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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!


 Jump Start! Meeting: Alternative Breaks and International Service Trips


Come and join us on Wednesday, October 16th, 6:00pm-7:30pm

Alcee Fortier Hall, 1st floor Conference Room


Jump Start! Meetings are monthly gatherings designed for students looking to get more involved in public service and serves as an informational session to learn about the different projects and programs that the Center for Public Service and theCommunity Action Council of Tulane University Students provide. Come learn about all of the spring and summer break trips being offered! There are several student-led and service learning trips available. For more information, please email Avery Brewton at abrewton@tulane.edu.


Student Spotlight

  New Civically Engaged Kid on the Block!

by Emily Costello 


While most freshmen are still acclimating to Tulane and learning the ins and outs of New Orleans, Malcolm Johnson is raising the bar on what it means to be involved.


As a native New Orleanian, Malcolm has jumped head first into community engagement both on campus and off. Despite only being a freshman, Malcolm has already joined the Center for Public Service as a Service-Learning Assistant, as well as several on-campus organizations, including the Black Student Union as a freshman representative and Chi Alpha Fraternity. In addition, he is currently in training in a new student-led initiative for Critically Transformative Scholars.


"Coming to Tulane, I knew there was a lot to do on campus, and not staying on campus my freshman year, I wanted to participate and get engaged as much as I could" remarks Malcolm.


In addition to being a rising star in the community engagement sector, Malcolm is also skilled in videography and photography. As the Co-Director of the Marketing Action Group at the Center for Public Service, Malcolm helps advertise for the Center and the events put on throughout the year. Malcolm first developed an interest in video and photo editing while in high school at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts.


"I'm really interested in contributing to the Tulane community as well as my New Orleans community...I believe this is only the beginning."


Tulane and New Orleans have a lot to look forward to in the next four years of Malcolm Johnson's ongoing commitment to service learning and civic engagement, as well as his expertise both inside and outside of the classroom!


Emily Costello is a senior majoring in Political Science and minoring in Sociology. She is a work-study at CPS, where she supports the Public Service Internship Team.

Community Partner Highlight

   Research Opportunities at the Louisiana Public Health Institute



LPHI is nonprofit organization located in downtown New Orleans that serves as a partner and convener to improve population-level health outcomes. Their mission is to promote and improve health and quality of life through diverse public-private partnerships with government, foundations, academia, community groups and private businesses at the community, parish and state levels. LPHI coordinates and manages public health programs and initiatives in the areas of health systems development and health promotion/disease prevention and provides an array of services to help meet the needs of local and national partner organizations.

Evaluation is an imperative component of any public health initiative. LPHI's Division of Evaluation and Research manages many on-going studies that are operated by teams consisting of directors, managers, coordinators, and research assistants. One of LPHI's largest research initiatives that will continue to develop over the next several years is its Community Health Big Database. With partners at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center and Tulane University's School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, this Big Data initiative will focus on organizing and analyzing primary and secondary data at the New Orleans neighborhood level, and will be used to answer questions about factors leading to health disparities around the city. The development of this database will enable data that is typically not analyzed together to be aggregated to provide a more holistic picture of the community's health and resources.

Several of LPHI's primary data collection projects will feed into this Big Data initiative. The Research Assistants that go into the field and collect the data for these projects are essential components to this project. The research opportunities at LPHI grant first-hand experience in primary data collection and exposure to non-profit community work. The following projects are in need of Research Assistants:



Healthy Community Coalition - New Orleans Region, directed by the Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living and LSU Health Sciences Center. The Louisiana Public Health Institute (LPHI), Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (LSUHSC), and the American Cancer Society (ACS) will collaboratively develop a Healthy Community Coalition (HCC) in the New Orleans Region. This coalition will proactively establish partnerships with community institutions to improve the health and quality of life of residents. Leaders of the HCC are currently writing a strategic plan to guide the building of the coalition framework and building a database of potential community partners. Multiple Research Assistants and Data Collectors are needed to support this work.


Job Descriptions: Research Assistants will assist in the strategic planning process. Data Collectors will assist build a database of potential community partners such as tax exempt organizations and neighborhood associations.



1, Attend one, one-hour orientation in Spring 2014

2. Attend bi-weekly meetings with HCC staff


Basic Requirements:

  • Personally-motivated
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Detail oriented
  • Strong communication skills
  • Punctuality and availability
  • Flexible and quick to adapt to changes
  • Excellent follow-up skills
For more information and to apply, send an email to:

Geoff Brien, gbrien@lphi.org

Region 1 TFL Manager

Subject line: ATTN: "HCC- INTERN"


Other research opportunities with LPHI include:


The New Orleans Point-Of Sale Project, directed by the Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living

Contact: Lauren Czaplicki, Evaluation Coordinator, lczaplicki@lphi.org


The School Food Authority Evaluation, directed by School Health Connection

Contact: Brittany Booker, Evaluation Coordinator jbooker@lphi.org.


 *The above two positions will not qualify as public service activities for academic and public service credit at Tulane.

