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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

Want to do something meaningful next year? There are still spots available with Amate House. Amate House is a year of intensive leadership development in Chicago. Our fellows are young adults ages 21-29 who commit to living in intentional community with other Amate House fellows, and serving under-resourced communities in Chicago through full time community service. Fellows are asked to engage thoughtfully throughout their experience with the Amate House tenets of community, social justice, stewardship, faith, and service. With a network of over forty Chicago area non-profits, Amate House works diligently to place fellows in professional jobs geared toward their skills and interests, including positions at legal aid centers, low-income community health clinics, inner-city schools, parishes, and social service organizations. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until all spots are filled. For more information visit


The Congressional Hunger Center is recruiting for the 26th Class of Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellows! 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 16-20 participants are selected for this year-long fellowship. 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, and direct service providers. Fellows then move to Washington, D.C. to complete their year with national nonprofit organizations and federal government agencies to develop, implement, and advocate for policies that address hunger and its root causes. 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.

The application deadline for the next class of Fellows is January 14, 2019.  Applications are encouraged from candidates reflecting diverse educational, cultural, and professional backgrounds. We strongly encourage those with lived experiences of hunger and poverty to apply. Fellows serve as independent consultants and typically receive financial packages in the range of $38,000 to $43,000 over the duration of the fellowship. Please pass along this information to potential applicants who are committed to social justice and are interested in doing anti-hunger, anti-poverty, and racial equity work

 The Emerson Recruitment flyer can be found here.  CHC’s “Becoming an Emerson Fellow” page can be found here. If you have questions, please email or call me at 202-547-7022 ext. 10

SUMMER INTERNSHIPS: Join our CRS family this summer as a paid intern through our CRS Summer Hire program! Visit our CRS Careers page and type "summer" into the search bar to view the summer internships available across all CRS departments. These will be posted on an on-going basis throughout the spring, so check back regularly. Specifically, we invite qualified candidates to apply for the summer internship position with our CRS University Engagement Team.


Application deadline: August 1.

Each semester, Commonweal offers internships to up-and-coming young writers, journalists, theologians, and critics. We are currently welcoming applications for the fall of 2019.

Interns work closely with editors in writing original articles for the Commonweal website or print magazine. They also participate in Commonweal’s editorial, marketing, development, and digital work. Proofreading, manuscript review, editorial administration, website curation and research, event preparation, marketing campaign development, and various special projects are all options for an intern to explore, depending on their interest and background. Interns’ names will appear on the masthead during their time with Commonweal.

Candidates should demonstrate an interest in journalism and engagement with the topics covered in Commonweal — religion, politics, culture, and the arts. We particularly wish to hear from candidates with experience writing for publication in any medium and from underrepresented communities. One need not be Catholic to apply, but a willingness to engage with the Catholic tradition and experience is necessary for understanding and enjoying Commonweal’s work.

Starting and ending dates are flexible. Modest stipends are offered to help defray living and commuting expenses, though Commonweal cannot provide housing. Our offices are located on the Upper West Side in New York City. The schedule for fall interns can be full time (Monday through Thursday) or part-time, depending on the candidate's availability.

Interested applicants should write to us describing their interest in Commonweal, and include a resume and samples of original writing. Applications are accepted by e-mail only to The application deadline for the fall is August 1.

Many of our valued interns have come to us through the recommendations of professors and regular readers of the magazine. We're grateful for your help passing along this e-mail to anyone you know, especially in the tri-state area, who might be interested, or share this URL.

Finally, please encourage your students to sign up for our free College Subscription Program (CSP), where students and recent grads are eligible for complimentary subscriptions.

If you have any questions about our Internship or College Subscription Program, please contact me.

Milton Javier Bravo
Internship Program Director

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

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

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., (

Call Anthony Fucci at 609 884 3829 for further information.

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.

Find out more and apply!

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 2019-2020 Associate year are now open. Please download, fill out, and send the application back to by January 31, 2019.

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.


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