Local Louisiana Organizations
Listed in alphabetical order
The mission of Acadiana CARES is to address the issues associated with the HIV/AIDS pandemic and provide education and services for HIV prevention and care for those living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.
Aerostar Environmental Services
A consulting firm headquartered in Jacksonville, FL (but with a local New Orleans office) which specializes in engineering, environmental, and construction services.
Agricultural Research Service (ARS)
As the principal in-house research arm of the US Dept. of Agriculture, ARS conducts research and regulatory programs to develop and transfer solutions to agricultural problems.
American Red Cross of Southeast Louisiana
The American Red Cross of Southeast Louisiana serves 12 parishes, including Orleans Parish. The American Red Cross functions independently of the government but works closely with government agencies, such as the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), during times of major crises. It is responsible for giving aid to members of the U.S. Armed Forces and to disaster victims at home and abroad.
We are a fast-growing, grassroots nonprofit hard at work making sure that riding a bike here is as easy, safe, and fun as it should be for everyone. Bike Easy is a volunteer-driven organization guided by a board of directors and energized by the participation of our ever-growing community of members. Through hands-on outreach, advocacy before government agencies and collaboration with diverse local organizations we’re helping to make bicycling an integral part of New Orleans life.
BlueCross BlueShield of Louisiana
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana is fully aware of the increasingly urgent national issues regarding the affordability of healthcare, the numbers of uninsured and the quality of health services rendered. We're active at providing education and guidance, thereby helping to implement the new healthcare reform law and shape future legislation. Consistent with our mission and the leadership role we play within the Louisiana healthcare community, Blue Cross will collaborate with other business and community leaders to move Louisiana to a quality-driven model of healthcare.
Boat People SOS
BPSOS is part of a coalition of Vietnamese youth service groups named PALMA (Partnership to Ameliorate the Life of Minority Adolescents) that works to empower Vietnamese youth by improving his/her family, peer, school, community and societal environments. Together they work to provide a safe environment for youth to learn and develop their natural talents.
Broadmoor Improvement Association
Broadmoor is presently planning for the development of a community health center in central New Orleans. Contact Zachary Lamb at Zachary.Lamb@gmail.com for more information on how you can get involved.
Brotherhood Inc.Catholic Charities of New OrleansThe charitable arm of the New Orleans Catholic churches works with underserved members of the community. Employment information is included on this page.
This New Orleans organization works with underserved populations to bring them access to health care and health care information. It focuses especially on HIV education and prevention. Employment information is sparse, but you may want to look up this organization when searching for a volunteer or capstone opportunity.
City of New Orleans Health Department
The vision is to serve New Orleanians as a 21st century health department and a model for the nation, capable of improving population health through data-driven decision making and policy development, Please see the link for more information on the different health department divisions. City of New Orleans - Healthy StartHealthy Start New Orleans (HSNO) is funded by the federal Health Resources and Services Administration to address factors contributing to infant mortality, low birth weight, and other adverse perinatal outcomes in targeted communities within the greater New Orleans area. HSNO focuses on improving maternal and child health outcomes by increasing access to and use of health services for women and their families while strengthening local health systems.Common Ground Health Clinic
The Common Ground Health Clinic in Algiers is a non-profit organization that provides free quality health care for the greater New Orleans community, and develops and provides programs to address community health needs through collaborative partnerships. Job and volunteer opportunities are listed on the website.
Communities In Schools of Greater New Orleans
The mission of Communities In Schools is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. Through a school-based coordinator, Communities In Schools connects students and their families to critical community resources tailored to local needs. By providing students with a one-on-one relationship with a caring adult, a safe place to learn and grow, a healthy start and future, a marketable skill upon graduation and a chance to give back to peers and the community, Communities In Schools has become the nation’s leading dropout prevention organization and the only one proven to both decrease dropout rates and increase graduation rates.
Covenant House, on N.Rampart, provides shelter and services to homeless, runaway and at-risk youth ages 16-21. They provide transitional living programs, health services, substance abuse management and counseling. CH also houses the Fleur de Vie primary care clinic run by Tulane Medical Students. Lots of volunteer opportunities are available.
