Organizations

Currently, the following organizations in the nonprofit sector are active in the Vision and Call Program.

Africa New Life Ministries

Description of Organization:

Africa New Life Ministries International exits to transform lives and communities in Rwanda by preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ while acting compassionately in his name.  Three areas of work focus this mission: education, spiritual insight and providing basic necessities to poor children and families. Transformation is accomplished through management of a vocational training program, seven homes for orphans, five primary and secondary schools, a Christian university, and the nationwide Form of Born Again Churches.  Two hands – the hand of compassion and the hand of evangelism – help Africa New Life share the gospel to those in desperate need.

Description of Internship:

One year, full time internships are available in three areas: team trip intern, IT/web intern and grant writing/development intern.  All three internship experiences involve senior leadership in mentoring and guiding as well as an opportunity to travel to Rwanda.  Interns start by observing their senior leader then take part in helping their senior leader, ultimately leading on their own, with minimal guidance.  The opportunity to meet with a key leader in the specific field interns desire to pursue upon completion of their internship will be offered on a quarterly basis.

Contact

Email:
Donna Henry
General Manager, U.S. Operations
donna@africanewlife.org

Online:
www.africanewlife.org

Location:
7145 SW Varns St., Suite 201, Portland, OR 97223
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All God's Children International

Description of Organization:

There are an estimated 150 million orphans throughout the world, and the population is growing. All God’s Children is an orphan care ministry dedicated to rescuing and caring for children around the world by providing shelter, care, and love. The organization’s mission is to passionately serve the world’s forgotten children through life-changing ministries. Services are offered through three major program areas: adoption services, orphan care homes, and mission outreach programs. The primary emphasis and calling is adoption services, where it has completed nearly 2,000 adoptions since its founding. Currently, the adoption program is active in seven countries, including Bulgaria, China, Ethiopia, and Nepal. Orphan care homes, known as Hannah’s Hope, are operating in six countries and provide hundreds of children with love, nurture, medical care, and education.

Description of Internship:

Internships, which are one-year in length are designed to equip interns with a comprehensive understanding of the field of adoption and orphan care. Each year a small cohort of young people are recruited, trained, and mentored to develop the necessary skills and experiences to serve professionally in the fields of international adoption and orphan care. Each cohort will participate in the four steps of the adoption journey as well as develop a broader awareness of the issues of adoption and orphan care. First hand guidance and career mentoring are provided by the organization’s senior leaders and directors. Young adults who have completed a Bachelor’s degree pram in social work or a related field are invited to apply.

Contact

Email:
Jodi Miyama
Director of Adoption
jmiyama@allgodschildren.org

Online:
www.allgodschildren.org

Location:
404 E. 15th St., Suite 14, Vancouver, WA 98663
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Allelon Institute

Description of Organization:

Allelon seeks to create an interactive experience between filmmakers and film lovers designed to facilitate thoughtful conversation, awaken compassion, and inspire change. Based in Boise, Idaho, the organization’s premise is that stories are truly the “storehouses” of culture, and that film, the culture’s principal form of storytelling, is the most critical, value-defining medium of the age. Allelon serves as a laboratory, classroom, and resource provider to inspire people to create, view, and discuss films that address life’s ultimate questions. For the past eight years, the organization has conducted the Windrider Film Forum and Leadership Summit at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.

Description of Internship:

During the one-year internship program, Interns will help to facilitate the educational events, community film screenings, and enhance the website to promote and support the public theology forum. Through involvement with the Windrider Film Forum, Interns interact with a diverse set of filmmakers, pastors, ministry leaders, scholars, industry experts, and community leaders. Through thoughtful guidance, supervisors will mentor and direct conversations with interns regarding the broad area of film-making and explore career possibilities.

Contact

Email:
Mark Priddy
Chief Executive Officer
mark@jcloa.com

Online: www.windriderforum.org

Location:
P.O. Box 1640, Eagle, ID 83616
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Cascades Camp & Conference Center

Description of Organization:

Located on nearly 1,000 acres of Western Washington wilderness, Cascades Camp and Conference Center is the camping ministry of the North Pacific Conference of the Evangelical Covenant Church. It’s mission is to be a servant/partner organization to the Covenant and local churches, providing resources beyond the means of any one church body. Programs are offered for all ages.

