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Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic: Helping with expungement and changing lives

by Lauren McCartt Let me preface this by saying that I wasn’t really looking for an internship this semester; I didn’t need one for my major and I was already the proud owner of four jobs.  I was looking to get through the semester with my sanity and maybe a little bit of free time.  […]

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The JCC of Indianapolis: Supported and Encouraged in Changing Times

by Layne Wright, ’20 As I was approaching my final semester as a Butler Bulldog, I knew that I wanted an internship that would diversify my skills, challenge my abilities, and that would be a great overall experience. While searching for internships, I never thought to look at the CFV for opportunities, but finally stumbled […]

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Just Peace Internship: Welcoming, Inclusive, Supportive, Engaged

by Olivia Bradley Working at First Congregational United Church of Christ was the highlight of my semester. My position was the Just Peace Intern which relates to the covenant the church made to the national Just Peace movement that focuses on connecting with the community, learning about the connection between faith and advocacy, and working […]

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Discovering Vocation

by Ben Martella  My internship with the Center for Faith and Vocation was the first time that I had the opportunity to sit down and dissect the term vocation. I had always thought of the word and the concept of vocation as a solely religious term that would have no value in my agnostic philosophy […]

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“What will you do with your Second Chance?”

by Alaina Hanke Working at the Expungement Help Desk for the Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic has been a very positive and eye-opening experience. I work face to face with people who have experienced the injustices of our criminal justice system, looking for a second chance to change their lives around. The system does not give […]

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Just Peace Internship:Helping to make a better world

by Grace Langford I worked at First Congregational United Church of Christ as the Just Peace intern. First Congregational Church passed a covenant last January to become a Just Peace church but wanted to know how to fully embody their Just Peace covenant better. Therefore, they decided to hire a Just Peace intern. In August, […]

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Backs Against the Wall: The Howard Thurman Story Film Recap

Last Thursday, on the last day of All in Week, the CFV partnered with the Center for Interfaith Cooperation as well as the Spirit and Place Festival to screen the latest film in the New View Series, “Backs Against the Wall: The Howard Thurman Story.”  This film explores the life of one of the most […]

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Project Grace: Expungement Work

by Maggie Kieffer When I walked into the first day of my internship with the Project GRACE Help Desk, I was just kind of thrown into the work. Over the course of the semester I have had the privilege of helping some really patient, kind, wonderful people; and when I had to deal with someone […]

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Valuing Similarities and Differences

by Rachael Jacobs  Over this past semester I had an internship with Catholic Charities teaching English to refugees. For this blog post I have decided to talk about the part of my experience that was both the most rewarding and the most challenging. About halfway through the semester, as I wrote one of my journal […]

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Communications for a Good Cause: Gaining appreciation for the CFV’s mission

by Julia Bluhm My communications internship at the CFV this semester not only helped me build my communications skills, but it helped me better understand my own sense of vocation and what kind of career I’m interested in. Aside from gaining tons of experience in graphic design, social media marketing, and making continuous social media […]

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