Our interns are vital to the success of our program! We provide Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer internships for high school and college students. 


Where do interns come in?

New Orleans Children’s Advocacy Center and the Audrey Hepburn CARE Center are non-profit programs that rely heavily on the support and enthusiasm of volunteers. With 15,000 kids and families served each year, volunteers have plenty of opportunities for direct service by calming and entertaining kids that visit our center. It is our hope that volunteers leave with an increased awareness of the prevalence and prevention of child abuse and maltreatment, and our team makes it a priority to provide volunteers with tasks and projects that build upon their interests and goals. Although all areas of interest are encouraged, past interns have chosen projects based on their interest in the following:

  • Communications and marketing
  • Language proficiencyinterns
  • Legal/law
  • Pre-med and public health policy
  • Research and publications
  • Fundraising and development
  • Child Life

What kind of experiences do interns gain?

Social media communications

  • Manage social media pages such as Twitter, Facebook, and website, including NOCAC and Dear Parents
  • Develop info graphics that can be used by NOCAC and the CARE Center to showcase prevention efforts and illustrate the impact of child abuse in the area
  • Utilize various marketing techniques to increase traffic, brand awareness, and rescreen-shot-2016-11-18-at-12-05-59-pmquests for training
  • Training balloon: keep track of trainings given by the CARE Center of NOCAC and post pictures of balloons with the number of people trained at current point in time
  • Develop a bimonthly e-newsletter to promote community events and raise awareness on key issues
  • Assist research intern on Outlook contacts

Research and publications

  • MUST be CITI trained to work on research projects
  • Manage Dear Parents campaign, translate relevant research into messages, work with social media intern to launch Facebook page
  • Design and publish educational materials for parents and community partners to increase awareness of leading research, public health policy, and state laws
  • Develop and update databases to reflect survey results and changes to cases
    • Maintain survey results for ALL pre- and post-test for MRT, TSL, D2L
  • Collaborate with doctors, providers, and program directors to develop more user-friendly and comprehensive medical forms for incoming patients
  • Organize and manipulate training excel spreadsheets to reflect the magnitude and diversity of trainings given by the CARE center
    • Will be coordinated with the VISTA for Accreditation projects
  • Reach out to partners with the Pilot Parenting Program (ICDP) and help plan the training by finding the appropriate research and materials
  • Update School and Church lists on the Google Drive by reaching out to school social workers and counselors in terms of community outreach

Fundraising and development New Orleans Photographer Frank Aymami

  • Coordinate fundraising events to increase awareness in the community
  • Maintain and update grant records and application renewals
  • Assist with fundraising and publicity campaigns through press releases, public service announcements, follow-up calls, preparation of solicitation and press packets, etc.
    • Examples of awareness/fundraising events (Rose Tree Glass, Cookie Lady, Dinner with NOCAC)
    • Examples of prevention events (Prevent NOW!, Darkness to Light, Prevention Coalition)
  • Help plan annual Trees for Life campaign and update a detailed binder about planning for future use
    • Trees for Life occurs every spring
  • Work on Buttons for Bravery campaign

Law and legal development

  • Perform research and writing for legal matters regarding Children Advocacy and Mandatory Reporting
  • Update Laws and Trial Manual
  • Trademark of logos (ex: Buttons for Bravery)
  • Assist with policy development

Language proficiency

  • Create pamphlets and resources for family members including but not limited to child development, corporal punishment, etc.
  • Help keep inventory of resources in various languages

Child Life Intern

  • Training on interaction with children before and after interviews and medical exams, and while patient or case manager is meeting with parent
  • Projects to create and fund distraction activities for adolescents, especially older youth
  • Clothing drive for patients who give clothes for investigation
  • Inventory of toys, crayons, coloring books, distraction activities
  • Childcare during support groupsNew Orleans Photographer Frank Aymami

How do I apply?

Contact Hannah Gilbert at for more information! You can also visit our Facebook page to learn more about our programs and involvement.


Be sure to complete an online application at app. Attend the next Hospital orientation and complete a background check, TB test, and MMR screening.


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