Internship Application Process

To be considered as an Intern with the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services, we will need the attached forms completed, along with the below-listed items, to process your request.   

  1. Completed application
  2. Resume
  3. Letter of interest
  4. Two references (professional or service-oriented)
  5. Transcripts
  6. Specific internship duration and work hours expected
  7. Driver’s License
  8. Car Insurance
  9. Auto Registration

To be eligible to participate, interns must meet the following minimum criteria:

  • Must be in good academic standing (GPA of 2.5 or higher).
  • Must be at least 18 years of age at the outset of the internship.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States.
  • Must sign the Intern Handbook at the outset of the internship and abide by its terms;
  • Must be able to successfully complete a background check; and
  • Must complete Respectful Workplace and G.R.E.A.T. Customer Service training within one (1) month of the internship start date.

Student Interns Receiving College Credit - It is the student’s responsibility to provide proof to the agency that he/she is receiving school credit for the internship and work with the agency to ensure credit requirements are met.