The Cowen Institute is an action-oriented think-tank that actively addresses the issues impeding student achievement by designing and advancing innovative, high-impact policies and programs. It also serves as a clearinghouse for charter and traditional public schools in Orleans Parish to directly access the myriad of experts and resources available at Tulane. Our work is focused on four key areas: Applied Research, Public Policy, University-Based Initiatives, and College Readiness Programs.
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, is a non-profit organization committed to finding therapies and ultimately a cure for cystic fibrosis, and to improving the lives of those with the disease. The local chapter is located in Metarie and has lots of volunteer opportunities.
Delta Region AIDS Education and Training Center
Delta Region AETC provides HIV continuing education to clinicians in Louisiana, Mississippi and Arkansas. Funding is provided by HIV/AIDS Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) under the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program.
DM Petroleum Operations Company
Provides management and operating services to the US Dept of Energy on the Strategic Petroleum Reserve Project. Jobs in the fields of Industrial Hygiene, Behavioral Safety, and Emergency Preparedness. Current openings are listed on the website.
Environmental Resources Management (ERM)
International corporation that provides consulting services for environmental, health and safety concerns. One of their many offices is based in Metairie.
A leader in medical management, directing a broad array of health care contracts. These health care quality initiatives improve the lives of millions of citizens in Louisiana, Illinois, Mississippi and Florida. As the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization in Louisiana, eQHealth Solutions has been helping providers improve health care for more than 25 years.
Evacuteer.org is a non-profit organization that recruits, trains, and manages evacuation volunteers who assist with New Orleans’ public evacuation option. Long term projections for the organization include a nationwide proof of concept in New Orleans to export to other American cities. The organization also develops academic, peer reviewed emergency preparedness research, new and social media emergency preparedness campaigns. Internships are available.
Family Service of Greater New Orleans
Family Service of Greater New Orleans provides counseling to individuals and families, education for at-risk children, and tries to reach those already within the criminal justice system. No job opportunities listed, but you can contact them about volunteer opportunities.
FirstLine Schools Network
The mission of FirstLine Schools is to create and inspire great public schools in New Orleans by operating non-selective public schools and developing training programs for teachers and school leaders across New Orleans. Internships and volunteer opportunities are periodically available.
A non-profit organization committed to building outdoor fitness lots in communities across America. FitLot is partnering with local neighborhoods and corporate sponsors to repurpose blighted vacant lots into outdoor fitness parks. Interested students should be ready to get involved with the startup process of a public health nonprofit initiative.
Helping young professionals connect to key events, opportunities, and individuals throughout the New Orleans region.
Fleur de Vie Clinic
A community health care clinic founded, organized and operated by Tulane medical students. Fleur de Vie delivers free primary and preventive health care to an underserved patient population every Saturday. Also developing health promotion, mental health, and community outreach services.
Focus Research, Inc.
Focus Research, Inc. is a full service marketing firm that serves a full range of clients/industries.
The GIFT Louisiana
The Gift (Guided Infant Feeding Techniques) is a certification program for hospitals in Louisiana that is based on the best practice model to increase breastfeeding initiation, duration and support. Hospital staff play a critical role in the establishment of breastfeeding and this program helps to assure that the criteria for educating new parents and hospital staff on the techniques and importance of breastfeeding have been met. In addition, The Gift is a tool for hospitals to enhance their breastfeeding services and promote breastfeeding as the norm.
Global Health Research and Consulting
Global Health Research and Consulting is a women-owned consulting firm that provides services to Governments, NGOs, and International Development Organizations in the field of public health and development. Global Health Research and Consulting accounts development theories and practices and offers culturally sensitive services in the developing world. The company philosophy is rooted in a transformative worldview that promotes change and a better quality of life. We promote sustainability, culturally sensitive and transformative approaches to public health and development issues.
Great Expectations Foundation
Great Expectations Foundation, Inc. (GEF) was established as a non-profit organization in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1996, with a mission “to educate families, individuals and adolescents on prevention strategies through group facilitation, after school mentoring and case management services
The Gulf Future Campaign was created shortly after the BP oil disaster of 2010 with a mission of providing the long-term support needed to protect the environment and the distinct culture of the Gulf Coast for future generations.
Gulf Restoration Network
The Gulf Restoration Network (GRN) is a network of environmental, social justice, and citizens' groups and individuals committed to restoring the Gulf of Mexico to an ecologically and biologically sustainable condition. The organization offers internships on global warming, clean waters, and other programs. Great opportunity for those interested in environmental health.
