Catholic Campaign for Human Development funds a number of summer, semester, and year-long internships for Catholics in the United States for Catholics who want to gain experience working with and on behalf of the poor and vulnerable. CCHD provides grants to self-help projects developed by grassroots groups who are working to address the root cause of poverty in their communities. CCHD also works to increase Catholic's awareness of poverty in the United States.
CCHD Internships for the Diocese of Davenport are offered during the school year. Applicants must be Catholic and able to participate in mandatory training provided by Catholic Campaign for Human Development in Washington DC. After completing the training intern will work with Quad Cities Interfaith,or Center for Worker Justice of Eastern Iowa, Iowa City, CCHD funded groups. Task's will vary but may include: parish education, training and outreach, letter and article writing, research, or developing relationships with the community organizations.
We are pleased to welcome Nicholas Riedesel as the new intern for Catholic Campaign for Human Development for the year 2016/2017. Nick will be a sophomore next year at St. Ambrose University, majoring in Elementary Education. He is from Grand Mound and a member of St. Josephs in DeWitt. Nick attended CCHD training in Washington D.C. the end of May and will attend Gamaliel week long organizer training this summer. He will be working with Quad Cities Interfaith on issues that are of concern to our Diocese.