Loyola University Maryland

Center for Community Service and Justice

Get Involved at CCSJ

Application Process and Requirements

Applications are closed for the 2020-2021 school year. If interested in applying for the 2021-2022 school year, check back in the Fall 2020 for more information.

Information Sessions

Information Sessions allow students interested in becoming a CCSJ and YRI Student Intern to learn more about the different internship opportunities, requirements and application process. Information Sessions for the 2021-2022 school year will be held starting Fall 2020. For more information, please e-mail Andy Choi at atchoi@loyola.edu.

Application Process & Requirements

  1. Review position qualifications, expectations and responsibilities. If you are a new applicant, we highly recommend you to attend an information session.
  2. Complete the online application.
  3. Complete the interview process within the dates listed above.

Note to new applicants:
  • You 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.

  • Applications and recommendation forms must be received by Friday, March 13, 2020, to be considered. We recommend notifying your references in advance before sending this online form link: recommendation form.

New Applicants

You can prepare for your interview by thinking about the following questions:

  • How would you define community engagement and social justice? Why are you interested in it and what issues in particular attract your attention?
  • What community engagement experiences have impacted you? What have you learned about yourself, your community and the world based on those experiences?
  • What have you learned from your relationship with someone who is different from you in terms of race, gender, socio-economic class, sexual-orientation, religion, etc.?
  • How would you describe the role of reflections in the context of community engagement?

Returning Applicants

 You can prepare for your interview by thinking about the following questions:

  • What have you learned about yourself through your work in CCSJ and YRI?
  • How do you now understand community engagement as it pertains to justice?
  • What professional skills and areas do you hope to work on in the future if you were an intern?