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Paid Internships through the CFV

Trying on work through an internship is a great way to discern (the ability to judge well) your calling. The Center offers internships in faith-based, social justice and nonprofit organizations in the greater Indianapolis area. These are opportunities to discover work that is meaningful to you both personally and professionally. We encourage you to reflect on the passion and energy that inspire you. Ideal internship candidates are sophomores, juniors and seniors. We recommend that entering students spend their first year at Butler exploring questions of faith and calling through their courses, attending Big Questions conversations at the CFV, and in discussions with faculty and staff advisors and with new friends on campus. These experiences can provide a strong foundation for landing a great internship through the CFV. 

Internships will run from beginning to end of each semester for 10-12 hours per week at $11.00 per hour. Interns are required to write one 250-500 word blog or personal essay about the experience at the end of the internship.

 

Butler Center for Faith and Vocation Communications Intern

Center for Faith and Vocation Intern Position Description

Students employed through Butler Center for Faith and Vocation represent the Center, and provide administrative and program support to the staff of the Center. A high level of professionalism is expected, with knowledge and expertise growing as the student progresses in the position. Opportunities for leadership development will grow as the program advances.

Description: The CFV Intern is a skilled communicator utilizing social networking tools such as Facebook and Twitter and will be responsible for many Center communications pertaining to programs and services. The CFV is looking for an intern with strong interest in developing leadership skills and increased understanding of diverse religious and spiritual perspectives.

The intern will:

  • Provide regularly scheduled communications using social media and communication outlets; Facebook, Twitter, the Connection, weekly newsletter, posters, word of mouth
  • Provide coverage of the house during office hours offering hospitality and information as needed
  • Build/strengthen a portfolio and/or resume to reflect strong skills in communication, collaboration, leadership, initiative and creativity
  • Provide administrative support, including maintaining and using listservs, databases and e-mail communications
  • Staff the Butler University Seminar on Religion and Global Affairs twice a semester (dependent upon class schedule)
  • Represent the Center to parents and incoming students at New Student Registration (Spring Intern when available) and Welcome Week activities (Fall intern when available)
  • Represent the Center at campus wide events like Homecoming, Family Weekend, Peace Week and other events depending on programming needs
  • Network within student organizations to promote CFV events and collaboration with CFV
  • Coordinate Big Questions monthly conversations, helping to organize Blue Monday (Fall Intern)
  • Offer input and concrete suggestions while demonstrating interest and creativity in position; exploring ways to get the word out about the CFV to the Butler Community through innovation program design specifically assigned to the intern-assignment: one new program/event in the semester that brings in multiple student constituents
  • Participate in weekly staff meetings with CFV Staff

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated interest and experience in campus programming especially related to diverse groups.
  • Major or minor in Communications, marketing or other area of the humanities preferred.
  • Active interest in faith life and/or discernment of purpose.
  • Competencies in social media platforms.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills; a proactive service attitude.
  • Excellent time management skills-not being overly committed to others clubs and organizations or multiple sources of employment.
  • Enthusiasm for helping others.

Learning Potential:

  • Develop your capacity to discern meaning and purpose academically, professionally, and personally
  • Develop greater understanding of religious/spiritual diversity at Butler
  • Engage with religious/spiritual life leaders, and faculty and staff in matters connected to faith and vocation
  • Acquire proficiency, refine existing skills in coordinated communications using multiple platforms
  • Discover how initiative in program development leads to meaningful outcomes

Internship Specifications: Interns are expected to work 12-15 hours a week during the spring 2018 Butler semester (January 16 through April 30, 2018).  Interns are paid $11/hour. Interns are required to write one 250- to 500-word blog or personal essay about the experience at the end of the internship. 

Application details: Please submit a cover letter and resume to Butler CFV assistant director Marguerite Stanciu of the Center for Faith and Vocation by Sunday, November 4, 11:59 PM.

