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.

Note: Only fully enrolled Butler University students are eligible to apply for CFV Internships.

Available Internships

Description: The CFV Communications 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.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide regularly scheduled communications using The Digest, MailChimp weekly newsletters,
  • Developing and producing digital content on social media platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and TikTok
  • Design posters and other print communications materials
  • 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)
  • Network within student organizations to promote CFV events
  • Actively participate in weekly staff meetings with CFV Team offering creative input for inter-campus communications
  • The opportunity to build an intern specific project that further enhances the work of the Center.

Qualifications:

  • Majoring or minoring in Strategic Communications
  • Competencies in operating social media platforms
  • Knowledge of Canva, Adobe Suite, Microsoft Teams
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated interest and experience in campus programming especially related to diverse groups
  • Active interest in faith life and/or discernment of purpose.
  • Enthusiasm for connecting within the Butler Community through a proactive approach to service.

This internship takes placed within the academic semester, 10-12 hours per week and pays $14.00 per hour. Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors are welcome to apply.

To apply: Submit a cover letter and a resume to Marguerite Stanciu, assistant director, Center for Faith and Vocation. Accepting rolling applications until January 1, 2023.

 

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. Applications are due by 8:00 PM on Sunday, October 30, 2022.

Faith in Indiana exists to build public power through organizing people. Our organization’s entire purpose is to develop humans to be public and political leaders and to act collectively for the power to transform their lived conditions—material, political, and social conditions.

This internship serves as the first step into public life and the start of a power-building trajectory. The internship is open to all majors and disciplines, those who apply should have a particular interest in social justice or structural change, political education, and grassroots community work and are dedicated to serving/working with Communities of Color and specifically Black Congregations.

Intern Expectations

Interns will be stepping into an exciting state-wide issue campaign focused on advocating funding for a mental health crisis system. Interns will also participate in implementing a large-scale voter engagement strategy in Marion county. Interns will assist these initiatives in three primary ways: Power Building, Voter Engagement, and Data Management

Power Building

  • Engage 3-5 peers or members of the community in 1:1 conversations weekly
  • Build a team of 5-7 volunteer leaders
  • Move a group of 40 people to action, driven by their values
  • Learn fundraising strategy and apply outreach on behalf of the organization

Voter Engagement

  • Support and participate in Faith In Indiana relational voting program
  • Register 25 students from campus to vote
  • Participate in GOTV phone banks

Data Management

  • Assist in expanding Faith In Indiana voter engagement database
  • Train leaders on voter engagement tools (impactive and VAN)

Intern will report to Organizer Josh Riddick, who will meet with them weekly. Faith in Indiana staff will also provide regular support and training in the organization’s various areas. By the conclusion of the internship, the student will be able to powermap systems and institutions, uncover self-interest in others, and have developed a network of leaders around themselves.

Those interested in this internship opportunity should submit a resume and cover letter  to Josh Riddick at josh@faithindiana.org AND Marguerite Stanciu, mstanciu@butler.edu. Applications are due by 8:00 PM on Sunday, October 30, 2022.

Just Peace Intern

First Congregational United Church of Christ of Indianapolis, Indiana

Description: The Just Peace Intern will be supervised by Rev. Dr. Sarah Lund, Senior Pastor of historic First Congregational United Church of Christ (UCC) and assist the congregation in living out its commitment to be Just Peace church, fulfilling the principles of racial justice, mental health justice, economic justice, food justice, environmental justice and LGBTQ justice. The Just Peace Intern will work in partnership with the Pastor, staff, congregation leaders, and community partners such as Faith In Indiana to engage in peacemaking and justice work. 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, provide a deeper understanding of the faith communities’ prophetic call and gain leadership experience in the work of peace and justice.

Qualifications: The candidate must be a sophomore, junior or senior and have the desire/ability to learn quickly, work one on one with others, lead small groups, multi-task, strong communication skills, and open to people of various faith traditions.

Internship Expectations: The Just Peace Intern will be expected to work 12 hours a week during the 2019 fall semester, will be compensated at $14 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, resume and unofficial transcript to the attention of Pastor Sarah Lund

AND to Marguerite Stanciu, assistant director, Center for Faith and Vocation by Sunday, October 30, 2022 at 8:00 PM.

 

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 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 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 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 10, 2022 through April 25th, 2022.
  • 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 Hanna Fogel, assistant director of communications AND to Marguerite Stanciu, assistant director Center for Faith and Vocation.

Applications are due by 8:00 pm on Sunday, October 30, 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,  October 30, 2022 , 8:00 PM.

Marketing Intern

About Trinity Haven:

The Problem

All homelessness is tragic, but homeless LGBTQ youth are in deep and immediate peril. 40 percent of homeless young people identify as LGBTQ. Of these youths, 68% say that family rejection of their sexual orientation or gender identity is a major cause of their homelessness. Many fear seeking help from programs that are not affirming and tailored to their needs.

