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CILI can be an invaluable partner in your efforts to find highly qualified and diversified interns who are so much more than your average intern. In exchange for a placement fee, CILI handles candidate sourcing while your organization will interview, select, and manage interns as you normally would.

Employer hosts are responsible for providing an 8-to-12-week summer internship that pays at least $15/hr, in an environment that is both challenging and nurturing, with a commitment to and capacity for developing talent. 

Since our operations began in 2021, CILI has equipped 74 BIPOC college students with the skills, connections, and experience they need succeed in corporate careers.

CILI Fellows receive nearly a year of soft skill development training and participate in monthly full-team workshops on topics including:

  • Interview skills
  • Effective communication
  • Workplace etiquette
  • Networking
  • Time management

Fellows are sourced from Louisiana colleges and universities including ULL, UNO, SUNO, Southeastern, Loyola, etc. 80% of are Pell-grant recipients, and half are the first in their families to go to college.

Our internship experience was fantastic, absolutely fantastic. We definitely plan to work with CILI again.

Bryan Bode, Fidelity

Our Fellows have completed paid internships at more than 20 different Louisiana employers across a variety of industries, with many then receiving internship extension or full-time job offers. 

 a 501(3) non-profit organization


Office: 504-313-4828
Fax: 504-285-6386


Career Immersion & Leadership Institute
3157 Gentilly Blvd Suite # 2184
New Orleans, LA 70122

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