STAR Program FAQs

How will I know that my STAR Application is complete?

Upon completion of the “Online Student Form,” you will receive an email from the STAR Administration confirming the submission. THIS EMAIL DOES NOT MEAN YOUR APPLICATION IS COMPLETE. Once all application components, including transcripts and letter of recommendation, have been received, you will receive a second and final confirmation email from the STAR Administration.

*You are strongly encouraged to turn in your application before the due date.

What should I do if I am having trouble re-accessing my Online Student Form?

Do not start a new Application! Please email for help.

What is the STAR program’s attendance policy?

STAR runs daily from Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm, and regular attendance for all rotations and classes is required. Students are allowed two days of absence throughout the program.

When will I be able to apply for the program?

The STAR application is typically available each January and due in March, but dates vary by year. Please continue to check this website for more concrete dates and deadlines as the application period approaches.

How much does STAR cost?

The STAR program is free of charge. There are no fees or tuition.

Are all of the “pre-STAR” events required?

Yes. Events occurring before the official STAR Program, including interviews and the Meet & Greet, are events requiring attendance of all students. Additionally, at least one parent or guardian is required to attend the Round 2 Interview and Meet & Greet.

What is STAR’s transportation and parking policy?

STAR Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from the program on a daily basis. Students will be able to park in designated parking places in the parking garage or employee parking lot.

Can my friends and family come on rotations with me?

Unfortunately, only STAR Student Scholars are allowed to participate in official STAR Program rotations and classes.

Does STAR count toward my school or organization’s service hours requirement?

Eligibility of STAR Program hours to count as service hours depends on your school or organization’s rules and guidelines.

How do I become a STAR Junior Team Leader?

STAR alumns are invited to apply to become a Junior Team Leader.  For more information contact: Allison Sharai at

About the Position

Under the close guidance of the Senior Project Manager, the Intern will assist in developing and facilitating Academic Outreach Programs and Projects.  The intern will work most closely with developing and implementing current and future programs for Academic Outreach, focusing on the STAR Summer Program.  The intern will also assist with other divisional needs within Community Outreach and demonstrate actions consistent with Ochsner’s “Expectations” as duties are performed on a daily basis.

Education, Experience & Training Qualifications

The Intern must have successfully completed at least three semesters of a four-year accredited college or university.   S/he must be an alumnus of the STAR Program.  S/he must be currently enrolled in a Science, Arts, Humanities or Educational program within that college or university.   The Intern should have experience with Microsoft Office Applications, (PowerPoint, Word, Excel, and Access).  The Intern should also know how to research using the internet and be able to learn survey tools.   Working knowledge of electronic mail services is mandatory.  An official college transcript, a current resume and completed Ochsner application must be on file.

Other Qualifications

Must possess strong leadership, presentation, communication and writing skills and be very detail oriented.  Ability to successfully perform supervisory and guidance roles for high school students is imperative.  Candidate must be able to communicate with a high level of efficiency with students, colleagues and Ochsner Staff at all times remaining professional and calm in high-pressure situations. Incumbent must possess a good character and high ethical and moral standards and be open and flexible to any and all challenges or difficulties that may arise.  Applicant must be able to efficiently adapt to a constantly changing environment.  Must exude enthusiasm, patience and dependability.  Candidate must work well in teams and be a self-starter.  Preferred qualifications include prior leadership experience, prior experience working with High School students and working with community programs.