Ranked as one of the Top 15 Cities in the United States by Travel + Leisure, there is definitely no better place to spend your summer than in New Orleans. Although it might be hot, NOLA is filled to the brim with fantastic live music, mouthwatering food, and a different festival every day, so you’ll always have a reason to celebrate.
Without the added worry of schoolwork, DEVENEY’s summer associate (internship) Program provides you with a valuable professional experience while allowing for time to discover and experience what makes NOLA so amazing.
Take a break from submitting your application to one of DEVENEY’s summer positions and check out some of our team’s favorite summer activities:
Experience a New Orleans twist on this famous Spanish event by participating in the 13th annual Running of the Bulls during the second weekend of July. Don’t worry – there will be no actual bulls. Instead, participants are chased down the streets of New Orleans by the famous Big Easy Rollergirls.
Enjoy the taste of New Orleans at this June festival celebrating Louisiana’s farmers and the arrival of their crops. Indulge in classic Creole recipes such as fried green tomatoes and tomato crawfish pies, all with a Blood Mary from the Blood Mary Market in hand.
Located just steps away from the heart of the French Quarter, the Windsor Court Hotel is the perfect place to spend your day in the Big Easy. Soak up the sunshine and enjoy an incredible view of the New Orleans skyline at the hotel’s rooftop pool. Summer days at the Windsor Court just got even better with the addition of the Waterman Poolside Bar. Pool-goers can sip on a cocktail or glass of wine as they sit back, relax, and enjoy their summer days.
Even though it is officially called “Butterfly Park,” all of the locals refer to Audubon Park’s riverside lookout as “The Fly.” Hidden behind Audubon Zoo, this is the perfect spot to relax on the grass with a daquiri in hand while the sun sets on the Mississippi River. The Fly is also the ideal location for a summer barbecue or crawfish boil with friends or family.
The ultimate way to cool down during the summer in New Orleans is with a snoball. Frequently confused with snow cones, snoballs are created using more thinly shaved ice, and maybe it’s just us, but they taste better too. Build your own unique snoball by blending together flavors, and for a local twist, add a topping of condensed milk (just trust us). You can also sweeten your cool treat with a scoop of ice cream on top, creating the ultimate summer dessert.
This list could continue forever as there are countless ways to spend your summer days in New Orleans. Having lived here for four years, I can promise that there is never “nothing to do” in the Big Easy.
As opposed to the regular Associate program, the summer opportunity is a full-time role, making for an experience that allows for a deeper connection with the agency environment and the city as a whole. So, get back to that application, pack your bags, hop on the streetcar, and discover New Orleans this summer!
For more information on DEVENEY’s available summer positions, click here.