Disciples Home Missions is thrilled to call on young adults to serve in mission leadership each summer through the summer intern program. Please read the following information carefully; if you feel that a summer internship may be for you, please email Intern Coordinator Deb Conrad.
Are you looking for a faith-filled adventure? Do you imagine a life beyond the mundane, working beyond cultural boundaries, faithfulness beyond the familiar? This may be just what you’re looking for.
Disciples Volunteering seeks applicants for summer internships, to serve with mission partners across the country. With a primary focus on Leadership Development, interns may host volunteer groups in mission settings, face cross-cultural issues, engage diverse groups of people, serve in hands-on mission experiences through the church, provide leadership within a congregational setting, and help church groups make justice connections between the mission site and their home churches.
Each intern can expect individual supervision and opportunities for reflection on personal, spiritual, and social justice issues. Some interns may also earn college or seminary Field Education credit, with theological supervision provided through Disciples Volunteering.
A number of placements are available, perhaps including:
Disciples Volunteering Disaster Response Mission Station
Yakama Christian Mission, White Swan, Washington
Connect Fort Worth at Ridglea Christian Church, Fort Worth, TX
Urban Mission Inn at Union Avenue Christian Church, St. Louis, MO
Preference will be given to members of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) or the United Church of Christ.
Applicants must be age 20 to 27 (as of Memorial Day) and be available for placement without interruption from late May to mid-August.
Each intern earns a stipend of $2,500, sponsored through DHM and Week of Compassion; lodging and travel are provided.
The application deadline is now rolling and interviews will be scheduled as complete applications are received. Completed applications (including all references) will be due by Jan. 31 at 5:00 pm EST.
The application form is available here.
If internships remain unfilled, the process will be extended.
Applications are now being received and will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. Qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview.
Please note that there is an early decision deadline: applicants completing their application and having all references submitted by Jan. 7, 2015 will be considered first for the summer placements, with interviews to take place Jan. 9 and 12. Placements will be announced by Jan. 16, 2015. If any internships remain, they will be filled from among those whose application and all references are submitted by Feb. 5, 2015, with interviews to be conducted Feb. 9 and 10. Placements will be announced by Feb. 13, 2015.