Description of Internship:

Internship positions are one-year in length and are designed to allow interns an opportunity to gain insight and understanding into the daily operations of a large camp and conference center. Interns will work in a variety of departments within the camp, working directly alongside department heads. In addition, interns will have opportunities to be involved in the program ministry of the camp.

Contact

Email:
Rob Mohrweis
Associate Director
robmohrweis@cascadescamporg

Online:
www.cascadescamp.org

Location:
22825 Peissner Road SE, Yelm, WA 98597
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Christianity Today International

Description of Organization:

More than 2.5 million people read one of Christianity Today International’s 11 publications. The mission is to create Christian content that changes the people who change the world. The organization accomplishes the mission by serving the global church with resources designed to meet the needs of both Christian leaders and laity alike – adults, youth, and families.

Description of Internship:

Internship positions are one-year in length and will serve in positions such as assistant editors, assistant designers, or marketing assistants. Depending on interest and aptitude, interns may also have the opportunity to work on an article project as lead editor or in design specific print and web pages

Contact

Email:
Tim Morgan
Deputy Managing Editor
tmorgan@christianitytoday.com

Online:
www.christianitytoday.com

Location:
465 Gundersen Drive, Carol Stream, IL 60188
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The College of Idaho

Description of Organization:

With an enrollment of about 1,000 students, The College of Idaho is a private, residential liberal arts college. Within the college, the Campus Ministries program is responsible to nurture a voluntary, multi-denominational Christian fellowship for students. The fellowship’s mission is to call, support and equip students to pursue a life-long journey of Christian discipleship, and to help students discern a vocational direction for their lives.

Description of Internship:

Internship positions are 9-months in length and operate within the Campus Ministries program. Interns explore and develop their ministry skills in a dynamic college outreach setting at a secular college. Interns are involved in creating and leading small Christian communities in residence halls, sports teams and off-campus housing, leading cross-cultural service opportunities, and supporting the weekly large-group, mid-week student worship service.

Contact

Email:
Dr. Phil Rogers
Professor
progers@collegeofidaho.edu

Online:
www.collegeofidaho.edu

Location:
2112 Cleveland Blvd., Caldwell, ID 83605
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Earl Palmer Ministries

Description of Organization:

Earl Palmer Ministries is a ministry of teaching, writing, and mentoring. The organization’s mission is taken from 1 Thessalonians 5:11 and reads, “serving to encourage and build up in Christian faith.” The goal of the ministry is to encourage pastors and laity in both discipleship and service as followers of Jesus Christ in today’s world.

Description of Internship:

Internship positions are one-year in length and are designed to immerse an intern in the life and ministry of an experienced pastor who acts as a mentor.

Contact

Email:
Shirley Palmer
sepalmer1@comcast.net

Online:
www.earlpalmer.org

Location:
P.O Box 85117, Seattle, WA 98145
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Fellowship Foundation Montana

Description of Organization:

Fellowship Foundation Montana strives to use interpersonal relationships and service of others to demonstrate the love of Jesus Christ.  In order to love God with all their heart, soul, strength and mind, they emphasize development of leadership skills in an environment that values commitment to others and the practice of mercy and forgiveness.

Description of Internship:

Intern positions, both part time and full time, will help manage the Alpha Omega House.  Interns will be responsible for creating and directing house gatherings and for maintaining house culture through peer mentoring.  Training, supervision, and spiritual growth will be provided through a relationship with house managers.  Interns are expected to participate in weekly dialogue with Servant Leadership Development directors to ensure personal development in both faith and vocational objectives.

Contact

Email:
Jeff Greer
mtservant@hotmail.com

Location:
501 University Ave., Missoula, MT 59801
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Firs Bible and Missionary Conference

Description of Organization:

The Firs serves the local church and community by drawing groups and individuals to a camp and retreat setting where they will experience the Biblical message of Jesus through instruction, creative activities and significant relationships, resulting in changed lives. Through Christ-centered camps, conferences and retreats, The Firs has lead people to salvation in Jesus Christ, trained individuals for Christian service, and strengthened family life.

