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Internship Program

Bellarmine Chapel’s connection to Xavier University provides a unique opportunity to work with future leaders of the Church through our growing internship program. Each ministry area offers Xavier students the chance to grow professionally in a faith-based internship that allows them to experience what it is like to pursue a career in the Church. Interns are well-positioned to share the spirit and zeal of our parish with the broader Church after they graduate.

Applications open in February, with interviews and selection taking place in April. Positions run for the entire academic year, requiring a commitment of 10-12 hours per week at a pay of $12 an hour. Learn more about each position, and be sure to apply during our next application cycle.

Applicants should have communications or marketing experience or coursework in digital, writing, editing, photo, video, or design. The ideal candidate will be interested in pursuing a career in marketing and communications and a desire to build experience that will help them grow in this field. Assignments could include:

  • Support strategic parish communications
  • Assist with website maintenance
  • Social media and digital strategy
  • Photo, video, and graphic content creation
  • And much more!

The ideal candidate will have experience in children’s faith formation through vacation bible school or religious education for children ages PK-6th grade and have an interest in catechesis, familiarity with Ignatian spirituality, and an overall desire to help children, young couples, and families grow in their faith. Assignments could include:

 Support children’s faith formation and sacrament coordination

  • ​Oversee set up of classrooms and support of catechists for faith formation on Sunday mornings 9 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Teach and/or substitute Sunday classes to PK-6th grade levels when assistance is needed
  • Creation of newsletter
  • And much more!


The ideal candidate has a deep commitment to social justice and community building from a faith-based perspective. Experience with organizing volunteers or events is a plus but not required. Candidates must be adaptable and flexible, and committed to ongoing learning and growth. Assignments could include:

  • Practice community organizing within the parish.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Social Mission and the Social Mission Core Team on the design, organization, and implementation of social mission programming.
  • Support the expansion of the Nexus Community Gardens and Urban Farm, Fresh is Better: Evanston Garden Project, and Sustainability within the parish.
  • Support the deepening anti-racism work of the parish, particularly relationship-building with churches and communities of color.  
  • And much more!


The ideal candidate should have a passion and desire to make theology and faith relatable for middle and/or high schoolers. Assignments could include:

  • Overseeing either the middle school or the high school youth ministry program.
  • Helping with volunteer recruitment and ongoing formation.
  • Support the creation of weekly newsletters and flyers.
  • And much more!

Xavier University partners are welcome to email us with questions and opportunities to collaborate

Bellarmine is the place for any student looking for an example of what the future of Catholicism could look like. In addition to benefiting from professional development and growth, students will have the chance to work in a theologically rich parish with vitality and a strong commitment to justice.

Jonathan Hesford, 2019-20 Social Mission Intern