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Official Higher Education Partner of the New Orleans Saints & Pelicans

The New Orleans Saints and the New Orleans Pelicans each established an academic partnership with UL Lafayette in 2019.

The three-year collaborations provide UL Lafayette students and recent graduates with access to internships, practical career experiences and networking opportunities. The Saints and Pelicans also fund two annual scholarships at the University for qualified students.

New Orleans Saints & New Orleans Pelicans Associate Program

The Saints and Pelicans post-graduation associate program positions are full time and include medical insurance. They require relocation to New Orleans.

Applications typically open in early spring. Find job descriptions and application instructions on Handshake.

Examples of available positions:

  • Graphic design associate
  • Game experience associate
  • Group service associate
  • Inside sales associate
  • Motion graphics associate
  • Operations associate
  • Partnership marketing associate
  • Ticket operations associate
  • Video production associate

UL Lafayette’s Career Services offers résumé and cover letter reviews for students and alumni. Send both to resume@louisiana.edu.

Saints & Pelicans Career Services Events

At least once a semester, Career Services hosts hiring managers from both organizations on campus or virtually to speak with students and recent graduates about post-graduate careers in the sports industry.

Discussions will cover various departments within both organizations as well as roles, qualifications, and job duties for the associate and inside sales programs.  Participants receive job application advice, have their résumés reviewed and more during networking events in small groups or in one-on-one settings.

Register to attend these events via Handshake. Email career@louisiana.edu with questions.

Watch previous webinars and seminars:

Saints & Pelicans Scholarships

The Saints and Pelicans provide two, $5,000 scholarships for qualified students. The one-time scholarships will be awarded through the 2023-2024 academic year.

Learn more about the eligibility requirements and apply online.

Ana Mata Gomez and Kobe Joiner are the first recipients of the $5,000 scholarships, which are awarded to juniors and seniors who have maintained at least a 3.0 GPA and plan to pursue careers in sports, tourism or entertainment industries. Read more.

Saints & Pelicans Mentorship Program

The Saints and Pelicans will offer a mentorship opportunity for UL Lafayette students during the Spring 2021 semester.

Participants will be paired with a Saints or Pelicans staff member closely associated within their field of study.The goal of the program is to help students build industry relationships and prepare for a career in sports. 

The mentorship program will run the entirety of the Spring 2021 semester. If chosen, students should plan to dedicate an hour a week to the program.

Learn more about the mentorship program and apply online.