Remote Area Medical

Volunternship Program


Remote Area Medical seeks highly motivated undergraduate and graduate students to join in the mission to prevent pain and alleviate suffering through extended volunteer opportunities referred to as Volunternships.

The program is designed to offer a mutually beneficial experience as students take time from their busy schedules during the year or devote their summer break to join the RAM Team at our Rockford, TN Headquarters.

The Volunternship program is managed through our Volunteer Department and pairs each voluntern with a staff mentor based on their interests, goals, and current needs at RAM HQ.

The summer program will begin May 30, 2023.

Applications for Summer 2023 Voluntern program are open until February 28, 2023.



Volunternships with RAM Senior Leadership are offered on a case-by-case basis. These include positions under the direction of RAM’s Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operations Officer, Chief Development Officer, or Chief Finance Officer.



Operations Volunternship positions are geared towards those interested in project management, public health, rural health, supply chain management, transportation logistics, data management, and volunteer management.

Volunterns are paired with staff members of our various operations departments: procurement, volunteer management, transportation and equipment, and clinic management.


Development Volunternship positions are geared towards those interested in fundraising, communications, social media, marketing, graphic design, video editing, photography, videography, and website development.

Volunterns are paired with staff members from the development department and no prior experience is required.


  • Interested in helping further RAM’s mission to prevent pain and alleviate suffering
  • Shared belief in RAM’s CORE values: compassion, respect, integrity
  • Willingness to work in a collaborative environment
  • Currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate programs— individuals of all academic backgrounds are encouraged to apply, including recent graduates.
  • Willingness to commit 40 hours a week for summer volunternship experiences (May 30 – August 4, 2023, accommodations may be made for those whose school schedules do not align).
  • Availability to come into RAM HQ during business hours (8:30AM-5:00PM).
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Remote Area Medical (RAM) is located in Rockford, Tennessee, and is an equal opportunity employer (EEO). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family and genetic information.


Still wondering if a Volunternship is right for you? Contact volunteers@ramusa.org or call (865) 579-1530 and ask to speak to a member of the Volunteer Team.