A capstone project by our Spring 2022 Development & Communications Intern
A capstone project by our Fall 2021 Development & Communications Intern
My internship with Covenant House pushed me to grow both as a professional and an active citizen. As a Development and Wellness intern, I learned about how nonprofits operate and how Covenant House specifically addresses youth homelessness and human trafficking through its unique programs. Additionally, my internship allowed me to engage with New Orleans in a way that I had not before, increasing my awareness of the drivers of homelessness and the intersections between insecure housing and other domains, such as education and healthcare. The most memorable part of my experience at Covenant House was encountering staff members across various teams and learning about their experiences and passions
Interning with Covenant House gave me the opportunity to understand the social issues of New Orleans and grow as a professional. While I worked with the Development team, I learned how nonprofits run and make a large impact. My supervisors helped me comprehend the importance of investing in and supporting New Orleans youth, and I grew to be a passionate advocate of youth experiencing homelessness, single parenting, trauma, rejection, and mental health crises. I hope in the future to be a supporter of Covenant House and hope to plan a Sleep Out for my community. Overall, I would certainly recommend this organization to anyone looking for a meaningful internship.
Throughout my internship with CHNO I gained a valuable understanding of how nonprofits work, how to work in an office setting, and the causes of homelessness in New Orleans. My internship helped me become a more complete and responsible part of the NOLA community. One of my favorite moments during my internship wasn’t an exact moment but it was our weekly ELIN professional development workshops. Every week during these meetings, I really got to know my supervisors and fellow interns; each workshop was a unique learning experience and a time to debrief on our projects that I looked forward to every week.
CHNOLA is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Much more than “just a shelter,” we provide supportive counseling and the tools needed to help our youth become independent members of our community.
Covenant House New Orleans is a 501(c)(3) organization (EIN #58-1669937).
Reach us at:
611 N. Rampart Street, NOLA 70112