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Internships and Experiential Learning

The Newcomb College Institute offers a variety of internships and funding opportunities for students. Please see the information listed below to learn more about these funding programs. To learn more about applying for an internship or other NCI experiential learning programs, please attend an information session at the NCI House (7025 Freret St.):

  • January 25th 12:30-1:30 pm

  • January 29th 12-1 pm

  • February 20th 3-4 pm

  • February 26th 1-2pm

  • March 15th 3-4pm

  • March 21st 12-1 pm

  • April 5th 12:30-1:30

If you cannot attend an information session, or would like to learn more during a student organization meeting or class e-mail Betsy Lopez at elopez@tulane.edu

NCI Internship Funding Program

Newcomb College Institute Summer Internship Funding Program offers competitive grants of up to $2,000 to support housing and travel costs for undergraduate women and gender minorities in internship positions that relate to NCI's mission. For more information about the program and application requirements and additional Newcomb Scholar requirements, review the Call for Applications. Applications will open here from March 1 - April 10, 2018. 

For more information, contact:
Betsy Lopez
Senior Program Coordinator of
Internships and Experiential Learning
elopez@tulane.edu

 

Reproductive Rights and Reproductive Health Internship

The NCI Reproductive Rights and Reproductive Health Internship Program is made possible through the Donna and Richard Esteves Fund for Women’s Reproductive Rights and Reproductive Health. NCI is excited to once again provide undergraduate students with a chance to have a paid internship at reproductive rights and reproductive health organizations in New Orleans during the spring 2018 semester. We currently have five open positions, each providing the opportunity to develop valuable skills, knowledge, and connections related to this field. Participants in this program will also have the opportunity to learn from new and continuing interns as well as from leaders in the field of reproductive rights and reproductive health through biweekly meetings The application is open currently and will close at noon on October 18.

Read about current and past interns’ experiences on NCI’s Reproductive Rights and Reproductive Health Internship blog.

For more information, contact:
Clare Daniel
Administrative Assistant Professor
of Women's Leadership
cdaniel5@tulane.edu

Digital Research Internship

The Newcomb College Institute offers students the opportunity to obtain a technology skillset with tangible experience working on digital projects in the humanities and sciences. This program aims to supplement students’ major and minor fields of study when seeking employment or other technology internships. This program is open to all Tulane students, regardless of their major.  Interns work with Tulane faculty, graduate students, and staff on projects that contributes original research. Applications will open in Summer, 2018 from the Digital Research Lab page.

For more information, contact:
Jacquelyne Thoni Howard
Manager of Technology Initiatives
jhoward8@tulane.edu

Feminist Camp

The NCI Feminist Camp grant supports students attending this week-long workshop. The grant covers flight reimbursement up to $400, registration and lodging. Students meet with leading feminist organizations, activists, and thinkers. The benefits of attending the workshop include having the opportunity to leave with an expanded network of feminist colleagues, friends, and opportunities for collaboration.

Application: To apply, fill out this Feminist Camp Grant Application by October 18th at noon.

For more information on Feminist Camp, please visit their website.

For more information, contact:
Clare Daniel
Administrative Assistant Professor
of Women's Leadership
cdaniel5@tulane.edu

Public Leadership Education Network

Public Leadership Education Network (PLEN) seminars provide college students the valuable opportunity to explore their career interests through meetings with industry leaders, interactive workshops, and site visits in Washington, DC. Full-time undergraduate women-identified and gender minority students can apply for an NCI PLEN grant to support attendance to one of these seminars.

PLEN 2017-18 Sessions & Funding Applications

  • PLEN: "Women, Law, and Legal Advocacy" Workshop
    • ​Seminar Dates: October 18-21, 2017
    • (Closed) NCI Application: will be open in fall 2018
    • College women considering careers in law will explore the connections between legal careers and the legislative process in Washington, DC. This seminar exposes students to a range of professional opportunities in law, from issue-based advocacy to government service.
       
  • PLEN: "Women in Corporate and Nonprofit Leadership" Workshop
    • ​Seminar Dates: November 1-4, 2017
    • (Closed) NCI Application: will be open in fall 2018
    • This workshop allows participants to discover how businesses, non-profits, and government leaders interact to influence policy.  
       
  • PLEN: "Women in STEM Policy" Workshop
    • ​Seminar Dates: January 1-6, 2018
    • NCI Application: will be open here on October 27, 2017 and close November 10, 2017.
    • This seminar offers college women a valuable opportunity to hear firsthand from women  in science, health, and technology who are shaping our nation's STEM agenda.
       
  • PLEN: "Women in Public Policy" Workshop
    • ​Seminar Dates: January 8-13, 2018
    • NCI Application: will be open here on October 27, 2017 and close November 10, 2017.
    • The public policy arena offers endless career opportunities, from government service to issue-based advocacy for nonprofit and for-profit organizations. College women will explore how to influence the policy issues they are passionate about and learn the range of professional opportunities and skills required to be successful. 
       
  • PLEN: "Women and Congress" Workshop
    • ​Seminar Dates: March 11-16, 2018
    • (Closed) NCI Application: will be open January 22-31, 2018. 
    • College women considering careers in policy will learn about the legislative process in Washington, DC and explore hot-button issues on the Hill. This seminar exposes students to a range of professional opportunities in and related to Congress, from lobbying to working on a Senate or House Committee.​
       
  • PLEN: "Women in Global Policy" Workshop
    • ​Seminar Dates: May 13-18, 2017
    • (Closed) NCI Application: will be open March 5 - March 15, 2018. 
    • College women will learn about foreign policy from distinguished women whose work makes a global impact during this week in Washington, DC. Students will hear from leaders advocating for humanitarian issues, citizens' rights, international security, and international development in an increasingly interconnected world. 

For more information, contact:
Betsy Lopez
Senior Program Coordinator
elopez@tulane.edu