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Position Opening : Social Concerns Internship - CCHD Paid Co-operative Education Opportunity

Position: Social Concerns Internship - CCHD Paid Co-operative Education Opportunity
Program Name:Catholic Charities Social Concerns
Location:St. Cloud, MN
Job Summary:Job Summary: The individual will work on ongoing Catholic Campaign Human Development (CCHD) projects that are designed to break the cycle of poverty.
 
Benefits of Position
-This is a paid position, with the individual earning $12.00 per hour
-Individual will have the ability to strengthen and build upon communication and/or interpersonal skills
- Exposure to a variety of social and economic justice organizations and individuals in the community
- Participation in professional meetings and business events
- Students will work under the supervision of the Director of Social Concerns - Kathy Langer
Responsibilities:Major Responsibilities 
  • Become familiar with CCHD and other resources and funding opportunities that are available for local initiatives that will focus on issues of poverty and social justice
     
  • Assist the Director of Social Concerns in implementing a public education campaign to promote poverty education in parishes of the dioceses.  This will include writing communication/education    articles,  and making parish presentations.
     
  • Research and identify initiatives and programming in the areas of poverty and social justice and develop conclusions as to the feasibility and applicability of those initiatives or projects for local
    implementation.
     
  • Attend National Orientation in Washington DC (tentatively May 30 - June 1 (all travel, lodging and meals and expenses will be paid for by the national CCHD office).
  •  Participate in regularly scheduled conference calls from the national office of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) to share project experiences and to reflect upon the projects accomplished in light of Catholic social teaching and reflect on personal faith experiences.
     
  • Submit a quarterly work plan and  final report and evaluation of the internship experience and accomplishments to the National CCHD office.
Hours:Flexible Hours (12- 17 hours per week)
Experience:Requirements, Skills and Characteristics: •Student training toward a degree in Community Service, Social Work, Theology or a related field. •Excellent computer skills. •Ability to write clearly and creatively. •Excellent communication skills as the position will interact with a variety of people both inside and outside the organization. Community Service/organizing experience helpful. •The individual must be able to support the CCHD values of solidarity building, participation with the poor, and Catholic social teaching principles. The individual must also uphold and support the Mission, Principles, Values, and the Code of Ethics of Catholic Charities. •This position will handle some projects independently and will work with intermittent supervision, therefore leadership experience is helpful.
Duration:School semester
Closing Date:April 2016
Application Forms and Required Info:Please complete this application:  Social-Concerns-Internship-Application
Person to Contact:Kathy Langer
klanger@ccstcloud.org
Phone:  (320) 229-6020

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Rebecca Fonss
(320) 345-0732
rfonss@ccstcloud.org

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