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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.

Meet our 2022-2023 Interns!

  • Chloe Kretschmar is a native of Cincinnati studying Theology and Education. She will be sharing our faith and guiding our high school teens through her internship in Youth Ministry.
  • Christine Resca is a native of Massachusetts studying Communications and Public Relations with a minor in Social Work. She will be working to promote the mission of Bellarmine Chapel through her internship in Marketing and Communications.
  • Paige Loboschefski is a native of Toledo studying Environmental Science. She is passionate about Sustainability and Conservation and will be using her skills to promote social justice through her internship in Social Mission.
  • Rosie Schlidt is a native of Wisconsin studying Philosophy, Politics, and the Public. She is passionate about working with kids and will be sharing her skills through her internship in Children’s Faith Formation and Sacrament Prep.
  • Stephanie Leonor is a native of Cleveland studying Theology. She will be sharing our faith and guiding our teens in junior high through her internship in Youth Ministry.

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

What I loved about being the Youth Ministry Intern at Bellarmine was not only that I was able to gain experience leading a group of people but also that I had the unique privilege of knowing and accompanying kids who brought me profound joy.

Samantha Mossing, 2021-22 Youth Ministry Intern

 

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