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.
Positions run for the entire academic year, requiring a commitment of 10-12 hours per week at a pay of $12.50 an hour.
The application process for next school year’s internships will begin in March 2024. Finalists will be chosen to interview with Bellarmine staff in April. Final decisions will be made by mid-April. For questions about the application process, please contact the Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry, Michelle Blevins, at firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions related to a specific position, please contact the supervisor of that position.
Applicants should have communications or marketing experience or coursework in digital, writing, editing, photo, video, or design. The ideal candidate is interested in pursuing a career in marketing and communications, and has 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 has experience in children’s faith formation through vacation bible school or religious education for children ages PK-6th grade, and has 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 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. Candidate must be adaptable and flexible, with a commitment to ongoing learning and growth. Assignments could include:
- Community organizing within the parish, using one-to-one relationship building to invite parishioners into deeper active discipleship.
- Serving as a liaison for our Healthy Earth Team, supporting their work by organizing educational, service, and advocacy opportunities.
- Developing promotional content for Facebook, Instagram, the Social Mission Newsletter, and the bulletin.
- Supporting the expansion of sustainability initiatives within the parish.
- Supporting the expansion of parish family-wide Active Discipleship Days and other immersion and service opportunities.
The ideal candidate has 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.
Meet our 2023-2024 Interns!
- Soup Dempsey is a Chicagoan in his senior year who is studying Theology with a minor in Jewish Studies. He is passionate about social justice and will be sharing his enthusiasm through his internship in Social Mission.
- Julia Lasky is a Cleveland native studying Nursing. She is passionate about working with kids and the Catholic faith. She was a GIFT catechist last year and is excited to be sharing her skills through her internship in Children’s Faith Formation and Sacrament Preparation.
- Ella O’Maley is a junior majoring in Economics, Sustainability, and Society from Cincinnati, Ohio. She is minoring in Peace and Justice and Environmental Studies. She is passionate about environmental education and sustainability.
- Grayson Slentz is a Junior, Middle Childhood Education major from San Diego, California. He has been a Manresa Leader and a member of the Student Activities Council at Xavier. He hopes to bring skills he has learned through Xavier programs to help guide the Junior High students through their next year of faith formation.