Description of Internship:

Full-time internships are available in three areas: children ministries, student ministries, and guest services.  Interns will be connected with an intern supervisor to learn to minister to children, plan programs, serve guests, and work together with others.  Pairing with a program director, interns will have the opportunity to grow personally in their own faith through studies as well as be able to be poured into and invested in. A relationship with an “associate pastor friend” will allow interns a chance to explore their personal gifts so they can better understand themselves.

Contact

Email:
Tom Beaumont
Executive Director
tom@thefirs.org

Online:
www.thefirs.org

Location:
4605 Cable Street, Bellingham, WA 98229
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George Fox University

Description of Organization:

The oldest Christian University in Oregon, George Fox University educates more than 3,300 students on its residential campus. The university’s mission is to demonstrate the meaning of Jesus Christ by offering a caring educational community in which each individual may achieve the highest intellectual and spiritual growth, and by participating responsibly in our world’s concerns.

Description of Internship:

Interns will work as Spiritual Life Coordinators within the Spiritual Life Office. These positions are designed for student leaders who are able to provide a pastoral-peer presence among students. Each intern will work with approximately 15 volunteers through one/one mentoring, weekly training classes, and leading spiritual formation groups.

Contact

Email:
Rusty St. Cyr
Director of Spiritual Formation
rstcyr@georgefox.edu

Online:
www.georgefox.edu

Location:
414 N. Meridian Street, Newberg, OR 97132
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Gonzaga University

Description of Organization:

As a Jesuit Institute of higher education, Gonzaga University is committed to develop students who are able to understand the world and are fiercely committed to establishing the common good; to be men and women for others. The university enrolls about 7,000 students. Its educational philosophy is based on the centuries old Ignatian model of educating the whole person – mind, body, and spirit.

Description of Internship:

Interns will have the opportunity to work within one of several university programs such as the University Ministry office, the Comprehensive Leadership program, and the “Zambia Gold” honey project. Interns will participate in a year-long seminar designed to equip them with basic ministry principles.

Contact

Email:
Josh Armstrong
Director, Comprehensive Leadership Program
armstrongj@gonzaga.edu

Online:
www.gonzaga.edu

Location:
502 E. Boone Avenue, Spokane, WA 99258
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InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA

Description of Organization:

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship is dedicated to seeing student and faculty transformed, campuses renewed, and world changers developed. Through small group Bible studies, large gatherings on campus, leadership training, thoughtful discipleship and life-changing conferences, InterVarsity ministers to both students and faculty on university campus throughout the nation.  Attention to universities is key in pursuing this goal because universities shape tomorrow’s leaders.

Description of Internship:

Full-time interns will be mentored and trained by a veteran staff member and part of an area staff team which will provide monthly training, peer community, and learning from other campus staff members.  Interns will be assigned to a campus where they will lead and develop significant parts of InterVarsity’s mission. These experiences will equip interns with the foundational ministry skills to reach and develop the next generation of college students.

Contact

Email:
Pauline Fong
Regional Director
paulinechenfong@yahoo.com

Online:
www.intervarsity.org/

Lutherhaven Ministries

Description of Organization:

Lutherhaven Ministries operates two residential facilities in Northern Idaho and conducts about 40 week-long Community Day Camps across three states. Its vision is to nurture Christian faith as a regional and national resource for powerful programs that equip leaders, strengthen communities, and celebrate creation. The main camp is located on the shores of Lake Coeur d’Alene.

Description of Internship:

As part of Lutherhaven’s program team, interns assist in every aspect of several year-round programs for children, youth, adults, and families. From initial brainstorming to marketing to up-front leadership to behind-the-scenes support and service, interns will experience nearly every aspect of camp leadership and operations.

