Urban Ministry Internship
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Urban Ministry Internship (UMI) is a 9-to-12 month opportunity designed to give you a chance to further develop your abilities in urban ministry. You can be making a powerful impact in the lives of people while deciding where God is leading you full-time.
Open and read our UMI FAQ sheet. (Below are more general questions.)
What will I do?
Work alongside people whom God has called to live, serve, and raise families in an urban context.
Read a recent newsletter from one of our Chicago interns to get an idea of what you can do.
Mentor youth, feed the homeless, prepare people for jobs, organize programs that provide vital resources for the poor, or use your professional skills in computers, administration, music, graphic design, or another language to reach people with God's love and mercy.
A resourcing focus would require 3 days/week in a support role as project designer, administrator, curriculum writer, computer networker, recreation planner — your area of specialty! The other 2 days would be spent in direct ministry with at-risk children or adults.
A field focus would require 3 days working in ministry areas such as S.A.Y. Yes! Centers for Youth Development or JobStart Centers, and 2 days in administrative roles.
Where will I live?
Urban Ministry Interns live with or near local Here's Life Inner City staff members.
What cities can I go to?
Join with others who have interned in Atlanta, Bakersfield, Chicago, Detroit, Denver, Little Rock, Los Angeles, Louisville, Milwaukee, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York and Seattle.
What does an Internship cost?
Living expenses vary from city to city. The intern raises his or her own financial support, with instruction and coaching from the city's internship coordinator.
These are hot skills to get, no matter what career you'll choose!
(This program may qualify for college practicum credits or internship requirements.)
For more information, email Debby Minell.
To apply online, click here.
March 1 — Application deadline for an internship starting in September.
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