Internship Opportunities

There are opportunities for unpaid internships at the Rutherford County Health Department to students currently in an undergraduate or graduate program at an accredited institution of higher learning.

Purpose:  Enable students to obtain applied learning experience which will complement and extend the traditional educational process.  The experience should also aid the student in the exploration of potential career opportunities and assist the student in identifying her/his personal and educational goals.

Obligations of the Student:  Submit the application form completely and attach copies of all of the requested documentation to be eligible for the interview process.  This application form must be typed or legibly filled out in ink.  Once the application period closes for a specific internship, The Rutherford County Health Department selection team will review all application materials and refer applicants to the internship preceptor.  That preceptor will review the referred applicants and select qualified individuals for interview.  Rutherford County Health Department will contact those individuals selected to arrange interviews. Once interviews are complete, Rutherford County Health Department will notify the finalist(s) of their selection.  This is an unpaid internship.

To be eligible for an internship at the Rutherford County Health Department, a student must meet the following requirements:

If the above requirements are met, then you must complete the appropriate application process before being considered.

Completed applications MUST contain the following:

Applications MUST be completed and submitted by the following deadlines:

Desired Semester to Intern with RCHD



March 1st


September 1st


February 1st


Undergraduate Application

Graduate Application


Once completed, applications and supporting materials may be submitted by email or mailed to:


Undergraduate Student Applications:

LaShan Mathews Dixon

P.O. Box 576

Murfreesboro, TN 37133

[email protected]


Graduate Student Applications:

Dana Garrett

P.O. Box 576

Murfreesboro, TN 37133

[email protected]