Myriam Huet, PhD
Assistant Director

Alexa Schwartz
Senior Program Coordinator

James Garrett
Senior Program Coordinator




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Public Service Internship Program - Overview

Internships are, by far, the best way for students to gain the necessary skills needed to perform successfully in today's competitive, professional environments. Long gone are the days when a degree in hand was all that was needed to land a great job after graduation. These days, employers are looking for experienced personnel. The Tulane Center for Public Service Internship Program provides students with this competitive advantage by offering them the opportunity to build upon their skills and abilities through intensive community-based work.

Program benefits:

  • Work with a community organization of your choice (including but not limited to CPS 500+ local partners!)
  • Gain professional experience
  • Earn up to 3 elective credit hours at the 4000 level
  • Fulfill the 2nd tier public service graduation requirement
  • Opt for a summer public service internship anywhere in the U.S.
  • Make a lasting impact in your community!

Program entrance requirements:

  • Sophomore, Junior, or Senior status
  • Must have completed the 1st tier of Tulane’s Public Service Graduation Requirement
  • 3.0 GPA (2.7 GPA’s will be considered with a letter of recommendation from a faculty)
  • Unpaid public service internship placement
  • Internship typically support an academic major or minor
  • Have a major and/or minor in a participating department (click here for list)
  • Complete 60 to 70 hours of service over the course of the semester
  • Attend a weekly internship seminar (the seminar is online during summer)
  • Make an Internship Contribution to the internship site

Important Note:summer internships can be done outside of the New Orleans area as long as students can commit to the online summer internship seminar. Students considering full-time summer internships may be permitted to receive financial compensation as long as the initial 60-70 hours worked are unpaid and a statement from the supervisor provided.

Center for Public Service, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-862-8060