The New Orleans Busi­ness Alliance is the offi­cial non-profit orga­ni­za­tion tasked with lead­ing eco­nomic devel­op­ment ini­tia­tives for the City of New Orleans. NOLABA is a public-private part­ner­ship between the City of New Orleans and pri­vate investors from the local com­mu­nity. Join our team and help us achieve our mis­sion to unite a diverse com­mu­nity of stake­hold­ers to cat­alyze job growth, cre­ate wealth, and build an equi­table and sus­tain­able eco­nomic future for the new New Orleans.

NOLABA Intern­ship Opportunities

New Orleans Busi­ness Alliance (“NOLABA”), a non­profit orga­ni­za­tion, is seek­ing qual­i­fied can­di­dates for sum­mer and semes­ter intern­ship posi­tions. Options include (but are not lim­ited to) intern­ships in the fol­low­ing depart­ments: Busi­ness Devel­op­ment; Finance and Oper­a­tions; Pub­lic Relations/Communication; Mar­ket­ing; Resource Devel­op­ment (includ­ing fundrais­ing and grant writ­ing); Strat­egy, Indus­try, and Research.
Interns will report to the Oper­a­tions Man­ager as well as des­ig­nated senior staff. The role of an intern will be to work on key projects that are crit­i­cal to achiev­ing NOLABA’s goals to cre­ate jobs and wealth in Orleans Parish. This project can then be used by the intern to ful­fill edu­ca­tion require­ments such as a final project, cap­stone or thesis.
An intern­ship with NOLABA rep­re­sents a sig­nif­i­cant career oppor­tu­nity. In some cir­cum­stances, an intern­ship with NOLABA may be approved for edu­ca­tional credit (includ­ing at the grad­u­ate level). NOLABA will work directly with indi­vid­ual edu­ca­tional insti­tu­tions to expand this ben­e­fit. A min­i­mum time com­mit­ment of 10 hours per week is required.
While NOLABA is not able to offer finan­cial com­pen­sa­tion to interns, there are many ben­e­fits affil­i­ated with these positions:
  • Oppor­tu­ni­ties to net­work with staff and exter­nal partners
  • One-on-one men­tor­ing from NOLABA leadership
  • Ded­i­cated office space, com­puter and office supplies
Desired can­di­date attributes:
  • Broad inter­est in eco­nomic devel­op­ment and the revi­tal­iza­tion of New Orleans
  • Abil­ity to work inde­pen­dently and demon­strate self-initiative
  • Good ver­bal and writ­ten com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills
  • Strong atten­tion to detail
  • Under­stand­ing of pro­fes­sional protocol
Inter­ested stu­dents should email  There are a lim­ited num­ber of posi­tions avail­able; how­ever, this is an ongo­ing pro­gram with spring, sum­mer, and fall groups of interns.

NOLABA is an Equal Oppor­tu­nity Employer

New Orleans Busi­ness Alliance (NOLABA) pro­vides equal employ­ment oppor­tu­ni­ties (EEO) to all employ­ees and appli­cants for employ­ment with­out regard to race, color, reli­gion, gen­der, sex­ual ori­en­ta­tion, national ori­gin, age, dis­abil­ity, genetic infor­ma­tion, mar­i­tal sta­tus, amnesty, or sta­tus as a cov­ered vet­eran in accor­dance with applic­a­ble fed­eral, state and local laws. NOLABA com­plies with applic­a­ble state and local laws gov­ern­ing non-discrimination in employ­ment in every loca­tion in which the orga­ni­za­tion has facil­i­ties. This pol­icy applies to all terms and con­di­tions of employ­ment, includ­ing, but not lim­ited to, hir­ing, place­ment, pro­mo­tion, ter­mi­na­tion, lay­off, recall, trans­fer, leaves of absence, com­pen­sa­tion, and training.

NOLABA expressly pro­hibits any form of unlaw­ful employee harass­ment based on race, color, reli­gion, gen­der, sex­ual ori­en­ta­tion, national ori­gin, age, genetic infor­ma­tion, dis­abil­ity, or vet­eran sta­tus. Improper inter­fer­ence with the abil­ity of NOLABA employ­ees to per­form their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated.