Wednesday, September 4th, 2013


Your Portal to Academic Community Engagement


IMPACT informs 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!

Why do a Public Service Internship?

The Great Benefits of Getting Involved



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.


Information Sessions for Internships and International Programs


Students interested in doing a public service internship in the Spring semester of 2014 are invited to attend one of our information sessions and learn about unique opportunities, application process, and deadlines.

Students will also hear about International Service-Learning Programs offered in Summer 2014.


  • Monday, Oct. 7: 10-11am, Alcee Fortier Conference Room: RSVP here
  • Wednesday, Oct. 23: 5:30-6:30pm, LBC Stibbs Conference Room (203): RSVP here
  • Thursday, Nov. 7: 3:30-4:30pm, Alcee Fortier Conference Room: RSVP here 
  • Thursday, Nov. 21: 4-5pm, LBC Stibbs Conference Room (203): RSVP here
  • Tuesday, Dec. 3: 2-3pm, Alcee Fortier Conference Room: RSVP here


Internship Fair:

Come and meet representatives from over 100 local organizations looking to find interns from all academic fields for Spring 2014. Bring a resume. Professional attire required!


Wednesday, November 13: 5:30-7pm, LBC Qatar Ballroom 

Students please RSVP here

iSTARRT Evolution

I-STARRT (the Institute for the Sustainable Transfer of Advanced Renewable Technology) has twenty years of experience sharing sustainable technologies in Africa, India, Southeast Asia and the Caribbean. 


I-STARRT currently needs 2 research interns and 1 social entrepreneur to spearhead an effort to develop a digital library of simple and replicable green tech solutions, specifically for developing country scenarios. 


The research positions require searching the internet for ingenious green technology that will be useful in poverty-stricken areas.


The social entrepreneur position will help develop a business model culminating in a website to sustainably share this data in technologically constrained environments.
For more information, please contact Sonita Singh,
Partner Liaison Internship with HandsOn New Orleans


Position Summary:crhands


Position is responsible for effective and efficient coordination of the Community Partner program that supports 40+ local agencies. Partner Liaison connects volunteer groups seeking service projects to local agencies that have submitted requests to host volunteers.


Specific Responsibilities:


Updates and maintains the on-line Opportunity Calendar. Maintains forms and communicates with Community Partners. Actively participates in providing quality service by answering phone, communicating with potential volunteers, and providing resources and referrals. Maintains accuracy of Community Partner database. Assumes responsibility for duties as assigned.


The Partner Liaison will coordinate the intake from partner agencies of their volunteer support needs and post them onto a online calendar database that advertises their service projects, as well as connect visiting volunteer groups and individuals to those projects on a weekly basis, with the overall goal of promoting and increasing volunteerism city-wide.




Processes incoming Community Partner requests within 72 hours. Maintains and reports monthly Community Partner data. Communicates with all incoming volunteer groups and effectively matches them to volunteer opportunities and/or volunteer resources. Forms relationships with other non-profit organizations to ensure effective volunteer placement and solidify referral partnerships. Forms relationships with local colleges, churches, schools and other entities to encourage community-based and team-based volunteering.


Experience Gained:


Customer relationship management. Strong working knowledge of Salesforce, software leader in CRM. Networking with nonprofit and for-profit industries operating in the Greater New Orleans region.






High school diploma or equivalent of one year working in a high volume environment. Computer literacy with Microsoft Office. Attention to detail and accuracy of work is essential. Knowledge and evidence of a customer service orientation. Ability to communicate effectively verbally, electronically, and in writing.




Previous experience as a volunteer. Willingness to learn Salesforce software. Familiarity with New Orleans. Ability to organize and carry out multiple tasks efficiently and with little supervision after initial orientation.


If interested, please respond with cover letter and résumé - include [HandsOn Liaison] in the subject line - to


Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation Information Sessions

  • Thursday, September 5 at 1:00 pm in LBC 201 (Race Conference Room)
  • Friday, September 6 at 11:00 am in LBC 212 (Qatar Ballroom)
  • Monday, September 9 at 12:00 noon in LBC 203 (Stibbs Conference Room)


money_grass.jpgThe Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation supports the graduate education of outstanding young people committed to public service leadership.  Eligible students are full-time junior-level students pursuing a bachelor's degree during the 2013-2014 academic year. A good candidate needs a 3.5 or above GPA,

has an extensive record of public and community service, has outstanding leadership potential and communication skills, and is committed to a career in government or elsewhere in public service, as defined by the Foundation. The Foundation provides up to $30,000 toward a service-related graduate degree. Institutional endorsement by the Honors Program is necessary.


If you are interested in attending an Information Session, please email Charlotte Maheu Vail, PhD at For more information about the scholarship, the guidelines and eligibility, and the types of graduate degrees the Foundation supports, go to


 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance


9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance - Disaster preparedness and fire prevention awareness

Saturday, September 7


Meet at Conrad Playground at 3400 Hamilton Street.


Snacks and water provided.


To register an individual or group, please click here.


Learn more on our Facebook event page.


For more information, please contact Abby Grosslein at 504-609-2525 or

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Alcee Fortier Hall
6823 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118
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Sustainable Development
HandsOn New Orleans
Scholarship Opportunity
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