Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013


Your Portal to Academic Community Engagement


IMPACT 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!

Summer Internships
Fulfill your 2nd tier this summer!
Have you found your public servie intership for Summer 2013?  There is still time to
apply!  The deadine is coming up on April 30th, the last day of classes.  Our online seminar allows you to intern anywhere in the country. The first 60-70 hours must be unpaid to receive academic credit, but after that you may accept compensation.  If you are looking to intern in New Orleans, some helpful resources might be our online database, or our list of internship positions as posted by the community partner organizations that attended our Internship Fair.  
Good luck everyone, and please contact us with any questions: cpsinternships@tulane.edu.
 Find your Fall internship NOW!
If you are planning to do a public service internship in the fall, go ahead and get everything set up before the summer!  Most students leave town for the summer and miss our deadlines when they return to campus the first week of classes in the fall. 
Don't let this happen to you!  Go ahead and apply early!  The deadline to apply for the fall is July 31st. The deadline to submit all your forms after you find a placement is August 16th.
You can log in and complete your application here.
Community Partner Spotlight
 The Louisiana SPCA is looking for interns!

The Louisiana SPCA is recruiting interns for the following positions:


-Volunteer Coordinator Assistant
-Marketing/Communication Intern
-Community Clinic Intern
-Canine and Feline Enrichement Intern
-Event Planning Intern

If you have a love for animals, this will be a very rewarding and enlightening experience!  Please contact Dionne Simoneaux, 



Upper-Level Service-Learning Course

  Gender, Archives, and Musical Cultures


Ever wonder how knowledge about women in music is found in New Orleans?  How primary sources are kept or not kept?


Consider then taking Gender, Archives and Musical Cultures.


This 3-credit course focuses on developing knowledge of major theories of archives, on fostering research skills by engaging with materials, and on involving students in archival work that will allow questions about gender and musical culture. 


GESS 4500

Mondays: 3:30-6:00pm

Fulfills a course requirement for Musical Cultures of the Gulf South major.  Service-learning optional. 


For more information, contact Susan Tucker, susannah@tulane.edu 


 Public Service Fellows Program


The Public Service Fellows Program is recruiting outgoing students who want to be leaders in service by working with a current service-learning class alongside the faculty member and community partner to ensure the highest quality experience.  By participating in the program, students earn 4 credit hours and complete their second tier graduation requirement by taking a Fellows-only academic course focused on either social justice (LAST 4950) or dialogue as a tool for civic engagement (SOWK 3000).  Students will also develop a one-on-one relationship with faculty members and community partners, grow in public service leadership and professional development, and learn to be innovative by creating solutions to service issues with a practical and academic focus.  To apply, send your application to Bridget Smith at bridget1@tulane.edu.  



 Tuiton Awards from Imagining America

Thanks to a generous grant from the Joy of Giving Something, Inc. (JGS), Imagining America is offering ten tuition awards of $2,000 each to publicly engaged students of photography, media, or visual arts selected from their member institutions. They are looking for students with demonstrated leadership facilitating community-based photo or media arts experiences with people unlikely to otherwise have access to art-making.


Criteria for the student awardees include:

  1. Financial need
  2. Artistic merit
  3. Quality of community-engaged practice

To be considered, they ask the faculty or staff member to write a letter of recommendation and the student to complete a multimedia essay (please see application for prompt).

The submission deadline is May 22. 
Only one award will be given per school.


All awardees will be invited to participate in Imagining America's virtual network and to attend the 2013 national conference, October 4-6, in Syracuse, New York. Additionally, awardees will be eligible for a limited number of travel stipends to attend the conference.


A committee of Imagining America constituents who have been involved in the program for the last two years will assess the applications. Winners will be announced in July and the funds will be released shortly thereafter. Checks will be distributed to each Imagining America institution, and the faculty or staff nominator will be responsible for seeing that the winning student receives the award funds.


Click here to apply!  



 Why Do a Public Service Internship?



A public service internship is a unique way for Tulane 

students to get involved in the New Orleans 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 in your community.

Learn more about the Public Service Internship Program by clicking here.

Tulane University Center for Public Service
Alcee Fortier Hall
6823 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118
In This Issue
Summer Internships
Fall Deadlines
Louisiana SPCA
Gender, Archives and Musical Cultures
Public Service Fellows Program
Tuition Awards
Why Do a CPS Internship?
Quick Links


Summer and Fall Internship Opportunities

**Garden on Marais is recruiting for the following positions for both the summer and fall: Farm Assistant Intern,Grant Writer Intern, Fundraising Intern, Business Intern. Send an email with a statement of interest to: gardenonmarais@gmail.com


**The World Trade Center of New Orleans is looking for summer and fall interns to Advertising, Graphic Design, Social Media, Communications and Copying, and Marketing.  Contact Delia Howe, dhowe@wtcno.org 


**Southern Food and Beverage Museum has the following summer internships available: Cooking Skills Leader, Physical Activities Leader, Contact Lucy Rosenbloom: lucy@southernfood.org


**Teaching Responsible Earth Education (TREE) is looking for a Communications Design and Social Media Marketing Intern this summer.

To apply, please contact the T.R.E.E. office at (504)525-9020 or tree@treetalk.org.




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Public Service Internship Team

Program Manager
Dr. Myriam Huet 
Senior Program Coordinators
Adam Beebe

Sarah Berger