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Health Promotion Practicum Program
Fall 2017/Spring 2018

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 504HealthNet, AARP Louisiana, American Diabetes Association (ADA), Doc Griggs Foundation, Friends of Lafitte Greenway, and SPROUT NOLA/ReFresh Community Farm.

Click on the links below for brief descriptions of the internships and the application for all practica:
Internship Descriptions for Fall 2017 Spring 2018
Application for Fall 2017 Spring 2018

The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 for emailed or faxed applications. All mailed applications must be post-marked by Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. The internship position may begin during the fall semester (December) 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. See next pages for internship descriptions.

The interns will be required to work a total of 300 hours for the designated organizations. For students in the Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences Department, this program will fulfill your practicum and project requirements, upon approval from your faculty advisor. The interns will also be required to fulfill all reporting requirements mandated by the school’s practicum manual.

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 (504.988.3540), or mail (1440 Canal Street, Suite 1829, Mailcode #8319, New Orleans LA 70112).


Student Volunteer Needed!

Position Description:
Dr. Alyssa Lederer, an affiliated Tulane PRC faculty member and Assistant Professor in the Department of Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences in the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, is seeking a graduate-level research assistant to support several research projects in the area of childhood obesity prevention. This position would have a leadership role in identifying background literature and performing data analysis for one or more of the following studies; 1) the strengths and weaknesses of multiple school-based walking clubs for elementary school students; 2) the sustainability of school-based obesity prevention programs after grant funding concludes; 3) evaluating an initiative that aimed to engage school staff in healthy eating and active living efforts. Opportunities for other project work may arise.

The timing and work space for the position are flexible. Interest in the topic is a must. Experience conducting literature reviews and qualitative analysis is preferred but not required. Candidates should be reliable, organized, detail-oriented, have strong communication skills, and should be able to work independently as well as part of a team.

To apply, submit your resume and a letter detailing your interest in the position and any relevant experience to Alyssa Lederer, PhD, MPH, CHES at

To learn more about Dr. Lederer and her work, click here to visit her faculty page..



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all scientific publications


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Schoolyard Project




What Do New Orleans Residents Want in Their Neighborhoods?

all prc publications

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