Faith-based Internships

The 2021 summer Faith-Based Internships application is NOW OPEN!
Submit your application here before December 31, 2020. 

Zoom screenshot of children, adults and organizers with Catholic Charities of Santa Fe, New Mexico

An International Community Gathering of Catholic Charities of Santa Fe, New Mexico, attended by Melia Chittenden '21, 2020 Faith-Based Intern. 

an internship program for secular and religious students.
do something meaningful. Ask different questions this summer. 
Want to learn more about the program? Click the links below to sign up for one of our info-sessions:

Friday, December 4, 12:30pm ET

Wednesday, December 16, 4:30pm ET


Although other parts of campus separate the religious, moral, professional and academic lives of students, the Office of Religious Life understands them to be very intertwined. Each student is placed in an organization that approaches religion differently: students can work for a secular agency that partners with religious groups and learn about religion, or students can work with a religious non-profit that is faith driven which provides an opportunity to deepen one’s faith or learn about another.

Students are given the opportunity to work with their internship sites in a number of ways: from managing a COVID-19 hotline, to coordinating a virtual summer camp, writing stories on the foster care system in New Mexico and making recommendations for the UNICEF Internet of Good Things.

“On the last day of camp, we had a dance party for all of the campers and staff. It was amazing to see all of the campers so engaged and sharing camp memories and showed me how virtual programming can still be very meaningful.” - Naomi Frim-Abrams ‘23, 2020 Intern for Catholic Charities of Cleveland

Our office supplements the internship experience with a framework for engaging in the workplace through our contemplative prompts, debrief calls, and speaker series. Our hope is that students will not only view Faith-Based Internships as a platform for developing professional skills, but also for broadening their perspectives and networks.


The desk set-up of one of our interns, Gigi Pacheco '23

One of our interns prepare food boxes in his local internship with Catholic Charities, Portalnd

A poster of biblical verses at a Black Lives Matter protest that one of our students attended