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SCORE Undergraduate Internship Application

Overview

Undergraduate Internship Program

“The progress that our students have made in recent years is inspiring – there is no doubt that they are capable of achieving at high levels and leading Tennessee into a bright future. While education stakeholders are already working together in exciting ways in Tennessee, it is our responsibility to redouble our innovative efforts to ensure that we are supporting our students to truly excel and thrive. The future of our state depends on it.”
                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                           - Senator Bill Frist, Chairman and Founder, SCORE

ABOUT SCORE
Tennessee has been making significant progress in advancing a bold education reform plan over the last decade and is now a leader in the nation in dramatically improving student achievement.  Tennessee is among the fastest improving states for student achievement according to the Nation’s Report Card.

While Tennessee has made significant gains, there is still much to do – in K-12 education, in college and career readiness, and in postsecondary completion.  The State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) plays a critical role in advancing student achievement, aligning K-12 and postsecondary, and ensuring that all students can achieve career and life success.  We work to monitor statewide progress in support of a prioritized agenda that drives collaboration on policy while generating proof points and providing targeted support for implementation across the state.

SCORE is an independent, nonprofit, and nonpartisan organization founded by former US Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist and is dedicated to the goal that that all students can achieve success in college, career, and life.  SCORE supports student success in public schools across Tennessee by ensuring all schools and systems meet high expectations; preparing, recruiting, supporting, and retaining excellent teachers and leaders; and aligning K-12 and college with career and life success.

SCORE is based at Vanderbilt University’s John Seigenthaler Center. For more information on SCORE, please visit www.tnscore.org.


Eligibility
The SCORE internship program is designed for Junior and Senior undergraduate students and requires a minimum of 15 hour commitment per week through the duration of one school semester. This internship is paid.

Academic Credit
Students may receive academic credit for their internship experience. For additional information, please contact your school’s faculty representative.

Time Frame
Summer Semester Internship: June – August
Fall Semester Internship: September – December
Spring Semester Internship: January – May

SCORE Internship Activities
Internship experiences vary greatly from student to student based on available time commitments, interests, and project streams. SCORE’s Internship Coordinator will work directly with each intern to develop a meaningful experience that meets the needs of the intern and the organization. Past support has included assisting with education policy projects, including research and writing tasks, logistical support for events, social media support, speaking with education partners, taking notes at key education meetings, and attending legislative hearings.