“Newman interns today; Leaders of the Church tomorrow.”
Internships at the Newman Center are designed to target students interested in ministry roles and encourage experiential learning as a complimentary approach to their educational endeavors at the collegiate level. This program focuses on student leadership growth through an internship experience which will lead to greater and stronger participation in the students’ chosen fields as well as the future Church. Applications are available at the beginning of the spring semester for the upcoming school year. While the CM Intern can be held by a recent graduate or part-time student, all other internship positions are available for full-time college students.
Campus Ministry Intern — 2017 Campus Ministry Internship Application
The Campus Ministry Intern lives in an apartment upstairs at the Newman Center and works as a part of the Campus Ministry Team to plan and oversee many of the programs that the Newman Center offers. The intern receives free room (including cable and utilities) and a monthly stipend. While this is a year-long “part-time” position, be aware that the amount of work ebbs and flows with the schedule of events (i.e., more hours at the beginning of the school year, while less during the summer and breaks). You must be at least 21 years old at the start of the internship. $4,200 stipend for 12 months.
Life Teen Intern — 2017 Life Teen Internship Application
This position is a half-time position which assists the Director of Youth Ministry in programming for high-school age teens. Responsibilities include planning and attending weekly Life Nights, bi-monthly Confirmation sessions and seasonal retreats. Other duties include relational ministry with the teens, which could include school lunch visits and/or attending teen extra-curricular events. 15 hours weekly during semester and 8 weeks in summer, minimum wage.
Parish Internships — 2017 Parish Internship Application
This position is ideal for a student currently studying journalism, business, graphic design, or is interested in a career in non-profit management. Responsibilities include: updating and generating content for Newman’s social media outlets, assisting with the content creation for the newsletter, occasionally designing graphics and/or flyers for events (knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite preferred, but not required), helping plan parish events such as Fat Saturday Party and Parish Picnic, sending out weekly emails to students, and taking photos at events. Depending on the skills and interests of the intern, other fundraising and/or communications projects may be assigned. 10 hours a week during the fall and spring semester, minimum wage.
This position is ideal for a student interested in a career in non-profit management and/or fundraising. Responsibilities include: thanking donors (handwritten thank you notes, occasional phone calls, etc.), assisting with development events (Family Weekend Luncheon, Homecoming Alumni Tailgate, Golf Tournament, and others), entering data from registration forms, alumni update forms, and learning database system, managing donor research by cleaning database system and reconnecting with alumni/donors, and creating content for monthly parent and alumni emails. Depending on the skills and interests of the intern, other fundraising projects may be assigned, such as grant writing, donor visits, and event planning. 10 hours a week during the fall and spring semester, minimum wage.
This position is geared toward a person who is working towards a career in IT, or a computer science related field. This person will assist with updating the Newman website on a regular basis as well as the Smart TVs in the Gathering Space. The intern will monitor and evaluate our use of technology to determine how we might best utilize our resources to Spread the Gospel Message. This person will also help with entering new registrations into a database system. Depending on the skill set of the intern, they may also work with Newman hardware, software, and server projects. The intern will be responsible for editing and uploading homilies and E3 talks to the website and podcast. Previous larger projects have included redesigning the Newman website and upgrading the wireless network. 10 hours a week during the fall and spring semester, minimum wage.
Music & Liturgy Intern
This position assists the liturgist in all areas of liturgical planning, including the PowerPoint slides during mass, liturgical minister coordination and orientations. Music direction and rehearsal attendance and special concert planning can also be added based on the interests and skills of the intern. 10 hours a week during the fall and spring semester, minimum wage.
K-5 Religious Education Intern
This position assists in all areas of PreK through 5th grade ministries. Responsibilities include: preparing CEP classrooms for catechists (assist teachers in setting up, assist with classroom technology; serve as a substitute for CEP, as needed), working with Children’s Liturgy to select activities for the program and communicate them to volunteers and prepare needed supplies, helping coordinate special activities for First Reconciliation and First Eucharist, and helping organize the Christmas pageant and family fun events twice per semester.
EDGE Middle School Ministry Intern
This position will help coordinate Newman’s middle school/junior high ministry program for students in grades 6-8. Responsibilities include: Organizing and leading EDGE core planning meetings, finalizing plans with EDGE core for each EDGE night, setting up EDGE nights and core team run-down, assisting in execution of plans for each night, and assisting with special events such as the Lock-In each semester.
NVC (Social Justice) Intern
The intern for this position serves as Student Director of the Newman Volunteer Corps, which includes working with the NVC Resident Director and other NVC chairs to plan programming. This includes planning, attending, and facilitating twice monthly meetings of the NVC Board. Including regular service and justice programing, this intern will coordinate one Day of Service each semester. 10 hours a week during the fall and spring semester, minimum wage.