Your Portal to Academic Community Engagement
TU Engage! is produced weekly to inform the Tulane University community about academic engagement options that fulfill the public service graduation requirement. This forum will provide an overview of programs offered through the Center for Public Service, announce information sessions, application requirements and deadlines, and post ongoing internship opportunities. It will also highlight student interns, community partner agencies, study-abroad programs, and service-learning courses. Read on and engage!
Internship Information Session!
The Public Service Internship Program is hosting an information session on Wednesday, March 6th from 5:30-6:30 pm at the LBC (Stibbs Room 203).
Reserve your seat today and RSVP here.
We will provide all the information you need to apply to the internship program and help you find an exciting internship for Summer or Fall 2013.
We look forward to meeting you!
Do your Summer Internship in NOLA
or anywhere in the U.S.!
Are you planning on leaving New Orleans for the summer? Have you been offered a paid internship? You could still be eligible for public service credit.
The "unpaid" requirement only applies to the first 60-70 hours of your internship...in New Orleans or anywhere in the U.S.!
Find out more at our upcoming information session!
CPS Student Awards
The Center for Public Service has many ways to recognize and support undergraduate students in their service work, including:
Awards for all students:
*The Community Involvement Awards, awarded by CACTUS, commends outstanding students, student organizations, service-learning course and community partners that have had a positive impact in New Orleans communities.
Awards for Seniors:
*The Jim Runsdorf Excellence in Public Service Student Award recognizes the top graduating senior Tulane service student.
*The Leaders in Service Award recognizes those graduating seniors that have consistently given back during their Tulane career.
Other Awards and Scholarships:
*The Jena Hellman LeBlang Emerging Leader in Service Award recognizes a freshman, sophomore or junior as an up and coming leader in public service.
*The UGL Services Community Service Scholarship and McKeever Civic Engagement Scholarship recognizes and supports student;s personal service projects with tuition support.
For more information, visit our webpage.
Non Public Service Opportunities
The Center for Engaged Learning and Teaching has announced its first Intern Sponsorship Award which provides funds up to $1,000 to undergraduate students exhibiting financial need to participate in NON-CREDIT EARNING internships which are unpaid or provide minimal compensation. Funds can be used to supplement living expenses or travel. Funds are not allowed to supplement tuition costs. Awards will be made on a competitive basis, up to the limit of available funds
The CELT Fund for Summer Student/Faculty Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities. This grant will pay a $2500 stipend to a student working with a faculty research mentor and up to $1500 for research expenses. Please contact Dr. Gary Talarchek after you have reviewed the application materials on the CELT website.
Application materials for both awards are posted under "Announcement & Programs" on the CELT homepage.
Why Do a Public Service Internship?
A public service internship is a unique way for Tulane students to get involved in the local community while applying their knowledge and skills.
By doing a public service internship, juniors and seniors have the opportunity to:
- Work with a community organization of your choice;
- Gain professional experience;
- Earn up to 3 hours at the 4000-level in your major/minor field;
- Fulfill the 2nd tier of the Tulane public service graduation requirement;
- Make a lasting impact on your local communty.
Learn more about the Public Service Internship Program by clicking here.