Contact

Email:
Bob Baker
Executive Director
bob@lutherhaven.com

Online: 
www.lutherhaven.com

Location: 
3258 West Lutherhaven Road, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814
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Mission Aviation Fellowship

Description of Organization:

Mission Aviation Fellowship seeks to share the love of Jesus Christ through aviation and technology so that isolated people may be physically and spiritually transformed. In particular, MAF aims to serve indigenous people living in areas of the world where transportation or communication is difficult.  By providing aviation, communications, and technological services, MAF impacts people in remote areas of Africa, Asia, Eurasia, and Latin America.

Description of Internship:

Both part time and full time internships are available.   Part time interns will work in marketing and events on video production and graphic design as well as on social media and mobile application projects.  Full time interns will work as mechanics on certification and required hours for full-time field missionary aviation service.

Contact

Email:
Barbara Bowman
Director of Marketing & Communication
bbowman@maf.org

Online:
www.maf.org

Location:
112 N. Pilatus Ln., Nampa, ID 83687
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The Navigators

Description of Organization:

Navigators is an international ministry that walks alongside Christ’s followers on their spiritual journey. Currently, over 4,200 staff serve in about 100 countries. The ministry operates in a variety of settings, including college campuses, military bases, downtown offices, urban neighborhoods, prisons, and youth camps. The mission is to advance the Gospel of Jesus and His Kingdom into the nations through spiritual generations of laborers living and discipling among the lost.

Description of Internship:

Interns will work in the ministry to college students through a training program known as Edge Corps. Interns will be directly involved in the lives of students through evangelism, discipleship and other training and service opportunities. Potentially, interns will continue on to become full-time Navigator staff.

Contact

Email:
Justin Hester
Pacific NW Director
hesterjj@yahoo.com

Online: 
www.edgecorps.org

Location:
P.O Box 6000 Colorado Springs, CO 80934
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New Horizons Ministries

Description of Organization:

New Horizons is an interdenominational ministry that seeks to address the growing problems of youth involved in street activity in downtown Seattle. As a multi-cultural organization, the mission is to be in relationship with homeless and street involved young people. Staff and volunteers establish relationships with youth through street outreach as well as by providing meals, clothing, emergency services, and case management.

Description of Internship:

Internships are one-year in length. Participants will learn the basic ministry principles associated with the mission of New Horizons. Interns will participate in direct service and programmatic efforts including street outreach, teaching life and social skills, and staffing the drop-in center each week. In addition, interns will work with youth in transition through a small business enterprise, Street Bean Espresso.

Contact

Email:
Lisa Hanscom
Associate Director
lisah@nhmin.org

Online: 
www.nhmin.org

Location: 
P.O Box 2801, Seattle, WA 98111
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Northwest Leadership Foundation

Description of Organization:

As part of the international network of Leading Foundations, Northwest Leadership Foundation is a faith-based intermediary that works with underrepresented communities. Two primary strategies characterize the organizations work: mentoring young leaders for a life of Christian service in urban areas; and resourcing local faith and community based groups. The mission statement is to encourage, strengthen, and develop leadership for the spiritual and social renewal of the city.

Description of Internship:

Interns are provided the opportunity to gain hands-on experience working around three critical mission realities: urban; post-modern; and the changing face of people. Interns serve for one-year and will have three principal places of service: 1) local urban churches within the organization’s City As Parish Initiative; 2) local faith and community based organizations; and 3) neighborhood-based initiatives.

Contact

Email:
Kari Engelson
Program Director for Urban Leaders
kengelson@northwestleadership.org

Online: 
www.northwestleadership.org

Location: 
717 Tacoma Ave. S, Suite A, Tacoma, WA 98402
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Northwest Nazarene University

Description of Organization:

The vision of Northwest Nazarene University is the transformation of the whole person.  Centered in Jesus Christ, the school’s education instills habits of heart, soul, mind and strength to enable each student to become God’s creative and redemptive agent in the world.  The mission is to encourage a habit of mind that enables each student to become God’s creative and redemptive agent in today’s world.  The university believe that the education offered at Northwest Nazarene prepares graduates to be global Christians through academic excellence, social responsiveness, and creative engagement.

