Franciscan Action Network Internship Program

FAN Intern Lesley Canales, FAN Staff Rhonda Johnson and Cardinal Theodore McCarrick
FAN Intern Lesley Canales, FAN Staff Rhonda Johnson and Cardinal Theodore McCarrick
Rep. Nancy Pelosi and FAN Intern Lyzianah Emakoua, both Trinity Washington University graduates, at a Capitol Hill briefing.
Rep. Nancy Pelosi and FAN Intern Lyzianah Emakoua, both Trinity Washington University graduates, at a Capitol Hill briefing.

**FAN is currently accepting intern applications for 2017. To submit an application send your resume and cover letter to info@franciscanaction.org by Dec. 16, 2016. Desired majors: political science, religion, and marketing. Knowledge of membership development a plus.**

Are you a current student or recent graduate interested in faith and social justice? Do you want to lift up the voice of Franciscans in the public square? Join us and intern with the Franciscan Action Network (FAN) for a summer!

DESCRIPTION
FAN’s Summer Internship Program is a 2-3 month educational and professional development experience that introduces you to faith-rooted advocacy, community organizing and church engagement. You will learn about the role of faith in public life, and how we use advocacy and activism to translate Catholic Social Teaching principles into action. Based at the Franciscan Monastery, you will be welcomed into the family of Franciscans and Franciscan-hearted people.

As an intern, you will receive close mentorship from FAN staff and work in one or more of the following areas: Climate Justice, Money-in-Politics, Immigration, and Peacemaking. While the nature of the work means that each day could be different, you will have the opportunity to develop skills in coalition-building, public speaking, legislative research, community outreach, curriculum development and social media. Interns should expect to attend occasional events outside of normal working hours.

Please email your resume and cover letter to info@franciscanaction.org. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, but no later than April 30th. This position is unpaid but may include room and board at a local community house in D.C.

FAN is a grassroots organization amplifying the justice efforts of Franciscans and Franciscan-hearted people around the country.

RESPONSIBILITES INCLUDE:
•    Maintain membership database and assist with correspondence with financial supporters
•    Prepare research summaries of current political  policy
•    Administer and update Social Media outlets (Facebook, Twitter, website, etc.)
•    Provide support or take detailed notes on legislative visits or other professional  gatherings

QUALIFICATIONS
•    Relevant coursework or work experience
•    Results-oriented
•    Flexible and adaptable
•    High level of independence and initiative
•    Planning and organization
•    Ability to communicate and build relationships
•    Ability to work with numerous agendas and multiple stakeholders
•    Strong computer skills
•    Interest and basic knowledge of the Catholic Church and Franciscan family

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