Tuesday, April 30th, 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!

Due to popular demand, the CPS Internship Team has extended the application deadline for summer internships to Friday, May 17th!! Students do NOT need to have found an internship before applying. The application is just the first step to make sure that students qualify to participate. 
The deadine to confirm a summer internship and submit all paperwork is Friday, May 24th. Remember: summer internships can be completed anywhere in the U.S. and still earn you credit hours and fulfill the 2nd tier. Internship seminars for the summer are offered online, and will run from the first week of June until the end of July. Go ahead and apply today!
For more information, please send an email to cpsinternships@tulane.edu
Community Partner Spotlight
  Facilitating Wealth and Jobs in Louisiana through International Trade

The World Trade Center of New Orleans (WTCNO) is a non-profit organization consisting of over 1,000 corporate and individual members and is recognized by the World Trade Centers Association (WTCA) as the first of what are now over 300 WTCs in almost 100 countries. The mission of the World Trade Center New Orleans is facilitate wealth and jobs in Louisiana through international trade.

WTCNO is seeking undergraduate students for Marketing & Communications Project Assistant positions starting immediately. Candidates should exhibit strong organizational and forward thinking skills as well as exceptional communication skills. Candidates should be energetic, self-motivated, team-oriented individuals with fresh ideas and innovative solutions who thrive on challenge in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.  

  • General Marketing Project Assistant
  • Advertising and Communications Project Assistant
  • Market Research Project Assistant
  • Event Marketing and Social Media Project Assistant
  • Web and Graphic Media Project Assistant

Project Assistants should be able to commit to at least one semester (4 months) at the WTCNO, although long-term positions are available.  Although these positions are unpaid, school credit may be available. Business attire is required. 


Please send your resume via email to WTCNO Marketing Director, Jessica Steverson at jsteverson@wtcno.org


   Interviewing French Speakers of Arnaudville, LA
The French Consulate General in New Orleans and the Jacques Arnaud French Studies  Collective in Arnaudville, Louisiana are looking for a student who knows French to complete a summer project in Arnaudville. The project will involve videotaping interviews with local French speakers who will each provide one of their favorite recipes and tell the story behind it--how they learned it, why it is important to them, etc.
This will serve as the first part of an international collaboration with the town of Redon in Brittany, France. In the fall, similar video recordings will be made of residents of Redon, and the Louisiana and Breton interviews and recipes will be combined into a published book and DVD.
If you are interested in working on this project in Arnaudville this summer as a CPS internship, please contact Professor Tom Klingler in the Department of French and Italian (klingler@tulane.edu, 504-862-3114).  
Intern Highlight

 What Doors a CPS Internship Can Open


Meet George Wilde, a graduating senior in Philosophy and aspiring professional musician. Currently doing his internship through the Center for Public Service with the Trombone Shorty Foundation, he has a deep commitment to New Orleans and has focused his involvement in service on the musical scene in the city: he volunteered at the Roots of Music program tutoring and mentoring middle-school students, as well as did a volunteer service internship at Preservation Hall, where he performed clerical work and archived documents and pictures from the Hall.


This semester, he is able to fuse his passions for music and service by working as an administrative and mentoring intern at the Trombone Shorty Foundation and in the office of the New Orleans Center for the Gulf South Music Rising program. He is also fulfilling his 2nd tier service graduation requirement and earning 3 credit hours for his major, besides gaining invaluable experience and networking opportunities. George is engaged: "If I know anything from three years in New Orleans, it is a city of locals, and that community cooperation and mutual help is the engine of its livelihood." He adds: "My music teacher said 'When you play, you are asking people for their most precious possession in the world. Their time.' I want to give it right back."


After graduation, George is already planning to stay involved with the Trombone Shorty Foundation, with a strong possibility that he will be hired as staff. He will continue to work at Preservation Hall and also assist owner and local musician Ben Jaffe in archiving his personal record collection, which includes rare early jazz 78s, among other gems.


George has a vision as an entrepreneur too. He is developing his own music booking agency, with the goal to showcase Tulane musical talent by booking Tulane jazz musicians for private events both on and off campus. These events include retirement parties, hiring parties, receptions, meetings, professional summits, and more. So far, he has worked with the Office of Orientation, the Alumni House, Multicultural Affairs, the Law School, Business School, and Medical School, among others.


Also, look for him and his band Sexual Thunder at local music venues. They're a five-piece funk band featuring instrumental improvisation, tight arrangements, and group vocals. "I know the name can be provocative," George writes, "but we try to live up the name as best we can =]."


So, like George, stay engaged, and consider doing a public service internship. You never know what doors it might open!


 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
Deadline Extended
World Trade Center of New Orleans
Interviewing French Speakers of Arnaudville, LA
What Doors a CPS Internship Can Open
Why Do a CPS Internship?
Quick Links


Summer and Fall Internship Opportunities

**NOLA Timebank is recruiting summer and fall interns for the following position: Asset Coordinator, Communications Intern, and Grant Researcher.  For more information, contact Gretchen Zalkind, g.zalkind@gmail.com.


**New Incentives has a Fundraising Event Planner position available for both the summer and fall.  For more information, contact Annie Flanagan, annie@newincentives.org


**Top Box Foods has internship available for the following positions: Site Development,Customer Service and Marketing, Administrative, Operations.  Contact Connor Casas, ccasas@tulane.edu


**Take the Lead Foundation has internships available for a Business Development Coordinator, an Administrative Coordinator and an Events Coordnator.  Contact Rita Francios-Flotte for more information, rita@tlfnola.org


**Oportunidades NOLA has several summer internship positions available, including a Language Exchange Intern, Learner Web Intern, GED Prep Intern, Demographics Analyst, Networking Intern, Fundraising Intern, and Financial Management Intern.  To apply, contact Melody, melody@stannanola.org




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Program Manager
Dr. Myriam Huet 
Senior Program Coordinators
Adam Beebe

Sarah Berger