Nashville internships corral students into “Music City,” named for its dominance in the country music industry. Interns in Nashville have a goldmine of opportunity in downtown’s Music Row, where hundreds of businesses supporting country, gospel, and contemporary Christian music reside. Nashville entertains its locals with music clubs and honky-tonk bars, and tourists arrive for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, the Grand Ole Opry, and the yearly CMA Music Festival.
Internships in Nashville, however, are just as likely to feed into the health care industry. The city boasts over 250 health care companies contributing more than 200,000 jobs to the local economy each year. Nashville interns share a space with the Hospital Corporation of America, the largest private operator of health care facilities in the world with 162 hospitals and 112 surgery centers. Aside from music and health care, Nashville also hosts major players in the insurance, finance, transportation, and publishing industries.
The large student population in the city creates a welcoming climate for Nashville internships. Also nicknamed “the Athens of the South,” the Nashville metropolitan area hosts Vanderbilt University, The University of Tennessee, and Belmont University—along with a full-scale reproduction of the Greek Parthenon. Add to the city’s culture and economy it’s love for Southern dining, and a Nashville internship is hard to beat.