Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

....and a Happy New Year from all of us at

the Center for Public Service!


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!


Internship Seminar Classes are

First Come, First Served


The deadline is fast approaching.  All students should have their internships confirmed and their required paperwork submitted to a CPS Internship Coordinator by

January 6th!
Students who have notified CPS of their internship placement will have their choice of internship seminar times for next semester. The internship seminar is required for all students seeking public service and academic credit for their internship. Once sections fill up, options will be limited!


If you have any questions, contact cpsinternships@tulane.edu




Sophomores are Welcome to Apply!


Sophomores can now participate in the Public Service Internship Program!  The public service graduation requirement has been changed to the following:


To complete the public service graduation requirement students must:


1. Successfully complete one service-learning course (at the 1000 - 3000 level) no later than the fifth  semester of full-time enrollment at Tulane.


2. Satisfy the second-tier public service graduation requirement after the first-tier service learning course is completed, and once the student has attained sophomore standing. Students must participate in one of the following Center for Public Service approved programs at the 3000 level or above:

  • Service-learning course
  • Academic service-learning internship
  • Faculty-sponsored public service research project
  • Public service honors thesis project
  • Public service-based international / study-abroad program
  • Capstone experience with public service component


If you have questions, please send an email to cpsinternships@tulane.edu

Internship Opportunities

Committee for a Better New Orleans



In order to better serve and engage roughly 2500 community leaders who have graduated from the Bryan Bell Leadership Forum, in citizen engagement and development activities, the Committee for a Better New Orleans (CBNO) seeks an intern to search for,  compile and report alumni's current contact information and to support development activities. For more information, contact Jack Duffy jduffy12@gmail.com


Internship Opportunities

 Big Class Internship Opportunities


Big Class's mission is to cultivate and support the voices of New Orleans' young writers through creative collaborations with schools and communities. They run a writing studio on St. Claude Ave. that hosts free workshops and homework help, and work with schools and teachers to enrich student writing experiences through publishing and volunteer support.

Like kids? Pizza? Books? Big Class is looking for interns! Exercise your writing skills, work directly with teachers and students, and gain valuable experience in many aspects of educational programming, event planning and nonprofit organization.

Big Class relies heavily on enthusiastic, professional individuals to support the day-to-day administrative functions of the organization as well as medium- and long-term capacity-building projects. They are looking for dedicated individuals who are properly motivated to work individually, with a small staff of two employees, and with a large corps of volunteers. The Big Class internship is designed to expose interns to the wide range of work at an arts educational non-profit while allowing for a degree of specialization.


Program Interns work on Open Studio, Workshops, and Projects, helping students on a regular basis, working with our Writers-in-Residence, and supporting writing workshops, events and initiatives.


Design Interns serve as the in-house designers. They design publications, create collateral for events and programs, and help with website design and maintenance.


Outreach Interns assist with recruiting and managing volunteers, assisting in media outreach, social media, and developing web content. They help maintain our database, plan volunteer appreciation events, attend recruiting events, and assist with volunteer orientations and training sessions.


Development Interns assist Press Street with the execution of the Big Class fundraising strategy.  They compile donor files, assist with prospect research, and provide logistical support to events.



Excellent writing and oral communication skills

Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel)

Editing/proofreading experience preferred

Experience with children in a professional setting a plus

Design software skills (especially Adobe Creative Suite) a huge plus



Free Press Street membership

25% discount rate on Press Street merchandise

Opportunity to work with local writers and artists

The feelings of accomplishment and joy that comes with publishing young people



Please send an email (noting the position you are applying for) with a current resume, cover letter, and references to bigclass.jobs@gmail.com. In your cover letter, please explain what you will bring to the position, as well as what you hope to gain from the experience. Note to design intern applicants: please include a pdf of a portfolio sample or a link to your website.


Internship Opportunities

Bayou District Foundation Internship Positions



The mission of the Bayou District Foundation is to implement an innovative community redevelopment model - focused on education - that enables children and families to escape the cycle of poverty, build a thriving community, and live productive, healthy and fulfilling lives.  They have the following internship positions available for Spring 2014:



Blight/Offsite Housing

Hours per week:              5

Department: Programming

Supervisor: Jacob Peters

Project description: Bayou District Foundation has embarked on a comprehensive blight abatement project around the Columbia Parc at the Bayou District development. BDF seeks an intern willing to research titles, attend hearings and coordinate BDF plans for housing and other services in the area.


Hours per week:              5

Department: Education

Supervisor: J.T. Hannan

Bayou District Foundation is working to build a charter grade school at Columbia Parc at the Bayou District. We seek an intern to assist with the development of a business plan and charter application for the grade school, to work within a existing Tulane partnership to conduct research within Educare New Orleans and serve as a liaison and coordinator to other schools with the Bayou District.


Hours per month:            20

Department: Architecture/Design

Supervisor: J.T. Hannan

Bayou District Foundation requests assistance with renderings and art to assist our marketing and design efforts related to community retail and recreational projects within the Bayou District neighborhood. Intern would also advise on planned buildings and structures as part of the Columbia Parc development.

Program Assistant

Hours Per Month:            15

Department: Housing

Supervisor: Jacob Peters

Bayou District Foundation seeks an intern who will both conduct demographic research within Columbia Parc and support Kingsely House and Columbia Residential resident outreach efforts. Financial literacy programming, afterschool, homebuyer training, data collection.


