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Career Opportunities - Temporary/Part-Time

About the CCTE Internship Program

College, Career, and Technical Education (CCTE) interns work with the division to develop and align resources and communications for educators, students, and families. Interns work on specific projects and/or initiatives with one or more of our offices, and report to a content area manager and the communications coordinator. CCTE internships are available for fall and spring academic-year placements.


Tennessee Department of Education
710 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville, TN 37243

CCTE Internships - General Responsibilities

  • Provide research support on policy, legislation, and resources related to a specific initiative.
  • Develop resources and materials to support districts and educators in implementing specific strategies or initiatives.
  • Develop communications materials and/or strategies related to the work of the division.
  • Process and analyze feedback and data from stakeholders to help inform division decision-making.
  • Participate in meetings with initiative lead(s), other TDOE stakeholders, and external stakeholders as appropriate to review and refine action plans and resources.
  • Specific internship opportunities are outlined on the following page.


  • Current enrollment in a secondary or postsecondary institution
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience managing complex projects
  • Ability to work on an extended project with limited oversight/direction
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office software

Internship Logistics

  • Time commitment: 15-25 hours per week
  • Scheduling: flexible based on intern course schedules and other work commitments; individually established for each intern
  • Payment: competitive hourly stipend
  • Selection process: selected candidates will be invited for an in-person interview



Early Postsecondary

  • Assist in research and data analyses to draft volume two of the EPSO Implementation Guide with related school/district training modules.
  • Conduct data analysis of spring 2018/year-long statewide dual credit challenge exams, including learning objective breakdown and essay writing feedback.
  • Assist with the planning and implementation for the statewide EPSO Week in October 2019.
  • Develop an online platform for teachers, pilot coordinators, and facilitators to easily access information related to various office initiatives.
  • Assist in drafting strategic communications to external stakeholders.

School Counseling

  • Collect and analyze data regarding implementation of school counseling policy.
  • Review feedback from TCAT Week 2017-18, assist with planning and implementation of TCAT Week 18-19, including communications.
  • Provide support to school counselor coaches on a variety of collaborative projects, including assisting with managing registrations and attendance reports and reviewing data regarding evaluations.
  • Assist with communications and promotions for Path to College events in collaboration with THEC partners.
  • Expand social media presence for school counseling, including twitter and website.

To Apply:

Please email a cover letter outlining your interest in one (or more) of the internships listed below, a resume, and a brief writing sample (no more than five pages) to Applicants indicating interest in multiple internships should rank and explain their interest in each internship of interest in their cover letter. Applications for spring/summer 2019 internships will be reviewed and filled on a rolling basis until February 14, 2019.

June 2019 Item Review Application RubricsApplications are now open for educators to participate in Item Review for TNReady and the TCAP alternate assessment. Item Review will take place during June 2019 in Nashville. The time commitment ranges from two to three days depending on the grade level and content area of the committee. All participants will receive a daily stipend of $150 and travel costs, and committee members who live more than 50 miles from the meeting location will also be eligible to receive hotel accommodations as well as reimbursement for meals and incidentals as appropriate. Educators will be selected for the following committees (which will meet during the weeks noted):

All interested applicants should complete an online application. The application window will close Feb. 6 at 11:59 p.m. CT. 

Department staff will review all applications using evaluation rubrics which are posted along with the application. All applicants will be notified of selection status no later than March 6.

Pursuant to the State of Tennessee's policy of non-discrimination, the Tennessee Department of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, or military services in its policies, or in the admission of, access to, treatment, or employment in its programs, services, or activities.