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About us: is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization working in toward the long-term recovery of New Orleans’ historic Lower Ninth Ward from Hurricane Katrina and the levee breaches of 2005. Our main goal is to support residents in rebuilding their storm damaged properties, but we also assist the community in other ways, helping with blight mapping, community gardens, and any other neighborhood recovery initiatives.

Position Description: is seeking a motivated, detail-oriented individual to serve as a Development Intern. The individual should possess a strong desire to learn about the nonprofit sector and long-term disaster recovery, and an eagerness to offer thoughtful suggestions and critical analysis. The Development Intern works directly with Ms. Laura Paul,'s Executive Director, and Emily Stieber,’s Development Coordinator. Combining management and research responsibilities, this position is an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in the nonprofit sector, particularly with regard to fundraising and development. The ideal candidate is well-organized, proactive and committed to New Orleans; recovery from damage suffered in the 2005 levee breaches following Hurricane Katrina. She or he should be able to balance administrative and clerical responsibilities with independent project management. Assignments will include developing a strategic fundraising plan in tandem with staff and board of directors, conducting independent research into opportunities for funding and organizational development, and coordinating with Executive Director regarding partnership and program opportunities


* Ability to meet deadlines;

* Excellent knowledge of Google docs;

* Familiarity with online social media and outreach platforms;

* Positive attitude;

* Independence tempered by the ability to follow direction and abide by a work plan;

* Ability to interact professionally with staff and associates;

* Strong organizational skills evidencing attention to detail.

Hours are 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, Tuesday - Saturday.

This is an unpaid internship, but room and board is available as compensation for interns willing to commit three months or more. Students may be able to obtain course credit. If intern needs to acquire additional employment for compensation, we can accommodate some changes to the schedule.

Application Information:

To apply, submit resume and letter of intent to Executive Director Laura Paul at For more information about us, check out, or find us at and instagram/

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6018 El Dorado Street, New Orleans, LA 70117, US

Mission Statement

lower nine. org is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization involved in the long-term recovery of New Orleans’ historic Lower Ninth Ward from Hurricane Katrina and the levee breaches of 2005.

Description is dedicated to training residents of, and volunteers in, the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans, LA, in the skills necessary to bring this century-old historic neighborhood back to life after the devastation wrought by hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005. These skills include basic carpentry, roofing, plumbing, electrical wiring, sheetrock finishing, tiling, etc., which are needed if houses are going to become habitable once again. Additionally, we participate in activities that benefit the neighborhood as a whole, such as lot clearing, an annual blight survey, and assessing city services.


Disaster Relief
Homeless & Housing
Community, Disaster Relief, Homeless & Housing


We'll work with your schedule.


6018 El Dorado StreetNew Orleans, LA 70117



  • Social Media / Blogging
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Interactive/Social Media/SEO
  • Microsoft Office Suite




  • Must be at least 18

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