Careers at United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is an assembly of the hierarchy of the Catholic Church in the United States and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The purpose of the Conference is to promote the greater good which the Church offers humankind.  The bishops themselves constitute the membership of the Conference and are served by a staff of approximately 315 lay people, priests, deacons, and religious, located at the Conference headquarters in Washington, DC, with branch offices in Miami, FL and Rome.

The Conference is organized as a corporation in the District of Columbia. Its purposes under civil law are: "To unify, coordinate, encourage, promote and carry on Catholic activities in the United States; to organize and conduct religious, charitable and social welfare work at home and abroad; to aid in education; to care for immigrants; and generally to enter into and promote by education, publication and direction the objects of its being."

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, marital status, disability or other status protected by Federal, State or local laws, except where a reasonable, bona fide occupational qualification exists.  Upon request, reasonable accommodations will be provided to individuals needing assistance.

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Job Description

Fall Internship Justice Peace & Human Development  (Intern - Paid)
Department-Office-Secretariat: Department of Justice, Peace, and Human Development
Date Posted: February 02, 2024

The Fall 2024 Internship aligns with the U.S. Catholic bishops' domestic, anti-poverty, and social justice program, the Catholic Campaign for Human Development. The program aims to tackle the root causes of poverty in America by promoting and supporting community-controlled self-help organizations and transformative education. The internship will contribute to the Bishops' strategic plan for the Conference. The ideal candidate should be willing and able to understand, respect, and contribute to the USCCB mission while fulfilling job duties per its Catholic identity.

This internship's Major /specialty includes theology, social work, social justice, political science, communications, and writing on Catholic social teaching. The intern will be responsible for educational resource development, training and outreach, letter and article writing, research, and communications, as well as exhibiting at locally held national conferences. The candidate should have experience serving or advocating with persons in poverty, practical writing/communication skills, and be detail-oriented and well-organized.

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