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Interns and Observers

Clearance is considered complete when a "no indication" letter is received from TBI
AND a completed Background Clearance Consent form has been submitted to the BCO.

Processing Interns and Observers

Please review Vanderbilt Policy on Interns and Observers here.

To request Background Clearance please forward a copy of fully executed/approved Statement of Agreement to with the following information.

  1. Intern/Observers email address
  2. Intern/Observers expected start date
  3. Intern/Observers current location ie: currently living in TN, NOT living in TN

Please be aware that for personnel in TN the background clearance process can take up to two weeks to complete. For personnel outside TN the process is even longer. Therefore, request for background clearance should be executed at least one month prior to the start date.