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 at the Center for Faith and Vocation and 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 internship, 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 $14.00 per hour. Interns are required to write one 250–500-word blog or personal essay about the experience at the end of the internship.

Available Internships

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 and will be responsible for many Center communications pertaining to programs and services including the development of digital assets. 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; Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, the Digest, weekly newsletters, posters, word of mouth and other digital assets
  • 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
  • Staff the Butler University Seminar on Religion and Global Affairs and a New View Film Series twice a semester (dependent upon class schedule)
  • Represent the Center to parents and incoming students at Admissions Events (Spring Intern when available) and Welcome Week activities (Fall intern when available)
  • Network within student organizations to promote CFV events and collaboration with CFV
  • 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 Team

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.
  • 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 10-12 hours a week and Interns are paid $14/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, mstanciu@butler.edu by March 27, 2022 at 8:00 PM.

The internship at CIC will provideButler students with the opportunity to explore their professional andspiritual journey by engaging with representatives from religiously diverse communities. Students will broaden their religious literacy whilestrengthening their skills in non-profit administration and program developmentby attendingstaff, board, and executive committee meetings, and byhelping to plan, promote,and facilitate meetings, programs, and community events. Students will identify specific goals to learn about non-profit administration, program development, or interfaith research. Throughout the experience, interns willdevelop a portfolio reflecting on their goals detailing key learnings.

An ideal candidate will be able to take initiative while receiving support. They will bring a commitment to fostering interfaith understanding, respect for diversity, and strong written and verbal communication skills. Some experience in event planning and communication would be helpful.

Internship Specifications:

Interns are expected to work 10-12 hours a week during Fall Butler semester. Interns are paid $14 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 CIC Executive Director Charlie Wiles at charlie@IndyCIC.org AND to Marguerite Stanciu, assistant director, Center for Faith and Vocation.

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 about 3,500 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 Communications Internship position supports the communications 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 departments like Fitness, Tennis, Aquatics, Education, and Arts 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 and output .

Communications: 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.

Marketing: This position may 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 August 24–December 9, 2022
  • 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 Communications at LWaite@jccindy.org. Please also cc Marguerite Stanciu, Assistant Director of the Center for Faith and Vocation at mstanciu@butler.edu.

Applications are due by 8:00 PM on Sunday, March 27, 2022.

Description: The intern will be supervised by Julie Mennel, Project Grace Help Desk Manager and will 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 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 2022 Spring semester, will be compensated $14 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 Lydia Bronner (lbronner@nclegalclinic.org), Volunteer Coordinator at Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic, Julie Mennel (jmennel@nclegalclinic.org), Expungement Help Desk Manager,  AND Marguerite Stanciu (mstanciu@butler.edu), Assistant Director at the Center for Faith and Vocation by Sunday,  March 27, 2022 , 8:00 PM.