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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: September 22, 2021.

CCANO is an equal opportunity organization that does not discriminate in its selection practices and actively seeks a diverse applicant pool. CCANO encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, or disability. Reasonable accommodations will be made so that qualified disabled applicants may participate in the application process. Please advise in writing of special needs at the time of application.

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:

Food for Seniors - Nutrition Education Intern

Catholic Charities’ Food for Seniors program seeks a Nutrition Education Intern for support of their program. Food for Seniors provides monthly food boxes of non-perishable items to people age 60 + years who qualify based on their income. We serve over 30,000 seniors throughout the state of Louisiana.

The Nutrition Education Intern will work in conjunction with program staff to provide relatable nutrition education to program participants. The intern will create materials for distribution to clients discussing a variety of nutrition and health related topics. This information should be relatable and easily understood by the program participants and cover topics such as: nutritious ways to use the provided foods, the importance of a healthy diet to overall health, the importance of health care, nutritional values of food, ways to serve special nutritional needs of participants. The intern will also explore other venues for educating participants on the importance of good nutrition.

The intern will also work in conjunction with program staff to devise an evaluation procedure through which participant feedback on the nutrition education can be gleaned.

This internship can be completed remotely, though occasional meetings with program staff will be needed, as well as potential support at distribution sites or educational events. Proficiency in the Microsoft suite is required, and intern should be a junior, senior, or grad nutrition or dietary studies student.

This internship will require a minimum of 10 hours per week for a minimum of 4 months. Applicants interested in completing the internship for course credit should include that information in their application and be advised that there may be a contract procedure necessary with your school. Contracts generally take 3 – 4 months to execute before the intern may begin work.

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to Emily Stieber at estieber@ccano.org.

Immigration/Refugee Services - Education and Career Pathways Internship

Location: Currently Remote; office located at 2505 Maine Ave., Metairie, LA

The intern will work closely with the Employment Services team to support initiatives for increasing access to information about education and career pathways within the immigrant and refugee population in Southeast Louisiana. Responsibilities include:

  • Updating and Maintaining the existing career pathways resources
  • Creating presentation materials and leading presentations for staff and clients
  • Researching programs and information about local schools and organizations that can be added to our network
  • Collaborating with community partners to distribute materials, resources and information
  • Supporting an advocacy strategy to increase access to information about higher education and career pathways in schools for immigrant, refugee, undocumented and ESL students and parents
  • Researching the college process and requirements for immigrant, refugee, undocumented  and ESL students in Louisiana
  • Assisting in other education related matters as needed

Must have strong verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to maintain effective and professional work relationships. Must have effective research and organizational skills. Must be able to work independently. Student or community member with an interest in social services, education and higher education, social policy and practice, or immigrant and refugee issues highly encouraged to apply. Proficiency in Arabic, Amharic, Haitian Creole, Tigrinya, Burmese, Spanish or other languages valued.

Schedule flexible: M-F from 9:00 to 5:00 pm; minimum 5 hours a week

Immigration/Refugee Services - Employment Services Intern

The intern will work closely with the Employment Services Team and Refugee Services Program staff to supplement program activities and enhance services to the clients. Responsibilities may include: assisting clients in resume building, job search and job applications; assisting with the implementation of Job Readiness classes for Refugee clients who have just arrived in the United States;  researching local job market and career laddering options, and assisting in developing tools to measure program effectiveness; updating the jobs board. The intern 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, coaching, economics, or immigrant and refugee issues highly encouraged to apply. Proficiency in Spanish, Arabic, or Haitian Creole required.

Schedule flexible: M-Th from 9:00 to 5:00 pm; minimum 4-8 hours a week

Immigration/Refugee Services - English as a Second Language and Family Literacy Intern

Location:    2505 Maine Avenue (currently remote)       Metairie, LA

Accepting applications Fall 2021 and Spring 2022

The intern will work closely with the ESL Program staff to supplement program activities and enhance services to the students. Responsibilities include: assisting with ESL classes and the Family Literacy tutoring program; assisting in entering student data into various tracking systems; running reports regarding student and classroom performance; creating and implementing motivational strategies to encourage student success; developing online curriculum for use in ESL classes; attending ESL group events; developing and maintaining methods for measurement of student success and a curriculum effectiveness. Students with an interest in adult education, ESL or immigrant services are highly encouraged to apply. Proficiency in Arabic, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, French or other languages valued.

Schedule: Flexible M-F from 9 am – 5 pm minimum 8 hrs /wk. 

Immigration/Refugee Services - Outreach Intern

Location: 2505 Maine Avenue Metairie, LA  Near Metairie/Kenner Parish Line (currently remote)

The Outreach Intern will work with the Outreach Team to help the program streamline and integrate storytelling practices in our work. The intern will support initiatives to increase confidence in client storytelling abilities, uplift truthful narratives, and create sharing opportunities within the immigrant and refugee population of Louisiana. The intern will implement best practices that make space for staff to listen and learn from the community in client storytelling. Responsibilities include:

  • Implementing models of storytelling in the immigrant and refugee community by compiling and organizing relevant resources for clients as well as creating content for storytelling programming and activities for clients and staff.
  • Collaborating with Immigration and Refugee Services clients by listening to client stories and creating comfortable, and client-led opportunities to share with a wider public.
  • Researching and reaching out to a variety of organizations in order to create storytelling opportunities for immigrant and refugee clients.

Must have strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to maintaining effective and professional work relationships. Must have effective research and organizational skills. Must be able to work independently. Must have the ability to work with a culturally diverse population by demonstrating an awareness and sensitivity to the special needs of multi-cultural, multi-generational immigrant and refugee children, adults and families. Proficiency in two or more languages highly desired. Must have own transportation. Student or community member with an interest in social services, oral history, or immigrant and refugee issues highly encouraged to apply.

