Careers and Internships

Culture. Equity. Prosperity. And YOU! 

As the official economic development partnership for New Orleans and the hub of its business community, it’s the Business Alliance’s goal to continue to show the world that New Orleans is the best American city for business investment, quality of life and inclusive economic opportunity.

To achieve that goal, we’re looking for exceptional candidates who are passionate and understand how instrumental economic development is to the quality of life for New Orleans residents. We problem-solve every day. We work hard to change narratives and realities. We have a lot of fun. And we’d like you to be part of this important work and amazing team!

Join our team and help us as we strive to fulfill our mission to unite a diverse community of stakeholders to catalyze job growth, create wealth and build an equitable and sustainable economic future in New Orleans.

Exciting Opportunities

Director, Employer Partnerships

This director leads business development activities to identify, cultivate, and engage employers in a structural rather than transactional manner to accelerate and advance the Business Alliance’s mission.

Under the direction of the Assistant Vice President, Talent Development, the Director, Employer Partnerships will provide strategic, forward-thinking cultivation and management of employer partnerships, and will support the development of workforce pipelines and career pathways in Information Technology, Skilled Crafts, Hospitality, and Healthcare industries. Key Performance Indicators of this position include business development leads, new sector partnerships, candidate pipeline creation and maintenance, candidate hires, and jobs retained.

Advancement & Retention Specialist

The Advancement & Retention Specialists provide support to our network of workforce partners and businesses. These roles are critical to understanding the intricacies of retention and advancement of jobseekers in our network. The Specialists must also work to development and maintain positive relationships with employer partners. Through well-designed sector strategies led by the AVP Talent Development, this position delivers effective mechanisms to support the retention, promotion, career advancement and succession planning for local employers and jobseekers.

Manager, Marketing & Communications

The Marketing & Communications Manager will lead the tactical direction of the Marketing & Communications functions related to projects involving the New Orleans Business Alliance’s digital channels, social media, web development, graphic design, data management, and increasing the presence and visibility of our brand. This Manager will assist with development of media content on local and national levels. 

New Orleans Business Alliance Internship Opportunities

The New Orleans Business Alliance, a nonprofit organization, is seeking qualified candidates for spring, summer, and fall internship positions. Intern candidates must be currently enrolled in a two-year or four-year college or university; graduate students will also be considered for internship opportunities.

Options include, but are not limited to, internships in the following departments:

  • 504ward Events/Programming
  • Bio Business Development
  • Finance & Operations
  • Industry Attraction & Retention
  • Investor Relations/Events/CRM
  • Marketing & Communications
  • Small Business Ecosystem Development

New Orleans Business Alliance interns to work on key projects that are critical to achieving the organization’s goal of build an inclusive and diverse economy in New Orleans. These project can then be used by interns to fulfill education requirements such as a final project, capstone or thesis.

An internship with New Orleans Business Alliance represents a significant career opportunity. In some circumstances, an internship with Business Alliance may be approved for educational credit (including at the graduate level). A minimum time commitment of 10 hours per week is required.

While Business Alliance 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 New Orleans Business Alliance 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
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Understanding of professional protocol

Interested students should email interns@nolaba.org. There are a limited number of positions available. This is an ongoing program with spring, summer and fall intern groups.

New Orleans Business Alliance is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The New Orleans Business Alliance  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. New Orleans Business Alliance 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.

New Orleans Business Alliance 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 New Orleans Business Alliance employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated.

All Business Alliance employees are subject to the Organization’s Public Records Policies and Procedures.

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New Orleans, LA 70113
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