ABOUT UCM CENTER: United Campus Ministry Center for Spiritual Growth & Social Justice is a non-profit organization located at 18 North College Street, one-and-a-half blocks from Ohio University’s campus. Our mission is to engage the Ohio University and Athens communities in spiritual growth, work for social justice, and community service guided by socially progressive and interfaith values. Our approach to spiritual growth is interfaith focused so we welcome people from any or no religious tradition. We offer a variety of programs and services for students and community members. And we pride ourselves on being welcoming to everyone. UCM has only two professional staff members, so we rely on interns for their valuable support in expanding the impact of our work.
ABOUT OUR INTERNSHIPS: UCM Interns support, promote, and implement the UCM mission of work for social justice, exploring spiritual growth, and doing community service through programs and events to other students and community members. Interns gain insights in to the operations of a small non-profit, while gaining or honing valuable skills. UCM internships are tailored to the interests and needs of the intern balanced with the needs of the organization.
UCM Interns are responsible for specific program areas as agreed upon at the beginning of each semester with your supervisor.
Responsibilities may include:
-Free Community Meals: Plan menus, gather food donations and purchases, coordinate volunteers, interact with guests, and clean up.
-Support and discussion groups on a host of topics.
-Arranging a speaker’s or a topic related series.
-Plan, organize, and participate in service projects and work trips to nearby low-income communities.
-We are also open to each intern’s program and event ideas.
Assist with other UCM projects and operations:
-Talk individually with interested students during UCM outreach events, first-year student orientation, tabling, and volunteer fairs, and by phone, in residence halls, on campus, and in the community when asked or when appropriate.
-Assist with general office tasks, receptions, mailings, and other routine center-related tasks.
-Post fliers about UCM programs on campus and in the uptown area
-Provide content for UCM newsletters and publications
-Fundraising dinners, our large annual fundraising event, International Street Fair, etc.
Attend UCM staff and board meetings:
(as schedule permits)
-Weekly staff meetings
-Semi-monthly board meetings
-Annual board and staff retreat
-Special events as planned
-Work 10 hours per week, 16 weeks per semester (fewer hours above 6 hours can be arranged)
-Work both semesters of the academic year (unless hired in the Spring Semester or Summer)
-Work some evening and weekend hours