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ASPIRE Internship: Life Science Tennessee Workforce Development and Policy Intern, in person and remote, Nashville TN

Posted by on Monday, April 4, 2022 in Announcements .

ASPIRE Internship
Life Science Tennessee
Workforce Development and Policy Intern
618 Church Street, Suite 210
Nashville, TN 37219

Life Science Tennessee (LifeSciTN) is a statewide, non-profit, member organization whose mission is to advance and grow the life science industry in Tennessee through advocacy, partnerships, and alignment with economic and workforce development.  Members include companies, universities, research institutions, government and economic development groups, and other industry associations involved in discovery and application of life sciences products and related services that improve the health and well-being of people throughout the world.

LifeSciTN conducts business and economic development activities; advocates on behalf of the industry; educates the public about the benefits of life sciences research and product development; and provides a network for the exchange of ideas, information and opportunities.

LifeSciTN will be offering an internship opportunity for Summer 2022 that will provide meaningful experiences for an individual interested in the life science industry in Tennessee which may include:

  1. Support in the planning and coordination of a Life Science legislative caucus events.
  2. Support and assist research efforts to compile reports of STEM programs and providers in the state of Tennessee. The goal of the report is to position the organization as a statewide resource for STEM programs, as well as identify STEM opportunities across the state. The report will assess educational programs from various levels to determine STEM-related training compared to industry workforce needs.
  3. Various tasks relating to Life Science Tennessee’s membership education and research of bio-medical innovation in the state of Tennessee.

Internship Details:

  • This is a paid, part-time internship
  • We expect the intern to work approximately 8-10 hours a week in-person and remotely on projects determined at the beginning and throughout the internship period.
  • There will be regular in-person meetings with LST staff for progress updates and planning
  • We are looking for a candidate with strong writing, project management and interpersonal skills who excels in time and task management.

The internship will begin in May and run between 12-15 weeks into August, with the possibility to extend pending review. 

Applications due by noon, Wednesday, April 13, 2022   Extended to noon, Wednesday, April 20, 2022

To apply:

  • Fill out the following ASPIRE Internship Application found here: (
  • Submit your CV/resume and cover letter to Ashley Brady (  (Please submit documents as pdfs with your last name_LST_Sp2022 in the file name and with subject line: ASPIRE Internship: LST)
  • Schedule a meeting with Ashley Brady via  prior to the application deadline. Your information will then be passed along to the host who will contact you directly to schedule an interview.

    Please review ASPIRE Internship FAQs: Found here
    ​For further questions, please contact Ashley Brady ( requirements

    • Applicants must be a current Vanderbilt University PhD student or a current postdoctoral fellow.
    • All PhD students must have completed all coursework for their degree prior to the start of the internship.
    • Biomedical PhD students must also have passed their qualifying exams before the application deadline.
    • Students and postdocs may not participate in more than one internship at a time.  More than one application may be submitted at a single time, but only one position can be accepted.
    • If you are not in a department supported by the BRET office, we will also require that you complete a form guaranteeing PI approval to participate in this program.  Please contact Ashley Brady at for more information.
    • If you are an international student or postdoctoral fellow, your visa status may affect your work eligibility. Please contact Ashley Brady ( to discuss this further.
    • Must be authorized to work in the US


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