Communications Internship at the Loyola Chapel
Date: February 14, 2011
Position: Communications Coordinator Internship
Department: The Loyola Chapel, Concordia University
The Communications Coordinator would support the Chapel staff with communication outreach and promotion for the Loyola Chapel Initiative (see below). This includes the production of communication material (for brochures, press releases, website content). They will be given the opportunity to make a real contribution, through these projects. The time required is four (4) hours per week for eight weeks.
• Assisting to develop the overall communications and public relations strategy
• Assisting to put together a media kit and presentation
• Providing creative ideas and input to the Loyola Chapel team
Candidates are highly motivated and able to work independently, and as part of a team. An interest in media relations is an advantage. Ability to write website content and promotional material.
Benefits to the Communications Coordinator:
• Gain practical experience
• Develop communication and organizational skills
• Excellent networking opportunities within Concordia and in Montreal
• Possible projects for credit
Who to contact:
The Loyola Chapel Initiative:
In 2009, the Archdiocese of Montreal encouraged Concordia to turn the Loyola Chapel, which reports to the Dean of Students, into a more inclusive, non-denominational and multi-faith space in order to meet the diverse needs of Concordia’s community. A unique opportunity was thus created to provide the secular university with a spiritual refuge and sacred space for integral development and to foster a healthy community.
A transformative process was begun for the greatly underused chapel to no longer operate exclusively as a Catholic space. A new Vision has since been identified for the chapel to become a “vibrant centre dedicated to the cultivation of the spirit and development of the whole person, inspired by the Chapel’s history as a sacred gathering place for contemplation, peace and social engagement.” The project, to be launched at Homecoming in September 2011, will allow for completion of three distinct initiatives within the Loyola Chapel Project: i) a permanent exhibition profiling the history and traditions of the Loyola Chapel, ii) an official re-opening of the new Loyola Chapel and, iii) refitting of the Loyola Chapel space.
With a goal of offering and hosting programming that fosters greater harmony and well-being in self and community, the new Chapel will nurture human development and social engagement for students and for all members of the University and the wider community.