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ūüď£ ACE Ambassador & Internship Application Now Closed

 

The ACE Ambassador & Internship application window is now closed. For those who may be interested in applying, but missed the application deadline, please contact Michael Comuniello, Senior Associate Director for Teacher Recruitment (mcomunie@nd.edu | 574.631.6561). 

Our next application window will open in September 2024. In the meantime, please don't hesitate to request more information or schedule a meeting with a member of our Admissions team!

 

Spring 2024 Important Application Dates

  • April 1st - 17th:¬†Interviews
  • April 19th:¬†Application Decisions Released
  • April 26th:¬†Commitment Deadline
  • June 23rd - 26th:¬†ACE 32 Early Commit Institute at ND

 

Program Overview

The Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) Ambassador & Internship programs offer a transformative experience that empowers aspiring educators to make a meaningful impact in Catholic schools. As part of this experience, participants engage in a unique combination of formation, mentorship, and hands-on teaching experience, equipping them with the skills and knowledge needed for success in the classroom. ACE Ambassadors and Interns earn early conditional admittance into ACE Teaching Fellows and spend their senior year of college advancing ACE's mission in a variety of capacities - including teacher recruitment, communications, and among other responsibilities.

Internship Benefits

  • Early conditional admittance into ACE Teaching Fellows
  • Development of personal & professional relationships with ACE M.Ed. faculty & pastoral administrator team
  • Opportunities for personal, professional, and spiritual growth.¬†

ACE Ambassador & Internship Application Instructions

Spring 2025 Important Application Dates

  • February 4, 2025: ACE 33 Ambassador/Intern Application Opens
  • March 25, 2025:¬†ACE 33 Application Closes
  • April 24, 2025:¬†ACE 33 Application Decisions Released
  • May 1, 2025:¬†ACE 33 Commitment Deadline
  • June 2025 (Dates TBD):¬†ACE 33 Early Commit Institute at ND

 

Contact Us

Contact Mike Comuniello (mcomunie@nd.edu; 574.631.6561) or Joe DiSipio (jdisipio@nd.edu; 574.631.9375) if you have any questions.

We look forward to hearing from you and welcome you to call, e-mail, or visit us in Remick Family Hall on Notre Dame's campus!

Application Details

Part 1: Online Application

  • Biographical & Educational Information
  • Short Essays & Placement Consideration Form
  • Unofficial Transcript¬†
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV)¬†
  • Professional Headshot Photo

Part 2: Three Letters of Reference

The ACE application requires three, but no more than four, letters of recommendation be submitted on your behalf. You will need to obtain references from 2 professors and 1 individual who can attest to your success in living and working in a community atmosphere (e.g. Dorm Rector/Residence Director, Campus Minister, Service Project Leader, etc.).

Reference letters, which are requested directly through the application, require the following:

  • A short evaluation of the five dispositions successful ACE Teachers possess (zeal, coachability, persistence, servant leadership, & hunger for spiritual growth)
  • A letter of reference

Note: You will be asked to provide the name and contact information of each reference in the online application. An electronic request will automatically be sent to each reference so that they might submit all materials online.

ACE Internship

In 2008, the Alliance for Catholic Education piloted an exciting initiative open to all Notre Dame juniors the ACE Internship. Our internship program, now in its 17th year, attracts students interested in becoming ACE teachers after graduation and eager to work for ACE during their senior years to advance its mission in service to under-resourced Catholic schools.

Drawing on the diverse gifts and experiences of selected participants, these paid internships (approx. 5 hours per week) will offer challenging work in close collaboration with the ACE team in a variety of areas:

  • Raise awareness of ACE‚Äôs mission at Notre Dame
  • Outreach efforts and service to local & national Catholic schools through¬†TutorND
  • 1-cr. ESS course,¬†Re-seeing & Reflecting on Teaching, during the spring semester
  • Opportunities for personal, professional, communal, and spiritual growth
  • Cost-free trip to ND's campus for ACE Early Commit Institute in late June

Meet the Interns

Hometown              

Rockford, IL

Dorm

Siegfried Hall

Undergraduate Studies & Experiences

Major: Program of Liberal Studies

 