Community Partner Highlight

International Culture Exchange Organization



Today the world is a complex system of worldwide communication and exchange. The importance of intercultural and international communication has increased during recent decades.

There always exists the knowledge gap of foreign cultures and customs. That is why it is important to provide a certain bridge between different cultures. International Culture & Education Exchange Corporation is designed to serve as a bridge to trans-cultural understanding through educational programs. The International Culture and Education Exchange Corporation is a non-profit organization. It was developed to promote school students global knowledge, multi-cultural understanding, and to provide an opportunity to both country's students through cultural and educational exchange.

Major Tasks: helping hands

  • Promotion of Cultural Exchange
  • Introduction of Foreign and American Culture
  • Cultural and Academic Exchange
  • Trans-Cultural Intellectual Exchange
  • Intercultural Lectures and Seminars
  • Youth Exchange Programs

The International Culture Exchange Organization is looking for Spring Interns!


Marketing position:

Develop and promote the organization's programs.

Help recruit English teachers from America for schools in China and Korea.

Register China program into each partner university's career site.


Accounting position:

Prepare the past 3 years financial statement.

Enter daily or weekly transaction by using QuickBooks software.


Teaching position:

Tutor students in writing, grammar, reading or TOFLE, GRE.

Chinese language teachers:(must be native speaker) teach individual or group class

Math teachers: tutor students in math from 5th grade to college level.


For more information, contact Kate Zhang: kxlz68@gmail.com


Internship Opportunties

  CORE USA Internship Positions





 CORE USA is looking for a Financial Modeling Analyst to work closely with the Director of Marketing and Sales as well as the Chief Financial Officer. The ideal candidate will feel strongly about environmentalism, sustainability, and social justice, in addition to being an energetic, self-starter who works well in collaboration with others.


Skills Required

  • Familiar with and adept at using Excel, Quickbooks, etc.
  • Strong quantitative reasoning skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Detail-oriented and organized
  • Ability to work both independently and as a member of a larger staff team
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to think critically and to problem solve

Additional skills that are highly valued include:

  • Administrative experience
  • Strong research skills
  • Multi-lingual
  • Knowledge and/or experience with the organization, its mission, and the cause/issue it is addressing

Core Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Update and/or develop financial models
  • Use financial modeling best practices
  • Research sustainable building and/or energy efficiency tax credits and rebate programs
  • Create different business scenarios
  • determine business plan sensitivities and their impact on financial projections
  • determine minimum funding requirements

Majors in finance, economics, or mathematics are welcome to apply for this unpaid position.

To apply for this position please send a resume and cover letter to intern@coreusa.org with the subject heading: Financial Modeling Analyst.



CORE USA is seeking a Research Intern to work closely with the Membership Coordinator, Volunteer Coordinator and the Director of Marketing and Sales. The research undertaken during this internship will help CORE USA better understand the strengths and weaknesses within the sustainable building field. Because this information can also potentially inform better, more responsive public policy, CORE USA will publish a report detailing research findings. The published report will be made available to the public on several different media platforms. Students will be encouraged to give presentations of the report at city council, neighborhood, and trade association meetings.


Skills Required

  • Strong interpersonal skills like listening and oral communication
  • Strong internet and archival research skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Detail-oriented and organized
  • Ability to work both independently and as a member of a larger staff team
  • Familiar with diverse technologies and software

Additional skills that are highly valued include:

  • Public speaking/Facilitation skills
  • Administrative experience
  • Multi-lingual
  • Knowledge and/or experience with the organization, its mission, and the cause/issue it is addressing

Core Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Research subject matter experts in building performance and sustainable building. (Find names, leading institutions.)
  • Catalogue video clips from around the web.
  • Interview homeowners and /or companies to conduct needs assessment, both in person and over the phone.
  • Enter data into infusionsoft.


To apply for this position please send a resume and cover letter to intern@coreusa.org with the subject heading: Network Research Intern.



International Internship Opportunities

   Omprakash EdGE


Looking for international internships and service opportunities with the potential for academic credit?  Check out Omprakash EdGE- a one-stop-shop for online training, mentorship, and international internship placements! 


Omprakash Education through Global Engagement offers a wide range of international internships and matches immersive work experience with ongoing mentorship, a capstone project, and pre-departure online training about the history, ethics, and economics of international aid and volunteering. They provide affordable placements within their network of non-profits in over 40 countries or can match their training with a non-profit of your choice. Omprakash EdGE is an approved partner of Tulane's Center for Public Service. Learn more and apply now at: www.omprakash.org/edge.






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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In This Issue
Jump Start!
Student Spotlight on Malcom Johnson
Lousiana Public Health Institute
International Culture Exchange Organization
Omprakash EdGE
Cowen Service Challenge
Quick Links
Spring Internship Ops
**Fair Maiden Services (www.fairmaidenservices.net) is looking for a Grant Writing Intern.  For more information, contact Corrine Herbert: fairmaidenservices1@gmail.com
**Youth Rebuilding New Orleans is looking for a Public Relations intern for Spring 2014.  For more info, contact: Jack Styczynski, styczynski@hotmail.com




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