Catholic Studies Internships & Opportunities

Internships, directed studies and study abroad opportunities are available to Catholic Studies majors. There are three common internships: campus ministry, parish ministry and Catholic ministry.

Internship Opportunities

Campus Ministry

Familiarizes students with campus ministry fundamentals beyond Stonehill. Based on the particular host institution’s faith tradition and goals, students will plan retreats, justice and peace initiatives, liturgical practices, and similar functions. 

Parish Ministry

A parish internship provides the opportunity to be involved in planning and carrying out a multilevel religious education  program, youth ministry activities, community service projects and spiritual/liturgical events.

Catholic Ministry

This internship provides experience with the practical aspects and operations of a Catholic campus ministry program. Working with campus ministers, and applying theological and social principles, students will be introduced to retreats, liturgical ministry, service (local and overseas) and student ministry. 

Recent internship opportunities include:

  • Archdiocese of Boston, Office of Youth Ministry
  • B.M.C. Durfee High School, Fall River
  • Cardinal Spellman High School, Brockton
  • Catholic Charities
  • Catholic Relief Services
  • Coyle & Cassidy High School, Taunton
  • Diocese of Fall River
  • Stonehill Campus Ministry
“The Catholic Studies program offers a unique experience to explore the Catholic faith from an academic perspective. I had the freedom to delve deeply into topics that interested me, and worked closely with professors who had just as strong a passion and interest as me.”
 Deirdre Kleist ’12, currently pursuing a divinity master’s degree at the University of Notre Dame

Career Development Resources for Students

The Stonehill Career Development Center offers extensive assistance to students seeking employment, pursuing advanced studies or participating in postgraduate service opportunities. By completing internships and utilizing mentors, students are empowered to build lifelong career management skills.

Campus Resources

In addition to dedicated faculty and extensive course offerings, another valuable resource available to Catholic Studies students is the MacPháidín Library. Over the years, acquisitions in Roman Catholicism were chosen across the disciplines rather than concentrating solely on theology. The quality and quantity of books are exemplary for an undergraduate program in Catholic Studies.

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