The City of New Orleans and the network of Xavier
University graduates provide two bases of
support for an exciting legal internship program.
Students can choose from paid (mostly seniors),
academic credit, or experiential internships.
Among the offices located in New Orleans offering
Xavier students internships are: the Louisiana
Supreme Court, New Orleans District Attorney’s
Office, New Orleans City Attorney’s Office, local
criminal and civil courts, juvenile courts, and area
law firms. In addition, Xavier students have
gained legal experience with the Tulane University
Environmental Law Clinic, Loyola University
Poverty Law Center, the Justice Center and the
Students may intern at City Hall with the Department
of Economic Development or serve with the
World Trade Center, New Orleans, or one of the
foreign embassies or consulates located in the
American Government, Public Affairs, and Public Administration
In the last fifteen years, two New Orleans’ mayors
were former Xavier faculty and four members of
the city council were Xavier graduates. These
contacts have enabled hundreds of Xavier Political
Science students to gain valuable internship
experience in City Hall, the Louisiana State Office
Building, or the Hale Boggs Federal Office Building.
Students can choose between paid, academic
credit, or experiential internships. Among the
offices located in New Orleans offering Xavier
students internships are: Office of the Mayor,
New Orleans City Council members, VIGOR
(Volunteers in Government that coordinate internships
with city agencies), Louisiana Departments.
of Labor and Family Services, U.S. Equal
Employment Opportunity Commission, U.S.
Dept. of Justice, and the U.S. Dept. of Housing
and Urban Development.