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Application Process and Requirements

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The CCSJ Student Intern Selection process and timeline are slightly different between returning student intern and new applicant. Please read all the information below carefully.     

Timeline for New Applicant

Application Available: Monday, November 28, 2016

Information Sessions: (If you can’t attend, email cmaniyatt@loyola.edu for more information)

  • Wednesday, Dec. 7 from 6-7pm in CCSJ Common Space (HU142)
  • Tuesday, Jan. 24 from 6-7pm in CCSJ Common Space
  • Monday, Feb. 13 from 6-7pm in CCSJ Common Space
  • Thursday, Mar. 2 from 6-7pm in CCSJ Common Space

Application & Two Recommendations Due: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 

Interviews: Friday, Mar. 17, Monday, Mar. 20, Tuesday, Mar. 21 and Wednesday, Mar. 22

Decision Letters Available: Monday, April 3, 2017

Contracts Due: Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Application Process & Requirements for new applicant:

  1. Review position qualifications, expectations and responsibilities.
  2. Attend an info session or talk with a CCSJ full-time staff member.
  3. Complete the online application.
  • Applications and recommendation forms must be received by the due date listed above to be considered.
  • All applicants must have two professional references. At least one reference should be completed by a member of the Loyola community (faculty, administrator, staff, etc). If you select a student as a reference, that student should be able to speak to your ability to perform the responsibilities in the position descriptions. CCSJ professional staff is not allowed to serve as reference to prevent bias in the selection process.
  • We recommend notifying your reference in advance. The two references that you provided in the online application form will receive an email from CCSJ to fill out the recommendation form online. If for some reasons, they don't receive the form, this is the link to the recommendation form 

4. Complete the interview process within the dates listed above. You will receive an email to sign up for a required interview with two CCSJ professional staff members and a current student intern. You can prepare for your interview by thinking about the following topics:

  • How you would define social justice, why you are interested in it and what issues in particular attract your attention?
  • What service experiences have touched you—particularly the experiences you've had as a Loyola student—and what lessons have you learned through those experiences?
  • What have you learned from you relationship with someone who are different from you in term of  race, gender, socio-economic class, sexual-orientation, religion, etc?
  • How would you describe the role of reflections in the context of community service?  

Timeline for Returning Applicant

Please note: current and past CCSJ Student Interns who wish to re-apply for future years must complete the Returning Intern Application Process.  Returner applications will be considered along with all new applications.  Current performance will be considered in our selection process.

Application Available: Monday, November 28, 2016

Application Due: Friday, February 10, 2017

Interviews: February 13-15, 2017

Decision Letters Available: Monday, April 3, 2017

Contracts Due: Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Application Process & Requirements for returning intern:

  1. Review position qualifications, expectations and responsibilities.
  2. Complete the online application form no later than the due date listed above.
  3. Complete the interview process within the dates listed above. You will receive an email to sign up for a required interview with two CCSJ professional staff members. You can prepare for your interview by thinking about the following topics:
  • What have you learned about yourself through your work in CCSJ?
  • How do you now understand service and justice?
  • What skills and areas do you hope to work on in the future if you were an intern?
  • How will you mentor and set the tone for CCSJ interns in the future?