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Intern with PERC

PERC sponsors and provides opportunities for graduate student affiliates to intern and gain active experience in areas of higher education research, policy, and practice.

Internship applications are accepted on a rolling basis from graduate students enrolled in programs at any department across the university. To present your project or discuss research and engagement opportunities with PERC, please submit your CV and research interests to PERC Associate Director J. Patrick Biddix.


Past Interns

Looking to propose a project to PERC? Here are some of the projects and focus areas from previous and current interns:

(This list is under construction — please check back!)

PERC Intern Term & Area(s) of Focus
Drew Ashby-King  2018. Statewide community college “free tuition” programs
Misty Bailey 2019-2020. TN Reconnect, Leadership Certificate program
Leigh Cherry 2020. Higher Education program administration
Brad Morgan 2020.  Educational Law
Elizabeth Spica 2019-2020. Course material affordability, Open Educational Resource (OER) policy.
Britta Svoboda 2019-2020. TN Reconnect, Leadership Certificate program