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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 BCR programs such as the Butler University Seminar on Religion and Global Affairs and A New View Film Series 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. As part of the internshup, the CFV will provide opportunities for vocational reflection, using the internship as an opportunity to reflect on the intern's future direction and decisions.
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.
The Internship application process for Srping 2020 has closed. Thank you for your interest.
Catholic Charities Refugee and Immigrant Services Internship Description
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 10-12 hours a week during the Spring 2020 Butler semester (January 13th, 2020 - April 27th, 2020). 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) as well as Marguerite Stanciu (email@example.com), Assistant Director for the Center for Faith and Vocation, by Sunday, November 10 at 8:00 PM.
Center for Interfaith Cooperation
Through the internship at CIC, Butler students are given the opportunity to explore their professional and spiritual journey by engaging with representatives from religiously diverse organizations. 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 verbal), and some experience in event planning and organization.
Internship Specifications: Interns are expected to work 10-12 hours a week during the Spring 2020 Butler semester (Jan. 13th – April. 27th, 2020). 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 250-500 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, firstname.lastname@example.org AND to Marguerite Stanciu, assistant director, Center for Faith and Vocation, email@example.com by Sunday, November 10, 8:00 PM.
Just Peace Intern at First Congregational United Church of Christ
Description: The Just Peace Intern will be supervised by Rev. Dr. Sarah Lund, Senior Pastor of historic First Congregational UCC (www.fcindy.org) and assist leading the congregation in an innovative Just Peace program fulfilling the principles of Just Peace. The Just Peace Intern will work with the Pastor and congregation leaders in finding community partners to engage in peacemaking and justice work. Justice issues include (but not limited to): Mental Health, LGBTQ, Race, Environment, Housing Insecurity, and Food Insecurity. This internship will take place at First Congregational UCC located at 7171 N. Pennsylvania Street in Indianapolis, Indiana with the possibility of working with the national UCC Justice and Witness offices in Washington D.C.
The goal of this program is to introduce the Just Peace Intern to the national Just Peace movement as part of the United Church of Christ and help the church live into a deeper understanding of the faith communities’ prophetic call to the work to alleviate systemic injustice of all kinds using non-violence, challenging us to explore the intersections between peace and justice, offering to the world the prophetic message, grounded in the hope that “Peace is possible!”
Qualifications: The candidate must be a second-year student or higher and have the desire/ability to learn quickly, work one on one with others, lead small groups, multi-task, strong communication skills, and be open to people of various faith traditions. Students of any faith, secular, or seeker identities are welcome to apply.
Internship Expectations: The Just Peace Intern will be expected to work 10-12 hours a week during the 2019 spring semester (January 13 –April 27), will be compensated at $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 others as part of the paid internship during the semester.
Application Materials and Deadline: Please submit a cover letter and resume to the attention of Rev. Sarah Lund at firstname.lastname@example.org. AND Marguerite Stanciu, Assistant Director of the Center for Faith and Vocation at email@example.com.
All submission materials are due by 8:00 pm on November 10, 2019.
Jewish Community Center
Position Title: Marketing Intern
Introduction to the JCC
As a community center, nearly 1,000 people visit the JCC daily to work out, drop their children off for preschool or afterschool or participate in an arts program. We have almost 4,000 member households and have been in existence for more than 100 years. Our mission, guided by Jewish values and traditions, is to provide inclusive experiences that lead to personal growth and community building. Together, we inspire all people to become the best versions of themselves.
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. 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.
This position will help with several communication channels to current and potential members of the JCC. Some activities will include assisting with the drafting and management of social media communications, e-blasts, magazine communications, and press releases.
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 10-12 hours a week from January 13th, 2020 through April 27th, 2020.
Compensation is $11/hour.
Ability to work with Wordpress is preferred.
Photography experience a plus.
How to Apply:
Applications are due by 8:00 pm on Sunday, November 10, 2019.
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 and provides great experience for those who are interested in learning more about the community and the process that one goes through to clear their records and start afresh.
Goals: 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: Sophomores, juniors, or seniors and all majors are welcome. Candidates should feel comfortable working one on one with visitors, have good listening and communication skills, have the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment, and be attentive to detail/accuracy. Students must be well organized and have good writing skills.
Internship Expectations: The intern is expected to work 10-12 hours a week during the 2019 fall semester (January 13 - April 27, 2020), 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. Intern 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 Benjamin Hayes (firstname.lastname@example.org), Volunteer Coordinator at Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic, Julie Mennel (email@example.com), Expungement Help Desk Manager AND Marguerite Stanciu (firstname.lastname@example.org), Assistant Director at the Center for Faith and Vocation by Sunday, November 10, 8:00 PM.
Music and Song Intern
Northwood Christian Church
Description: The Music and Song Intern will be supervised by Rev. Heath, Jones Pastor of Northwood Christian Church, and assist the congregation in developing a creative and new expression of worship through the art of music. Northwood has a long tradition of high quality music and choral singing, but is at a crossroads. We are wanting to explore new musical strands and genres. In short, we want to discover and pioneer what new songs and music might be played in the future.
The Music and Song Intern will work with the Pastor, congregation leaders, vocalists, and instrumentalists to create and workshop new ideas. Here is an excellent place for a young musician or singer to cut her/his teeth, and learn what it is like to perform weekly at a local congregation.
Northwood is located just down the road from Butler campus at 4550 Central Ave in Indianapolis, IN. This is just about a mile away!
The goal of this internship is to provide an environment that cultivates creativity and helps develop musical talent. In addition, we’d like to discover what heart-songs might find voice in our sanctuary, songs that articulate yet again the Christian story and its liberating impact on human lives. We are well aware that new generations sing new and impassioned songs, and that it is the habit of churches to stifle new voices and melodies. We hope our intern will help us break out of the mold. If you feel a new song or passion for music deep in your soul, Northwood may well be the place for you!
Qualifications: The candidate must be a second-year student or higher and have competency playing at least one musical instrument. If the candidate can sing well, all the better! The candidate must be collaborative and open to critique and feedback. It would be good for the candidate to have previous experience attending or playing in churches in the past. The intern should be able to use music as vehicle by which we come to understand God and our faith still better. Lastly, Northwood is affirming of all persons regardless of race, gender, or sexual identity. We’d hope these values be reflected in the music we play and the songs we sing.
Internship Expectations: The Music and Song Intern will be expected to work 10-12 hours a week during the 2020 Spring semester (January 13-April 27). Included in these hours will be participation in the music at Northwood at its 10:45am Sunday service. Most of these hours will be spent planning music and song in cooperation with Rev. Heath Jones (an instrumentalist himself) and Northwood’s vocalists/musicians. The intern will be compensated at $11 per hour. Interns will participate in paid vocational reflection conversations and be asked to write a 250-500 word blog about their experience, both of which are facilitated by the Butler Center for Faith and Vocation.
Application Materials and Deadline:
Please submit a cover letter, resume and unofficial transcript to the attention of Heath Jones email@example.com AND Marguerite Stanciu (firstname.lastname@example.org), Assistant Director at the Center for Faith and Vocation by Sunday, November 10, 8:00 PM.