Tuesday, April 7th, 2015


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 Opportunities


Internship Information Session 
Thursday April 16th
LBC Stibbs Conference Room

Are you thinking about doing an internship in Summer or Fall 2015, but don't know where to begin? 


Join us for the Public Service Internships Information Session! We will discuss the program details and answer all your questions about doing an internship this Summer or Fall. Public service internships are a great way to:
  • Fulfill the 2nd tier public service requirement
  • Earn elective credit towards your degree
  • Build academic and professional credentials
  • Connect with one of 500 CPS community partner organizations
  • Engage in your local community

Public Service Internships Info Session

Thursday, April 16th from 5:30-6:30pm

LBC Stibbs Conference Room


Featured Internship 
The Learning Laboratory

The Learning Laboratory is a non-profit organization offering high-quality non-traditional after school, Saturday and summer programs for K-12 students at a reasonable cost for parents. The Learning Lab seeks to inspire and excite students in ways that they may never experience in a traditional school environment with hands-on activities, projects, technology explorations, field trips and travel. 

The Learning Laboratory has several openings for summer and fall interns. See the position descriptions and complete the form at http://learnlabnola.org/intern to express interest in a position.
Featured Internship
Casa Samba 

Casa Samba, New Orleans' only school of Brazilian Drum and Dance is now seeking interns for the summer, fall and/or spring 2015/16 academic year. You will have an opportunity to conduct research, assist with marketing efforts and gain valuable experience in grant writing and community outreach. Your work will play a key role in furthering our efforts to support Escola de Samba and the New Orleans community

 If you are interested, please answer the attached questions and submit them to pierre@tulane.edu, by April 10

Featured Internship 
Tulane Environmental Law Clinic
The Tulane Environmental Law Clinic's Community Outreach Program strives to enhance the power and effectiveness of grassroots organizations, municipal governments, and individual citizens. The Outreach Program works to integrate the Clinic's legal activities with long-term community strategies, helping communities create a context within which they can realize the full benefit of legal victories and effectively respond to legal setbacks.

Graphic Design Intern: The Outreach Program is in the process of updating the "Citizen's Guide to Environmental Protection in Louisiana" to be published in Late 2015. It is looking for a graphic design intern to help design the feel and look of the publication

Environmental Law and Policy Research Intern: The Clinic is looking for an environmental law research intern to help research the environmental laws and regulations.


See job descriptions here. Please send resumes to May Nguyen, Director of community Outreach Tulane Environmental Law Clinic may.nguyen@tulane.edu

Featured Internship 
Center for Restorative Approaches

The Center for Restorative Approaches works to replace cultures of violence and punitive disciplinary practices with violence prevention and restorative practices in New Orleans. 


The Internal Operations Intern is responsible for supporting a team of trainers, facilitators and administrators through general office work. This position is responsible for assisting workflow and organizing the internal operations of the digital and physical files/data.

The Publishing Intern will be responsible for ensuring the quality of CRA written materials. This position will entail writing, editing, as well as publishing.   


If you are interested, contact Tom Zolot, Community Engagement Coordinator, at tzolot@thecra.net with some information about yourself and a resume. 

Featured Internship 
Office of Multicultural Affairs

The Office of Multicultural Affairs is now seeking interns for the summer, fall and/or spring 2015-16 academic year. 


Depending on your skills and interests you will have an opportunity to conduct research, develop and assist in facilitating cultural competency/ diversity training modules and gain valuable experience in program planning, marketing, and assessment. Your work will play a key role in furthering efforts to support students of color on campus. 


If you are interested, please answer the attached questions and submit them  in "The O" located in the basement of the LBC or via email pierre@tulane.edu, by April 10. 

Featured Internship 

lowernine.org is a non-profit organization working in toward the long-term recovery of New Orleans' historic Lower Ninth Ward from Hurricane Katrina and the levee breaches of 2005. Lowernine.org's main goal is to support residents in rebuilding their storm damaged properties, but it also assists the community in other ways, helping with blight mapping, community gardens, and any other neighborhood recovery initiatives.


Rebuild Intern:

  • Train and supervise volunteers on job sites
  • Assist with rebuild projects
  • See the job description 

Development Intern: 

  • Independent project management along with research into opportunities for funding and organizational development
  • See the job description 
To apply, submit resume and letter of intent to Emily at atemily@lowernine.org 
Featured Internship 
New Orleans Peace Building and Conflict Transformation Project


The work of the New Orleans Peace Building and Conflict Transformation Project focuses on organizing as a tool for community empowerment utilizing conflict resolution skills to achieve a reduction in community violence. It is currently seeking an intern interested in gaining hands-on experience in community event planning. The intern will be working primarily with staff to organize the annual Peace is Power Parade in September. Responsibilities will include:    

  • Prepare promotional and press materials for the parade
  • Update the organization's mailing list
  • Co-manage social media sites
  • Perform parade outreach duties by contacting schools and community groups
  • Network with other non-profit organizations in the Greater New Orleans area
  • Conduct follow up with potential sponsors

Please submit the AFSC internship application by May 15. Email applications to Dee Dee Green, AFSC Area Program Director, vgreen@afsc.org, (504) 565-3599. For questions, call (504) 565-3596.

Featured Internship 
New Orleans Video Access Center 

Do you love vintage analog video projects? Are you interested in helping to save documents of New Orleans cultural history?


Be mentored by professional media archivists and encoders, including an Emmy award winning sound engineer, while preserving the video history contained in the archives of one of the oldest media centers in the country. New Orleans Video Access Center (NOVAC) is looking for an assistant with an interest in digital media preservation. The work will entail assessing and cataloging artifacts as part of a large collection assessment and preservation plan for the archives, and may also entail some digitization. This is a professional opportunity to work in media preservation.

