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Intern with the Cowen Institute

We are currently recruiting for the 2016 summer and fall terms. Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Omote Ekwotafia at oekwotaf@tulane.edu. Cover letters should indicate whether the applicant has a preference for the summer or fall term. All internships are unpaid. Internship opportunities are listed below:

*Applicants interested in working with our Upward Bound Program should contact April Rice at arice2@tulane.edu.

College and Career Advisory Intern, Earn and Learn Career Pathways Program

As a college and career advisory intern you will work with opportunity youth as they prepare for college and career success through the Cowen Institute’s Earn and Learn Career Pathways Program. Specifically, you will support program participants as they create and meet goals and benchmarks along their pathways to career and postsecondary. Interns work one-on-one and in small groups with program participants on a range of content, including postsecondary and career exploration and interview preparation. Interns will support advisory sessions at least once a week.

The advisory intern position is great for students interested in working directly with young adults and are interested in secondary or postsecondary education and youth development. This internship is well-suited for a Tulane undergraduate who is interested in exploring a career in teaching, social work, or youth development.

The Earn and Learn Career Pathways Program: In partnership with Tulane University, the Earn and Learn Career Pathways Program provides young adults with employment opportunities and professional development support by preparing them for jobs in high-growth industries that pay a livable wage. Enrolled opportunity youth are 18-24 years old and either have, or are working towards, a high school credential. Program apprentices work for and are paid by Tulane over the course of a year, while also receiving intensive career-focused technical and academic skills training through the Accelerated Career Education program at Delgado Community College. Apprentices spend 20 hours a week working for Tulane and 20 hours in the classroom engaged in academic and vocational training. By establishing an intensive workforce-training program, Tulane seeks to strengthen New Orleans’ human capital pipeline as well as foster prosperity in local youth’s lives.

Opportunity Youth: Opportunity youth are 16 to 24 year olds who are disconnected from school and employment. Currently, at least one in six young adults in the United States is considered an opportunity youth and more than 25,000 opportunity youth live in the Greater New Orleans area. Of the 50 largest metros in the country, New Orleans has the third highest rate of youth disconnection.

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Tutor, Earn and Learn Career Pathways Program

As an Earn and Learn Tutor you will support program participants, known as “apprentices”, with their academic goals. Tutors work one-on-one and in small groups with apprentices on a range of academic content, including course homework and preparation for standardized tests including the HiSET (similar to the GED) and ACT. Tutors are asked to attend Apprentice Academy at least two afternoons each week for approximately two hours per session.

The tutor position is a great opportunity for students interested in working directly with young adults and are interested in secondary or postsecondary education and youth development. Tutors will learn best practices in teaching and youth development.

The Earn and Learn Career Pathways Program: In partnership with Tulane University, the Earn and Learn Career Pathways Program provides young adults with employment opportunities and professional development support by preparing them for jobs in high-growth industries that pay a livable wage. Enrolled opportunity youth are 18-24 years old and either have, or are working towards, a high school credential. Program apprentices work for and are paid by Tulane over the course of a year, while also receiving intensive career-focused technical and academic skills training through the Accelerated Career Education program at Delgado Community College. Apprentices spend 20 hours a week working for Tulane and 20 hours in the classroom engaged in academic and vocational training. By establishing an intensive workforce-training program, Tulane seeks to strengthen New Orleans’ human capital pipeline as well as foster prosperity in local youth’s lives.

Opportunity Youth: Opportunity youth are 16 to 24 year olds who are disconnected from school and employment. Currently, at least one in six young adults in the United States is considered an opportunity youth and more than 25,000 opportunity youth live in the Greater New Orleans area. Of the 50 largest metros in the country, New Orleans has the third highest rate of youth disconnection.

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College and Career Success Intern, Upward Bound

Upward Bound is a federally-funded college prep program that focuses on college completion for first generation or low-income students. Located right on Tulane’s Uptown Campus, Upward Bound services 50 high school students from New Orleans. Through rigorous supplemental academic classes and tutoring, Upward Bound prepare its students for the rigors of college. The program also provides enrichment in form of student internships, college tours, cultural activities, career prep courses, and advising support all the way through college graduation.

As an Upward Bound intern you will get the opportunity to have one-on-one interaction with motivated college-bound students and receive firsthand non-profit experience in programming development. You’ll make a positive difference with students in many ways; whether by meeting individually with students or helping streamline and expand the services the program offers them. You’re a great fit if you are passionate about education, enjoy working with kids, and have a positive attitude. Step outside of your comfort zone and into one of the many roles available with our dynamic team.

The Upward Bound Program, is seeking Tulane students to intern in the following areas:

  • Curriculum Development Assistant
  • College and Career Counseling Assistant
  • Social Media Developer/Website Developer
  • Publicity Materials Developer and Alumni Relations
  • Senior Mentor Assistant
  • Non-profit Management Support Assistant
  • Mentoring and ACT Teaching Assistant

For more detailed descriptions, please see the Upward Bound Internship Descriptions.

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College and Career Advisory Intern, In-School Advisory Program

As an advisory intern you will work with high school scholars to plan their next steps, whether that step is joining the workforce or becoming a college freshmen. Specifically, you will work one-on-one and in small groups with program participants on a range of content, including postsecondary and career exploration, college applications, personal statements, and financial aid. Interns will support advisory sessions at least once a week at a partner high school. The advisory intern position is great for students interested in working directly with young adults and are interested in secondary or postsecondary education and youth development. This internship is well-suited for a Tulane undergraduate who is interested in exploring a career in teaching, social work, or youth development.

The Cowen Institute’s In-School Advisory Program: The Cowen Institute’s College and Career Readiness Team partners with a number of local high schools to support college selection, college essays, college applications, FAFSA completion, scholarship completion, and ACT preparation. This is in effort to increase the number of New Orleans’ students who are college-ready.

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