Internship Opportunities

Working at Church Health is about service to our community.

Church Health Internships

Church Health offers a variety of internship experiences that can help you grow both personally and professionally. In our active, faith-based health ministry, students explore their passions and foster their gifts through many different professional and educational opportunities. Internships are offered three times a year during the spring, summer and fall semesters.

Applicant Requirements

Important to Know

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Internship FAQs

Church Health is a faith-based healthcare organization that seeks to reclaim the Church’s biblical commitment to care for our bodies and our spirits. We provide healthcare for the working uninsured and promote healthy bodies and spirits for all. Church Health has three areas of ministry: Medical, Wellness and Outreach.

An internship at Church Health is a great opportunity to gain relevant experience in your chosen field. Interns work with professionals and develop meaningful relationships with other interns within the program. Internships are unpaid.

Interns should meet the following requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years old, a high school graduate or equivalent and have completed a minimum of one semester of college.
  • Must make a commitment of at least one semester (fall, spring, or summer), serving at least eight hours per week, preferably for 10‐12 weeks.
Church Health interns are treated with the same respect as staff members and are expected to follow the same rules and guidelines. All interns must attend an intern orientation and are asked to commit to the policies and procedures of the Intern Handbook.

All Church Health internships are unpaid internships. Academic credit is available for internship positions when the program is available through your education institution. Church Health is glad to provide documentation of a completed internship and to complete the forms needed from your educational institution.

Note to applicants for Child Life Education and Movement: Church Health is a non‐traditional Child Life setting and will not satisfy credit through the Child Life Council.

It is not required that any staff member of Church Health identify as Christian or be active in a faith community in any form. However, Church Health is a faith‐centered organization and all applicants must be devoted to the mission and virtues of Church Health.
Each intern reports to a supervisor who oversees day‐to‐day activities and provides guidance. The Volunteer Coordinator works with the supervisors and interns to ensure the best possible experience for everyone.
It is required that all interns work at least 8 hours per week; it is preferred that interns work for 10‐12 weeks consecutively. If you are unable to commit to the number of hours per week, you may consider volunteering for Church Health. Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator for more information. If you are able to intern for a period of less than 10 weeks, you may indicate that on your application and can still be considered for an internship.

Interested applicants should submit an online application to be considered for available internship positions. Please make sure your application is completely filled out. Applicants are strongly encouraged to provide thoughtful, in‐depth responses to the short‐answer questions.

Due to the high volume of applications, Church Health is unable to respond to individual emails or phone calls. Selected candidates will be contacted by Church Health staff to schedule interviews, either in person or over the phone, six to eight weeks after application deadlines. Decisions are made shortly after interviews.

The Church Health Internship Program operates under strict deadlines.

Spring placement: application due October 15

Summer placement: application due March 15

Fall placement: Application due June 15

Church Health Volunteer Coordinator
1350 Concourse Ave., Suite 142
Memphis, TN 38104
E‐mail: munsonc@churchhealth.org

Application Deadlines & Timeline

Spring placement:
Applications due by October 15
Interviews held October-November
Final decisions made by December 1
January start date

Summer placement:
Applications due by March 15
Interviews held April-May
Final decisions made mid-May
June start date

Fall placement:
Applications due by June 15
Interviews held July-August
Final decisions made mid-August
September start date

Available Internship Positions

Development Intern

The Development intern supports the Church Health mission and outreach by helping facilitate donor, partner and stakeholder outreach, correspondence and stewardship and contributing to fundraising

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Communications Intern

Writes and edits press releases and other copy for quarterly newsletter, ads and articles for print and web. Works alongside the Communications Director on media

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Dental Intern

Experience the daily operations of a dental clinic and gain experience through observation and hands-on activities. Applicants must be available to work during normal work

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Organizational Development Intern

Workforce Engagement seeks to support staff through identification, development and promotion of cultural and learning opportunities to better improve staff well-being. These include our service-learning program,

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Wellness Education Intern

Works in partnership with the education coordinators and specialists to plan and promote various programs. Specific days are required for work in this department; indicate

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Eye Clinic/ Optometry Intern

Optometry interns work directly with the optometrists, making sure that materials and paperwork are ready for patients, as well as collecting patient information and scheduling

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Research Intern

The Research Intern will support the research programming within Church Health and the Healthy Memphis Initiative.  Responsibilities will include assisting with design and facilitation of

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