Center for Faith and Vocation
- Religion Seminar Series, 2017-2018
- CFV Communities at Butler
- Interfaith Opportunities
- Religious Communities in the Indianapolis Area
- Paid Internships through the CFV
- CFV Scholars Program
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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 and 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 12-15 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.
Note: Our internhsip application process for fall 2018 is now closed.
Center for Faith and Vocation Intern Position Description (closed)
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
- 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.
- 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, April 15, 11:59 PM.
Catholic Charities Refugee and Immigrant Services Internship (closed)
Refugee and Immigrant Services is a program of Catholic Charities Indianapolis, an affiliate of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and a member of CLINIC (Catholic Legal Immigration Network, INC). Staff and volunteers are called to uphold the dignity of all people. Guided by Catholic social teaching, we consider it a privilege to deliver compassionate and caring service to help and empower those in need. Since 1975, RIS has resettled over 20,000 refugees in the Indianapolis area. We have over 40 years of commitment to promoting human dignity by assisting refugees transition to a new community. Our compassionate services empower refugees to achieve self-sufficiency.
Description: The intern will assist clients in becoming self-sufficient by helping to bridge language and social and cultural gaps through training and education.
Intern will be expected to:
- Provide ongoing interaction with the client regarding questions and concerns and assisting with their ongoing educational and training needs.
- Meet with clients in both a one on one as well as a classroom setting and provide support that is focused but to limited to acculturation, English Language training, and furthering higher education needs.
- Ensure all client needs have been met and connect client with outside sources for ongoing needs.
- Work with staff and volunteers to provide for the client’s comprehensive needs.
- Maintain a log of all substantive contacts with clients.
- Attend regular program and agency meetings.
- Other duties as assigned.
Requirements: Intern candidates should be comfortable working with individuals from diverse ethnic and religious backgrounds as well as individuals with limited English proficiency. Candidates should be eager to learn from others and engage both one on one and in a classroom setting with the Refugee population in Indianapolis. Intern candidates must have adequate and reliable transportation with the ability and willingness to visit clients in their home and in the community.
Interns are expected to work 12-15 hours a week during the Fall 2018 Butler semester (August 27th, 2018-December 7th, 2018). Interns will be paid $11/hour by the CFV. Interns will participate in vocational reflection conversations with other CFV interns as part of the paid internship during the semester. Please note that our office operates Monday-Thursday 8:00-5:30 and intern hours must be completed during this time frame.
To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Michele Schrougham, Supervisor of Resettlement Services with Catholic Charities Refugee and Immigrant Services (email@example.com) as well as Marguerite Stanciu (firstname.lastname@example.org), Assistant Director for the Center for Faith and Vocation, by Sunday, April 15th at 11:59 PM.
Center for Interfaith Cooperation (closed)
Through the internship at CIC, Butler students are given the opportunity to explore their professional and spiritual journey by deeply engaging with members of a religiously diverse organization. Students will broaden their religious literacy while strengthening their skills in non-profit administration and program development by attending staff, board, and executive committee meetings, and by planning and facilitating meetings and community events.
Ideal intern candidates bring a commitment to fostering interfaith understanding, respect for diversity, strong communication skills (written and oral), and some experience in event planning and organization.
Internship Specifications: Interns are expected to work 12-15 hours a week during the Fall 2018 Butler semester (Aug. 27–Dec. 7, 2018). Interns are paid $11/hour. The Intern will keep a weekly journal; meet regularly with the center director during the course of the internship and Interns are required to write one 250- to 500-word blog or personal essay about the experience at the end of the internship. Interns will participate in vocational reflection conversations with other CFV interns as part of the paid internship during the semester.
Application details: Send your resume and cover letter to Charlie Wiles, email@example.com AND to Marguerite Stanciu, assistant director, Center for Faith and Vocation by Sunday, April 15th, 11:59 PM.
Jewish Community Center
Introduction to the JCC
The JCC is a community center that started more than 100 years ago as a place for Jewish immigrants to get a hot shower and a place to meet socially. Today, we are still a gathering place for the local community serving a diverse population of Jewish and non-Jewish members. We offer early childhood education, afterschool programming, a health and fitness center, indoor/outdoor pools and arts programming. Nearly 1,000 people visit the JCC daily. We are proud to be an agency of the Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis and The United Way of Central Indiana. Any student who meets the qualifications is welcome to apply, regardless of faith or philosophical commitments.
