About the Telefund

Since 1985, students callers for the University of Tennessee Foundation Telefund have asked over 150,000 alumni donors for more than $9 million dollars for programs throughout the UT System. A significant reason for the Telefund Program’s success is the rapport student callers establish with each person over the phone. Telefund student callers work on the Knoxville campus, though they phone alumni on behalf of all UT campuses and colleges each Sunday-Thursday during the fall and spring semesters.

Approximately 65 student callers are employed each semester. While some students only work one semester, the Telefund Program has  a high retention rate of callers who come back semester after semester. The UTFI Telefund couldn’t be successful without the dedication of these student callers night after night.

Are you a student on the UT Knoxville campus looking for a part-time job on campus? The UTFI Telefund might be the place for you! Telefund employment will enhance your resume by adding conversational training, fundraising skills and public relations experience. The program seeks energetic, dependable student employees each semester to contact UT alumni across the nation about University programs and goals.