Knox County Tennessee

Application Process

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Thank you for your interest in applying for Knox County Health Department internships. KCHD has a centralized application process. This will give you the opportunity to tell us about yourself and what you are looking for in an internship. Your input regarding your learning objectives is crucial in helping us pinpoint the best-suited opportunity for you. We will review all applications, and should your interests align with our needs, we'll be in touch regarding potential placement.

To apply, please complete the application form here: KCHD AHD Application.

What comes next:

  • When you submit your application, you will receive an email indicating your application was submitted.
  • Your application and uploaded documents (resume, cover letter, etc.) will be reviewed by the AHD Manager and other department leadership. They will make placements based on preceptor availability and alignment.
  • KCHD team members may interview (onsite, virtual or by phone) select intern candidates to discuss placement opportunity.
  • Individuals will be notified of acceptance or denial. Not all students can be accepted due to limited staff capacity or lack of match between student goals and organizational needs.
  • Students who are accepted will be required to complete additional paperwork that will be sent to the student via email by the AHD Manager.

Current Applications

Fall 2024 Application Timeline:

Early Acceptance - Apply by May 31, 2024. Students will be notified of placement by late June.

  • Ideal for students seeking internship experiences to satisfy course requirements or for course credit.

Regular Acceptance - Apply by July 8, 2024. Students will be notified of placement by end of July.

If you have any questions about the internship application process or if your internship needs do not align with our timeline, please email You can apply here: KCHD AHD Application

Have Questions?
Call: 865-215-5555

Need to report a public
health emergency?

Call 865-215-5093

On the first Wednesday of every month, all KCHD offices and clinics are closed in the morning for staff in-service. On these days, the main location (140 Dameron Ave.) will open at 11 a.m. and the West Clinic (1028 Old Cedar Bluff) will open at 11:30 a.m.

Clinics will also open at 10:30 a.m. (Main location) and 11 a.m. (West Clinic) on the following Wednesdays: April 17 and July 17. All other offices will open at 8 a.m.