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 idealist.org.

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., (www.capemaymarianists.org).

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.


Contact us

Campus Ministry's Center for Social Concern

Liberty Hall 107 
300 College Park Ave. 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0408

937.229.2524