Summer Internships

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 contact Kelly Tadeo Orbik

Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach:

Spend the summer learning how to advocate and organize for social change through the lens of Catholic Social Teaching in the Nation’s Capital. Each advocacy intern will follow a JPIC issue, learn how that issue affects the people and environment in countries where Columban missionaries serve, and how to respond! This is a unique opportunity to build a strong faith community of peers for reflection and action throughout the summer. Learn more here.

The internship is eight weeks from June 1st-July 26th. Our new office is right across from Catholic University and is within walking distance to communal housing for the interns at the Franciscan Mission Service house. Housing and a small stipend of $400/per month is provided as well as a travel stipend to off-site meetings and events. Students cover their own travel to D.C. The deadline to apply is March 18th, 2014 Learn more and apply here.

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.     Please see this link for the placements (  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.