Job Openings – Pres House

Job Openings

Current job openings at Pres House campus ministry and apartments at UW-Madison. Positions change throughout the year, so please check back regularly for updates.

CHEF

Love to cook? Like working with young adults? Pres House is seeking a part-time chef to help provide hospitality for students and young adults on campus. The chef will plan for, shop for, and prepare approximately 4-5 meals per month in support in support of program activities of Pres House, a non-profit campus ministry and student apartment community at UW – Madison. The chef will have access to a new, commercial kitchen for the production of the meals. Full job description is available here. To apply or for more information email Mark Elsdon or call 608-257-1030.

 

STUDENT INTERNSHIPS

Student Internships at Pres House are available through the Badger Faith and Service Corps each academic year. Consider applying!

What past interns say:

On May 12, 2015, Lori Berquam, center, vice provost for student life and dean of students, joins more than 50 people gathered outside the Pres House near the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus for a candlelight vigil in memory of Tony Robinson, a 19-year-old African-American man who was shot and killed March 6, 2015, on Madison's Near East Side by Madison Police Department officer Matt Kenny. Earlier during the day, Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne announced his decision regarding the death of Tony Robinson, concluded that the "tragic and unfortunate death was the result of lawful use of deadly police force," and that no charges would be brought. (Photo by Jeff Miller/UW-Madison)

 

“As a Student Intern and Ministry Associate at Pres House, I was immersed in the breadth and depth of campus ministry, leadership, and service. From planning spring break trips to New York City and Chicago, to meeting with and caring for students, to leading and preaching on Sundays, I experienced a variety of ways to engage in ministry. I was also able to engage in-depth with issues in which I am particularly passionate: leading small groups on feminism, Sabbath, and life and faith as a college student; helping the community address the issue of sexual assault on campus; co-organizing an ecumenical and interfaith panel addressing race and racism on the UW-Madison campus. Through my work at Pres House I engaged my passions and used my skills in ways that not only challenged and supported the Pres House community; I was challenged and supported too. The Pres House pastors and staff foster a collaborative and creative work environment, welcoming new ideas and perspectives but also giving the freedom to work independently. During my time at Pres House, I not only gained significant self-awareness, understanding, and confidence, but also a rich experience of how campus ministry can occupy the intersections of service, social justice, and breaking bread together. Pres House is a dynamic place in which I am privileged to have worked, led, and served.”  – Chelsea Cornelius, Intern & Associate 2013-2016 

IMG_1146“Like Christian community should be in its true form, Pres House brings people together. Pres House brings people together in worship and music, in fun fellowship around lots of food, in service trips around the city of Madison and around the country, and around seeking and encountering important questions about justice and truth. The community is young—college students and new professionals, still forming who they are and what will be. As intern, I got to be in the middle of all that messy, hopeful formation. I got to walk with people and this dynamic community as they formed themselves and this community. I also had a space to lead Pres House to places I wanted to go, like Birmingham, AL for a Spring Break trip during its 50 year anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement. This internship is for people who want to lead, listen, and do. Whether you are considering business, teaching, ministry, the nonprofit sector, (any job, really), this internship gives you experience in paving the road forward together with others.” – Hannah Weinberg-Kinsey, Intern 2012-2013

IMG_4056“During my experience as an intern, Pres House was the perfect blend of comfortable and challenging. Comfortable, in the sense that the community is welcoming and inclusive, striving to provide a “home” within the larger campus community – yet also challenging, in the sense that I was encouraged to try new things, to take risks, to question my assumptions and to expand my definition of what “church” is. The internship program is a unique opportunity to be the hands and feet of Christ to college students, which is both a privilege and a responsibility that future interns will surely be blessed by. As an intern at Pres House, you can look forward to learning an enormous amount from your relationship with the campus pastors, who take time to answer questions, offer wisdom, and help you discern where your own journey is leading. This internship has taken me everywhere from an Indian reservation in South Dakota to a crowd of thousands gathered to watch the President speak – who knows where it could take you?”   – Christy Strickland, Intern 2009-2011

 

IMG_0404“As an intern, Pres House has been a great place to be in my years after college, learning about myself – my strengths and weaknesses, my call to ministry – while being supported by wonderful Pres House staff.  My experiences working with students have given me a real taste of hands-on ministry, both the joy and challenges it brings, and have helped me consider my own call to ministry more deeply.  I have been able to experience the diversity of ministry through preaching, music, one-on-one pastoral meetings, and service with students.  Time in reflection with the Campus Co-Pastor has also helped me grow personally, as well as developed my professional and ministry skills; I have learned about myself while at the same time learning to better minister to others.  The internship program has provided an excellent and supportive framework for my growth, and I am positive that it will prove invaluable for future interns here at Pres House.” – Tracy Nolan, Intern 2007-2009

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