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Student Information

The New Orleans Center for the Gulf South (NOCGS) organizes the Residential Learning Community Third Coast which engages first-year students with a wide variety of Gulf South programming, experiences, guest lectures, and food. NOCGS provides professional development and employment opportunities for work-study students. We currently have two Residential Learning Community interns who are also Musical Cultures of the Gulf South majors. And we have two student assistants who support our programming and events through a wide variety of activities from writing articles to supporting data entry. If you are interested in an internship with the New Orleans Center for the Gulf South, please e-mail

Student Spotlight


Our student spotlight for this semester is Frederick Bell. Frederick has worked as a Student Assistant for the New Orleans Center for the Gulf South since Fall 2018. He is from Greensburg, Louisiana and is a junior at Tulane University. He is majoring in political economy and political science. Frederick enjoys talking and writing about government, law and politics. He plans to pursue a career in criminal justice and public policy. 

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The New Orleans Center for the Gulf South has a tumblr page that focuses on jobs, internships, and professional development opportunities for students.

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Student Employment Opportunities

There are currently no employment opportunities available at the New Orleans Center for the Gulf South. However, if you are interested in working with us, please send a cover letter and a resumé to

Service Learning Information & Gallery

TIDE 1265 Dr. Laura Kelley
Fall 2017

Indian Tribes down the Bayou: Native American Communities of Southeastern Louisiana

The objective of this course is to introduce students to the Native American influence in shaping Louisiana history. Specifically, students will have the opportunity to learn about the history of Native Americans in southeastern Louisiana as well as to work with tribal members on a specific project. Furthermore, this course offers the opportunity to fulfill the public service requirement. A mandatory 20 hours of work is required of all students.

 Native American Communities of Southeastern Louisiana

Creative Writing Workshop Prof. Michael Luke
Fall 2017/Spring 2018

The objective of this class is to publish a magazine, in print and online. The students of this class are required to get out of the classroom – beyond the regular confines of Uptown – and engage the people of New Orleans, covering communities that are often underreported and find stories that are not often told in a more in-depth manner. Through the readings, class discussion, reporting, research and writing, students will explore the wide range of issues that make New Orleans, both for better and for worse, a fascinating place.