Position Title: Marketing Intern
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.
Communications: This position 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.
Marketing: This position 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.
- 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 12-15 hours during the Fall 2018 semester: August 27th-December 7th, 2018.
- Compensation is $11/hour.
- Ability to work with Wordpress is preferred.
- Photography experience a plus.
Internship Specifications: Interns are expected to work 12-15 hours a week during the Spring 2018 Butler semester (Aug. 27th-Dec. 8th). Interns are paid $11/hour. Interns are required to write one 250-500 word blog or personal essay about the experience at the end of the internship. Interns will participate in vocational reflection conversations with other CFV interns as part of the paid internship during the semester.
How to Apply:
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 12-15 hours a week during the 2018 fall semester (August 27th – December 8th), 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), Volunteer Coordinator at Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic AND Marguerite Stanciu, Assistant Director at the Center for Faith and Vocation by Friday, April 20, 11:59 PM.
Trinity Free Clinic
About Trinity Free Clinic, Inc.
Trinity Free Clinic is a faith-based, nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization dedicated to serving the healthcare needs of the uninsured, underinsured, low-income residents of Hamilton County. In 2017 alone, we provided almost 7,200 patient visits to over 3,600 patients through the generosity of over 300 volunteers, community partners, and generous donors at no cost to our patients. Trinity Free Clinic functions as the medical and dental safety net for the community’s most vulnerable families.
The focus of this internship is seasonal, and tasks to be assigned will relate directly to Trinity Free Clinic, Inc.’s marketing calendar. Spring interns will assist with the implementation of the Taste Sip Savor fundraiser, summer interns will assist with the planning and implementation of the Trinity Free Clinic 5K Run for Wellness, and fall interns will assist with implementation of the 5K, planning for the Taste, collecting and formatting data for the annual report, and planning and implementation of the annual end of year fundraising campaign.
We are seeking a self-motivated, enthusiastic marketing intern who will have the opportunity to learn through performing a variety of marketing activities.
Depending up on project needs, interns will have the opportunity to assist with:
- Write communications for external audiences such as emails, newsletter articles, blog posts, press releases, and/or letters and hand-written notes
- Assist in posting content to and maintenance of event social media accounts
- Develop and implement social media plans to support events and fundraising
- Assist in creating marketing literature, ensuring valid, current, and accurate content that is consistent with brand strategy
- Event planning
- Solicitations for sponsorships and in-kind donations through web portals, email, direct mail, phone calls, and in-person requests
- Event promotion, including distribution of promotional materials at other events
- Assist with data collection, verification, and entry for events and fundraising campaigns
- Creating partnerships for event promotions
- Live promotion on the day of the event through social media
- Patient/community outreach
- Assist with creation of promotional pieces, which may include printed, web, email, social media, and/or video platforms
- Other duties as assigned
Please note: If you are a medical, nursing, or other clinical student, this internship does not involve patient care, include patient interaction, or provide residency hours.
- Minimum of two years completed toward a four-year college degree is required.
- Preference will be given to candidates with majors or concentrations in business, business administration, marketing, communications, public relations, health care management, advertising, philanthropy, or a related field.
- Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and other Microsoft Office applications
- Understanding of social media platforms including Facebook, HootSuite, YouTube, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
- Experience with Adobe Creative Suite helpful, but not required
- Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to prioritize and multitask
- Detail-oriented project management skills
- Strong verbal and written communication skills
- Strong interpersonal skills and phone etiquette
- Able to work collaboratively with a diverse team
- This position has frequent interaction with both patients and the public; ability to demonstrate discretion and strict confidentiality is required
- Some light travel may be required
Internship Specifications: Interns are expected to work 12–15 hours a week during the Fall 2018 Butler semester (August 27–December 8). Interns are paid $11/hour. Interns are required to write one 250-500 word blog or personal essay about the experience at the end of the internship. Interns will participate in vocational reflection conversations with other CFV interns as part of the paid internship during the semester.
Please note that all interns and volunteers must submit to the following:
- Limited criminal background check through Trinity Free Clinic (we provide)
- Flu shot, if during flu season (we provide)
- It is recommended, but not required, you receive a TB test (we provide)
- Sign confidentiality statement (we provide)