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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. 

Internships are advertised as follows: March for the Fall Semester. October for Spring Semester. We will advertise on Handshake and using social media and The Student Connection.

 

 

Butler Center for Faith and Vocation Communications Intern

The Center for Faith and Vocation is more than the place student religious groups connect. The center of religious life on Butler's campus is also committed to helping students discover what they are truly meant to do with their lives. Interns work with the Center staff in developing and promoting programs for students. Ideal candidates are skilled communicators utilizing social networking tools such as Facebook and Twitter and will be responsible for many Center communications pertaining to programs and services.  Interest in developing strong leadership skills and in diverse religious traditions and perspectives is relevant to this position.

Internship Specifications: Interns are expected to work 12-15 hours a week during the spring 2018 Butler semester (January 16th through April 30, 2018).  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. 

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 5, 11:59 PM.

Catholic Charities Indianapolis-Refugee and Immigrant Services

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.

Internship Specifications:

Interns are expected to work 12-15 hours a week during the Spring 2018 Butler semester (January 16, 2018-April 30, 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 (mschrougham@archindy.org) AND to Marguerite Stanciu (mstanciu@butler.edu), Assistant Director for the Center for Faith and Vocation. 

Catholic Radio Indy

Organization Background: Catholic Radio Indy is a not-for-profit organization established to present the gospel of Jesus Christ to all of the people in Central Indiana. It first signed on the air in March of 20014 with one station. Our studios were originally located in The Pyramids Office Park.  It now has three fulltime FM radio stations: WSPM 89.1 FM (Indianapolis), WSQM 90.9 FM (Noblesville) and 98.3 FM (Anderson).   The stations are affiliates of EWTN, the world’s largest religious broadcasting organization.  Catholic Radio Indy’s goal is to broadcast the beauty and teachings of the Catholic Faith and to inform, inspire and challenge listeners.  In addition to EWTN programming, we also carry locally produced programs.   Our current studio/office location is at 8383 Craig Street, Suite 280, Indianapolis, IN.  We have live internet streaming at www.CatholicRadioIndy.org; free APPS for Apple and Android devices and a free Dial-in-to-Listen service for cellphones (call 641-552-5881 to hear the station on your cellphone).

Title: Catholic Radio Indy CFV Intern

Timeframe: The spring 2018 semester from 1/16 until 4/30.

Duties, Projects, and Responsibilities:

Marketing: Working with Constant Contact mailing list and interfacing with community partners, assisting with organization website, social media presence, and print based advertising.

Sales: Identify and research potential underwriters, identify upcoming opportunities for Events and Faith in Action, and the opportunity to go on sales calls.

Production: Assist in writing and recording of announcements that are aired on the stations and aid in the editing of pre-recorded programs.

Events:  Assist with Spring Share-a-thon, an On-The-Air live fundraising broadcast; attend pre-event meetings, work event, follow up on post event spreadsheets, follow up on pledges, assist in publicizing the event in local parish bulletins, Criterion and Catholic Moment newspapers, Help line up in-studio guests, help line up larger pre-event donations to be used as “Match Challenges” during the event.  Possibly attend area events where Catholic Radio Indy may have a display booth to represent the station, answer questions, hand out literature, etc.

Radio Show Content: Assist in lining up topics and guests for local shows such as Faith in Action, Catholic Cave and Faith Filled Physician.  Help gather feedback from the hosts of these organizations. There will be some opportunity to learn radio production and editing as well.

Internship Specifications: Interns are expected to work 12-15 hours a week during the spring 2018 Butler semester (January 16th through April 30, 2018).  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. 

Application details: Please send your resume and cover letter to Patty Zunica at (Patty@CatholicRadioIndy.org) AND Marguerite Stanciu, assistant director, Center for Faith and Vocation by Sunday, November 5, 11:59 PM.

 

Center for Interfaith Cooperation

Internship Description:

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. write one 500-word essay about the experience at the end of the internship. 

Internship Specifications: Interns are expected to work 12-15 hours a week during the Fall 2017 Butler semester (Jan. 16-April 30, 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 250-500 word blog or personal essay about the experience at the end of the internship. Interns are expected to work 12-15 hours a week. 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, charlie@centerforinterfaithcooperation.org  AND to Marguerite Stanciu, assistant director, Center for Faith and Vocation by Sunday, November 5, 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.

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 12-15 hours a week from Jan. 16-Apr. 30, 2018.
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 AND Marguerite Stanciu, assistant director, Center for Faith and Vocation by Sunday, November 5, 11:59 PM.

Internship Specifications: Interns are expected to work 12-15 hours a week during the Spring 2018 Butler semester (Jan. 16-Apr. 30).  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. 

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: Interns are expected to work 12-15 hours a week during the 2018 spring semester (January 16th through April 30, 2018), 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 by Sunday, November 5, 11:59 PM to the attention of both Kathleen Bloxsome, Volunteer Coordinator at Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic AND  Marguerite Stanciu, Assistant Director at the Center for Faith and Vocation. 

 

Trinity Free Clinic

About Trinity Free Clinic, Inc.

Trinity Free Clinic provides the unique opportunity to join a community of caring volunteers who use their talents to provide vital medical and dental care to the most vulnerable families in Hamilton County when they have no other alternative for care.

Trinity Free Clinic is a faith-based, nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization dedicated to serving the healthcare needs of the uninsured and underinsured low income residents of Hamilton County. Trinity Free Clinic is funded through the charitable contributions of community partners and private donors and is run through the generosity of over 500 volunteers who provide medical, dental, and administrative services to serve over 2,200 patients through nearly 6,000 patient visits each year.

CFV Trinity Free Clinic CFV Intern

The focus of this internship is seasonal, and tasks to be assigned will relate directly to the Trinity Free Clinic, Inc.’s marketing calendar. Spring interns will assist with the implementation of the Healing Hands Gala 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 Gala, 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 including, but not limited to:

Description:

Event planning
Solicitations for sponsorships and in-kind donations through web portals, email, direct mail, phone calls, and in-person requests
Assist with event promotion, including distribution of promotional materials at other events
Write communications for external audiences such as emails, newsletter articles, blog posts, press releases, and/or letters and hand-written notes
Develop and implement social media plans to support events and fundraising
Assist in posting content to and maintenance of event social media accounts
Assist in creating marketing literature, ensuring valid, current and accurate content that is consistent with brand strategy
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

Requirements:

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 YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
Experience with Adobe Creative Suite helpful, but not required
Familiarity with video/sound production and editing is a plus, 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 Spring 2018 Butler semester (Jan. 16-April 30).  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)

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Autumn Zawadski AND Marguerite Stanciu, assistant director, Center for Faith and Vocation by Sunday, November 5, 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