Description of Internship:

The Internship program is a partnership between the School of Theology & Christian Ministries and local congregations and mission agencies in the greater Boise, Idaho area.  It is designed for students to serve in local congregations and mission agencies under the direction of experienced ministry supervisors.  Interns will work within the context of a small cohort of young adults and will be expected to serve in the ministry context for two years, and will have an opportunity to complete a fully online Master of Arts degree through the School of Theology and Christian Ministries.

Contact

Email:
Mike Kipp
Professor of Youth and Family Ministry
makipp@nnu.edu

Online: 
www.nnu.edu

Location: 
623 S. University Boulevard, Nampa, ID 83686
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Oregon Leadership Development Institute - Men

Description of Organization:

Utilizing mentors and a community of caring adults, the Oregon Leadership Development Institute is committed to the development of leadership in post-college “students.”   The organization seeks to teach young adults to integrate their faith and secular leadership responsibilities in a manner that is true to their faith and winsome to their coworkers and their organization’s stakeholders. Oregon Leadership believes that an active, daily interaction between its participants and those who supervise their work and with whom they live is essential to their personal development.

Description of Internship:

Referred to as the Fellows Program, the Internship is built on the belief that all work is sacred. At the same time, it also recognizes that most leadership in the secular marketplace is disconnected from spiritual values. The nine-month program is designed to empower young men to live out their faith and leadership responsibilities in the marketplace. Interns will participate in small group activities and be placed in a variety of market sectors. The Men’s Fellows Program will engage a small cohort of young men in a focused, year-long exploration of each participant’s unique purpose and vocational pathway, as informed by the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth.   Each Intern will be expected to live in community with other male participants and in a broader community of caring adults.

Contact

Email:
Jason Lacey
Project Director
Jason_lacey@yahoo.com

Online: 
www.thefellowsprogram.org

Location: 
1331 NW Lovejoy Street, Ste. 900, Portland, OR  97209
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Oregon Leadership Development Institute - Women

Description of Organization:

Utilizing mentors and a community of caring adults, the Oregon Leadership Development Institute is committed to the development of leadership in post-college “students.”   The organization seeks to teach young adults to integrate their faith and secular leadership responsibilities in a manner that is true to their faith and winsome to their coworkers and their organization’s stakeholders. Oregon Leadership believes that an active, daily interaction between its participants and those who supervise their work and with whom they live is essential to their personal development.

Description of Internship:

Referred to as the Fellows Program, the Internship is built on the belief that all work is sacred. At the same time, it also recognizes that most leadership in the secular marketplace is disconnected from spiritual values. The nine-month program is designed to empower young women to live out their faith and leadership responsibilities in the marketplace. Interns will participate in small group activities and be placed in a variety of market sectors. The Women’s Fellows Program will engage a small cohort of young women in a focused, year-long exploration of each participant’s unique purpose and vocational pathway, as informed by the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth.   Each Intern will be expected to live in community with other women participants and in a broader community of caring adults.

Contact

Email:
Jason Lacey
Project Director
Jason_lacey@yahoo.com

Online: 
www.thefellowsprogram.org

Location: 
1331 NW Lovejoy Street, Ste. 900, Portland, OR  97209
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Peace Community Center

Description of Organization:

Peace Community Center is a place of community, committed to the empowerment of children and young adults. The main goal of the center is to provide skills to young people to help them reach their full, God-given potential.  With an emphasis on high school completion, graduates are also empowered to serve and invest their time in the community.

Description of Internship:

Interns will be tasked with “bridging the gap” between Peace Community Center and Peace Lutheran Church.  By building stronger relationships with students and families, they will help with increasing retention rates for both centers. A portion of the day will be spent in schools, alongside Peace’s AmeriCorps members, while the rest of the day will be spent working one-on-one with students in an after school program and in Sunday school classrooms. Interns will have the opportunity to work with either elementary school or middle school aged children.

