Kent Intern-In-Service Program

The Intern-in-Service program at the Catholic Student Center at Washington University is a volunteer campus ministry initiative geared towards recent college graduates who seek not only to grow personally and spiritually, but also to form students intellectually, morally, socially, and spiritually.  Interns have gone into a wide range of fields after serving for a year or two at the CSC including: Medicine, Law, Business, Education, Ministry, Religious life and Priesthood, Non-profit, Social Work, Engineering, Architecture, Physical Therapy, and more.


        • Some potential expressions of the internship include:
          • Developing relationships with students and helping them reflect on the role of faith in their lives
          • Leading a Spring Break Service Trip
          • Helping to welcome and prepare new Catholics in RCIA
          • Coordinating dorm outreach
          • Facilitating faith sharing groups
          • So many more…


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Help with programming, Masses, and various responsibilities at the CSC

Welcome all students and empower student leaders

Provide a hospitable presence--both on campus and at the CSC

Help students connect life and faith in tangible ways

Participate in spiritual direction, formation with our pastoral team, and one-on-one supervision

Discern the next step in your life journey

Live in community with other interns

Learn how to become active participants in parish life and moral leaders in your career

4 aspects of internship


- 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 InternshipInterns 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 to areas in need of development.  Ongoing training and a team environment is crucial to the transition into professional careers.

Intern Testimonial

I graduated from Villanova in May of 2017 not fully knowing where I wanted my life to go next. The Kent Intern-in-Service program quite literally fell into my lap, as former Intern Ducan Fischley handed me an application and urged me to apply. Despite some initial hesitance, I now know that the CSC was where I was meant to be. I am so thankful for this past year allowing me to grow in my faith and help others grow in theirs. Living in community was so rewarding, and I will leave the CSC knowing that I will always have a home to return to in St. Louis. I will be attending Law School at the University of Southern California this upcoming Fall, and I cannot wait to see where God leads me next" - Madeleine Messinger, 2017-18 Intern

Have more questions? 

Email Sean O'Rourke, at or call at 314-935-9191 ext. 204