Hometown              

Kettering, OH

Dorm

Cavanaugh Hall

Undergraduate Studies & Experiences

Majors: Education, Schooling, & Society and Psychology 

Hometown              

Valley Village, CA

Dorm

McGlinn Hall

Undergraduate Studies & Experiences

Majors: Neuroscience & Behavior and Education, Schooling, & Society

Hometown

Mendham, NJ

Dorm

Welsh Family Hall

Undergraduate Studies & Experiences

Majors: English & Anthropology

Hometown

East Lansing, MI

Dorm

Pasquerilla East Hall

Undergraduate Studies & Experiences

Majors: Mathematics & Italian

Hometown              

Hendersonville, TN

Dorm

Cavanaugh Hall

Undergraduate Studies & Experiences

Majors: Environmental Science & Theology 

Hometown              

Arlington, VA

Dorm

Undergraduate Community at Fischer

Undergraduate Studies & Experiences

Majors: English & Arabic

Hometown              

Nashville, TN

Dorm

Cavanaugh Hall

Undergraduate Studies & Experiences

Majors: Neuroscience & Behavior and Latino Studies

Hometown              

Lewis Mcchord, WA

Dorm

Walsh Hall

Undergraduate Studies & Experiences

Majors: Political Science and Education, Schooling, & Society 

Hometown              

Canadian, TX

Dorm

Undergraduate Community at Fischer

Undergraduate Studies & Experiences

Majors: Psychology & Spanish

Hometown              

Clive, IA

Dorm

Dillon Hall

Undergraduate Studies & Experiences

Majors: Neuroscience & Behavior

Hometown              

Richmond Hill, NY

Dorm

Ryan Hall

Undergraduate Studies & Experiences

Majors: Psychology and Education, Schooling, & Society

ACE Ambassadors

In 2017, the Alliance for Catholic Education piloted an exciting opportunity open to all college juniors, not currently enrolled at Notre Dame: the ACE Ambassadors Program. Our ambassadors program empowers selected students to sustain and transform Catholic schools, while also offering conditional acceptance into ACE Teaching Fellows following graduation.

ACE Ambassadors are offered a unique and formative additional year in the ACE Teaching Fellows experience. During their senior years, ambassadors work together, alongside the broader ACE community, to share ACE’s mission with fellow undergraduates on their respective campuses. To carry out these paid outreach efforts, our ambassadors receive support from the ACE team in a variety of ways:

  • Outreach efforts and service to local & national Catholic schools through¬†TutorND
  • Monthly ACE Ambassador Team conversations via Zoom
  • Campus visits by ACE Pastoral Team members throughout the academic year¬†
  • Opportunities for personal, professional, and spiritual growth
  • Cost-free trip to ND‚Äôs campus for ACE Early Commit Institute in late June

Meet the Ambassadors

Hometown              

Brooklyn, NY

Undergraduate Institution

DePauw University (IN)

Undergraduate Studies & Experiences

Major: Education Studies

Hometown              

Cranford, NJ

Undergraduate Institution

St. Joseph's University (PA)

Undergraduate Studies & Experiences

Major: Education

Hometown              

Austin, TX

Undergraduate Institution

University of Texas, Austin

Undergraduate Studies & Experiences

Major: Early Childhood Education

Hometown              

Solon, OH 

Undergraduate Institution

John Carroll University

Undergraduate Studies & Experiences

Majors: English & Peace Studies

Hometown              

Saint Paul, MN

Undergraduate Institution

Benedictine College

Undergraduate Studies & Experiences

Majors: Theology & Elementary Education

Hometown              

Winchester, VA

Undergraduate Institution

University of Virginia

Undergraduate Studies & Experiences

Major: Psychology

Hometown              

Saint Louis, MO

Undergraduate Institution

Boston College

Undergraduate Studies & Experiences

Majors: International Affairs 

Hometown              

Smyrna, TN

Undergraduate Institution

Yale University

Undergraduate Studies & Experiences

Majors: Statistics & Psychology

Hometown              

Akron, OH

Undergraduate Institution

Ohio State University, Columbus

Undergraduate Studies & Experiences

Majors: Psychology & Computer Science

Hometown              

Winchendon, MA

Undergraduate Institution

Saint Anselm College

Undergraduate Studies & Experiences

Majors: Political Science

Hometown              

Columbus, OH

Undergraduate Institution

Ohio State University, Columbus

Undergraduate Studies & Experiences

Major: Marketing

Hometown              

Delmar, NY

Undergraduate Institution

St. Joseph University (PA)

Undergraduate Studies & Experiences

Majors: History

Connect with ACE

The ACE Teaching Fellows Recruitment and Admissions team will meet with prospective applicants all across the country, attending career & post-graduate service fairs, hosting information nights, and visiting college campuses. You'll have the chance to learn and ask questions about the M.Ed., the application process, community life, and more. To connect with our team, request more information or schedule a time for us to chat. We look forward to meeting you!