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Select the department for credit below for specific requirements. Please contact an internship coordinator if you have any questions.

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Africana Studies

  • Students must receive internship approval by the director of the department before their application can be accepted and processed.
  • Students must complete a minimum of 60 internship hours.
  • Students participate in the Topics in Community Engagement seminar through CPS.
  • Students receive 3 elective credits.

Anthropology

  • Students must complete a minimum of 60 internship hours.
  • Students participate in the Topics in Community Engagement seminar through CPS.
  • Students receive 3 elective credits.

Architecture

  • Only open to majors/minors.
  • Students must complete a minimum of 60 internship hours.
  • Students are enrolled in ISTU 5010 for departmental credit.
  • Students participate in the Topics in Community Engagement seminar through CPS.
  • Students receive 3 ISTU elective credits.

Art

The Department of Art directs its own public service internship program. Please directly contact the department for more information.

 

Business

  • Only open to majors/minors.
  • Students must complete a minimum of 60 internship hours.
  • Students participate in the Topics in Community Engagement seminar through CPS.
  • Students receive 3 elective credits.

 

Cell and Molecular Biology

  • Students must complete a minimum of 70 internship hours.
  • Students participate in the Careers in Health Sciences internship seminar.
  • Students receive 3 CELL elective credits.
  • Cell and Molecular Biology internships work in a variety of clinical settings or with agencies whose work relates to health care.

Communication

  • Offered during summer and spring semesters.
  • Students participate in the Communication Internship seminar with Dr. Mary Blue of the Department of Communication. 
  • Students must receive internship approval from Dr. Blue before their application can be accepted and processed.
  • Students must complete a minimum of 100 internship hours.
  • Students receive 3 COMM elective credits.
  • Students completing summer internships must enroll in both public service and academic credit during the summer term, and therefore pay summer tuition. 

 

Earth and Environmental Sciences

  • Students must complete a minimum of 60 internship hours.
  • Students participate in the Topics in Community Engagement seminar through CPS.
  • Students receive 3 elective credits. 

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

  • The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology maintains a list of approved internship sites.
  • Students must complete a minimum of 60 internship hours.
  • Students participate in the Topics in Community Engagement seminar through CPS.
  • Students receive 3 EBIO elective credits.

The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology maintains a list of approved internship sites:

  • Alliance for Affordable Energy
  • Audubon Institute
  • Bayou Rebirth
  • Category Five/Wetlands Watch
  • Global Green
  • Green Light New Orleans
  • The Green Project
  • Gulf Restoration Network
  • Huddled Masses
  • Jost van Dykes (BVI) Preservation Society
  • Longue Vue House & Gardens
  • Louisiana Environmental Justice Community Organization Coalition
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • New Orleans City Park
  • New Orleans Outreach
  • Sierra Club
  • Studio in the Woods
  • Tierra Resources LLC
  • Tulane Environmental Law Clinic
  • Tulane Institute on Water Resources Law and Policy
  • Turtle Cove Environmental Research Station Southeastern Louisiana University
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Department
  • Village Green at the New Orleans Public Library
  • Wildlife Discovery Agency (IL)
  • Woodlands Conservancy

Economics

  • Students must complete a minimum of 60 internship hours.
  • Students participate in the Topics in Community Engagement seminar through CPS.
  • Students receive 1 ECON elective credit.

English

  • Students must complete a minimum of 60 internship hours.
  • Students participate in the Topics in Community Engagement seminar through CPS.
  • Students receive 3 elective credits.

Environmental Studies

  • Students must complete a minimum of 60 internship hours.
  • Students participate in the Topics in Community Engagement seminar through CPS.
  • Students receive 3 elective credits. 

 

French

  • Students must receive internship approval the department chair before their application can be accepted and processed.
  • Students must submit copies of their seminar reflection essays to their undergraduate advisor.
  • Students must complete a minimum of 60 internship hours.
  • Students participate in the Topics in Community Engagement seminar through CPS.
  • Students receive 1 FREN elective credit.

 

Gender Studies

  • Students must complete a minimum of 60 internship hours.
  • Students participate in the Topics in Community Engagement seminar through CPS.
  • Students receive 3 elective credits.

 

History

  • Students must complete a minimum of 60 internship hours.
  • Students receive 3 HIST elective credits.
  • Students either enroll in HIST 4560 which functions as an independent study, or for semesters when it is offered, enroll in HIST 4570 Public History/Internship Seminar. For independent studies, students must identify a professor in the history department to supervise their academic work.
  • Students enrolled in HIST 4560 or HIST 4570 do not need to take the CPS Internship Seminar. Instead, reading and writing assignments are at the discretion of the professor or incorporated into the public history seminar. Students should expect the academic workload (e.g. readings and writing assignments) to be consistent with the expectations of an upper level history class.
  • Summer history internships outside of New Orleans must be approved by Dr. Lipman by April 15. 

The Department of History maintains a list of approved internship sites. Any potential site not listed must be approved by Dr. Jana Lipman, Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of History:

  • Amistad Research Center
  • Hogan Jazz Archive
  • Ogden Museum of Southern Art
  • Historic New Orleans Collection
  • The National WWII Museum
  • St. Alphonsus Art and Cultural Center
  • Tulane Louisiana Research Collection
  • Louisiana State Museum
  • American-Italian Cultural Center
  • Office of the Archives at the Archdiocese of New Orleans
  • Louisiana National Guard Museum

 

International Development

  • Students must complete a minimum of 60 internship hours.
  • Students participate in the Topics in Community Engagement seminar through CPS.
  • Students receive 3 elective credits.

