SAU CFDD
Jan 292015
 

Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) is again offering an internship within the Diocese of Davenport this year. The internship is open to Catholics who are interested in social action issues. Deadline to apply is Feb. 28.
The paid, 20-hour-per-week internship will run through April 2016. The selected applicant must be able to participate in mandatory training provided by CCHD in Washington, D.C.
After completing training, the intern will work with Quad Cities Interfaith or Center for Worker Justice of Eastern Iowa, Iowa City. The intern’s interests and goals will be taken into account when determining details of the internship. Tasks will vary but may include: parish education, training and outreach, letter and article writing, research and developing relationships with community organizations.
Loxi Hopkins, director of CCHD and Catholic Relief Services initiatives within the diocese, said previous interns have gone on to become successful in social action careers. One former intern is doing social work at a Native American reservation while another has advocated for the rights of pregnant women in prison to be able to give birth without shackles.
Hopkins hopes people interested in social action careers will consider applying for the internship. “I hope it is a life-changing experience that helps them become leaders in their own communities …It helps them to grow as an individual and see the world in a different light.”
Applications can be found online at http://
www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/get-involved/
internships/upload/CCHD-Intern-Application-Form.doc. Mail application and resume to Loxi Hopkins, CCHD and CRS diocesan director, 780 West Central Park Ave., Davenport, IA 52804-1901.

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