Interested candidates, email lizdunnebacke@gmail.com with a summary of your interest in this project.

Featured Internship
Katrina National Memorial Foundation

Katrina National Memorial Foundation's mission is to build a national museum in New Orleans, Louisiana to provide a place to honor those who perished in Hurricane Katrina, remember and learn from the catastrophe, and celebrate the strength of the survivors and those who came to help rebuild. In creating this international destination we will establish a system of apprenticeship and mentoring for the youth of New Orleans in the building and landscape trades, while using cutting-edge "green" technologies. KNMF's vision is to construct the first LEED Certified Platinum museum of its kind in AmericaKNMF is looking for interns to provide: 

  • Assistance in document preparation
  • Archiving and cataloging photographs with KNMF vendors
  • Data base management
  • Creating timeline graphic of KNMF events
  • Participation in KNMF public relations planning and production
  • Assistance in design and development of building architecture                                                                                               

For more information, contact R. Omar Casimire at info@knmfno.org               

Featured Internship
Friends and Family of Louisiana's Incarcerated Children

FFLIC is a statewide membership based organization dedicated to creating a better life for all of Louisiana's youth especially those who are involved or at risk of getting involved with the juvenile justice system. FFLIC seeks to transform the juvenile justice system, the education discipline policies and ensure that resources move from incarceration and punishment to community based programs that help youth and families grow and thrive. 

FFI is looking for the following interns: 
Featured Internship 
YMCA of Greater New Orleans


The YMCA of Greater New Orleans seeks energetic, enthusiastic interns for Summer and Fall! 

Community Outreach Intern supports YMCA Educational Services Adult Literacy via email, social media, and radio promotions. Duties include: managing social media, creating flyers and newsletters, and updating media and community contact lists.


Marketing Intern helps plan marketing strategies for the 35th Annual Corporate Cup Second Line for Literacy 5K,a fundraiser benefiting adult literacy programs. Duties include: assistance with creating marketing materials, press releases, and email communication with sponsors and race participants, assisting with social media outreach, and helping collect data to measure the success of marketing efforts.    

For more information, contact 
Shannan Cvitanovic, Director YMCA Educational Services, at shannanc@ymcaneworleans.org

Featured Internship
 Catholic Charities of New Orleans


Catholic Charities is looking for interns for the following projects: 

  • Baronne Street Homeless Shelter: After-School Program Intern will work closely with the Shelter Director to implement and manage an after school program for the children of the homeless families at the shelter.  
  • Spirit of Hope-Workforce Development: SOH is looking for an intern to work closely with the SOH Program Director.  Responsibilities include data collection and analysis to assist in the monitoring and evaluation of the program, producing reports to funders. 
  • Health Guardians Program:  Health Guardians is an integrated program focused on deterring clients from frequenting the Emergency Room. The intern will have the opportunity to network extensively with hospital physicians, administrators, and social service agencies.
  • Office of Justice and Peace & Parish and Community Services:  Intern will work closely with the Division Director on fully utilizing social media, working with the Office of Justice and Peace to support the work of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development and Catholic Relief Services.
  • Immigration and Refugees Services:  Responsibilities may include: assisting with the implementation of a cultural orientation program for Refugee clients who have just arrived in the United States from Cuba, Burma, Iraq, and other countries; attending refugee services group event. 
  • Voyage House & Ciarra Permanent Supportive Housing Intern will assist Case Managers and Director with responsibilities for housing individuals that are challenged with Mental Health and or Substance Abuse issues
Click here for complete job descriptions.  


For more information, contact Shannon F. Murphy, Director of Volunteers Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans at smurphy@ccano.org

More Internships! 
More Internships Available for Summer and Fall 2015!

Organization NameInternship Position TitleContact Information
Apex Youth Center
Program Intern, Data Management InternAlexandra Ehrhardt, volunteer@apexyouthcenter.org
ARISE SchoolsSocial Media Intern, Development InternBessie Goggins, bessie.goggins@ariseschools.org
Better Day HealthHealthcare Sales and Marketing Rand Ragusa, rand@voicehit.com
Cafe ReconcileMarketing Assistant, Volunteer Program Assistant, Culinary/Hospitality AssistantStewart Young, syoung@cafereconcile.org
Community Works of LouisianaOutreach Intern, Financial Intern, Development InternChandler Nutick, cnutik@communityworksla.org
Cowen InstitutePolicy Intern, Operations InternGriff Hibbard-Curto, ghibbard@tulane.edu
Funny Bones ImprovMedia Intern, Research Intern, Fundraising InternJolene Fehler, jolene@funnybonesimprov.com
Homer A. Plessy Community SchoolSpanish Teacher, Reading Buddy Program ManagerNeal Dixit, ndixit@tulane.edu
Office for Gender and Sexual DiversityLGBTIQA Communications Intern, Research InternAbby Jones, fjones5@gmail.com
Orleans Public DefendersClient Services Intern, Campaign Intern Nathan Fennell, nfennell@opdla.org
Top Box FoodsMarketing Intern, Public Health Intern, Accounting InternConnor DeLoach, connor.deloach@topboxfoods.org
Tulane Upward BoundCollege Counselor, Curriculum Development InternApril Rice, arice2@tulane.edu
VIA LINKHotline Crisis CounselorVictoria Schwandt, vschwandt@vialink
Voice of The Ex-OffenderLegal Research AssistantGahiji Barrow, gahiji@vote-nola.org

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In This Issue
Internship Info Session
Learning Laboratory
Casa Samba
Environmental Law Clinic
Center for Restorative Approaches
Office of Multicultural Affairs
New Orleans Peace Building
New Orleans Video Access Center
Katrina National Memorial Foundation
Friends and Family of Louisiana's Incarcerated Children
YMCA New Orleans
Catholic Charities
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