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 the just what you’re looking for.

On behalf of Disciples Home Missions and Week of Compassion, Disciples Volunteering seeks applicants for summer interns who will serve with mission partners across the country. With a primary focus on Leadership Development, interns will host volunteer groups in mission settings, face cross-cultural issues, engage diverse groups of people, serve in hands-on mission experiences through the church, 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
Urban Spirit, Louisville, KY
Urban Mission Inn, 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 May 24, 2015) and be available for placement without interruption from May 24 to August 7, 2015.

Each intern earns a stipend of $2,500, sponsored in part through DHM and Week of Compassion; lodging, travel and most meals are provided.

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.

Disciples Home Missions is now accepting accepting applications for 2015 summer interns. Applications are due by February 5, 2015. 

Find more information on the DHM website.

AuthorAlisa Mittelstaedt