Schedule flexible: M-F from 9:00 to 5:00 pm; minimum 5-8 hours a week for 6-9 months.

Immigration/Refugee Services - Postgraduate Legal Fellowships

The legal team hosts fellows to work in our office on special projects. We aim to identify applications that meet our mission of serving Louisiana’s immigrant community through innovative proposals. These include Equal Justice Works fellowships and Skadden fellows, among others. Please send your resume and a description of your proposal to estieber@ccano.org.

Immigration/Refugee Services - Program Intern

2505 Maine Ave, Metairie, LA

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 on intern’s skills and interest, but may include: assisting with the implementation of a cultural or legal orientation program; organizing 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 maintain effective and professional work relationships.

Students with an interest in social services, social policy, or immigrant and refugee issues are highly encouraged to apply. Proficiency in Spanish, Arbaic , Burmese or other languages valued.

Schedule: Remote, flexible, Monday-Friday (9AM-5PM) with possible evening or weekend workshop time. 

Immigration/Refugee Services - Immigrant Justice Fellowship

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

*CLOSED FOR 2021 APPLICATIONS*

About Immigration Services: We’re a collaborative team that provides both legal and social services to Louisiana’s immigrant community. We regularly represent children eligible for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, asylum seekers, and victims of crimes, including domestic violence and human trafficking. We also represent clients with family-based petitions and citizenship applications.

Position Description:

We are looking for law students interested in learning more about humanitarian immigration law. Interns will receive hands-on experience and work directly with staff attorneys representing children and asylum seekers. Interns will accompany staff attorneys to immigration court and juvenile court, and participate in weekly walk-in clinics and staff meetings. Interns will draft pleadings for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status cases and an asylum brief. Other responsibilities may include legal research, drafting motions, preparing immigration forms, assisting with legal screenings to determine eligibility for relief, and community outreach.

Requirements:

This is a 9 week internship, running from May 31, 2021, to July 30, 2021. A minimum commitment of 24 hours a week is required. Applicants should be familiar with legal issues that impact immigrants and refugees. Proficiency in Spanish is preferred but not required. The internship is unpaid, but we are happy to work with your school for you to receive credit.

To Apply

Send a cover letter and resume to estieber@ccano.org. Your cover letter should describe why you are interested in the fellowship and what you hope to learn. It should also include one reference.

Institutional Advancement - Communications Intern

 Location: 1000 Howard Ave New Orleans, LA

The communications intern will work under the Communications Manager. They will help produce marketing materials, assist in the creation of blog posts, and assist in the creation of social media content and posts, both in the gathering of media and info, as well as copy writing. Other duties as assigned. Intern should have good professional interpersonal skills, knowledge of social media and current social media trends, the ability to write well and clearly, excellent grammar and experience with Microsoft Word/Publisher. Should have own transportation. Candidate must be a college student. This is an unpaid internship.

Schedule: Flexible, must be available between 8:30 am and 4 pm Monday, Wednesday, Friday for between 10 – 15 hours per week. A minimum of 3 month commitment is required. 

Institutional Advancement - Grant Writing Intern
Location: 1000 Howard Ave New Orleans, LA

If you are interested in this position, please e-mail us with your résumé, a cover letter and a brief writing sample.

Description

Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans (CCANO) is seeking a creative, self-motivated, and detail-orientated intern.  This intern will learn skills and implementing strategies to research grant opportunities, organize grant deadlines, develop grant writing strategies/develop and organize conceptual frameworks for each of CCANO’s grant-seeking programs, and apply to grants.

Responsibilities

  • Drafting, revise and organize documents for grant proposals
  • Research grant possibilities
  • Assist with the grant submission process
  • Assist with maintaining grant deadline calendar
  • Create something new: take on one project of your own that helps to advance the company’s mission. This is your opportunity to build your professional portfolio and leave your mark on the agency
  • Help develop a grant writing strategy

Qualifications

  • College Junior or above/Graduate student or recent graduate
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills and attention to detail
  • Passion for problem-solving
  • Interest in data analysis
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office and Excel
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision

Commitment

The start and end date will be determined once you have been accepted, but the dates are negotiable. Typically all internships are around 3-4 months and require at least 10 hours of work per week, though a longer commitment is welcomed and encouraged.

Compensation

This is an unpaid internship, but is a fantastic way to gain experience working in the nonprofit sector. As an alternative, we are glad to give academic credit to those eligible – please let us know when applying if this is something you are interested in. This internship is also eligible for those looking to work remotely.

Office of Justice and Peace - Catholic Campaign for Human Development Intern

The Office of Justice and Peace is seeking an intern for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) for the 2021-2022 academic year. The CCHD is the anti-poverty program of the U.S. Council of Catholic Bishops. At CCANO, the CCHD initiative is funded through yearly collections throughout the Archdiocese. Funds are used to promote the anti-poverty agenda of the USCCB at other organizations throughout the community through a small grant program. The intern will assist with site visits to local programs interested in participating and learn about the funding process. They will help promote the CCHD collection by engaging with local parishes and other archdiocesan offices to raise awareness and promote the collection, and will assist in tracking the collection. Additionally, they will engage with other funder groups.

 

The intern will also collaborate with the Parish Outreach team to help develop direct services to the poor in the parishes of the archdiocese. During the spring legislative session, the intern will track bills related to anti-poverty work and encourage support of these bills in the parishes.

 

Schedule: Flexible hours with some evenings and weekends required.

 

Minimum Education/Experience: The position requires a high school education and some experience of engaging with Church ministry. Intern must be a member of the Roman Catholic Church.

 

Preferred Education: Two years of college.

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