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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Clergy/religious candidates must request written approval form their diocesan bishop or religious superior before an application can be considered. Diocesan lay employees must also request approval from the local bishop. Minorities are encourage to apply.
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Unpaid Internship (Volunteer-Unpaid)
The intern contributes to the mission of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops by supporting the work of the conference. The intern will have opportunities to enrich his or her career preparation by providing program support or technical assistance, conducting research where needed in the areas.
Education Level: Sophomores and Juniors of Notre Dame students in Washington DC Program.
Major Field/Specialty: Communications, English, pastoral ministry, advocacy, etc.
Other Specialized Training: (i.e. word processing, personal computer, knowledge of Catholic Church, etc.)
Proficient knowledge and use of Microsoft Office software Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access;
Good writing and verbal skills
Knowledge of the Catholic Church
GRADE LEVEL: N/A