Internships help provide networking opportunities that may lead to future jobs. Many Tennessee Tech students have found leads to permanent jobs through their internships.

Students can complete their internships at a variety of businesses in the Middle Tennessee area. The internships are usually three credit hours, but up to nine credit hours can be received. Internships can be completed in the spring, summer, or fall, depending on students' schedules. During a regular semester, internships require about 15 hours of work per week. Students may choose from locations such as the following:

  • Aphena Pharma Solutions, in Cookeville
  • Averitt Express, in Cookeville
  • Cumberland County Playhouse (Crossville)
  • The Business Media Center at Tennessee Tech
  • The Biz Foundry (Cookeville)
  • Governor Bredesen's office in Nashville (Positions in Policy, Communications, Legislation,
  • Scheduling and Constituent Services)
  • Habitat for Humanity (Putnam and Cumberland Counties)
  • The Herald Citizen, in Cookeville
  • The Small Business Development Center (Cookeville)
  • Historic Rugby (Rugby)
  • MMA Creative (Cookeville and Nashville)
  • MMA Creative, in Cookeville
  • Operation Stand Down Tennessee (Nashville)
  • Putnam County Habitat for Humanity in Cookeville
  • Research Electronics International, in Cookeville
  • Student Records and Registration at Tennessee Tech
  • Television stations in Nashville or Knoxville
  • Tennessee Higher Education Commission (Nashville)
  • Tennessee Tech’s Office of Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving (Cookeville)
  • Tennessee Tech’s Office of Marketing and Communications (Cookeville)
  • Under the Sun, an online creative nonfiction journal founded in the Tennessee Tech English Department

Students may choose other jobs that complement their skills and career goals, as well. Students are normally not paid for their internship work so that they may receive college credit, but many internships can lead to full-time job opportunities.

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