Institute of Women and Ethnic Studies
New Orleans-based non-profit that works with women and youth of color on sexual and reproductive health issues. Again, no job information but you can contact them directly through the website to inquire about jobs and volunteer opportunities.
Jefferson Council on Aging
JCOA provides the following services: Information and Assistance, Transportation, Congregate Meals, Home Delivered Meals, Utility Assistance, Legal Services, Health Insurance Counseling, Senior Employment and In-Home Services including Homemaker, Personal Care and Respite. JCOA operates eleven Multipurpose Senior Centers conveniently located in communities throughout Jefferson Parish.
Jefferson Parish Human Services Authority
JPHSA is a publicly funded initiative with responsibility for Jefferson Parish’s mental health, addictive disorders and developmental disabilities services. The organization works with individuals, families, and communities. Provides a link to the Louisiana state employment opportunities webpage.
Jumpstart Pierre Part
Located in Pierre Part, Louisiana, JumpStart Pierre Part is a partnership between the medical and public health communities, government, schools, businesses, and families that aims to inspire and support a culture of community health and wellness. It is run by Tulane medical students and has involved Tulane SPHTM students for monitoring and evaluation and practicum opportunities. See the website for contact information.
Founded in 1896, Kingsley House, a United Way community impact partner, has served the children and families of New Orleans through times of dramatic change for 113 years. From the challenges immigrants faced at the turn of the 20th century, to today's momentous challenges of recovery and rebuilding in our city and region, Kingsley House remains a safe haven to countless children and families and a beacon of hope for our community's future.
Louisiana Breast and Cervical Health
The goal of the LBCHP is to prevent unnecessary disease, disability or premature death due to cancer of the breast and cervix in Louisianan women. To accomplish this goal, LBCHP provides quality, no-cost, breast and cervical cancer early detection services to un- or under-insured, low and moderate-income Louisiana women aged 40 or over. Special emphasis is given to reaching women who rarely or never receive screening services.
Louisiana Bucket Brigade
A local environmental health and justice organization, the Louisiana Bucket Brigade works with communities to teach them how to test their air quality and protect themselves from industrial polluters. There is a page listing current jobs.
Louisiana Community Health Connection
This grassroots community organization provides multidisciplinary health education and training for children and adults in underserved communities. The website lists unpaid internships and includes a form for contacting the organization.
Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality
The State’s local environmental agency has an employment page with links to job descriptions and application materials.
Louisiana Foundation Against Sexual Assault
Offers programming against rape and sexual violence. This nonprofit organization also runs a phone hotline and refers people to local, state, and federal agencies and organizations. Website does not have a specific employment page, but contact information is available.
Louisiana Hospital Association
A career resource for anyone seeking to work in a Louisiana hospital facility.
Louisiana Latino Health Coalition for HIV/AIDS Awareness
Formed in 1999, the Louisiana Latino Health Coalition for HIV/AIDS Awareness (LLHC) is a dynamic body of individuals, health providers, community leaders, and advocates representing multiple organizations. The Coalition pioneers efforts to assess and address the HIV/AIDS needs of Louisiana’s Latino population.
Louisiana Maternal and Child Health Coalition
An organization of members who work together to achieve healthy outcomes for mothers and children.
Louisiana Office of Public Health
This is the Louisiana state government department of health and its website contains a wealth of information about Louisiana’s health. The career opportunities page allows you to look for jobs by parish, regionally, and state-wide, and then has a search form for specific jobs. Including the Ryan White (HIV/AIDS) Program.
Louisiana Primary Care Association, Inc.
LPCA represents 18 federally funded nonprofit and public community health care centers. The organization advocates for equal access to quality primary healthcare and elimination of health disparities in underserved communities. The website lists employment opportunities.
Louisiana Public Health Association
The mission of LPHA is to promote health in the State of Louisiana by fostering acquaintances and mutual understanding among persons interested in public health, assisting in the development of better health facilities in the State, keeping abreast of progress in the field of public health, and enhancing the prestige of public health as a career. Membership benefits include opportunities to further professional growth and establish new professional relationships and reduced rates for the annual educational conference and other seminars or conferences sponsored by LPHA.
Louisiana Public Health Institute
LPHI is a nonprofit organization that seeks to advance the shared responsibility of public health through public-private partnering. The careers page presents detailed job search information.
