are in the process now of updating and changing the forms, possibly some of the look at intern's discretion. We need someone creative and able to stay on top of ideas and items.

Please email if you are interested.



PR/Marketing Internship (UNPAID) - Salon Eaj

This internship is available for students pursuing a business, marketing, or related degree. Our Marketing Coordinator is looking for students to assist with promotion, marketing, and coordination of events as we move to our new location. The schedule is framed around the school schedule of the student and email/phone communication is an option in some cases. Students should expect to work 10-15 hours a week (including telephone/email contact).

This unpaid internship will provide real world marketing experience to students looking to expand their "field" experience, while also allowing students to be creative and hands-on in the entire marketing/campaigning process.

Students may contact the marketing coordinator via email at



Unpaid​ Internship - Office Furniture Warehouse

Our​ purpose for reaching out to college students is to give them an opportunity to gain experience and produce a quality product that they can use for their resume and/or portfolio.

For this reason, we would prefer ​a senior student in the business and communications majors.​

his student would need to be able to ​film, edit, and publish an instructional video for the chairs we sell​. The video must be ​professional quality​.

​The intern would need access to their own filming equipment along with computer and editing software.

The internship would be the length of the project​, with an opportunity to be called on for future projects if student produces quality work while showing good work ethics.

If interested, please contact Michelle Crawford at



Are you looking for real-world experience in the non-profit sector? Choices Chattanooga is offering exciting internship opportunities in graphic design, counseling and networking. As a rapidly growing NPO we are always seeking interns to help us carryout our mission and vision.  Choices is a nonprofit dedicated to providing resources to women in unplanned pregnancies, promoting healthy sexuality and creating a culture of life in Chattanooga. The is a part-time, non-paid internship in counseling, graphic design and networking

If you are interested, please email us at



UNPAID Communications/Hospitality/Marketing/Environmental Design/Entrepreneurship Intern

Organization: The Crash Pad: An Uncommon Hostel

Our mission is to further establish Chattanooga as an ultimate outdoor destination by providing a base camp and community hub for adventurous travelers. This has led us to our dream of opening an uncommon hostel in the heart of downtown, combining the affordability and camaraderie of a traditional hostel with the charm and cleanliness of a boutique hotel.

While The Crash Pad welcomes all travelers, we’ve taken special care to maximize the experience of those who come to play in the mountains and rivers that surround our city. New construction ensures the highest standards of craftsmanship and energy efficiency. As outdoor adventurers, we pursued construction and operation techniques built on reclaimed and renewable resources in order to minimize our impact on the environment.

Candidates should be acquiring a college degree in Communications, Hospitality, Marketing or Environmental Sustainability. This is an unpaid internship, however is available for school credit.

The major responsibility of the intern will work with Crash Pad staff to create a project for the duration of the semester. We want this project to reflect your passion and expertise in a way that improves the business, building or guest experience. Other learning opportunities include: daily hostel management, laundry, guest interaction, monthly attendance of weekly Friday management meeting and other duties.

Duration: A weekday (we will work to fit your schedule) from 9:00-5:00, Fall Semester 2014. This internship does not necessarily entitle the intern to a paid position after completion. 

Email a cover letter and resume to



UNPAID Operations Internship - Tennessee Stillhouse, Home of Chattanooga Whiskey

We are seeking an individual who is highly motivated, self-starter, organized, and willing to learn new things. We believe this is a great opportunity for a student in the business, administration, and management track looking to build their resume and gain experience in a fast paced, start-up community. As part of Lamp Post Group, this individual will also be exposed to other start-ups and numerous activities and learning opportunities that Lamp Post Group offers on a daily basis, including yoga, seminars, and group socials. 

The position is part-time (around 16 hours a week or two days a week and can be flexible), entry level and unpaid. The student must be 21 years of age and preferably interested in the spirits industry. A full job description can be found here.

For interested students, please email your resume and cover letter to with OPERATIONS INTERN in the subject line.




The Salvation Army has several upcoming volunteer opportunities available.  

To learn more about these opportunities visit



Tabor Talent Intern - Part Time - Unpaid

Always Accepting Applications

A Tabor Talent intern will be responsible for the marketing and managing aspects of Tabor Talent. The marketing aspects will include creating graphics, promotional items, and marketing to local businesses and schools. They'll be responsible for developing a marketing plan to follow during their time as an intern. They'll be an admin on social media pages and determine the importance of posts online. They'll be responsible for managing the audition process as well, including paperwork, equipment knowledge, and studio set up.

To find out more about Tabor Talent:

To apply: email Bill:



Generic Tabor Intern - Part Time - Unpaid

Always Accepting Applications

This internship allows interns to try many different aspects in the advertising field. By getting a wide variety of experience, the intern can get a better idea of what part of the industry they want to pursue. Having familiarity with the Adobe Creative Suite would be preferred but not required. The intern could assist in any of the various services that Tabor offers. These services include: video production, website production and design, graphic design, research and data analysis, copywriting, and Tabor Talent. Each of these services have a variety of opportunities for an intern to gain experience. If an intern shows an interest in one area over another, we would be happy to have them focus on one area. (On some occasions they will be asked to help with the Tabor Talent interns)

To find out more about Tabor Media Group: or

To apply: email Bill:


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:

  • Communications
  • Development
  • Environmental Education
  • Greenline Gardens
  • Greenline Half Marathon 'Green Certification'
  • Events + Volunteers
  • Membership
  • Operations
  • Events + Programs Outreach 
  • Recreation Program
  • Horticulture

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



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:



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