Online Presence Project Internship with the Episcopal Futures

This opportunity is available during the Spring 2022 semester. This opportunity can be conducted virtually and is only available for CEL credit.Episcopal Futures

Episcopal Futures aims to:

  1. Build a collaborative culture throughout the Episcopal Diocese of New York that honestly discerns missional futures, bravely implements necessary  adaptive changes, and faithfully strengthens our Episcopal ethos.
  2. Train congregational teams to experiment with new ways of being church that are life-giving, cultivate a sense of belonging, and catalyze transformation.
  3. Plant new worshipping communities in imaginative and Spirit-led ways that foster justice, outreach, evangelism, and lay leadership.

Position Description: 

This internship will give students the opportunity to help increase the reach of a local church, so those within their community can learn about them and what they do for the community. The goal of your participation in this project is not only to be able to help congregations come into the 21st century in terms of their communication skills, but also to help them become more rooted in a mission of service and presence within their community.

The goal of Online Presence project is to give every parish in the Episcopal Diocese of New York dynamic and sustainable resources to increase their communication tool belt. This includes:

Roles/Responsibilities:

Some of the tasks for this internship could include:

  • Building Websites in a Website-Builder (Google Sites, Mailchimp, etc)
  • Support trainings in social media usage, Zoom management, streaming set-up, etc.
  • Envisioning with Church Communities what they want their online presence to look like.

Desired Skills:

  • Episcopal Futures is looking for dedicated, tech literate folks who would be willing to help congregations build out sustainable communication platforms, especially websites.
  • You don’t necessarily have to be a tech-wiz to help out with this project, but you do need to be able to pick up on technological pieces quickly and be willing to learn.
  • Proficiency in the following programs is a must:
    • Microsoft Office
    • Google Suite
    • Both Apple and Microsoft Operating Systems
    • HTML knowledge preferred but not required
  • Folks from communities traditionally marginalized by the Church are encouraged to apply! All are welcome!

To Apply: Please complete this online application and email Jean Hinkley (jhinkley@vassar.edu) to set up an appointment

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