Reading Room Activities Internship

Church Activities

Christian Science Reading Rooms (RR) are located around the world, and they play a vital role in a branch church’s ability to prayerfully support their community and share Christian Science.

As a part of the larger Church Activities department, the Reading Room activities intern will assist work being done at The Mother Church (TMC) to support Field RRs. Projects may include, but are not limited to, collecting feedback/information from RRs through online surveys or direct communications, assisting in the implementation of a broad communications strategy to RRs, and support partnering opportunities with The Christian Science Publishing Society/Office of the Publisher’s Agent (CSPS/OPA) product managers to engage and educate RR librarians about CSPS/OPA products. The intern will also gain practical RR experience by regularly serving in TMC RR.

Opportunities Include:

  • Become a valued member of a dynamic team striving to support the healing mission of branch churches worldwide
  • Learn more about how church work can make a tangible impact in the community
  • Actively engage with members and the public by serving in TMC RR
  • Gain insight into the various facets of church work and TMC/CSPS departments
  • Strengthen project management, outreach, and communication skills

Qualifications & Desired Qualities:

  • The ideal candidate is an engaged Mother Church, branch church, and/or College Organization member
  • Experience working in a RR is a plus, though not a requirement
  • Proficiency in more than one language is a plus, though not a requirement
  • Ability to see beyond the task at hand and to understand its implications and impact
  • Deep love and commitment to Christian Science and interested in sharing its healing message
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Organized, detail-oriented, and efficient self-starter with solid time-management skills
  • Willingness to work in a fast-paced department on a variety of tasks
  • Team player who can work independently
  • Willingness to work on miscellaneous department tasks as needed

To Apply: Fill out the online application and email us your resume and a cover letter at Applications are due January 29th, 2018. Applicants will be notified by February 15th.

Program Dates: May 29th - August 10th (11 weeks)

Is there Compensation? Interns will not receive pay or compensation but will receive a living stipend of $300 per week to help offset the cost of living in Boston. They will also be housed at Northeastern University, free of charge, for the duration of the program. The living stipend and housing are taxable benefits. Interns who are Mother Church members and are continuing their studies after the internship program will be eligible to receive an Albert Baker Fund educational grand of $2000 after their completion of the program.

Questions: If you have questions about this program, please contact Chris Sheasley, 1-617-450-3494 or 1-800-288-7090 ext. 3494 (toll free)