Italian

The Department of Italian directs its own public service internship program. Please directly contact the department for more information.

 

Jewish Studies

  • Students must complete a minimum of 60 internship hours.
  • Students participate in the Topics in Community Engagement seminar through CPS.
  • Students receive 3 elective credits.

 

Latin American Studies

  • Students must complete a minimum of 60 internship hours. Students participate in the Topics in Community Engagement seminar through CPS. Students receive 3 elective credits. CPS Contact:

Linguistics

  • Students must complete a minimum of 60 internship hours.
  • Students receive 3 LING elective credits.
  • Students participate in the Topics in Community Engagement seminar through CPS.
  • Students must receive internship approval the director of the department before their application can be accepted and processed.
  • Linguistics students must work with a faculty member in the Interdisciplinary Program in Linguistics for 3 weeks at the beginning of the semester, doing readings that relate to the internship placement, grounding themselves within current linguistic theory, and becoming familiar with related research.
  • Interested students may approach a faculty member on their own or Dr. Olanike Orie for more information.

 

Music

  • Students must complete a minimum of 60 internship hours.
  • Students participate in the Topics in Community Engagement seminar through CPS.
  • Students receive 3 elective credits.

Musical Cultures of the Gulf South

  • Students must complete a minimum of 60 internship hours.
  • Students participate in the Topics in Community Engagement seminar through CPS.
  • Students receive 3 elective credits in their major or minor department.

Musical Cultures of the Gulf South maintains a list of preferred internship sites:

  • City of New Orleans
  • A Studio in the Woods
  • CubaNOLA Arts Collective
  • ACLU Foundation of Louisiana
  • Southern Food and Beverage Museum Foundation
  • The Green Project
  • Ochsner Health System
  • ViaNolaVie
  • New Orleans Film Society
  • Girls on the Run New Orleans
  • Homer A. Plessy Community School
  • Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans
  • Orleans Public Defenders
  • The Center for Ethical Living and Social Justice Renewal
  • New Orleans Video Access Center
  • Mardi Gras Indian Hall of Fame
  • Latino Forum
  • GrowDat Youth Farm
  • Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center
  • Court Watch NOLA
  • Community Mediation Services
  • Center for Restorative Approaches
  • Music and Culture Coalition of New Orleans
  • Parkway Partners
  • Gulf Restoration Network

 

Neuroscience

  • Students must complete a minimum of 70 internship hours.
  • Students receive 3 NSCI elective credits.
  • Students participate in the Careers in Health Sciences internship seminar.
  • Neuroscience interns work in a variety of clinical settings or with agencies whose work relates to health care.

 

Philosophy

  • Only open to majors/minors.
  • Students must complete a minimum of 60 internship hours.
  • Students participate in the Topics in Community Engagement seminar through CPS.
  • Students receive 3 Political Economy elective credits.

Political Economy

  • Only open to majors/minors.
  • Students must complete a minimum of 60 internship hours.
  • Students participate in the Topics in Community Engagement seminar through CPS.
  • Students receive 3 elective credits.

Political Science

  • Students must complete a minimum of 60 internship hours.
  • Students participate in the Topics in Community Engagement seminar through CPS.
  • Students receive 3 elective credits.

Psychology

  • Students must complete a minimum of 70 internship hours.
  • Students receive 3 PSYC elective credits.
  • Students participate in the Psychology Internship seminar taught by a faculty member in the Department of Psychology. 
  • Psychology students enrolled in the public service internship program in the summer will participate in the Topics in Community Engagement seminar through CPS.

Public Health

  • Students must be a second semester junior or higher in order to participate.
  • Students must complete a minimum of 60 internship hours.
  • Students receive 3 SPHU elective credits.
  • Students participate in the Leadership and Ethics in Public Health internship seminar.
  • Students may concurrently fulfill their Public Health capstone.

 

SISE Students

  • Students complete a minimum of 70 internship hours.
  • Students receive 3 SISE elective credits.
  • Students participate in the Innovative Approaches to Social Change internship seminar.

Sociology

  • Students must complete a minimum of 60 internship hours.
  • Students participate in the Topics in Community Engagement seminar through CPS.
  • Students receive 3 elective credits.

Spanish

  • Students must complete a minimum of 60 internship hours.
  • Students participate in the Topics in Community Engagement seminar through CPS.
  • Students receive 3 elective credits.

STEM majors/minors

  • Offered spring semester only.
  • Students must complete a minimum of 70 internship hours.
  • Students receive 3 SCEN elective credits.
  • Students participate in the STEM Education Internship seminar with Dr. Donata Henry.
  • STEM internships are open to students with majors or minors in natural sciences (including biological chemistry, chemistry, geology, and physics,) engineering, and mathematics.
  • STEM internships provide opportunities for science, engineering, and math students in the field of education.
  • Internship placements must be in educational settings, including schools, Tulane University Upward Bound, and community-based tutoring programs.

 

Theatre and Dance majors

  • Students must complete a minimum of 60 internship hours.
  • Students receive 3 DANC or THEA credits.
  • Students participate in the Topics in Community Engagement seminar through CPS.
  • Students must receive internship approval before their applications can be processed and accepted. Dance students should contact Dr. Barbara Hayley, while theatre students should contact Dr. Marty Sachs.

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