Internship Program

The Tennessee Cancer Coalition (TC2) is pleased to offer a student internship program, which provides excellent public health experience opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students in multiple disciplines through a variety of regional projects and experiences. As of late 2015, thirty students from thirteen institutions both in and out-of-state have completed internships with the Tc2.

Internships for spring and summer 2016 are no longer available. Please check back in the fall for other opportunities. For future opportunities, we are able to offer unpaid internship positions, pending identification of suitable internship projects and a local supervisor. The selection process will be on a first-come-first serve basis with both students and projects.

Assignments begin in January, June, and September. Student applications should be submitted no later than November 15th (for spring assignments), April 15th (for summer assignments), and July 15th for fall assignments.
Students:

Students may download an application form and an internship agreement form and submit these with a current resume or curriculum vitae. Details on the submission process are included in the application materials. A flier explaining more about the TC2 program is available here.

It is not guaranteed that a student will be available for every project that is submitted and approved, and likewise every student who applies is not guaranteed that a project will be available, though every effort will be made to provide a match. Internship opportunities available are contingent upon the regional membership and how many projects are submitted for consideration as well as how many students apply. Interns may not be placed equally among regions, but will be considered on a first-come-first-serve basis and contingent upon available projects and supervisors. The student internship committee will present selected and approved students and projects to the TC2 executive committee.

For those students who have received an offer to participate in our internship program, a sample weekly log is available as you make plans for regular reporting with your supervisor.
Coalition Members:

Forms for coalition members requesting an intern and submitting projects are also available and include the supervisor agreement form and a project request form. All projects submitted by coalition members must support goals and activities of the state cancer plan and regions must commit to assisting the committee with identifying suitable student candidates. Once a student and project are identified and approved, a Memorandum of Understanding document will also be required to be completed by both supervisor and student.

It is not guaranteed that a student will be available for every project that is submitted and approved, and likewise every student who applies is not guaranteed that a project will be available, though every effort will be made to provide a match. Internship opportunities available are contingent upon the regional membership and how many projects are submitted for consideration as well as how many students apply. Interns may not be placed equally among regions, but will be considered on a first-come-first-serve basis and contingent upon available projects and supervisors. The student internship committee will present selected and approved students and projects to the TC2 executive committee.

A flier detailing the internship opportunities is available for members to share with their networks and colleagues and sharing is greatly appreciated and encouraged.