Summer Intern-Theological Ethics

    • Job Tracking ID: 512830-674104
    • Job Location: Chicago, IL
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: Any
    • Job Type: Internship
    • Date Updated: March 14, 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. Nine to ten weeks of work expected, with exact end date negotiable.

Position summary

The intern will assist the Theological Discernment Team in the following activities:

* Work with editor to develop an issue of the Journal of Lutheran Ethics, including conceptualization of an issue and communication with potential contributors, and, possibly, contributing a short piece for publication.

* Transfer past journal essays from current JLE web platform to platform under construction

* Review and update webpages related to ELCA social teaching and the justice for women program.

* Attend to social media monitoring and communication.

* Work on team projects with some participation in ongoing theological conversations.

* Assist with clerical work and other tasks as assigned, including some archiving.

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:

Necessary qualifications

* Strong communications skills, especially in writing and copyediting.

* Good relational skills for interacting with colleagues and stakeholders outside the churchwide organization.

* Ability to work independently after initial direction, including self-awareness of when to ask for additional direction or assistance.

* Basic familiarity with the teaching and practice of the Lutheran Christian tradition and the ELCA churchwide organization’s mission and structure.

Strongly desired

* Some college-level study in ethics or theology

* Some familiarity with publishing applications.