Fields: faith, philanthropy, social justice, refugees, poverty
About the Organization: FADICA is a network of foundations and donors supporting Catholic-sponsored programs and institutions. FADICA’s mission is to enable its members to be informed, involved and effective in addressing church needs through their philanthropy.
About the Position: FADICA interns learn about philanthropy, Catholic organizations, and Catholic social teaching while participating in FADICA’s research development, collaborative activities support and programming focus areas. Interns will enjoy a hands-on experience in the field working with senior level staff and will received individualized mentorship and training. In collaboration with staff, FADICA interns shape their own learning plan and establish personal and professional development goals. This advanced level intern (undergraduate senior or first year graduate student) will contribute to core program and membership projects in the areas of Catholic parish life, Catholic education, Catholic social innovation, international philanthropy, program design and development, nonprofit management, membership development and more. The position provides an exciting opportunity to be part of the organization’s team, contributing as a team member and offering significant individual input for projects that serve leading philanthropists and foundations.
Internships at FADICA are ideal for passionate scholars seeking to shape the future of Catholic philanthropy, the non-profit sector, and our world. Specific duties will be based on the intern’s skills and learning goals and current FADICA projects. The intern will have the opportunity to work on special research topics, program and administrative support, event planning, communications support, and more. Research includes exploration of community initiatives, with a significant emphasis on Catholic education/schools, other initiatives related to FADICA symposia, membership development, and affinity groups (e.g., Church vitality/parish life, international philanthropy, and Catholic education). 10-20 hours/week, 2018 – 2019 Academic Year (mid-September 2018 to May 2019). Hours and term are negotiable.
- Ideal candidates are self-starters who are interested in learning about and engaging in the world of philanthropy, the mission of the Catholic Church, and/or community service and the common good.
- At least 2-3 years of undergraduate course work
- Advanced research skills; Ability to gather, interpret, analyze, and synthesize data and information
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to work in a small, but fast-paced office environment; Candidate must be detail-oriented, a self-starter, and have the ability to multi-task
- Knowledge or interest in Catholic initiatives and the Catholic Church, or particular interest in issues of parish life, poverty and social justice
Estimated Salary: $15/hour
Deadline: Until filled