Career Opportunities

Featured Publications


Tulane PRC’s Health Promotion Practicum Program
The Tulane Prevention Research Center is offering SIX competitive practicum internships that provide students with real-life experience in the field of health promotion working with selected partners of the Tulane PRC. The practicum program is limited to Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine students. Preference is given to graduate-level students who have not yet completed a practicum, but practica have been awarded to exceptional undergraduate students in the past.

The practicum hosts are Brinton Family Health and Healing Center, The Cookbook Project, Market Umbrella, New Orleans Ballet Association, Sankofa Community Development Corporation, and Up2Us Sports. The interns will be required to work a total of 300 hours for the designated organizations. Click on the document links below for descriptions of the internships and to download the application form.
Internship Descriptions
Internship Application

The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 30, 2015 for emailed or faxed applications. All mailed applications must be post-marked by Friday, Nov. 27, 2015. The internship position may begin during the fall semester with the bulk of work performed during the spring semester. Exact start and end dates depend on student availability, program timing, and the organization’s specific needs.

Questions? Contact Naomi King Englar, Tulane PRC Communications and Dissemination Coordinator, at 504.988.7410 or Application materials should be submitted to Naomi either via email, fax (504.988.3913), or mail (1440 Canal Street, Suite 1829 #8319, New Orleans LA 70112).


Students Needed for Tulane PRC Research Assistants as Drivers
The Tulane Prevention Research Center (PRC) is recruiting students to work as drivers for environmental measurements in two local New Orleans neighborhoods, as part of the Tulane PRC’s core project Movin’ for LIFE (Lasting Improvements for Fitness and Energy). Student drivers will be paid $10 an hour and be reimbursed at 0.55 cents per mile.
• Must be willing to drive in the neighborhoods of the Ninth Ward and New Orleans East areas
• Providing your own transportation is required
• All Tulane students are welcome to apply
• Good communication skills required
We are looking to fill these positions as soon as possible. Email your one-page cover letter, resume, and the names of 2 professional references to:
Revonda Darensbourg, Program Manager, Tulane Prevention Research Center
1440 Canal Street, Suite 1829
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504)988-4188 (p); (504)988-3913 (f)

Up2Us Sports New Orleans seeks student research assistants
The Up2Us Sports New Orleans Regional Office is recruiting undergraduate and graduate students ta serve as research assistants in January and February of 2016. Up2Us Sports is a nationwide leader in sports-based youth development, harnessing the power of sports to reduce youth violence, promote health, and inspire academic success for kids in every community.
Research assistants will support data collection activities for an Up2Us Sports evaluation of sports-based youth development program efficacy in New Orleans schools and after-school programs. The goal of this evaluation will be to gain information on the programs’ ability to influence the physical fitness. internal attributes, and nutrition of youth participants in New Orleans. Research assistants will be paid $10/hour. This is a great opportunity to gain research experience in a quasi-experimental study of New Orleans youth.
Research assistants must:

  • Be available to work approximately 12 hours per week (Monday-Friday) in 3-hour blocks during school hours from 1/9/16 to 2/27/16
  • Be current undergraduate or graduate students Have strong English language skills
  • Have experience working with youth (preferred)
  • Provide their own transportation (preferred)

To apply, please email a one-page cover letter detailing your research or data collection experience, your resume, and 2 professional references to Rocco Pallin at



No job opportunities at this time. Please continue to check back, as new openings are posted regularly.


Physical Activity


Objectively measured physical activity in sixth-grade girls.


Nutrition and Food Availability


Serum homocysteine is related to food intake in adolescents: the Child and Adolescent Trial for Cardiovascular Health

all scientific publications


Community Briefs


Schoolyard Project


Policy Briefs


A Question of Access: Addressing Poor Nutrition, Food Availability, and Policy

all prc publications