Internship and Research Opportunities


The Newcomb College Institute aims to connect undergraduate women to a wide range of experiential learning opportunities that focus on women or gender. Their Summer Internship Program offers competitive grants of up to $2,000 to support undergraduate women in internship positions that focus on women or gender.

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New Era Colorado Summer Fellowship Program

New Era Colorado is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that works to engage young people in the political process through civic engagement, advocacy, and leadership development. They are a homegrown organization focusing on state- and local-level issues.

This summer, they’re offering a full-time summer fellowship program in Denver to train the next generation of young leaders to create change in their communities. More info is available on their website.

The Democracy Fellows will learn to lead, organize, and advocate for the issues they are passionate about, and can receive need-based stipends for their participation. They'll learn from the best in their fields in Colorado how to write field plans, craft a media strategy, build relationships with volunteers, and more.

New Era Colorado is excited to offer this opportunity to students at Tulane.

The Public Service Internship Program

The Department of Political Science, in conjunction with the Center for Public Service (, sponsors supervised public service internships for undergraduate majors. Through this program, students earn 3 political science credits and complete their second tier public service graduation requirement. Students may receive political science credit for one internship only.   Please note that your internship credits (POLS 4560) will not count as one of the two 4000 level courses required for the political science major.

Finding and Internship

Students are welcome to find internship opportunities on their own, subject to the approval of the Center for Public Service. Others can use the services of the Center for Public Service, which maintains a list of available internship sites and can also help locate additional sites related to the student's area of special interest. You may browse possible internship opportunities here:

Program Requirements

1.    The Public Service Internship Program is open to political science majors with a minimum 3.0 GPA who have fulfilled their first tier public service graduation requirement.

2.    Interns are required to complete 60 hours of unpaid service at an approved site.

3.    Students must attend a weekly academic seminar concurrently with their internship.  (If internships are done during the summer, the academic seminar will be done online.)

4.    Students must apply to the program prior to the start of their internship (see “Application Process” below.  You may not receive credit for a internship retroactively.

Application Process

To apply for the internship program, please visit the CPS website to complete the online application. ( Generally, applications for spring internship are due in early December, summer interns must apply by April, and fall interns by early August.  Exact program application deadlines may be found here:

For more information, please contact:

Sarah Berger

Internship Senior Program Coordinator

Center for Public Service

102A Alcee Fortier

(504) 862-3355

Dr. Myriam Huet

Program Manager for Internships

Center for Public Service

102D Alcee Fortier

(504) 862-3357

Dr. Casey Love

Senior Professor of Practice

Departmental Internship Coordinator

307 Norman Mayer Building

(504) 862-8315



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