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As part of the Nonprofit Servant Leadership Program, Franciscan Mission Service offers an opportunity for young lay Catholics (ages 21-35 years) to engage in 13 months of full-time service in our administrative offices in Washington, D.C.

Program Components

Share your unique gifts and skills an integral member of the staff. Learn about the administrative side of nonprofits while gaining valuable professional experience. Associates assist with a variety of projects in the office including: communications, fundraising, social media, recruiting, event planning, website development, grant writing, and program support for Franciscan Mission Service.

Direct Service

On Wednesday afternoons, go out into the Washington, DC community to live out the Franciscan charism by volunteering with marginalized communities in ministries such as nursing homes, homeless shelters, or after-school programs.

Current Openings

We are currently seeking faith-filled young adults ages 21-35 to immediately  fill the following in our Nonprofit Servant Leadership Program:

Development and Operations Associate
Communications Associate - Staff Writer
Nonprofit Servant Leadership Program Coordinator


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Q: When is the application deadline?

A: There is no set application deadline. As a spot in the program becomes vacant, the position is posted here and applications are accepted on a rolling basis until the spot is filled.

Q: What is the start date?

A: Please see each position’s description for specific start date. There is no calendar or schedule for when positions begin. Rather, as an associate approaches the end of their 13 months of service, the position is posted and we begin to consider candidates for the opening. The position stays open until the ideal candidate is found.

Q: What are the steps in the application process?

A: After acceptance and review of your written application, we will ask you for five references: one pastoral, one personal, and three professional. The pastoral reference form could be completed by a pastor, campus minister, or spiritual director – someone who has journeyed with you in your faith life. The personal reference form should be completed by someone who can speak to your character who is not related to you. We also request contact information for three professional references. While this could include professors, we would like at least one to be from someone who supervised you, even if it was for an internship or summer job.

We will also schedule phone and/or Skype interviews with you. If you are in the DC area, we might ask you to come to the office for this part.