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
The Health Sciences Center includes LSU, the Health Care Services Division, and Shreveport. Lots of information, but a somewhat confusing website.
Louisiana Workforce Commission
LA Workforce Commission provides resources for LA resident workers. The Louisiana Workforce Commission leads the development of systems that delivers the needs of the Louisiana’s current and future employers.
Louisiana Youth Enhanced Services for Mental Health (LA-YES)
LA-YES incorporates a comprehensive and coordinated system of care for children with serious emotional and behavioral disorders.
Luke's House is a non-profit health ministry dedicated to providing free medical, mental, and spiritual care with the mission of providing hope, help and healing to the un- and under insured, the organization launched in response to post-Katrina healthcare needs. They accept students for internship and practicum opportunities.
The Mary Amelia Women's Center
The Mary Amelia Women's Center takes an innovative, multifaceted approach to address inequities in women's health across the lifespan, targeting women of all ages, their families and communities. The Center values being responsive to the community and recognizes that providing health information is only a small part of fostering healthy individuals and communities. The mission is to facilitate capacity building and research to enhance community women's health and well-being throughout the lifespan.
Milestones Mental Health Agency
Milestones provides mental health services to adults with serious mental illness and children and adolescents with emotional or behavioral disorders. Services are Medicaid funded and are provided in the homes and schools.
Metropolitian Battered Women's Program
Services are provided to survivors of domestic violence, stalking and sexual assault. Metro provides services throughout the Greater New Orleans Area.
Nalco Chemical Company
The world's largest producer of water treatment chemicals has 3 locations in Louisiana. Might be interested in Environmental Health and Safety and Industrial Hygiene students.
National Kidney Foundation of Louisiana
The National Kidney Foundation of Louisiana, was organized in 1968 in an effort to recognize the need for an organization to help patients on dialysis and those in need of a kidney transplant. Since its inception in 1968, the NKFL has provided programs and services such as Kidney Camp, Patient Support Groups, free Medic Alert Tag jewelry and Emergency Assistance Grants designed to assist those with kidney diseases in our four-state area.
New Orleans AIDS Task Force
The NOAIDS Task Force mission is to reduce the infection and spread of HIV infection, provide services to the HIV positive people of New Orleans, and educate the public on HIV prevention. There are a number of volunteer programs listed on the website.
New Orleans Children's Health Project
The New Orleans Children’s Health Project delivers high quality, comprehensive primary care - without regard to ability to pay - to public schools, a multi-service community site and other locations.
New Orleans Food and Farm Network
A local group that promotes access to healthy food and sustainable agriculture. Jobs in community organizing and program development.
New Orleans Hazard Mitigation Office
The Hazard Mitigation office manages the City's FEMA-funded hazard mitigation programs, including the elevation and reconstruction of homes, hardening of critical facilities, and updates to the City's Hazard Mitigation Plan. The Office is responsible for gathering knowledge about local hazards and risks, and incorporating this knowledge into city planning and project development. The Office also communicates hazard and risk information to New Orleans residents, coordinates with city, state, and federal agencies, and builds long-term capacity in integrated disaster planning.
New Orleans Mayor’s Office of Environmental Affairs
The Mayor’s Office is involved in public education, community involvement, and policy development for New Orleans citizens. No job information is available through the site, but there is contact information if you are interested in learning more about the office’s work.
New Orleans Outreach
Founded in 1993, the mission of New Orleans Outreach is to improve the quality of public education at our partner schools. We do this by linking volunteers and community resources through programs that respond to the needs of each school
New Orleans Regional AIDS Planning Council
The NORAPC develops and maintains a comprehensive system of care for PLWH/A in 8 parishes in Louisiana. The website does not provide job information, but you can contact NORAPC to learn more about their programs.
Odyssey House Louisiana (OHL)
OHL is a nonprofit behavioral health care provider with an emphasis on addiction treatment. Opportunities available for graduates in social work or counseling field to facilitate substance abuse groups which include, but are not limited to, people that are HIV-positive.
The Olinger Group is a full service marketing research firm with clients like Tulane Hospitals and Clinic, Oschner, Caremark, and other non-health related clients.
