Internship FAQ

How many internship positions are available each year?

11

Who is eligible to apply for the Anchor Internship?

All full-time Notre Dame rising juniors and seniors are eligible to apply. Rising juniors must be on-campus for the full year.

How many hours a week will each intern work?

Each position is a 12 hour/week position, for 40 weeks. In 2019, these 40 weeks will begin before the Fall semester (mid-August) and will finish just before the end of classes in April 2020. Also, each week the Anchor Intern community will gather for dinner and formation on Monday evenings.

Is this a paid internship?

Yes, the intern will receive a stipend totaling $4,000 for their work.

How do I apply?

Applications will be available in November 2018. The deadline to apply for the 2019-2020 Anchor Internship will be in January 2019 after the Spring Semester begins. 

When I apply, do I choose a specific internship position?

No. We so ask, however, that each applicant specify a preference as listed on the application. You can find the different positions here.

If I am selected, how will you help me prepare to do my job?

There will be a mandatory gathering for all interns in April 2018 after each intern accepts his or her internship. Each intern will also participate in a 10 day orientation that will include skills training and formation in mid August 2018. A summer reading assignment may also be assigned.

What if I am going abroad in the Spring Semester?

You can complete the application process before you leave. If you are selected for an interview, it may take place in person prior to Christmas Break. If you do not complete the application before you leave, we will conduct a video interview. If you are selected for a position, we will work with you to make a plan for the spring and summer so that you’ll be ready to serve as a senior intern when you return!

What if I already plan to apply for an RA position? Should I still apply for Anchor? 

Yes! Even if you are applying to be an RA you should still apply to Anchor. If you do not apply and you learn that you were not hired as an RA, it will be too late to apply for Anchor. We recommend applying for both. 

Will preference be given to applicants who have a strong desire to do professional ministry after graduation? 

No, we are interested in people who would like to continue to grow in their faith and serve the Church in a variety of capacities, which includes pursuing other professions as full-time jobs. Please be sure to review our Position Descriptions and list of Preferred Qualities of an Anchor Intern for a more comprehensive explanation.