Ministry Internship Description

“Campus Minister Intern-in-Service Organization: Washington University Catholic Student Center Seasonal full-time position: August 1, 2022 - May 31, 2023 Washington University Catholic Student Center (CSC) is a house of Catholic formation and community of hospitality for students of all faiths. The CSC strives to form students intellectually, morally, socially, and spiritually, according to the wisdom of the Catholic Church. Position Summary The Jerry and Judy 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.

Duties and Responsibilities
- Welcome all students, providing a hospitable presence both on the Washington University campus and at the CSC.
- Help students connect life and faith in tangible ways, and empower student leaders to take an active role in their faith.
- Assist with liturgies, programming, and assigned responsibilities.
- Lead or participate in established programming, including 1) Service and Social Justice (faith mission), 2) Evangelization and Education (faith formation), 3) Outreach (building community and relationships), and 4) Administrative and Communications (event planning and publicity).
- Participate in regular formation meetings with our pastoral team, and supervisor, with a goal of providing discernment in an intern's life journey, as well as to help individuals become active participants in parish life and moral leaders in their careers.
- Live in community.

Qualifications
- Bachelor's degree preferred.
- Strong sense of faith, and a willingness to represent the Catholic Church as a minister.
- Ability to challenge students to grow socially, spiritually, intellectually, and morally, and to offer constructive feedback.
- Ability to work with all backgrounds, cultures, and levels of faith/religion. - Excellent verbal communication, interpersonal and writing skills.
- Scheduling flexibility that allows working almost every Sunday, several evenings every week, and occasional Saturdays and holidays.
- Intermediate computer and technology proficiency including familiarity with Microsoft Office, Google platform, and social media. (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram).
- Valid driver’s license.

Compensation
- Housing and food provided at the Herring Intern House.
- Modest monthly stipend to assist with personal expenses.
- Funding for retreat and/or other formational experiences.

Hiring Timeline Applications, inclusive of noted requirements, are due June 15. Offers will be extended by July 1. Internship will start on August 1, 2022 and end on May 31, 2023. Application Requirements Qualified candidates are asked to submit a resume and cover letter, and direct their questions to Fr. Patrick Baikauskas, O.P., at baikauskas@washucsc.org.
Cover letter must include the following:
- One professional and one personal reference.
- Overview of your current faith life and areas of self-exploration, during this internship experience.
- Strengths you bring to the internship experience.
- Areas of development you expect to address during your internship experience.
- Faith-based interests and passions., 2017-18 Intern.

Kent Intern-In-Service Program

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.

Oppportunities for Ministry

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

Our 2020-2021 Kent Intern-in-Service

L-R: Julia Murphy, Eric Starrs, Kelsey van Dyken, Sawyer Whelan

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 orourke@washucsc.org. or call at 314-935-9191 ext. 204

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