The Response

Trinity Haven will offer safe, welcoming, affirming housing for LGBTQ youth/young adults. Trinity Haven will provide each resident housing and services to prepare them for independent living, as they work alongside a Youth Engagement Specialist to build an individualized plan that leads to their independence. Support services will focus on education, employment, well-being and self-sufficiency and are designed to create an atmosphere of acceptance, community and belonging. At Trinity Haven, residents will find a safe harbor and professional staff that are warm, welcoming, and affirming. Our hope is that no LGBTQ youth in Indianapolis has to spend the night on a park bench or under a bridge ever again. 

The Goal

The goal of Trinity Haven is to intervene before youth experience chronic homelessness, and to help them pursue their educational goals and develop independent living skills to thrive in the world. We strive to do that in a safe and nurturing environment through a social justice lens (focus on equity through access, agency, advocacy and solidarity action). Through such service, Trinity Haven seeks to support youth and young adults while they define their experiences, life dreams and futures. Our work considers historical trauma, systems of oppression and intersectionality while being grounded in the power of resiliency, healing and community.

 The Programs
Trinity Haven will have two housing options for LGBTQ youth and young adults available in the near future. We will provide programs and services that include a long-term Transitional Living Program (TLP) which offers up to 24 months of housing, stabilization assistance, support services, independent living skills, case management, and care coordination for ages 16-21 (for the entire state of Indiana); as well as a short-term Host Homes Program (HHP) which offers an average of 6 months of housing and intensive case management for ages 16-24 (limited to Indianapolis/Marion County).

The Team

We’re building our dream team right now! We are looking for folks who are dedicated not only to ending youth homelessness, racism and oppression but also celebrating every LGBTQ human for exactly who they are. Our team will work together to support each other, the residents of our housing programs and the greater LGBTQ community to create brave space, lift each other up, lean into hard conversations, offer patience, acceptance and grace while being incredibly effective in our respective roles in order to effect change at every turn.

Responsibilities:

  • Monitoring social media platforms, adjusting outreach tactics as needed
  • Creating graphic representations of data
  • Aptitude with various social media platforms as well as the data tracking tools associated with them
  • Conducting market research to better understand the marketing needs of the organization
  • Overseeing the design and graphics of marketing materials
  • Developing tools and methods for collecting data such as surveys, opinion polls or questionnaires
  • Create weekly and monthly editorial calendars to promote on various social media websites
  • Perform social media marketing research
  • Develop new strategies for increasing engagement
  • Assist with the writing and scheduling of social posts including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIN, TikTok, and more
  • Take pictures and videos as needed for social media channels or website
  • Review and maintain web, blog, and social media content to ensure a positive online user experience

Qualifications:

You are driven, highly organized, and have a deep commitment to Trinity Haven’s mission, vision and values. You must be willing to work independently as well as in collaborative teams. A sense of humor, innovative spirit, and willingness to adapt to the change inherent in a rapidly scaling start-up are essential. You will enjoy working with a strong team approach, have excellent verbal and written communications skills, strong problem-solving and team-building abilities, attention to detail, and the desire and ability to take initiative and to follow-through with all assigned tasks. Looking for someone who has experience using social media and knows how to plan and execute social media schedules. You should have a good understanding of how to interact with online communities and build a following.

To excel in this role, you likely bring the following:

  • Strong investment in the local LGBTQ community and in the fight for racial and economic justice
  • Passionate about creating content and connecting with people
  • Demonstrated interest and experience in community building
  • A self-motivated, flexible, and hard-working approach
  • Experience working in Canva, Photoshop or other Adobe Design software
  • Excellent organizational abilities
  • Strong decision-making and communication skills
  • Basic ability in Word, Excel, Outlook or willingness to learn
  • Excellent organizational abilities and abilities to handle multiple projects

Physical and Environmental Demands:

  • Ability to sit for long periods of time (computer work, sitting at a desk, etc.)
  • Ability to stoop, kneel, crouch, etc., and lift/move objects up to 30 pounds
  • Ability to engage in active listening and taking direction throughout the day


Certificates, Licenses and Registrations:
A clear DCS history, and clear criminal and sex offender background checks is required. E-Verify is required.

Disclaimer:
This job description is not an employment contract, implied or otherwise. The employment relationship remains “at-will.” The job requirements are subject to change to reasonably accommodate individuals who are qualified and differently-abled. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.

Trinity Haven is proud to be an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and actively seeks the candidacy of people of color, non-binary, transgender and female-identifying humans, LGBTQ people, and those with lived experience of housing instability. We are committed to inclusive hiring and dedicated to diversity in our work and among our staff.

To apply: Submit your cover letter and resume to Will Turpin-Doty, advancement specialist AND Marguerite Stanciu, assistant director Center for Faith and Vocation by Sunday, October 30, 2022, 8:00 PM.