Pennington Biomedical Research Center
PBRC has both in-patient and out-patient clinics and 14 research laboratories with specialists in all medical disciplines. The center’s jobs page has searchable job descriptions and student employees are being actively sought.
The Policy & Research Group
A research firm based in New Orleans that specializes in research and evaluation of social welfare, public health and education policy and programs. PRG provides expertise to a range of non-profit, government and business clients who seek to improve social, educational and economic potential.
Prevention Research Center
The Prevention Research Center (PRC) of the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation was formed in 1983 as a national center for prevention research. PRC's focus is on conducting research to better understand the social and physical environments that influence individual behavior that leads to alcohol and drug misuse. PRC is one of sixteen centers sponsored by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, and is the only one that specializes in prevention.
Project Lazarus was founded out of compassion and service to all people. Project Lazarus provides services to people with AIDS who can no longer live independently, or whose family can no longer take care of them. The primary purpose of Project Lazarus is to provide continuity of care in a homelike environment. The highest goal of Project Lazarus is to enhance the quality of life of those it serves.
Propeller is a nonprofit dedicated to supporting social innovation in New Orleans. They help launch and support early-stage companies—for-profits, nonprofits, and hybrids—that have the potential to solve the city's most pressing social and environmental challenges, including access to healthy food and healthcare, public education, environmental and social justice issues, and addressing problems of blight and affordable housing.
Sojourner Truth Community Center (STCC) is located in the Treme Area of New Orleans. The community center was re-opened in January of 2009, and is staffed by Catholic Charities. STCC currently offers programming/training in the areas of: youth enhancement, health & wellness, wealth development and basic needs.
The South Broad Community Health (SBCH) is a nonprofit organization committed to ensuring a healthy community by supporting the provision of personalized, compassionate, affordable, and accessible healthcare to individuals and families of all ages, races, and economic backgrounds.
St. Thomas Health Services
St. Thomas Community Health Center is among the largest and most comprehensive Primary Care facilities serving both insured and uninsured patients in the New Orleans area.
RAND Corporation: RAND Gulf States Policy Institute
The RAND Corporation is a nonprofit policy institute that provides a collaborative, innovative, environment for people who want to see ideas put into action. RAND conducts policy analysis on critical social and economic issues. Current projects of the Gulf States Policy institute include infrastructure, coastal restoration, housing, energy, environment, health, education and public safety and justice.
Raintree Services, Inc.
Raintree Children and Family Services is a non-profit social service organization serving the Greater New Orleans Area since 1926. Although partially funded by the State of Louisiana, Raintree also relies on community support.
Technical Environmental Services, Inc.
Our business is helping you chart a course through the maze of environmental, health and safety regulations and issues that affect your business every day. We are engineers, industrial hygienists and safety professionals. Companies come to us for environmental, health and safety solutions that are specific to their needs.As we are a comprehensive service provider, we can address individual problem areas or create global, pro-active EH&S management programs.
Terrebone General Medical Center
A progressive medical center in southeast Louisiana with interesting policy/communications positions especially for HSM graduates.
Tulane Community Health Center
The Center is dedicated to improving the health of our New Orleans neighbors by providing high-quality, accessible, community-centric care.
Tulane Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy
The DRLA provides training in Disaster Resilience Leadership Sciences/Studies through an interdisciplinary program taught by expert Tulane University faculty from the Payson Center for International Development, the Law School, the School of Social Work as well as the School of Architecture, the A.B. Freeman School of Business, the School of Liberal Arts, the School of Science and Engineering, the School of Medicine and the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. It also works on several projects in the fields of disaster mitigation and response, such as tracking damage caused by oil leaking from the BP oil spill.
Tulane National Primate Research Center
The Tulane National Primate Research Center has a national mission to improve human and animal health through basic and applied biomedical research.
Tulane School of Medicine's Office of Community Affairs and Health Policy (OCAHP)
OCAHP will be a leader in improving population health and building capacity through innovative and community engaged clinical care, education, research, and policy advancement.
WorkNOLA is a collaboration of many local partners and businesses. It offers people in the city of New Orleans a way to explore and apply for local job openings.
Youth Empowerment Project
Youth Empowerment Project (YEP) links youth with existing social services and community resources and it also provides in-house, culturally competent care that empowers youth and their families to advocate for themselves. YEP teaches youth and their families how to navigate legal, social service and greater community systems.