Service Learning

Each semester, the education department works with service learning students who are interested in conducting research and creating materials for educators and students. Currently, we work with students from Tulane University’s Center for Public Service and the University of New Orleans. Faculty and staff from other schools who are interested in pursuing an institutional agreement with The Historic New Orleans Collection to establish a service learning program are welcome to contact Jenny Schwartzberg at 504-556-7661.

 

Internships

The Historic New Orleans Collection currently accepts internship applicants from Xavier University of Louisiana, Loyola University New Orleans, LSU. School of Library and Information Science, Tulane University, Southern University at New Orleans, University of New Orleans, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, École nationale des chartes, French Heritage Society, and Institut national du patrimoine. If you are interested in completing an internship with THNOC’s education department, or are interested in pursuing an institutional agreement with THNOC to establish an internship program, please contact Jenny Schwartzberg at 504-556-7661. If you are interested in applying for an internship with THNOC that would focus on areas apart from education, please visit https://www.hnoc.org/about/internships for more information.

 

Derven Scholars

This program invites applications from student researchers (high school, undergraduate, and graduate students are all welcome) with an interest in historical research, writing, and education. One applicant will be selected per term and will receive a stipend, at the end of their term, according to the number of hours completed. Derven Scholars will be mentored by education staff and will have the opportunity to work with staff from across THNOC to create and complete an original research project. This program honors Daphne L. Derven, whose educational vision and commitment to outreach continues to be an inspiration to staff and students.

The application for the Derven Scholars program can be found here. In addition to completing the application, applicants should also send a letter of recommendation from a teacher or other professional reference. Contact Rachel Gaudry at 504-556-7669 with any questions.

For the spring 2020 term (January–May 2020), applications are due by December 20, 2019. All applicants will be notified of their status by December 28.

For the summer 2020 term (June–August 2020), applications are due by April 24, 2020. All applicants will be notified of their status by May 1.

For the fall 2020 term (August–December 2020), applications are due by June 19, 2020. All applicants will be notified of their status by July 1.