Communications / Archives Internship Job and How to Apply

Are you a CSA College student (age 18-25) who wants to learn, earn AND summer at the CSA? Are you good at writing, photography/videography, social media and have good technical skills?

Can you:

  • Write clear and engaging communications?
  • Come up with creative ideas to engage the CSA community?
  • Create videos and interactive content?

If so, this may be the Internship for YOU!

The job entails working 40 hours a week for the 9-week CSA season. Pay is $15/hour.

  • Work 20 hours a week as the Communications Intern:
    • Write articles and create videos for the website, YouTube page and weekly emails. See
    • Provide engaging and expanded coverage of summer activities for our Facebook and Instagram pages. This includes attending CSA activities and taking photos/videos to post on the sites
    • Post White Board (Monday-Friday) and Youth Board (weekly) pictures to website
    • Write a “Fun Facts” column 2-3 times a week on interesting things from the CSA archives
    • Look for opportunities to better engage teens and young adults, including coverage of teen activities
  • Work 20 hours a week as the Archives Intern:
    • Use technology to digitize and organize our records and preserve our history
    • Help create educational presentations of archival material for Assembly gatherings and for youth activities. Bring the Assembly history to life!
    • Help make the archive material interesting and accessible to our community

LEARN: Work with the Communications Committee, including an international journalist. Learn how the CSA works, as well as fun things about our history.

BUILD YOUR RESUME: Writing, reporting, social media, idea generation, and videography.

APPLY BY April 1, 2020

  • Write 500-600 words on what it is about the CSA that is important to you . . . and how the CSA will be a part of your future.
  • Send your resume and the communication you wrote to:
  • Beth Congbalay at AND Jane Cooper at

Questions?  Contact Beth Congbalay at 847-682-8614 or .

Keep in Touch with the CSA Your Way

There are lots of ways of ways to keep in touch with what's going on at the CSA:

Weekly Activities Emails: We send out 1 email a week on Friday during the season highlighting goings-on around the Assembly and 1-4 emails during the winter on important topics. If you would like to receive emails from the CSA, you can subscribe by sending an email to .

CSA WEBSITE: Located at

The TOP BAR is the main navigation for the site. Click on the name or the drop down arrow CSAWebsiteArrow to see more information.


Check out the online calendar, you can click on the event shown in the calendar to find more details! 

The WHITE BOARD is located in the middle of the Home Page, but you have to mouse over it for it to show. Then click on VIEW LATEST WHITE BOARD to open it.


Facebook Pages:

The CSA Facebook page is updated regularly with current information, events and pictures. If you would like to submit content to post on this page, please email it to Beth Congbalay at .

Have you heard about the CSA 411 Facebook group? It's the unofficial civil forum for Q&A about this beautiful part of Michigan. Comments are solely the opinion of the individual posting and do not represent those of the CSA. Looking for a ride to the airport, a babysitter, a boat to borrow, Interlochen tickets? This is the place to look. Please do not solicit professional business here. You can post a flyer in the CSA building or advertise in the CSA Assembly News. Find the group by simply typing CSA 411 into the Facebook search bar, then you can request to be added by clicking the "join" button.

 Watch our new educational and fun videos around the CSA at Type Congregational Summer Assembly in the search box.

Hey folks, CSA is on Instagram can hashtag your photos from the summer as #CSAlakelife too...or if you're not on Instagram but want to contribute photos to our growing archive, please email them to Ginanne Brownell (with caption info) at . We'd love to see how your summer looked!

About the Communications Committee

The Communications Committee is working hard to provide more and better digital communications to our community. Communications committee mandate falls into three areas – CSA website, CSA social media presence including our Facebook pages, Instagram, YouTube channel, and weekly activities emails – and help keep people connected to the CSA both during the season and throughout the year. We want people who are coming up for weekends or later in the summer to be "involved" in the CSA all summer long!

Thanks to everyone in the community who has sent us information and events to post and ideas for stories. Feedback from the CSA community indicates the communications have been well received and have even created a buzz. We also do a few articles over the winter to keep up the momentum, as while we are a summer community many committees and volunteers work year round on programs and projects.

Communications Committee meets every Wednesday during the season from 1:00-2:00 p.m. at Pilgrim Place. Please feel free to drop by and give us your suggestions and feedback. New members are welcome too!