Summer Intern-Lutheran Disaster Response - US

    • Job Tracking ID: 512830-671865
    • Job Location: Chicago, IL
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: Any
    • Job Type: Internship
    • Date Updated: February 27, 2019
    • Years of Experience: Not Applicable
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

Requirements for summer internship

Prospective summer interns must be at least 18 years of age and should be enrolled in an undergraduate/graduate degree program.

This is a full-time, hourly position: 40 hours/week, Monday through Friday.

If selected, interns are responsible for securing housing for the summer.

Individuals who have held internship positions with the churchwide organization in the past are not eligible.

Preferred start date is June 3, 2019. End date to be determined based on return to school date.

Position summary

The LDR - US Summer Intern will assist LDR-US staff with reorganizing the team’s data collection and filing systems; improving surveys, directory and other administrative functions with online tools; enhancing the effectiveness, efficiency and usefulness of LDR’s grant systems for staff and grantees. Other duties, such as collecting training materials developed by LDR affiliates, as well as accomplishing tasks the LDR team deems critical for enhancing their effectiveness and efficiency, may be included. Specifically, the Intern may engage in the following:

1. Continue to build and develop the centralized on-line filing system for LDR - US, utilizing One Drive and/or other advanced electronic tools available at ELCA Churchwide office. The system will function as a sharable platform and archive that enables team members to store important files for mutual sharing and real-time collaboration.

2. Research online data collection, survey and directory tools and assist LDR - US staff to select appropriate tools to house the current LDR Directory as well as other LDR - US forms and documents so that they can be effectively and efficiently shared.

3. Help further develop desktop instructions for ELCA GrantMaker for both grantees and staff. Assist with tasks that would improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the ELCA GrantMaker system, such as helping grantees to register, checking on their payment related records, etc.

4. Continue to collect, evaluate, organize and categorize disaster response documents, tools and resources developed by LDR - US affiliates through the years and compile them into a library.

5. Other duties as directed by supervisor and the LDR-US team.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, and see. Standing, walking, stooping, kneeling, crouching, or crawling may be required. The employee will need to lift boxes or materials up to 45 pounds. Reasonable accommodations can be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Experience and Skills:

1. Superb organizational skills.

2. Strong abilities in analyzing and categorizing files and documents and creating systems that are easily understood by users.

3. Excellent computer skills, proficient with computer software and adept in researching and adapting online tools for LDR forms, records and/or processes.

4. Preferred areas of study: Information System, Business Administration and Social Work.

5. Excellent reading and comprehensive skills with the ability to learn and understand the US disaster response system in a short time.

6. Excellent interpersonal skills as the intern will interact with all members of the LDR team, the Churchwide IT team and others.