This is a general application created by the CCSJ in order to gauge interest and determine the proper placement for the three summer internships supported by the office. The three internships: NETWORK, Columban Center, and Interfaith Worker Justice have their own specific applications which will have to be completed and sent to the respective organization following interviews and acceptance by the CCSJ. These internships are unpaid and will require some personal costs or fundraising. Because you may incur some costs, the CCSJ will attempt to assist with some financial assistance. Applying to more than one internship is permitted. However, know that the CCSJ will determine placements based on qualifications, interest, applicant pool, and financial considerations. Preference will be given to students able to serve on the CCSJ Ignatian Advocacy Team next year.
If you would like to apply for one of these internships, please download the application and return it to the CCSJ (Harper 2067) (Deadline for the application has already passed). You will need to sign up for an interview when you hand in your application.
NETWORK Catholic Social Justice Lobby:
NETWORK is a Catholic lobby group focused on organizing and educating for a nation and world rooted in justice. They do this by advocating on issues such as peacemaking, comprehensive immigration reform, housing, poverty, federal budget priorities, trade and hunger. As an intern, you will be giving back to the community by advocating for federal legislation that has the potential to improve millions of lives. You will also gain valuable advocacy skills to serve you in your volunteer work or help position you for a future job in advocacy. This internship will be between an 8 and 10 week commitment in Washington D.C. and will begin at your choice of start date.
Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach:
Represent Columban missionaries who work with and serve the poor around the world. Through advocacy, solidarity, and education the CCAO is dedicated to raising the peace, social justice and ecology concerns of others. As an intern, you will be monitoring assigned issues, researching countries and pertinent legislation, as well as attending working group meetings and Congressional hearings, briefings and seminars. You will also meet with Congressional staffers to present Columban advocacy priorities and write letters to decision makers concerning Columban priorities. This internship will begin June 4th and conclude July 27th and is located in either Washington D.C. or Bellevue, Nebraska.
Interfaith Worker Justice:
Interfaith Worker Justice (IWJ) is a network of people of faith that calls upon religious values in order to educate, organize, and mobilize the religious community in the United States on issues and campaigns that will improve wages, benefits, and conditions for workers, and give voice to workers, especially workers in low-wage jobs. As an intern, you’ll be placed at local unions, interfaith committees or workers’ centers across the country, where the responsibilities may include outreach to the religious community on labor issues to involve them in local and national campaigns, and organizing workers who want a voice in their jobs. IWJ has affiliate networks in 17 cities throughout the US and requests can be made to IWJ in regards to placement. This internship will begin June 11th and will conclude August 8th. Please see this link for the placements (http://www.iwj.org/template/page.cfm?id=181). You could choose to live at home if your near a worker center or be sent to another city.
To read about students’ past experiences with these summer internships, please go here.