Internships in many of our programs are available for applicable course-credit. Applications & resumes must be submitted to Volunteer Services by e-mail at

Available Internships

Updated 8/27/15

Baronne Street Homeless Shelter

Location:         2407 Baronne Street   New Orleans, LA         Three (3) blocks from St. Charles Avenue Streetcar

After-School Program Intern:  Intern will work closely with the Shelter Director to implement and manage an after school program for the children of the homeless families at the shelter.  The after school program includes homework help, mentorship, and educational games in order to enrich the lives of our young residents, improve literacy, and bolster self-esteem.  Responsibilities include tutoring students by assisting with homework completion and strengthening academic skills, researching and leading group educational games to improve self-esteem and teach life skills, and spending one-on-one time with students to aid in their development.  Candidates must be enthusiastic, creative, and enjoy spending time with youth.  Must have an interest in social services, homelessness prevention, and education.  Experience in education and youth empowerment helpful.  Must have strong academic ability, particularly in Math and English.  Schedule flexible.

Tutoring:                         Monday – Thursday, 3-5:00 pm or 6-7:30 pm

Children’s Activities:       Friday, 6-8:00 pm and/or Saturday, 12-4:00 pm


Spirit of HopeWorkforce Development

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

SOH is looking for an intern to work closely with the SOH Program Director.  Responsibilities include data collection and analysis to assist in the monitoring and evaluation of the program, producing reports to funders.  The intern will also be involved in grant research and grant writing to support and expand our services; as well as support in community outreach, training and workshops.  Candidate must demonstrate interest and commitment to the responsibilities delineated above and is willing to support the program in other capacities.  Intern must also have strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, as well as be able to make the time commitment necessary to support the program.


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                                 3 blocks from Lee Circle

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 (9:00am-4:00pm) with some possible evening workshop support.


Immigration and Refugees Services Programs Intern

Location:         Maine Avenue                         Near Metairie/Kenner Parish Line

Immigration & Refugee Programs Intern:  The intern will work closely with the Immigration and 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.


Voyage House & Ciarra Permanent Supportive Housing

Location:         1424 Dante St.                        New Orleans, LA         Two (2) blocks from St.Charles AveStreetcar

Intern:  Intern will assist Case Managers and Director with responsibilities for housing single individuals (Male and Females) that are challenged with Mental Health and or Substance Abuse issues at either Voyage House serving single women or Ciara Permanent Supportive Housing serving single men and women.  The program includes intensive case management for homeless individuals.  Responsibilities include assisting with researching resources, phone calls, weekly data input, assisting and observing team meetings, and developing partnerships in the community. Candidate must possess critical and analytical thinking skills, time management, good verbal and written skills. Schedule flexible: Monday-Friday (9:00am-5:00pm).


Project SAVE (Stopping Abuse through Victim Empowerment)

Location:        Downtown at Main Post Office Building

Law Student Interns: Current law students 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.


Foster Care Intern – Independent Living Skills Program (ILSP

Location:        Westbank   1430A Claire Avenue    Gretna, LA

Intern needed who is studying social work or related major (psychology, sociology, etc.). Must have an interest in working with foster youth.  Makes phone contact with foster youth and former foster youth.  Completes written surveys with foster youth and former foster youth.  Maintains survey information in data base.  Assists with teaching life skills.  Assists with NYTD event.  Transportation required.


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