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Internships and fellowships

At Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, we strive to hire only the best! Working with and for America's veterans is a privilege, and we pride ourselves on the quality of care we provide. If you have what it takes, please consider applying for one of our available positions. You may view our announcements online at WWW.USAJOBS.GOV. If you need additional information, please contact our Human Resources Management Service at (615) 225-3692 or email

Clinical Psychology Programs

The aim of the pre-doctoral internship program is to provide generalist training that will prepare interns to work as entry level or early career psychologists or fellows within a variety of clinical settings within the VA health care system as well as the private sector. For the postdoctoral fellowship program, we are seeking applicants who have a strong interest in working in inter-professional teams. Fellows will work in a variety of settings, including the outpatient psychiatry clinics, acute psychiatric units, community living centers, and the pain clinic. Visit our Psychology Training Programs page to discover more.

Medical and Dental Residents and Students

We have education affiliations with Meharry Medical College and Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.  We participate in the funding of numerous resident and fellowship positions as well as allied health training programs in a wide variety of specialties.

To learn more, visit our Medical and Dental Education page.

Nursing Staff

Our nursing team is the backbone of providing world-class health care. One of the many perks to working at TVHS is our tailored nursing residency and training programs. The Post Baccalaureate Registered Nurse Residency Program is a premier education and training program designed for recent graduates with a BSN or MSN. Our Transition-to-Practice Residency Program is for registered nurses who have less than one year of professional nursing experience. Lastly, the VALOR program is a great opportunity for college juniors and seniors earning their BSN to gain paid, hands-on experience.

If you are a nursing professional interested in working for TVHS, please contact Melissa Littman, nurse recruiter at   or .

Pharmacy Residency

The Postgraduate Year One (PGY1) Pharmacy Residency located in Nashville and Murfreesboro, Tennessee understands the changing face of pharmacy healthcare and strive to prepare our residents for entrance into a competitive job market. To learn more, visit our Tennessee Valley Pharmacy Residency Program page.

Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) Program

The VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (TVHS) currently offers year-long CPE residencies for 1st and 2nd year trainees, accredited through the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE). The TVHS CPE curriculum prepares students to become Board-Certified Chaplains for VA medical centers.  The year-long residency curriculum includes units that specifically address VA healthcare priorities.  Students learn skills of clinical chaplaincy to include conducting spiritual assessment, intervention, and consultation.  Students also learn the role of the chaplain on interdisciplinary treatment teams in specific clinical areas.  The clinical context for learning furthermore requires students to develop the self-awareness and relational skills essential to respond to diverse, pluralistic ministry needs.  At the conclusion of the residency, students will have completed materials required to apply for board certification. To learn more, visit our Clinical Pastoral Education Program page.