Tuesday, October 1st, 2013
Malinda Chambers (left) and Dominique Fleitas (right) during an international service-learning course in Ecuador.  Photo by Malinda Chambers.


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!


 Breakfast with the CPS Internship Team!


save the dateThe Public Service Internship Program will be hosting its first Information Session of the semester on Monday, October 7th, from 10;00am-11:00am in the Alcee Fortier Conference Room.  RSVP today!


Public service internships are a great way for juniors and seniors to fulfill the 2nd tier of their graduation requirement, earn credit hours, get involved in the New Orleans community, and gain professional experience.


Students interested in doing a public service internship in the Spring semester of 2014 are invited to attend this information session and learn about unique opportunities, application process, and deadlines. Students will also hear about International Service-Learning Programs offered in Summer 2014.


For more information, please contact cpsinternships@tulane.edu

Student Spotlight

 Many Pathways to Engagement

by senior Emilie Grodman


As a transfer student, I was nervous about engaging the Tulane community and the New Orleans community at large. Throughout my past three years at Tulane, coming into my senior year, I realize how much the academic service-learning programs have helped to shape my non-academic service endeavors.


Dolma Yangzom (Tibetan refugee and mutual learning partner) and Emilie Grodman.


My first exposure to the academic context was in Adam Mysock's mural painting course, where I was introduced to the true goal of service learning being attained in all facets. From there, I continued to explore the academic service options available to me and pursued the Public Service Fellows Program at the Center for Public Service for two semesters my junior year. I continued on by participating in the Compassion in Action program in Dharamsala, India this past summer. At the culmination of the summer, I was notified that I had received the UGL scholarship with hopes of reviving a student organization, Peer Health Advocates at Tulane (PHAT), with my peer Kim Firn.



From left to right: Carly Clark, Tessa Barkan, Tsering Phuntsok, Amy Mills, Emilie Grodman, Alex Moody, Nikki Heimberg, Pedma 


I know that, without my exposure to that first service-learning course, mural painting, and continuation throughout various academic service opportunities, I would never have been equipped enough to get PHAT rolling again. I was also able to create strong ties with organizations, initially through the Fellows Program, like Miracle League, which will now become the first guest speaker for PHAT's meeting on October 8th (Gibson Hall Room 126, 6-7pm) as well as our first service project. 


Emilie Grodman is a senior majoring in Neuroscience and minoring in Studio Art.

Internship Opportunties

 Creative Alliance of New Orleans



Creative Alliance of New Orleans's mission is to provide training, education, and information for creative artists, cultural producers and the community, to protect cultural legacy and to promote the revitalization of the city as a cultural and economic center. They are currently seeking Video Production, Arts Office Administrative, and Arts and Education Database interns.


Arts Office Administration Internship


Responsibilities will include:

  • Answering phones and greeting guests
  • General maintenance of the office, ordering supplies
  • Assisting with sundry tasks as needed.

The ideal candidate:

  • Possesses unparalleled communication skills, both in speech and writing.
  • Has a firm grasp of technology and is unafraid to learn more
  • Hard working, diligent, local and has own computer
  • Current college student or recent graduate with reliable transportation

To apply, please email your resume to info@cano-la.org with a brief explanation detailing why you are a good fit for this position. 


Video Production Internship 


CANO is currently seeking a video production intern to work on special projects and to capture, record, and document our exciting programs and their impact. 


This ideal candidate has:

  • Strong video production skills and editing abilities. Film background considered a plus
  • Possess strong communication and organizational skills 
  • A self-starter who is comfortable working in a fast-paced environment
  • Must have own computer and reliable transportation.
  • Interest in New Orleans culture and creative industries ideal


To apply, please email your resume to info@cano-la.org with a brief explanation detailing why you are a good fit for this position. 


Arts & Education Database Internship

The Creative Alliance of New Orleans (CANO) is seeking an intern interested in arts and education for our Creative Futures program. This intern will focus on researching and developing the Creative Industries Education Directory, a comprehensive database of post-secondary educational institutions and programs that prepare students for creative careers. The database also outlines the skills and education needed to pursue a career in each creative field, the spectrum of careers and jobs available in the creative industries, and the average annual earnings in numerous creative professions.


Responsibilities will include:

  • Research and writing
  • Web and database design
  • Communicating with local arts and education experts
  • Other tasks as needed.  

Ideal candidates will be highly organized, possess excellent communication skills, and a high level of computer literacy. Candidates must be creative, research savvy, able to complete tasks on a timely fashion, and have their own laptop. Experience with HTML and web design a plus. 

To apply, please email your resume and a brief explanation detailing why you are a good fit for this position to Creative Futures Program Director Daniel Schwartz at Schwartz@cano-la.org


 Build Skills with Projects for Good



Get ready to build your skills. Projects for Good is Net Impact's new platform that connects students who have the will - and skills - to make an impact with organizations who need them. It's the perfect opportunity to hone your skills on a real-world project that will help you stand out in a crowded impact job marketplace. What kind of projects can you work on? Past projects include social media plans, sustainability SWOTs, marketing plans, and more. And, when you complete a project and a case study, you could be eligible for a $10,000 Challenge Grant competition! Projects for Good Challenge Grants enable organizations to implement recommendations and reward student consultants for their great work. Just complete a nonprofit consulting project and submit a case study to enter. Sign up today!



  SXSW Eco Conference


SXSW Eco is a 3-day sustainability conference in Austin, TX, this Oct 7-9.  SXSW Eco is looking to build on their partnership with local Net Impact chapters and have a broader engagement with Net Impact members across the country. For that reason, SXSW Eco is offering Tulane's Net Impact complimentary badges for this year's event. If you are interested in this opportunity, please email NhuNgoc Pham at npham2@tulane.edu for instructions on how to sign up to obtain the complimentary badges. More information about the conference can be found online



   Corporate Responsibility and Philanthropy Panel


CPS will be hosting a panel of  JP Morgan & Chase executives Monday, October 7th entitled Corporate Responsibility and Philanthropy: Integral to Business from 5pm- 6pm in the Kendall Cram Lecture Hall of the Lavin-Bernick Center (LBC).  The panel will feature speakers Lois Backon, Executive Director of the Global Philanthropy Division at J.P. Morgan Chase and Co., and John Kallenborn, President for the Louisiana market for J.P. Morgan Chase. 


For more information, contact Nick Tringali, ntringal@tulane.edu


Volunteer Opportunities

  NO Film Festival Seeks Volunteers



 The New Orleans Film Festival, being held at five venues around the city, kicks off Thursday, Oct. 10, and continues through Sunday, Oct. 17.  Volunteer for a 4-hour shift, and you'll receive one free movie voucher and a New Orleans Film Society T-shirt.

Film festival volunteers can sign up for duties such as membership sales for the New Orleans Film Society, merchandise sales, festival promotion, office work, ticket sales, ticket taking and assisting in the FilmMakers VIP Lounge. For more information, email the festival volunteer coordinator.

The New Orleans Film Society is host to the festival and a Tulane Center for Public Service community partner. Hours volunteered at the festival can be counted toward the Cowen Service Challenge. Volunteers must register and log in to have their hours included in the Cowen Service Challenge count. 


The Cowen Service Challenge





This challenge aims to encourage students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends of Tulane to celebrate President Cowen's legacy of supporting healthy and vibrant communities through direct community service.


By May 2, 2014, we will complete 750,000 hours of service in New Orleans and around the world.


Be in that number!



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