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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 Summer 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 are open from March 1st to April 10th at 5 PM CST.

Before starting the grant, please read over the Internship FAQs. You can visit our blog to read about the internships of past grant recipients You can also schedule a time to meet with Betsy via this link.

For your application to be considered, please complete and submit:

  • An electronic application hosted through this link.
  • Newcomb Scholars, please see below for additional details on your different application and personal statement prompt
  • Budget worksheet
  • Resume
  • Personal Statement*

Submission Directions: The Budget Worksheet, Resume, and Personal Statement must be submitted to Betsy Lopez in one e-mail (elopez@tulane.edu) with the title of your e-mail being “Last Name_NCI Internship.” Please submit the Budget Worksheet as an Excel and Resume and Personal Statement as Word Documents.

*Personal Statement Directions: Your personal statement will be weighted heavily in the scoring of your application. Applicants are strongly encouraged to spend time on the personal statement and review it for content and grammar before submitting. Essays should be in 12 point font, double-spaced, with 1 inch margins, and no more than 1000 words. Please address the following:

  • Describe how your internship relates to NCI's mission and detail any gender focus.
  • Include how the internship advances your personal, professional, and intellectual goals.

Newcomb Scholars: NCI can fund Newcomb Scholars up to $3,000 for housing and travel expenses for a summer, full-time internship. To be eligible, please complete this application, and submit your resume, budget worksheet (linked above), and *personal statement. Please follow the submission directions listed above.

  • In addition to the 2 personal statement questions listed above, please also describe how your internship relates to the work you do as a Newcomb Scholar.

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 fall of 2018. 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 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 10pm on July 12.

Read about current and past interns’ experiences on NCI’s Reproductive Rights and Reproductive Health Internship blog and the current issue of ReproNews

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 Technology Initiatives 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 1) being exposed to new feminist knowledge and action, and 2) being able to generate an expanded network of feminist colleagues, friends, and opportunities for collaboration.

The summer 2018 grant funds full-time undergraduate students to attend the Seattle Feminist Camp that runs from June 18 through June 22.

To apply, fill out the Feminist Camp Grant Application and send your resume to Dr. Clare Daniel (cdaniel5@tulane.edu) by March 25th 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 in spring 2019
    • 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
    • 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

Boggs Congressional Fellowship Program

The Fellowships are designed to train potential leaders in public policy formation to examine issues from the perspective, experiences, and needs of women. Fellows work 40 hours each week in a congressional office as a legislative aide on policy issues affecting women. Fellows meet weekly for issue seminars directed by the WCPI staff. Orientation for the Class of 2019 will begin in January 2019; office placement starts at the end of that month. The program runs until the end of July 2019.

To apply, fill out a Boggs Congressional Fellowship Application.

For more information, contact:
Anna Mahoney
Administrative Assistant Professor of
Women's Political Leadership  
amahone4@tulane.edu