Hours Per Week:              5

Department: Housing

Supervisor: Jacob Peters

Bayou District Foundation seeks assistance to help plan and execute programming and planting within the community garden at Columbia Parc. Intern will work under supervision of GROW DAT, Tulane University's urban farming and garden initiative.

For more information, please contact J.T. Hannan at jthannan@bayoudistrictfoundation.com

Community Partner Spotlight

 Brassy Brown, Interactive Blog for Women of Color



sassy-snapshot-lady.jpgAre you concerned about issues related to women of color or health justice in New Orleans? Would you like to build your leadership skills and get active in your community and make a difference? Are you an inspiring writer? Filmmaker? Graphic/Web Designer? 


KHD Communications is seeking 2 interns to help revamp/expand the Poems & Pink Ribbons brand and help launch BrassyBrown, an interactive blog for women of color. The positions are unpaid, but they are strongly interested in candidates who are looking to transition into a stipend position if funded, by Fall 2014.  Interns will gain invaluable hands-on experience working in the community and receive invaluable mentoring and networking opportunities. 



  • Strong command for implementing social media campaigns across Web Site, Twitter, FB, YouTube, Instagram, Videoblogging and other relevant social media sites.
  • Ability to design banners and graphics for websites and social media platforms
  • Identify opportunities for link sharing and content partnerships with other online organizations
  • Solid interest in using social media for good and empowerment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills via email, phone and online chat
  • Able to take initiative with little supervision
  • Track and report progress weekly to CEO.
  • Strong work ethic and ability to work independently to meet deadlines.

Minimum 2 hours a day, 3 days/week.  


Application Process: Email: brassybrown@gmail.com. In the subject line type "Applying for Internship". Please include your resume, 2 references, a short paragraph on why you'd be the best candidate for this position, and availability.  Knowledge of WordPress, Kickstater, Photoshop, and web design & languages (HTML, CSS) is a plus.

Internship Opportunities

 New Orleans Video Archive Collection





Do you love old media technology? Do you collect old cassettes?

Hate trashing your momma's VHS?


Be mentored by professional media archivists and encoders, including an Emmy award winning sound engineer, while saving the video history contained in the video archives of the first media center in the South. NOVAC is looking for an assistant with an interest in digital media preservation. This is a resume builder and a professional opportunity to work in media preservation.




  • Must attend a training session and be willing to learn about media technology and archiving
  • Must be able to give min 4 hours at a time in Bywater setting between 9-5 weekdays for a total of 8 days (over the course of a few months). Weekends are possible in consultation with the supervisor.
  • Must be detail oriented and have the ability to work unsupervised. 

 For more information and to apply, contact Vicki Mayer, vmayer@tulane.edu


Internship Opportunities

Fundraising Intern for Senator Mary Landrieu's 2014 Campaign



Senator Mary Landrieu's 2014 Campaign is offering an internship/volunteer position for the 2014 election cycle. This position will be primarily focused on the in-state fundraising operation and will report directly to the Louisiana Finance Director. Ideally the candidate would be available 10 hours or more per week including possible night and weekends for fundraising events. Hours are flexible. Interested parties must have reliable transportation.  Position will be based in New Orleans, Louisiana. This position is unpaid but can be used for college credit.


Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):


Helping to execute fundraising events:

    • Working with event hosts on their goal and how to reach their goal
    • Working with the venue
    • Producing invitations
    • Making follow-up calls
    • Assisting with client fundraising calls
    • Attending the event
    • Assisting with registration 

Donor Research 

  • Research on potential fundraising opportunities

Helping to maintain fundraising databases:

  • Adding new or correcting contact information

Helping to complete general office tasks:  

  • General office errands: post office, office supply store


In addition to the responsibilities outlined above, the internship/volunteer position will offer a broad introduction to the world of political campaigns. Senator Mary Landrieu's fundraising staff will offer training about the goals, principles, laws, and mechanics of fundraising.




  • Political science major preferred but not required.
  • An interest in politics with a desire to learn about political fundraising and strategy.
  • An interest in supporting the Democratic platform.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Keen attention to detail and ability to focus on tasks.
  • Interested parties must have reliable transportation.
  • This internship can be credit-worthy depending on institutional requirements.


Interested parties should send their resume and 3 references to: Jordan Mitchell, jmitchell@marylandrieu.com




Internship Opportunities

  Eden House


 Eden House is a two year residential home for women who have been victims of commercial sexual exploitation and in some case human trafficking.


Website and Social Media Intern: 

Eden House is looking for a committed student to help grow social media and general digital presence. This position will focus on website and social media outreach and marketing. Eden House is a small organization, and it needs help to grow. Ideally Eden House is looking for someone with social media, outreach, marketing and/or website maintenance and creation experience, anyone can apply!


Development Intern: 

Interns will participate in a tour of Eden House at the beginning of the semester and work with the Eden House Volunteer Coordinator to set up a schedule and goals for the project throughout the fall. Interns will learn about the problems of human trafficking in our community, raising awareness about this issue among classmates at Tulane.


Graphic Design Intern

Generate innovative ideas and solutions to support the goals of the marketing department and the organization. Creating all signage, including event and promotional. Creating the concept/look (consistent with organization message) of all materials, including brochures, post cards and promotional pieces for all departments.


For more information ,please send an email at info@edenhousenola.org and go to




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
First Come, First Served
Sophomores Welcome to Apply
Committee for a Better New Orleans
Big Class
Bayou District Foundation
Brassy Brown
Senator Mary Landrieu
Eden House
Cowen Service Challenge








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