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Summer Internship Program

Thanks to the generosity of the Catherin V. Merrill Foundation, Bishop Sullivan Center is proud to offer a summer internship program for Catholic college students to serve people who are in need or marginalized in our community.

Full-time positions are available each summer at nonprofit organizations throughout Kansas City. Students are compensated $12 per hour with the potential for a bonus at the end of the summer depending on performance.

As requested by the Catherin V. Merrill Foundation, this program is for students who are entering their 2nd, 3rd or 4th year of college in the fall following the summer in which they would intern, and are active in their Catholic faith.

Program Requirements:

  • Attend a one-day program orientation in May 2020. Date TBD
  • Serve at your organization from the end of May through the beginning of August. Dates TBD
  • Write a weekly reflection paper
  • Attend periodic meetings with other interns
  • Avoid missing work for longer than one week due to vacation

Preference is given to applicants who:

  • Are new to this program
  • Have volunteer experience
  • Have an intended career path related to this program. Examples include:
    • Social work
    • Elementary education
    • Nonprofit management
    • Psychology

Through this internship, we hope for you to:

  • Gain experience serving individuals who struggle economically
  • Learn about the causes and possible solutions to poverty
  • Make a personal connection between your experiences and faith
  • Gain professional experience
  • Discern your future education and career path

Learn directly from previous interns about their experiences

Application process:

Applications for summer 2020 will open in January 2020 and close at the end of February 2020. 

Any questions about the program or application process? Email Chanelle Zak or call her at 816-231-0984.

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