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Posse Student Intern

The Center for Academic Equity currently has two Posse Intern positions for Federal Work-Study recipients (only). Students who wish to apply may do so by completing and submitting this form.

In 1989, Debra Biel established the POSSE Foundation, which recruits students from 10 urban areas, including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, New York, and Washington, D.C., the San Francisco Bay Area. The foundation selects students who show extraordinary academic and leadership potential to attend 4-year colleges and universities as multicultural teams or POSSEs of 10 students. Tulane has been a POSSE partner since 2009 when the first cohort of POSSE students arrived on campus from Los Angeles. Tulane University served as a partner in creating the POSSE Foundation's New Orleans Chapter.

In 2012 Tulane welcomed its first POSSE New Orleans cohort to campus. Today, Tulane University welcomes two cohorts of POSSE Scholars, one from New Orleans and one from Los Angeles each academic year. Tulane's POSSE scholars have achieved a number of accolades during their time at Tulane and have gone on to careers in law, public health, architecture, and business.

Housed in Newcomb-Tulane College, the Center for Academic Equity serves all self-identified underrepresented or non-traditional students. These communities include but are not exclusive to students of color, LGBTQ, and first-generation college scholars' cohorts. Students from these communities bring to the Tulane University student body, leadership, experiential wisdom, academic excellence, life skills, and critical cultural and social perspectives. They drive Tulane University to fulfill its mission as an inclusive, multicultural, academically rich research institution.

The Posse student intern supports CAE the Posse Student cohort through programing that serves this community.

  • Provide event support around setup and breakdown for Posse events such as big dinners, PPR, graduation, etc.
  • Support student participation around posse events by communicating with and engaging students
  • Provide leadership for all CAE sponsored events created by Posse
  • Serve as an ambassador of the Posse program across campus by representing CAE and the Posse program at events, workshops, etc.
  • Support CAE mentors in executing programs
  • Brainstorms social media campaign ideas to support disseminate information about of events and programs of benefit to students mentored through CAE
  • Event promotion
  • Graphic design
  • Provide CAE administrative support as needed

Required skills and expectations include the ability to or possess

  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Adhere to the code of conduct as established by Tulane University’s Division of Student Affairs
  • Be resourceful and flexible
  • Be punctual and dependable
  • Demonstrate initiative
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook and a familiarity with computers
  • Familiarity with or willingness to increase knowledge of campus resources and locations
  • Maintain the Center's collection RLL catalog and resources
  • Take accurate phone messages

Compensation

Students earn $12 per hour for up to 10 hours per week during the fall semester while federal work-study funds are available.

Application Process

Students must submit the WaveSync Application by May 1st and identify individuals to serve as references. Following application review, interviews will on May 4-6. Interviews will last ½ hour.

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Questions about the peer mentor position or the application process should be directed to:

Dr. Paula N. Booke

Hebert Hall 106A

pbooke@tulane.edu