The Kent Intern-in-Service program is a ten-month campus ministry initiative geared towards recent college graduates who seek to grow personally, professionally and spiritually, and to support the mission of the CSC. Key aspects of the program:
Formation: Our goal is to create self-aware and professional leaders who are ready to live the gospel through monthly group formation meetings, one-on-ones with a staff supervisor, spiritual direction, and designated time each week for spiritual and personal growth.
Service: To give of oneself is the definition of this Internship. Interns give their time and energy to serve the students at Washington University and provide an example for the students of what it means to be a Christian servant leader.
Community: The internship provides an intentional living community not only through housing, but also with an emphasis on prayer, bonding, and program planning.
Leadership: Interns are the role-models to the students they serve. Professional formation throughout the year will cultivate strength and awareness in areas in need of development. Ongoing training and a team environment is crucial to the transition into professional careers.
Duties and Responsibilities
Applications, inclusive of noted requirements, are due June 15. Offers will be extended by July 7. Internship will start on August 1, 2023 and end on May 31, 2024.
Qualified candidates are asked to submit a 1) resume, 2) cover letter with noted requirements, and 3) preferred area(s) of internship focus as outlined below, to [email protected]
Cover letter must include the following:
Kent Intern-in-Service Program - Interest Selection(s)
Our goal, when selecting ministry interns for the Catholic Student Center, is to match individuals with their preferred areas of interest within the intern-in-service program. As our needs allow, individuals will then be aligned to this area of focus during their period of service.
Please select an area of focus that is of greatest interest to you. If you have interest in more than one area of focus, please select and rank them in order of preference.
_____ Internship Focus: Service & Social Justice Intern – Faith Mission
Coordination of local service opportunities and assistance with the planning of our service trips. Education of students specific to Catholic Social Teaching and key social justice issues that are relevant to the campus, St. Louis, and the world.
_____ Internship Focus: Evangelization & Education – Faith Formation
Coordination of programs that increase our student’s faith IQ and help form them into disciples of Christ through programs such as Bible Study, RCIA, & Small Faith Sharing groups. Articulation of personal faith and the faith of the Catholic Church in ways that are relevant to student’s lives.
_____ Internship Focus: Outreach - Community and Relationships
Building community for our students at the CSC and on campus through programs and faith-filled relationships. Initiating encounters with new and returning students in a variety of contexts. Inviting students into a relationship with community and God.
_____ Internship Focus: Administrative & Communications - Event Planning and Publicity
Providing support for CSC programs, including publicity, recruiting and coordinating volunteers, logistical support and event execution.