Internships

Internships in many of our programs are available for applicable course credit. Resumes and cover letters must be submitted with a list of availability to Volunteer Services by e-mail at estieber@ccano.org Last updated: May 30, 2018. 

If seeking college credit, a contract will be required from your college or university. This process can take 1 week to 3 months, so please plan ahead for time sensitive internships. 

Internships are also available to non-students looking to make a commitment to service or gain experience in the non-profit field. 

Available Internships: 

Homeless Services - Excellent opportunity for MSW students

Location:   Incarnate Word     8326 Apricot Street     New Orleans, LA         Carrollton Area

Intern will assist case managers with responsibilities of housing single individuals that are challenged with mental health and/or substance abuse issues; accompany and assist case manager on home visits; identify community resources; direct and refer clients to relevant resources within the agency and in the community; research, updates and distribute resources and outreach material; develop community partnerships; maintain thorough records of progress, contacts and program goals and outcomes; and provide administrative support to one or more Housing & Homeless Services programs. Position available as a supervised MSW internship by a licensed LCSW for graduate students working on their MSW. 

Schedule: Must be available between 9 AM and 5 PM Monday-Friday, minimum 20-24 hours per week.


Health Guardians Program -Excellent Opportunity for future MD or MPH students!
 

Location:   Incarnate Word     8326 Apricot Street     New Orleans, LA         Carrollton Area

Intern will work under the direction of administrative staff (Director of Client Services).  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. This role requires performing challenging duties (similar to that of a Patient Navigator) to help clients navigate the Healthcare system. Candidate must possess critical thinking skills, time management, and excellent interpersonal skills.


Office of Justice and Peace - Parish and Community Services Intern
 

Location:    1000 Howard Avenue       New Orleans, LA         Three blocks from Lee Circle

The Office of Justice and Peace works in areas related to social and economic justice including workers’ rights, rights of ex-offenders and those entangled in the legal system and options for poor and vulnerable persons. Intern will work closely with the Division Director on special projects and administrative tasks. This could include outreach phone calls and letter to parishes, analysis of parish outreach data and summaries, working with Communications 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. Assist with researching and developing the advocacy network for Catholic Charities. Candidate must possess critical and creative thinking skills, time management, and good verbal and written skills. Interest in social services and families required. 

Schedule: flexible, Monday-Friday (9 AM – 4 PM) with some possible evening workshop support.


Refugee Services Programs Intern
 

Location:     2505 Maine Avenue       Metairie, LA           Near Metairie/Kenner Parish Line

The intern will work closely with the Refugee Services Program staff to supplement program activities and enhance services to the clients.  Responsibilities are wide-ranging and depend upon intern’s skills and interest, but 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 events; developing and managing relationships with parishes, universities, and community-based organizations; designing more effective client intake processes and program monitoring tools; assisting in entering client information into various tracking systems; running client services reports.  The intern may also be involved in grant research and grant writing to support and expand the services of each program.  He/she must have strong verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to maintaining effective and professional work relationships.  Student with an interest in social services, social policy and practice, or immigrant and refugee issues highly encouraged to apply.  Proficiency in Arabic, Burmese, Spanish or other languages valued.

Schedule: flexible Monday – Friday from 9 AM to 4 PM with possible weekend time to support moves or welcome refugees.


Refugee Services - Cultural Orientation Intern
 

Location:    2505 Maine Avenue       Metairie, LA              Near Metairie/Kenner Parish Line

The intern will work closely with the Refugee Services Program staff to supplement program activities and enhance services to the clients. Responsibilities include: assisting with the implementation of cultural orientation classes for Refugee clients who have just arrived in the United States from Cuba, Burma, Iraq, Syria and other countries; teaching weekly classes to clients of the Refugee Services program that aide with their transition into their new life in the U.S. and the Greater New Orleans community; attending refugee services group events; developing and maintaining thorough records of progress, contacts, and program goals and outcomes, and assisting in developing tools to measure program effectiveness.  He/she must have strong verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to maintaining effective and professional work relationships. Students with an interest in social services, social policy and practice, or immigrant and refugee issues highly encouraged to apply. Proficiency in Arabic, Burmese, Spanish or other languages highly valued. Must have own transportation to commute to Metairie.

Schedule: Must be available Wednesday afternoons (from about 1 to 5 PM). Other hours flexible: Monday -Thursday from 9 AM to 5 PM; minimum 12 hours per week.


Refugee Services - Employment Services Intern
 

Location:    2505 Maine Avenue       Metairie, LA              Near Metairie/Kenner Parish Line

The intern will work closely with the Refugee Services Program staff to supplement program activities and enhance services to the clients. Responsibilities include: assisting with the implementation of Job Readiness classes for refugee clients who have just arrived in the United States; expanding on the financial literacy curriculum used in the Job Readiness classes; attending refugee services group events; compiling resources related to financial literacy; exploring local employment and career laddering options; and assisting in developing tools to measure program effectiveness. He/she must have strong verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to maintain effective and professional work relationships. Students with an interest in social services, economics or immigrant and refugee issues highly encouraged to apply. Proficiency in Spanish, Arabic, Haitian Creole, Tigrinya, Chin or other languages highly valued.

Schedule: Must be available Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 AM to 3 PM. Other hours flexible: Monday -Thursday from 9 AM to 5 PM; minimum 12 hours per week.


Refugee Services - Women's Group Intern
 

Location:    2505 Maine Avenue       Metairie, LA              Near Metairie/Kenner Parish Line

 Intern is responsible for the planning and implementation of Tea Group, a bi-monthly group for refugee women alternating focus on social support and economic empowerment. Responsibilities include: conducting research and compiling resources related to refugee mental health, social support and cultural customs; planning and implementing tea group activities and discussions; finding and coordinating activities with local experts on entrepreneurship and leadership skills; developing a detailed plan for engaging and communicating with participants; addressing transportation challenges including planning carpools and utilizing public transportation; and attending refugee services group events. Increased frequency of meetings will be likely. Must have strong verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to maintain effective and professional work relationships and demonstrate cultural awareness. Students with an interest in social services. social work, gender studies or immigrant and refugee issues highly encouraged to apply. Proficiency in Arabic or Tigrinya highly valued.

Schedule: Must be available Thursdays from 9 AM to 2 PM twice per month. Other hours flexible: Monday -Thursday from 9 AM to 5 PM; minimum 5-10 hours per week.


Project SAVE (Stopping Abuse through Victim Empowerment)
 

Location: Central Business District

Law Student Interns: Current law students or lawyers needed to assist lawyers in legal proceedings. College Junior/Senior internship positions are also available: Students must be mature and committed in their interest in domestic violence.

 

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