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. Our mission is 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 Job Opportunities
Director of Corporate Attraction
The Director of Corporate Attraction plans strategies to attract new businesses to New Orleans in order to promote a stronger economic base in Orleans Parish. The Director of Corporate Attraction identifies and targets businesses and industries to attract to the City. This position reports to the Vice President of Business Development & Marketing.
Major Duties and Responsibilities for this position include:
- Lead Generation & Marketing
- Project Management
- Market Collaboration
- Maintain Strong Knowledge of Orleans Parish Resources
Applications for this position are being accepted on a rolling basis.
For full details about this position, including application submission instructions, click here.
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, Policy 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 review the internship opportunities listed below (PDFs) and direct all internship applications, including resume and cover letter, to firstname.lastname@example.org. There are a limited number of positions available; however, this is an ongoing program with spring, summer, and fall groups of interns.
REAL ESTATE INTERNSHIP
REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT INTERNSHIP
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT INTERNSHIP — SUMMER
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT INTERNSHIP — FALL
FINANCE & OPERATIONS INTERNSHIP — SUMMER
FINANCE & OPERATIONS INTERNSHIP — FALL
STRATEGY POLICY AND RESEARCH INTERNSHIP — SUMMER
MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS — SUMMER
MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS INTERNSHIP — FALL
Please feel free to visit our Internship Opportunities section of the NOLABA site for future internship listings.
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.