1. Complete the Online Application Form
Login to the Center for Public Service Information System with your Tulane username and password. On the left, click "Internship Application," and then be sure to choose the semester you wish to apply for. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete your application.
2. Interview with Internship Sites
Browse our database to look for potential internship sites and specific internship opportunities. Use filters to narrow your search and help you select an internship position that relates to your major or minor field of study. As you would with a job search, send out resumes and cover letters to organizations that spark your interest. Call to follow up if you don't hear back.
Note: While checking out Public Service Activities online is a great jumping-off point, these primarily serve as examples of some of the things you could be doing as an intern and you should not feel restricted by what is posted. Likewise if you have a partner in mind that does not appear in our database, talk to a coordinator to learn if a partnership is possible.
3. Secure Placement and Notify CPS
Once you have accepted an offer, notify us so we can grant you access and instruct you on the required paperwork.
4. Complete the Required Internship Forms
Make sure to get a detailed job description from your internship supervisor. Then, log in to CPS On-line to complete and submit the Intern Information Sheet. Final approval of your internship is decided by the Partnership Committee and is based on the thoroughness of your answers on this form. A coordinator will also send you a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) form via email. This must be completed by you, signed by both you and your site supervisor and returned to our office before you may begin your internship.
5. Register for Academic Courses
At the beginning of the semester, a CPS Internship Coordinator will contact you to register for the academic course associated with your major/minor (ex: HIST 4560, 3 credits), as well as register for the mandatory weekly internship seminar (SRVC 4890, 2nd Tier Public Service credit). Both of these courses require permission to register, and your CPS Internship Coordinator will provide the appropriate paperwork for you to register for the courses.
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