Jewish Community Center

Jewish Community Center

Position Title: Marketing Intern

Introduction to the JCC

For more than 100 years, the JCC has been committed to enriching the community by perpetuating Jewish tradition and heritage while celebrating diversity of beliefs through arts, education, health and

wellness programs. Nearly 1,000 people visit the JCC daily to work out, drop their children off for preschool or participate in an arts program. We have 4,500 member households. The JCC is proud to be an agency of the Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis and The United Way of Central Indiana.

The Marketing Internship position supports the marketing department with several important and value-added assignments within the communications, marketing, and graphic design functional areas. Depending on the level of experience, the intern may take a project from start to finish, or participate in many projects to contribute to the department’s overall work process. By the end of the experience, the intern will have added meaningful work samples to his/her portfolio.

Duties and Responsibilities:  

Graphic Design: This position will assist in the production of design materials and meeting the needs of internal clients at the JCC and at the Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis. Responsibilities may include working on the production of materials (using Adobe InDesign & Photoshop) for upcoming events via print (e.g., posters, flyers, handouts, ads, signage) and electronic (e.g., eSignature, website, eBlast, social media) channels. As well, this position may participate in other aspects of the work flow: planning, concepts, design, output and/or printer estimates.

  • Will help with several communication channels to current and potential members of the JCC and donors to the Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis. Some activities will include assisting with the drafting and management of social media communications, e-blasts, magazine communications, and press releases.
  • Will assist in the development of marketing plans, including but not limited to establishing relationships with JCC members through social media and contacting new and existing customers via several different communication channels. This position is responsible for tracking the progress of their marketing efforts and encouraged to identify new marketing strategies.

Qualifications:

Enrolled in a college program, junior or senior level status. Seeking a degree in Visual Communications, Marketing, or Graphic Design is preferred.
Strong portfolio and proficient computer graphics skills in Adobe Creative Suite (particularly
InDesign and PhotoShop) is preferred.
An ability to manage time and multi-task.
Good verbal communications skills.
Available 10-12 hours a week from January 14th through April 29th, 2019.
Compensation is $11/hour.
Ability to work with Wordpress is preferred.
Photography experience a plus.

How to Apply:

Send a resume and cover letter to Lisa Waite, JCC Director of Marketing at LWaite@jccindy.org AND

Marguerite Stanciu, Assistant Director of the Center for Faith and Vocation at mstanciu@butler.edu

Applications are due by 11:59 PM on Sunday, November, 4th.

Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic

Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic

Description:  The intern will be supervised by Julie Mennel, Project Grace Help Desk Manager and assist individuals who are seeking to have their criminal records expunged without the representation of an attorney. The Help Desk Intern will guide visitors through the process of gathering all of the necessary information, assisting them in the evaluation as to their eligibility for expungement and working with them to draft and file the necessary documents with the courts.  This internship will take place at the Expungement Help Desk, located in the City County Building. The Help Desk is an extension of Clinic services. 

The goal of this program is to introduce an intern to Project GRACE through the activities supported by the Help Desk and provide a deeper understanding of the Clinic’s prophetic call to “Seek justice, defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow. (Isaiah 1:17).  

Qualifications:  Candidates must be a sophomore, junior or senior and have the desire/ability to learn quickly, work one on one with visitors, multi-task in a fast paced environment, and be attentive to detail/accuracy. 

Internship Expectations: The intern will be expected to work 10-12 hours a week during the 2018 fall semester (January 14th – April 29th), will be compensated $11 per hour and required to write a 250-500 word blog or personal essay about the experience at the completion of the internship. Interns will participate in vocational reflection conversations with other CFV interns as part of the paid internship during the semester. 

Application Materials and Deadline:  Please submit a cover letter, resume and unofficial transcript to the attention of both Kathleen Bloxsome (kbloxsome@nclegalclinic.org), Volunteer Coordinator at Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic AND Marguerite Stanciu (mstanciu@butler.edu), Assistant Director at the Center for Faith and Vocation by Sunday, November 4th, 11:59 PM.

Students can work up to 15 hours per week for 15 weeks during fall or spring semesters. Other Helpful links:

idealist.org
Internship and Career Services
Center for Citizenship and Community