Throughout their time as undergraduates at Tulane, Altman Scholars participate in internships that align with their academic and career interests. Scholars engage in internships during the summer following sophomore or junior years, during the fall or spring semesters on campus, or even during junior year abroad. Altman Program staff makes concerted efforts to keep students abreast of internship opportunities, and scholars have had considerable success securing high-profile internships.
The Altman Program widely uses the campus’s professional/career management centers. With support from The Advancement Office of Constituency Programs at Tulane, the Altman Program secured a dedicated Career and Internship Advocate to help our students with their career planning. We expect that this formalized partnership will expand upon the historical successes the program has seen in the placement of its scholars.
Jeffrey Altman, founder of the Altman Program, accepts one rising junior each summer for an internship at his company, Owl Creek Asset Management, in New York City. Students spend six weeks as an investment banking analyst, working along side the investor relations, compliance, and investment teams. Scholars selected for this internship receive a stipend from the Altman Program to assist with living expenses.
Career Services is the first place to go for information and advice on internships. https://hiretulane.tulane.edu/network/find-internships
Keep up with career fairs and other opportunities, including Tulane Takeover and the Tulane Remote Internship Program. https://hiretulane.tulane.edu/network/fairs-and-events
Center for Public Service is a resource for community-based internships. https://cps.tulane.edu/academics/public-service-internship-program
A. B. Freeman School of Business offers a for-credit internship program. https://freeman.tulane.edu/ffcip
The Political Science Department website is an excellent resource for internship and funding opportunities. https://liberalarts.tulane.edu/departments/political-science/internship-opportunities
Newcomb-Tulane College offers various grant opportunities to assist in funding internships. https://college.tulane.edu/grants
Newcomb Institute provides various internship and grant opportunities. https://newcomb.tulane.edu/studentgrants
The Murphy Institute offers summer internship grants for Political Economy majors through the Judith Kelleher Schafer Summer Internship Grant Program. https://murphy.tulane.edu/undergraduate/judith-kelleher-schafer-summer-internship-grants
The Altman Program provides funding for a select number of scholars participating in unpaid internships through the Altman Program Summer Internship Award. https://altman.tulane.edu/content/altman-program-summer-internship-award
The Altman curriculum and study abroad opportunities put Altman Scholars in a unique position to qualify for several internationally-focused fellowships. Altmans have received such prestigious awards as Fulbright Award, Boren Award, Marshall Scholarship, and Gilman Scholarship.
Click here to see the presentation by Dr. Jennifer Beers and Dr. Thomas Spencer in Fall 2021 about nationally competitive scholarships and fellowships.
Securing the right internship or fellowship can lead to an ideal career opportunity. Check out the Altman Alumni page to see where Altman Scholars have landed after graduation.