Internship Opportunities

Updated: Aug 20


Green Interchange 501(c)(3) is a non-profit organization that plants trees and uses natural solutions to improve Tennessee’s air, land, water, and communities. We focus primarily on planting trees but we also provide other solutions such as native grasses, rain and pollinator gardens, stream restoration, and more. Education is an important component of all our work. We are looking for 2-4 interns for the following opportunities:


Marketing & Events Management Intern(s)

  • Provide leadership for our first annual Root Ball fundraiser event on October 15, 2021 and/or for Plant a Tree for Tennessee in November 2021, including all preparations leading up to the event, participation/leadership at the event, and follow up.

  • Responsibilities may include

  • Recruiting and supervising volunteers.

  • Writing and editing content for website, social media, email news.

  • Managing ads and engaging followers on social media.

  • Writing and distributing press releases. Updating media list.

  • Provide reporting and analytics on activities.

Development & Fundraising Intern(s)

  • Research prospective members, sponsors, partners, supporters, and funders/grant opportunities and assist with data entry and marketing/communications outreach.

  • Writing and submitting grant applications.

  • Creating and implementing an end-of-year fundraising campaign.

  • Supporting fundraising campaigns and events including Root Ball, Plant a Tree for Tennessee, and others.

Environmental Field Intern(s)

  • Coordinate and implement tree planting and native grasses/pollinator initiatives and waterways restoration projects. Activities require lifting, digging, and other hard labor.

  • Provide support including watering and other maintenance projects, marking tree planting/no mow areas, supplies management, site evaluations, and more.

  • Assist with event planning and participating in other related events.

Work will primarily be done remotely, under supervision of Green Interchange management. Field and Event work may be done on-site, most likely in Middle TN but possibly at a site near you. Approximately 5- 10 hours per week. Internships terms are: Aug/Sept. through Dec, Jan/Feb through April/May, and/or May through July/Aug.


Internships are unpaid, but may be applied to work/study programs for credit, and may be tailored to meet your school and career objectives. Work related expenses will be reimbursed. Reliable internet connection, computer, and cell phone required. To apply send resume & cover letter to info(at symbol)greeninterchange(dot)org with "Intern application" in subject line.


Note: We are also looking for volunteers to help with these projects, events, and responsibilities. Contact us at the email above with "Volunteer" in the subject line.


Pictured above: John McFadden, CEO, Gretchen Hagle, Marketing & Development Director, and Nora Johnson, who completed an internship in May 2021. She helped us with a wide range of key projects including leading an all-volunteer team at Lipscomb, where she is pursuing her MBA. Lipscomb was a Pick Up Site as part of Plant a Tree for TN in April 2021.