Contact

Email:
Kerri Pedrick
Director of Operations & Servant Leadership
kerri@peacecommunitycenter.org

Online:
www.peacecommunitycenter.org

Location:
2106 South Cushman Ave., Tacoma, WA 98405
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Portland Christian Schools

Description of Organization:

Educating nearly 675 students in pre-school through 12th grade, Portland Christian Schools is an independent, non-denominational, college preparatory school system. Operating on two campuses, 95 percent of graduates attend college. The school’s mission is to educate students in the truth of God’s word in every area of instruction and activity so that their lives may be transformed by the renewing of their minds.

Description of Internship:

One-year in length, the internship program is designed for college graduates with a major in science, math, or a foreign language. Interns will gain experience in the classroom in their subject area but will also be trained to present a biblical world view especially as it relates to their respective subject areas.

Contact

Email:
Linda Swenson
Development Coordinator
linda.swenson@pcschools.org

Online: 
www.pcschools.org

Location: 
12425 NE San Rafael Street, Portland, OR 97230
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Portland Leadership Foundation

Description of Organization:

Believing that there is a leadership development crisis in the city, the Portland Leadership Foundation sees a distinct need to help build collaborative entities.  The organization’s mission is to strengthen and develop leadership for the spiritual and social renewal of the City of Portland.  Its priority is to minister to the soul of the city of Portland through collaboration with organizations and individuals who seek to bring systemic change.  This priority is addressed by: connecting people in need with proactive opportunities needed to break the cycle of poverty; creating joint initiatives addressing needs not being met; and promoting collaboration across congregations.

Description of Internship:

The Internship program is a partnership between the Portland Leadership Foundation, Warner Pacific College, and select urban non-profit organizations.  Each Intern will complete an orientation process facilitated by Portland Leadership Foundation. Interns will be trained to approach non-profit work through a collaborative and outcome-based mindset.  Supervision and mentoring will be the responsibility of Portland Leadership Foundation staff and the local non-profit executive director.  All interns will be challenged to construct a “theology of place” and develop a “theology of fundraising.”

Contact

Email:
Ben Sand
CEO
ben.sand@portlandleadership.org

Online: 
www.portlandleadership.org

Location: 
809 N. Russell Street, Suite 203, Portland, OR 97227
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Seattle Pacific University

Description of Organization:

Seattle Pacific University (SPU) is a Christian university located in the Queen Anne district of Seattle.  It is dedicated to graduating people of confidence and character that will change the world.  SPU educates over 3,000 undergraduates.

Description of Internship:

Interns will be recent graduates and serve part time.  They will start with faith development in small groups, discussing John Wesley’s question: “How goes it with your soul?” Taking what they have learned in the small groups, interns will be responsible for selecting, training, and developing a team of undergraduates to lead the small groups in the future.

Contact

Email:
Kelsey Rorem
Program Manager for CBTE
krorem@spu.edu

Online:
spu.edu/centers/cbte

Location:
3307 3rd Ave West, Seattle, WA 98119
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Twin Rocks Friends Conference Association

Description of Organization:

Located on 120 acres of forest, one block from the Oregon cost, Twin Rocks is owned by the evangelical Friends Churches of Western Oregon and Southwest Washington. With a full-time staff of 11, the organization sponsors Christian camps and retreats for people of all ages and provides rental accommodations for groups up to 330. The mission is to use God’s creation and a Christ-centered environment to promote personal and spiritual growth.

Description of Internship:

The internship program at Twin Rocks is designed to equip young adults with a deeper understanding of Christ-centered leadership within a camp environment. Interns will be given responsibilities that directly impact the function and success of the camp’s ministry. Interns will have the opportunity to organize and direct specific retreats, and will find themselves working behind-the-scenes, providing up-front leadership interacting with campers and guests, and working alongside and intentional community of staff.

Contact

Email:
Joseph Thouvenel
Program Director
joseph@twinrocks.org

Online: 
www.twinrocks.org

Location: 
P.O Box 6, Rockaway Beach, OR
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University of Portland

Description of Organization:

The University of Portland is an independently governed Catholic university guided by the Congregation of Holy Cross.  The university addresses significant questions of human concern through disciplinary and interdisciplinary studies of the arts, sciences and humanities and through studies in majors and professional programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  Because it values the development of the whole person, the University honors faith and reason as ways of knowing, promotes ethical reflection, and prepares people who respond to the needs of the world and its human family.

