Experiential Learning


The sky is not the limit.

Blue reaches higher.

In fact, blue is almost unlimited—especially when it comes to experiential learning.

Real-world experiences teach our students how to apply classroom learning in a career setting. Internships in any field, in Nashville and around the country. Study abroad locations from Tianjin, China, to Bogotá, Colombia. Over $40 million in research grants annually. Leadership and professional development opportunities for any career path. The College of Business offers an entire retreat focused on business etiquette and interpersonal skills.

Even in everyday classes, students benefit from our faculty members’ professional experience—many have had successful careers in their fields, allowing them to share insider knowledge.

Make the most of your time at Tennessee State and like many of our students, you’ll graduate with a job or grad school acceptance in hand.

Internship Sites

Build your resume at one of these sites or work with the Career Development Center to set up a new one.

  • Air Force Research Laboratory
  • Big Machine Label Group
  • Boeing
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • FBI
  • Hands On Nashville
  • Harvard University Kennedy School of Government
  • Head Start and child care centers
  • Health and senior living facilities
  • What do you want to do?

    Projects TSU students have contributed to in recent years:

  • Created robots for a space station

  • Improved crop yield in Cambodia

  • Interned at music studios, the FBI, Vanderbilt University Medical Center and more

  • Assisted with cyber security at the Department of Energy

  • Collaborated with faculty in our nanoscience and biotechnology laboratories

  • Researched media influences on childhood obesity

  • impeccable manners.

  • the Warm Welcome BBQ on the quad.

  • Originality.

  • social preparedness.

  • “WTST, The Blaze!”

  • using your voice.

  • knowing and speaking your mind.

  • fearsome on the field.

  • the ferocity of the tiger.

  • trusting your perspective.

  • inheriting the strength of leaders and champions.

  • passion.

  • looking sharp.

  • not giving up without a fight.

  • confidently making your way in the world.

  • doing graduate work at yale, mit, penn state, purdue and ohio state.

  • moving up.

  • real-world research and internships.

  • comfortable in your own skin.

  • home to the inventor of the cell phone microchip.