FADICA invites young adults to participate in the mission of our organization and to contribute their talents and gifts to Catholic philanthropy and the Church through the Philanthropy Leadership Intern Program. Ideal candidates are self-starters who are interested in learning about and engaging in the world of philanthropy, the mission of the Catholic Church, and/or community service and the common good.

FADICA interns learn about philanthropy, Catholic organizations, and Catholic social teaching while participating in FADICA’s research development, collaborative activities support and programming focus areas.

Applications are accepted year-round for summer, semester or year-long terms.

Learn about our current interns here. 


FADICA interns serve as integral members of the staff delivering high-quality products to the association’s members. Interns will enjoy a hands-on experience in the field working with senior level staff, including the Director of Membership and the Program Manager, and will received individualized mentorship and training. In collaboration with staff, FADICA interns shape their own learning plan and establish personal and professional development goals. This advanced level intern (undergraduate senior or first year graduate student) will contribute to core program and membership projects in the areas of Catholic parish life, Catholic education, Catholic social innovation, international philanthropy, program design and development, nonprofit management, membership development and more. The position provides an exciting opportunity to be part of the organization’s team, contributing as a team member and offering significant individual input for projects that serve leading philanthropists and foundations. Internships at FADICA are ideal for passionate scholars seeking to shape the future of Catholic philanthropy, the non-profit sector, and our world. A stipend will be provided.


Specific duties will be based on the intern’s skills and learning goals and current FADICA projects. The intern will have the opportunity to work on special research topics, program and administrative support, event planning, communications support, and more. Research includes exploration of community initiatives, with a significant emphasis on Catholic education/schools, other initiatives related to FADICA symposia, membership development, and affinity groups (e.g., Church vitality/parish life, international philanthropy, and Catholic education).


    • At least 2-3 years of undergraduate course work
    • Advanced research skills
    • Ability to gather, interpret, analyze, and synthesize data and information
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook)
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to work in a small, but fast-paced office environment
    • Candidate must be detail-oriented, a self-starter, and have the ability to multi-task
    • Knowledge or interest in Catholic initiatives and the Catholic Church, or particular interest in issues of parish life, poverty and social justice


10-20 hours/week


2018 – 2019 Academic Year (mid-September 2018 to May 2019)



*Hours and term are negotiable.

To learn more or submit resume, contact Lauren Traskey at ltraskey@fadica.org.

Currently, the Graduate Fellowship is filled. Please check back!

How to Apply

For undergraduate internship inquiries, please contact Alicia Bondanella Simon at asimon@fadica.org.