Description of Internship:

Internship opportunities will be offered to those students who during their time at the University have demonstrated the interest, aptitude, and abilities to thrive in Church or Church-related organizations and experience the scope of the interests and challenges that confront the leaders of these organizations.  The program will be co-coordinated by the School of Business Administration and Campus Ministry.  Throughout the program, Interns will be guided through a process of vocational discernment in which they systematically ponder the notion of vocation.

Contact

Email:
Peter Rooks
Executive Director for Leadership
rooks@up.edu

Online:
www.up.edu

Location: 
5000 N. Willamette Boulevard, Portland, OR 97203
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Urban Impact

Description of Organization:

As a community development organization, Urban Impact is committed to empowering the communities it serves and to the development of urban leadership. The organization operates with two site locations. Each site has a direct partnership with the local church. Often programs are planned and implemented by community members. The mission is to strengthen families and raise servant leaders by changing relationships that encourage good health, quality education, economic opportunity, and a Christ-centered faith.

Description of Internship:

Interns will be assigned to work in one of two on-going ministry sites: a church based Community Development Hub, or the Rainier Health and Fitness Center. In these settings, interns will work directly with youth and families. In addition to training regarding community development, interns will also receive specific training with regards to ministry skills, leadership styles, and spiritual disciplines.

Contact

Email:
Steve Bury
Executive Director
sbury@urbanimpactseattle.org

Online: 
www.urbanimpactseattle.org

Location: 
7728 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98118
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Warm Beach Christian Camps & Conference Center

Description of Organization:

Warm Beach Christian Camps and Conference Center is located on 300 acres, that includes views of Puget Sound as well as the Olympic and Cascade Mountain ranges. Programs are offered for youth, adult, and families. In addition, a program is in place to serve campers with special needs. The mission is to provide environments, experiences, and resources which draw people of all ages to God through the ministry of Christian camping.

Description of Internship:

The internship program will focus on developing the whole person in Christ through spiritual formation, character development, relational skills, leadership capacity, and work-related talents. Interns will participate in a core program of shared experiences as well as concentrating on specific fields of interest. Interns will be given direct responsibility for aspects of a programs success.

Contact

Email:
Patrick Patterson
Director of Administration
ppatterson@warmbeach.com

Online: 
www.warmbeach.com

Location: 
20800 Marine Drive, Stanwood, WA 98292
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Whitworth University

Description of Organization:

Whitworth University is a private, residential, liberal arts university affiliated with the Presbyterial Church (USA). The mission is to provide a diverse student body an education of mind and heart, equipping graduates to honor God, follow Christ and serve humanity. The mission is carried out by a community of Christian scholars committed to excellent teaching and to the integration of faith and learning.

Description of Internship:

Internships are two-years in length and are designed to provide year-round support of the Campus Worship and Small Group Bible Study programs while serving in a leadership capacity in a residential community. Interns will be given graduate assistant status and will be enrolled in the M.A in Theology graduate program. Interns will be expected to develop meaningful relationships with students, and as appropriate play a mentoring role in the lives of students.

Contact

Email:
Terry McGonigal
Dean of Spiritual Life
tmcgonigal@whitworth.edu

Online: 
www.whitworth.edu

Location: 
300 W. Hawthorne Road, Spokane, WA 99251
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World Vision

Description of Organization:

World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families, and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. The mission is to follow our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in working with the poor and oppressed to promote human transformation, seek justice, and bear witness to the good news of the Kingdom of God. Inspired by its Christian values, World Vision is dedicated to working with the world’s most vulnerable people.

Description of Internship:

Interns will work within the Advocacy Integration and Campaigns department. Specifically, interns will serve for one-year in the ACT:S program that is a network of students committed to exploring what the Christian faith says about poverty and injustice; using creative activism to bring issues to life and change hearts on campus. Interns will help to organize, mobilize and resource the advocate network. Interns will also have opportunities to speak with campus ministry and church groups.

