Social Justice Internships

Social Justice Internships

As the world becomes more aware of many social justice issues and realizes that it will take the energy and creativity of young people to solve them, we are seeing more and more opportunities for internships. Check back here from time to time to see what's available. Or for a huge list, check out

Marianist Retreat Center in Cape May, NJ

There are some places open for volunteers to help with the family retreats this summer at The Marianist Family Retreat Center in Cape May Point, NJ., (

There is also an internship open at the Retreat Center to help with the retreats for the 2016-17 programs.

Call Anthony Fucci at 609 884 3829 for further information.


Mission of Mary Urban Farm Internship

Mission of Mary Farm is a project of the Mission of Mary Cooperative, a non-profit group that works for urban social justice on the east side of Dayton. We are named for Mary the mother of Christ and share in her mission of bringing Christ to the world. Though Catholic and Marianist in identity, the farm serves and employs people of any faith background. The farm is entering its 6th season of production growing. In addition to a CSA vegetable distribution program and farmer’s market operations, Mission of Mary Farm hosts community events, educational workshops, a children’s outdoor day camp, and a teen work skills development program. We work extensively with the land and the people of the Twin Towers neighborhood, a diverse but low income urban neighborhood about 1.25 miles east of downtown Dayton.

Position Description: We are seeking energetic and driven interns who will help us not only in our seasonal programs but also in furthering the mission and capacity of our organization. Interns assist in all matters at the farm including: seed starting, transplanting, garden maintenance, new garden construction, compost creation, harvesting, packaging, selling, marketing, and delivery. Interns also become integral members of the neighborhood community where we farm by participating in and helping to organize neighborhood events and community meals, volunteer days, teaching in our kids’ day camp, and by mentoring teens in our work skills program. Most of our programs occur in the summer months, but the more time interns are able to commit to being at the farm the more they learn about sustainable food production and the vocation of farming.

Information and Application

Community Heart and Soul Summer Internship

Community Development Summer Intern (Community Heart & Soul)

  • McComb, Ohio
  • Intern
  • Contract Position:  10 weeks (40 hours/week @  $12.50/hour)

What is Community Heart & Soul?

Community Heart & Soul reconnects people with what they love most about their town and translates those personal and emotional connections into a blueprint that serves as the foundation for future community decisions. It's a barn-raising approach to community planning and development designed to increase participation in local decision-making and empower residents to shape the future of their communities in a way that upholds the unique character of each place.

McComb, Ohio  is undertaking a Heart & Soul initiative in partnership with the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation and the Orton Family Foundation.    

The intern will gain exposure to national experts in rural community development, community organizing and philanthropy. 

Job Description

The McComb Region Heart & Soul team has spent the last year collecting over 3,300 local stories from a wide variety of residents with particular focus on traditionally underrepresented voices.   The information extracted from those stories is being summarized as community values that highlight what matters most to the community.  The intern will spend the summer supporting the Heart & Soul Community Coordinator in using the community values to evaluate issues and opportunities and issues that impact the future of the McComb region.

More information and how to apply

Blog by intern from last summer

Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities

ACCU-ACP Summer Internships Available 

It's not too late for your students to secure an exciting summer internship! The Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU) and the Association of Catholic Publishers (ACP) are pleased to make three internships available this summer to students from ACCU member campuses who are interested in pursuing a career in the field of Catholic publishing.

Student interns will gain editorial and/or marketing experience, working alongside a professional in one of the participating ACP publishing houses:

The intern application and detailed information are available on the ACCU website. 

Applications must be received before June 3, 2016.


NETWORK Internships

NETWORK's Associate Program is an 11-month program focused on legislative advocacy rooted in the principles of Catholic Social Justice. From Fall 2018 to Summer 2019, Associates participate in an intensive, educational, and professional development experience in Washington, D.C. This program -- designed for people of all faith backgrounds and all ages -- cultivates growth into a career in advocacy, politics, policy, or non-profit work through firsthand experience. Associates will develop practical, translatable skills as they contribute to the ongoing NETWORK mission of working for social justice.

Applications for the 2018-2019 Associate Program will be accepted through January 31, 2018. You can find out more information about the program and access the application on NETWORK website:

NETWORK welcomes all candidates that are passionate about social justice and civic participation. Since its founding in 1972, NETWORK has advocated for equity in a variety of contexts and strongly encourages people of color and other underrepresented groups within the social justice advocacy field to apply. Associates must be at least 21; there is no upper age limit. Over the years, our associates have been equally divided between college graduates and people in mid-career or retirement phases of their life.

For more information about NETWORK, click here.


Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship


The Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship is now accepting applications for the 25th Class (Aug. 2018- Aug. 2019). The Emerson Hunger Fellows Program is a leadership development program that trains, inspires, and sustains a network of leaders committed to social justice. The Emerson program bridges community-based efforts with national public policy to develop Hunger Fellows as effective leaders in the movement to end hunger and poverty.

Each year 16 participants are selected for this year-long program. Fellows are placed for the first six months with community-based organizations all over the country involved in fighting hunger at the local level, such as grass roots organizing groups, food banks, local advocates, and direct service providers. Fellows then move to Washington, D.C. to complete the year with national nonprofit organizations and federal government agencies to develop, implement, and advocate for policies that address hunger and its root causes, including racism. Throughout the year, the Fellows develop a strong learning community for reflection, resource sharing, and skill building that supports their field and policy work and their leadership development. The Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellows Program develops effective leaders with a deep understanding of hunger, poverty, and racism at both the local and national level that enables them to find innovative solutions and create the political will to end hunger.  

Application and Fellowship information:

The deadline for applications for the next class of Fellows is January 10, 2018. Applications are accepted online only. The 25th Emerson Hunger Fellowship cohort will start in late August 2018 and conclude at the end of July 2019. Fellows receive a financial package of no less than $36,000 over the duration of the Fellowship. For more information about the program and for details on the application process, visit our website: If you have any questions, please email or call Jon Wogman Program Director, Emerson National Hunger Fellows Program, Congressional Hunger Center (202) 547-7022 ext. 29


Leadership Roundtable Fellowship Program

The mission of the Leadership Roundtable is  to promote "best practices and accountability in the management, finances, communications, and human resources development of the Catholic Church in the U.S., including greater incorporation of the expertise of the laity." 

The Leadership Roundtable Fellows program offers a one-year, faith-based experience in Washington, DC. You will have the opportunity to live in community with other local Catholic volunteers, serve full-time at Leadership Roundtable, and develop a broad skill set of best practices in management and leadership to help you successfully transition to a ministry or career. For more information visit


Campus Ministry's Center for Social Concern

Liberty Hall
300 College Park Ave.
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0408
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