The Multi-Faith Centre is pleased to provide a fantastic opportunity for students to get involved with the Internship Program.  These paid internship will take place from Sept 1, 2016 to March 15, 2017. See below for more details!  Applications are due 11:59 pm, Wednesday, April 27, 2016.

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The Multi-Faith Centre About the Multi-Faith Centre
Internship Program About the Multi-Faith Centre Internship Program
Responsibilities Duties and responsibilities
Qualifications What we're looking for in a candidate
Additional requirements Additional requirements for Eco-Spirituality Internship applicants
Additional requirements Additional requirements for Queering Religion Internship
Additional requirements Additional requirments for Communication Internship Applicants
Apply! Find out more about how to apply

About the Multi-Faith Centre

The Multi-Faith Centre offers educational opportunities for students, staff and faculty to engage in personal and collective processes of discerning life purpose and meaning, as well as opportunities to engage in inter-faith cooperation for social justice. The Multi-Faith Centre serves all students, staff and faculty, including those who identify as “agnostic,” “atheist” or “secularist.” In addition the Centre offers guidance on religious accommodation, religious pluralism and spiritual life on campus as well as a physical space where students, staff and faculty can gather for worship, meditation, yoga and other spiritual practices. 

About the Multi-Faith Centre Internship Program

The Multi-Faith Centre Internship Program provides undergraduate and graduate students structured learning opportunities to examine the role of religion and religious actors in society; explore questions of identity, culture and community; and engage in personal and collective processes of discerning life purpose and meaning through sustained study of the interconnections between spirituality and social justice. Interns will have an opportunity to develop a related project under the guidance of Multi-Faith Centre staff.

The Multi-Faith Centre for Spiritual Study and Practice is offering 6 general programming internships, 1 environmental internship, 1 internship exploring sexual orientation, identity and faith, and 1 communications internship consisting of 10 hours a week at $12.73 an hour from Sept 1, 2016 to Mar 15, 2017 to full-time students (during that academic year) on the St George campus. 

Responsibilities

Multi-Faith Centre interns are responsible for the following:

  • Planning, developing, promoting, implementing and leading a minimum of 3 projects
  • Supporting Multi-Faith Centre staff- and intern-led programming
  • Supporting student clubs with joint programming engaged in questions of religion, faith, spirituality and social justice
  • Attending weekly meetings with Multi-Faith Centre staff and interns
  • Holding weekly office hours at the Multi-Faith Centre

Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program in any discipline at St. George Campus
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent project development skills
  • Leadership and experience in student-led programmming is an asset
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including public speaking skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Understanding of equity and social justice theory and practice

Additional requirements for Eco-Spirituality Internship applicants

  • Knowledge of ecological justice theory and practice. Knowledge of Indigenous land-based pedagogy is an asset.    
  • Demonstrated experience planning and implementing ecology-focused events and projects
  • Experience with participating in environment and sustainability-focused clubs on campus, and environment focused organizations and movements

Additional requirements for Queering Religion Internship

  • Understanding of LGBTTQQ2SIAA issues
  • Understanding of issues of sexism, racism, homophobia, bi-phobia transphobia and other forms of oppressions  
  • Experience with participating in and/or creating supportive spaces for LGBTTQQ2SIAA identified peoples 
  • Interest in examining intersections of gender, sexuality, race, faiths, religions, theologies and spiritual practices

Additional requirements for Communication Internship Applicants

  • Demonstrated data-management and experience with MS Office, HTML, CMS
  • Demonstrated experience with social media (e.g. Facebook)
  • Courses taken or aquired skills in graphic design, web 2
  • Short-listed candidates will be required to provide work samples

Application requirements

The application is comprised of two parts: (1) cover letter and (2) resume.

Your cover letter should outline the following:

  • Your interest in working at the Centre, and how your academic background, experience and skills would allow you to make a unique contribution to the work of the Centre and through the particular internship you are applying for  
  • Confirmation that you will be a full-time student in 2016 – 2017. The internships are only open to full-time students.

Your resume should outline experience that is current and related to the position description.

Submit your complete application by email to Richard Chambers at richard.chambers@utoronto.ca. In the subject field, enter whether you are applying for a:

  • General Internships (6 positions)
  • Environmental Internship (1 position)
  • Queering Religion Internship (1 position)
  • Communications Internship (1 position)

Applicants will be contacted regarding an interview the 1st week of May. All applicants will be contacted regarding the status of their application as soon as possible.