Tuesday, May 14th, 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!


 Congratulations to the Graduating Class of 2013! 



Congratulations to all students who are graduating this May! Your participation in and enthusiasm for public service have been truly remarkable. With your invaluable contributions to the New Orleans community and beyond, you have set an excellent example for future students and shown to be citizens of the world who will continue to be civically engaged wherever your footsteps take you.
The Center for Public Service wishes you all the best in your future plans!


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.
 Fruit Tree Project Looking for Education Coordinator and Historian to Support New Orleans Food Justice Efforts


 The New Orleans Fruit Tree Project is looking for two interns; a Historian Intern and an Education Intern.
The Historian Intern will help research and archive data related to the history of regional fruit by contacting various organizations and setting up interviews with local experts, and developing an information board to document local fruit.
The Education intern will be assisting in development, expansion and implementation of their nutrition education program for summer camps throughout New Orleans.
If interested, please email your resume to Jonathan Scott at volunteer.nolafruit@gmail.com, or call 504-405-9422.
Community Partner Highlight

Teaching Responsible Earth Education (T.R.E.E.)


Since 1995, Teaching Responsible Earth Education (T.R.E.E.) has provided curriculum based, outdoor earth education programs to over 13,000 children, parents and teachers from Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemine, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. Tammany and Tangipahoa Parishes. T.R.E.E.'s mission is to educate children and adults about the life science processes that govern our planet, to inspire them to appreciate the natural world, and to motivate them to protect it.

While providing academic challenges, the organization instills a caring attitude and provide fundamental knowledge of how the systems on the Earth work. Their programs also immerse children in a safe and natural environment where they are nurtured and can develop a deep appreciation for the precious plants and animals that live on the Earth through thought provoking experiential activities.


T.R.E.E. is looking for an intern for the Fall.
The intern will create original materials and visuals for publicity and program use, incorporating environmental, social and historical contexts as they relate to the T.R.E.E. mission.

A sample of duties include:

Social Media Updating
Photo Editing
Website Updating
E-Marketing and Digital Communication
Written Content Creation
Program Material Creation
Conducting Post Program Interviews

Prior experience in any or all of the following preferred: Adobe Suite, Office and HTML Social Media Sites Fine Arts (drawing, painting, sculpting) Language Arts

Please write tree@treetalk.org or call 504-525-9020.


 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
Congratulations Graduates!
Deadline Extended
Support New Orleans Food Justice
Teaching Responsible Earth Education
Why Do a CPS Internship?
Quick Links


Summer and Fall Internship Opportunities

**AfricaNOLA is looking for a summer intern to assist with social media, booking, event planning, website maintenance, and photo/video work.  For more information, contact Jeff Klein, africanola1@gmail.com


**The Louisiana Public Health Institute is recruiting interns for Data Collection this summer and fall.  For more information, contact Geoff Brien, gbrien@lphi.org


**The Arts Council of New Orleans has several internship positions available for the summer and fall, including Marketing and PR, Graphic Design, Event Planning, and Development.  Contact Lindsay Glatz, lglatz@artscouncilofneworleans.org


**The UNO Tocqueville Project is

looking for good writers who have an interest in philosophy, political science, economics, or some related field. In addition to working on research projects, the students would also help to coordinate events. Interested students can check out the website, www.tocquevilleproject.org, or contact Chris Surprenant, csurpren@uno.edu, with any questions.


**Common Ground Relief is looking for a summer intern to help with wetlands restoration and social media outreach.  Contact Thom Pepper, pradopep@aol.com




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Public Service Internship Team

Program Manager
Dr. Myriam Huet 
Senior Program Coordinators
Adam Beebe

Sarah Berger