Intern Positions

What is Campus Ministry looking for in an Anchor Intern? 

Faith/Spirituality

  • Do you have a strong prayer life or a willingness to further develop your prayer? 
  • Are you open to developing your faith life? 
  • Can you articulate your faith? 
  • Would you be a compelling leader/teacher of faith? 

Leadership/Initiative

  • Are you willing to take risks?
  • Are you willing to step up to what needs to be done rather than wait for someone else to fix the problem? 
  • Are you willing to listen rather than speak when it's appropriate? 
  • Do you bring out the best in others? 

Motivation Toward Ministry/Evidence of Commitment

  • Are you willing to invest in a faith community? 
  • Are you willing to invest in your own faith formation and personal growth? 
  • Are you willing to invest in others and work hard to provide others with opportunities to grow in their faith? 

Collaboration/Teamwork

  • Do you work well with others - CM staff, students, etc.?
  • Are you willing to be flexible and do what is asked of you? 
  • Are you ready to contribute your gifts? 

Position Descriptions

  1. Faith + Justice
  2. Sacramental Preparation and Catechesis
  3. Multi-cultural Ministry / Latino Ministry
  4. Small Groups / Bible Studies
  5. Pastoral Outreach / Discernment
Faith + Justice
Faith + Justice is a new initiative of Campus Ministry, driven by our desire to invite students to live out the radical Gospel message of love through service and action for those most marginalized in our community. Because Faith + Justice is a new element of Campus Ministry, the intern would be afforded the exciting opportunity to build this support and programming from the ground up, including gathering information from students about their interests and passions in the realm of social justice, researching best practices and effective programs that intersect faith and justice on a college campus, and putting together programs and opportunities that engage and inspire students to grow in their faith through a life of service and action. Our hope is that this intern would be a person of faith with a strong prayer life who wants to "act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with God" (Micah 6:8). We are looking for a person of hope, a person who practices the works of mercy and fights for justice for people on the margins of society, inclusive of all people. This newly created position remains open. Please contact Becky Czarnecki at rczarne2@nd.edu for more information.
Sacramental Preparation and Catechesis

The two interns who serve the Sacramental Preparation and Catechesis (SP&C) area of Campus Ministry work on a core team to invite those we serve into a profound relationship with Jesus Christ and His Church, and then walk with them as they come to know Him and build lives founded upon that relationship.  We do this by journeying with students who are preparing for the Sacraments of Initiation in the Catholic Church, whether among those seeking to become Catholic Christians or those who seek to complete their initiation into the Catholic Church.  Our mission:  "to make God known, loved, and served, and thus save souls" (Blessed Fr. Basil Moreau, CSC) by providing an "apprenticeship with Jesus" in everything that it means to be a Catholic Christian, as the Faith is believed, lived, celebrated, and prayed.  One intern serves with each of the two different ministries that facilitate this common mission:  the year-long Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) process for those with little previous experience with Christianity, or our semester-long Short Course, which provides an abbreviated process of formation and preparation for those baptized Christians with solid previous experience in Christian faith and practice.  Interns in this area need strong organizational and time management skills, top-notch communication, an eye for noticing how "God paints straight with crooked lines," a love for people and their stories, and a desire to bring all into deeper relationship with Jesus Christ and His Church.

Multi-cultural Ministry / Latino Ministry

Multi-cultural Ministry is dedicated to offering retreats, Mass, prayer services and other programming to help nurture familial faith traditions and provide social experiences for students to foster healthy relationships, develop an expanded world view and enter into a human experience of the universal Church Offerings through multi-cultural ministry are open to everyone, regardless of ethnicity, class or creed.

Anchor interns working in this area of ministry can expect to develop first-year multi-cultural retreats, mentor retreat coordinators, conduct retreat follow-up, assist the Chaplains of each ministry as needed, shape student leaders, create and implement a multi-cultural ministry student, faculty and staff board, mentor Liturgical Coordinators for various Multi-cultural Masses, support the Spirituality Chair of multi-cultural student groups, network with campus partners and coordinate special projects related to feast day celebrations and special Masses. 

In addition, multi-cultural interns specialize in two-fold thinking: Providing spiritual support, resources and advising to each multi-cultural group and innovatively adapt and create new programs to meet the changing needs of our students. Ideally, multi-cultural interns will focus on one branch of ministry, but will also work to shape a working ministry that brings together student groups through faith.

Small Groups / Bible Studies

Fellowship is an act that involves sharing stories, bearing witness and bringing people into a relationship with Jesus Christ. Through the Compass Freshman Formation program, we engage incoming freshman in true Christian fellowship.

This intern is in charge of developing and maintaining an overall vision for this ministry in a variety of ways. As part of their many endeavors, this intern focuses on the formation of student leaders, oversees and executes ministry programming and assist in the ongoing assessment on the Compass Small group program by creating new ways to engage our sophomore and freshman community in an active life of faith.

The intern who works with Small Groups will also serve Bible studies. They will work to ensure the ongoing growth of a dynamic small group Bible study ministry that meets the needs of our campus community.  In collaboration with a core team, the intern will plan monthly "Upper Room" formation and fellowship evenings for our Bible study leaders, mentor leaders one-on-one, and lead his/her own study. He/she needs strong organizational and time management skills, top-notch communication, and above all have a desire to bring students into deeper relationship with Jesus Christ as a part of his/her ministry.

Pastoral Outreach / Discernment

College is a time of many transitions, decisions, joys and challenges. This intern would work with our Pastoral Care team in helping to provide support and outreach in navigating all of the different dynamics of this higher educational environment. In particular they would focus on working with some initiatives (small groups, speakers, resources) to help in discernment of choices for people.

This intern would require a rootedness in prayer, and attentive ear, and a willingness to enter into the stories of students with a variety of backgrounds and challneges. They would need to be comfortable reaching out to people they have never met and with sharing glimpes of their own journey.