Summer Intern-ELCA World Hunger, Community Engagement and Granting

    • Job Tracking ID: 512830-672968
    • Job Location: Chicago, IL
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: Any
    • Job Type: Internship
    • Date Updated: March 07, 2019
    • Years of Experience: Any
    • 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

This position will be part of a cohort of ELCA World Hunger interns and will require working closely with another intern on shared projects and priorities. This will include participating in weekly cohort meetings; shared learning across all aspects of ELCA World Hunger (e.g. education, fundraising, network engagement); and collaboration on common projects, including event support.

ELCA World Hunger accompanies congregations and their partners throughout the United States and Caribbean as they draw on the strengths of communities to address local issues such as food security, housing, job readiness, clean water, human rights, policy change, leadership development and more. This internship position supports ELCA World Hunger’s community engagement and granting activities, particularly related to Domestic Hunger Grants. Together, these ministries are part of a comprehensive approach to breaking the cycle of poverty and hunger - for good.

Specifically, this position will support the community engagement and granting team in processing grant applications and reviews, supporting ministry and synod partners, developing communications and related training materials. This position will also provide occasional support for the engagement of ELCA World Hunger’s network, which may include updating constituent information, preparing written posts for social media and supporting the planning and execution of the 2019 ELCA World Hunger Leadership Gathering.

Physical Effort.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear, use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone. This position requires sitting for long periods of time. Reasonable accommodations can be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Experience and Skills:

Strong written and verbal communication skills in one-on-one and group settings; attention to detail; ability to manage multiple deadlines and projects; ability to work well with a team; enthusiasm for the ministry of the ELCA; and understanding of and desire to deepen knowledge of the root causes of hunger.


Knowledge and experience in communications, data management, customer service, fundraising and/or non-profit work a plus. Basic knowledge of the ELCA and the work of ELCA World Hunger preferred. Willingness to travel, if needed.