Loyola University Maryland

Center for Community Service and Justice

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Application Process and Requirements

Application & Two Recommendations Due: Friday, March 13, 2020

Interview: Tentatively on either one of these dates —  March 16–20, March 23

Decision Letters Available: April 1, 2020

Due: April 8, 2020

Information Sessions

To find out more information about CCSJ and the different internship opportunities, attend one of the Spring Information Sessions. All information sessions will be held from 6-7 p.m. in the CCSJ Common Space (Humanities 142). If you can't attend, email Andy Choi at atchoi@loyola.edu for more information.

  • Wednesday, January 22, 2020
  • Wednesday, February 5, 2020
  • Tuesday, February 25, 2020
  • Wednesday, March 11, 2020

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. You will receive an email to sign up for a required interview with CCSJ professional staff members and a current student intern.

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 service and social justice? Why are you 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 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 service?

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?
  • 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?