INTERNSHIPS

AND CAREERS

JOIN OUR TEAM

We have been blessed by an amazing staff and interns at TJC. We have attracted driven and compassionate individuals who bring great ideas, hard work, and a willingness to dive right in! For all interested in internships, please contact intern@tnjustice.org. For inquiries about career opportunities or to apply to any open positions, please email jobs@tnjustice.org.

CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

There are no job opportunities at this time.

Internship Opportunities

TJC’s internship program offers several opportunities throughout the year for law students, recent graduates and undergrad students to obtain real-life experience working in the field of social justice and public health law. We are currently accepting applications for Fall Internships for the below opportunities.

FALL INTERNSHIPS: AUGUST 16 – DECEMBER 3, 2021

Now Accepting Applications through July 14, 2021


Casework (minimum 20 hours per week):

We are currently seeking interns to provide direct assistance to TJC’s casework team as they respond to the needs of individual clients. Responsibilities include fielding calls from clients, drafting documents, performing intake interviews, and learning about health and nutrition policy. This internship provides you valuable practice experience interacting with clients and governmental agencies. In addition, you will gain extensive knowledge about Tennessee’s Medicaid law.

As a casework intern you will have the opportunity to work your own case under the supervision of TJC’s advocates and/or attorneys. This is an ideal position for law students, recent graduates or undergraduate students that are interested in law and/or public health.


Health Advocacy (minimum 20 hours per week):

We are currently seeking interns to assist our health policy and advocacy team in its efforts to improve access to healthcare coverage for all Tennesseans. As a health advocacy intern, you will engage with partner organizations and individuals to help educate and reach relevant stakeholders in the health policy landscape. Responsibilities include:

· Assisting with community trainings and events (press conferences, public forums, etc.);

· Participating in organizing and lobbying (promoting sign-on letters, asking community members to write letters, etc.);

· Supporting TJC’s social media efforts by posting and sharing content on various platforms

This is an ideal position for undergraduate students who wants to understand how communities can hold their government accountable and learn more about healthcare policy.


Nutrition Advocacy (minimum 20 hours per week):

We are currently seeking interns to assist our nutrition advocacy work on a wide range of projects focused on increasing access to food in Tennessee. Our advocacy efforts include organizing and outreach to increase engagement around TJC’s nutrition initiatives. As a nutrition advocacy intern, you will work to help monitor state and federal legislation with the intent to create policy briefs and conduct research on the best ways to respond to policy proposals.

In addition, you will participate in supporting our SNAP access work by helping individual clients navigate the SNAP program in Tennessee. You will field calls from clients, work with staff attorneys and TJC advocates to determine the best strategy for resolving a client’s challenges. This is an ideal position for recent graduates or undergraduate students who wants to understand how communities can hold their government accountable and learn more about nutrition policy.


Children’s Health Advocacy (minimum 5 hours per week):

We are currently seeking interns to assist our children’s health policy team in their efforts to improve the health of all Tennessee children through education, advocacy and public policy. We educate community partners and advocates through in-person and virtual trainings, education materials, and our monthly newsletter. We represent individual clients, including children and families, who need assistance to appeal a denial of medical services or enrollment under TennCare (Medicaid), CoverKids (CHIP), CHOICES, or ECF CHOICES.

As a children’s health policy intern, you will help develop creative ways to engage the public, promote our programs and trainings, produce written content such as handouts, blogs, and social media posts, research issues impacting children’s health, or assist individual clients. This is an ideal position for recent graduates or undergraduate students who wants to understand how communities can hold their government accountable while learning about children’s health policy.


Development (minimum 5 hours per week):

We are currently seeking interns to assist our with TJC’s annual fundraising projects. Our development team is responsible for raising 40% of our fiscal budget through gifts from individual donors. As a development intern, your responsibilities include:

· Donor stewardship and surveying

· Performing prospect research

· Brainstorming creative ways to engage new supporters

· Chipping in on data cleanup

· Event coordination

· Creating fundraising materials

This is an ideal opportunity for an undergraduate student or recent graduate who is interested in pursuing a career in non-profit management, marketing, or organizational development.


HOW TO APPLY: Send us your cover letter and resume via email to interns@tnjustice.org. Please include the name of the internship opportunity you are applying for in the subject line of the email. We will begin reviewing applicants for fall interns throughout June and will make final selections in early July.

TJC is committed to equity and inclusion. People of color and individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

FUTURE INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:

Below are the internship application deadlines for future opportunities.

Winter/Spring 2022 (Jan 18 – Apr 29)

· Applications Due: October 15, 2021

· Interview Period: October 15 – November 12, 2021

· Final Selections: November 12, 2021

Summer 2022 – Law Students (May 9 – Aug 5)

· Applications Due: September 30, 2021

· Interview Period: October 1 – 29, 2021

· Final Selection: November 1, 2021

Summer 2022 – Undergrad Students (May 9 – Aug 5)

· Applications Due: March 1, 2022

· Interview Period: March 1 – March 31, 2022

· Final Selections: March 31, 2022