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.
Internships qualify for Indianapolis Community Requirement (ICR). Contact Center for Citizenship and Community for more information.
Note: Only fully enrolled Butler University students are eligible to apply for CFV 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Send cover letter and resume to Marguerite Stanciu, assistant director Center for Faith and Vocation. Deadline to apply: Sunday, October 29, 2023, 8:00 PM.
The internship at CIC will provide Butler students with the opportunity to explore their professional and spiritual journey by engaging with representatives from religiously diverse communities. 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 helping 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 will develop 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.
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.
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. Please submit a cover letter with resume by Sunday October 29, 2023, 8:00 PM,
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 can learn quickly, work one on one with others, lead small groups, take on multiple projects using strong communication skills, and be open to people of various faith traditions.
Internship Expectations: The Just Peace Intern will be expected to work 12 hours a week during the Spring 2024 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 BU Center for Faith and Vocation reflection conversations with others as part of the paid internship during the semester.
Application Materials and Deadline: Please submit a cover letter and resume and unofficial transcript to the attention of Pastor Sarah Lund AND to Marguerite Stanciu, assistant director, Center for Faith and Vocation by Sunday, December 10, 2023, at 8:00 PM.
Position Title: Communications 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 about 3,800 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. This internship is customizable to the intern’s interests, whether that be writing, graphic design, photography, videography or a combination thereof.
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.
- 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 September 5-December 8, 2023 (not including Fall Break or Thanksgiving Break).
- Compensation is $14/hour.
- Ability to work with WordPress is preferred.
- Photography and/or videography experience a plus.
- There is no need that the intern be Jewish; all are welcome to apply. The internship offers exposure to Jewish culture and customs.
How to Apply:
Applications are due by 8:00 pm on Sunday October 29, 2023.
Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic – Legal Services and Operations Intern
Description: The intern will be supervised by Executive Director, Erin Hall and Senior Director of Legal Services, Liz Fiscus. The intern will assist the Clinic’s leadership with a variety of projects related to the four program areas to include Housing and Consumer Justice, Immigrant and Survivor Justice, Tax and Economic Justice and Re-entry Justice. We implemented a strategic plan in 2022 for all our program areas and the intern will have opportunities to assist in program level legal operations projects in furtherance of our plan objectives as well as direct legal services experiences and paralegal work assignments. Additionally, the intern will be involved in daily non-profit operations and there are opportunities to participate in business discussions including development work. The internship will take place at the Clinic’s main office, located at the Trinity Outreach Center, at 3333 N Meridian Street.
Goals: The goal of this program is to introduce the intern to the inner workings of the poverty law sector as well as that of a faith-based nonprofit, providing an 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 of all majors are welcome. Candidates must have good listening and communication skills, the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment, and be attentive to detail/accuracy. Students should be well-organized, independent workers and have good written and verbal skills.
Internship Expectations: The intern is expected to work 10-12 hours a week during the 2023 Fall semester, will be compensated $14 per hour, and will be required to write a 250-500 word blog or personal essay about the experience at the completion of the internship. The 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 Erin Hall, Executive Director at Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic, AND Marguerite Stanciu , Assistant Director at the Center for Faith and Vocation by Sunday, October 29, 2023 , 8:00 PM.