Contact

Email:
James Pedrick
Advocacy Advisor
jpedrick@worldvision.org

Online: 
www.worldvision.org

Location:
P.O Box 9716, Federal Way, WA 98063
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Young Life Idaho

Description of Organization:

With a strong commitment to incarnational ministry, Young Life offers programs designed specifically for adolescents from middle school through college. Programs are also offered to young adults with disabilities and teen age mothers. The mission is to introduce adolescents to Jesus Christ and help them to grow in their faith.

Description of Internship:

Interns will be included in Young Life’s national Intern program during the two-year program.  Each intern will be assigned to a local area within the Idaho Region where they will work directly in a Young Life club. Interns will participate in local area staff planning meetings, summer and weekend camps, as well as special events, and will be exposed to regional and national training opportunities.

Contact

Email:
J.C. Bowman
Regional Director, Young Life Idaho
Af43@mindspring.com

Online: 
www.younglife.org

Location: 
P.O. Box 4056, Boise, ID  83711
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Young Life Oregon/Southwest Washington

Description of Organization:

With a strong commitment to incarnational ministry, Young Life offers programs designed specifically for adolescents from middle school through college. Programs are also offered to young adults with disabilities and teen age mothers. The mission is to introduce adolescents to Jesus Christ and help them to grow in their faith.

Description of Internship:

Interns will be included in Young Life’s Student Staff program. Each intern will be assigned to a local area within the Oregon and Southwest Washington Region where they will work directly in a Young Life club. Interns will participate in local area staff planning meetings, summer and weekend camps, as well as special events, and will be exposed to regional and national training opportunities.

Contact

Email:
Bill Riehl
Regional Director
billriehl@AF53.younglife.org

Online: 
www.younglife.org

Location: 
1675 SW Marlow Avenue #110, Portland, OR 97225
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Youth Dynamics

Description of Organization:

Youth Dynamics reaches teenagers and young adults and connects them to the local church through a weekly ministry to youth in primarily rural towns.  Its mission is to invite and challenge youth to a life-long journey in relationship with Christ and His Church.  The organization also offers adventure based ministry to groups of youth and young adults with bases in Idaho and Oregon.  In addition, Stonewater Ranch, a camping property, is operating near Leavenworth, Washington.

Description of Internship:

The 18-month Internship Program is designed to offer an accelerated leadership training opportunity for select students who demonstrate potential and are committed to being stretched into influential Christian leaders for the next generation.   Interns will become familiar with and gain experience working in an adventure based, relational ministry, which will take place in the outdoors, in communities, and on the school campus.   The goal is to invest and equip young next generation leaders who will gain the attributes necessary for relational ministry to happen both in campus and adventure environments.

Contact

Email:
Greg Johnson
Director of Stonewater Ranch
gjohnson@yd.org

Online: 
www.yd.org

Location: 
P.O. Box 486, Burlington, WA 98233
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Youth for Christ Greater Missoula

Description of Organization:

Youth for Christ works with local churches and like-minded institutions to spread the word of Jesus to teens.  With a state of the art, 34,000 square foot facility in the heart of Missoula, Youth for Christ staff is able to provide teens in the area with a place to hang out as well as connect, disciple, and mentor.

Description of Internship:

Interns will be required to engage in mentoring relationships with leaders in both YFC and the community.  They will meet quarterly, each time discussing a new area of the YFC mission.  By working directly with current staff to plan weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual events for teens, interns will experience hands on youth ministry.  The end goal of the internship is to equip each intern with a lifelong ministry philosophy, which they can implement in their desired profession, whether in ministry or elsewhere.

Contact

Email:
Josh Jones
Executive Director
josh@citylifemt.com

Online:
www.yfcmt.com

Location:
1515 Fairview, Suite 210, Missoula, MT 59801
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Youth for Christ Seattle

Description of Organization:

Youth for Christ Seattle works primarily with middle and high school students through a variety of programs such as Campus Life, City Life, and Teen parents. The mission is to reach young people everywhere, working together with the local church and other like-minded partners to raise up lifelong followers of Jesus who lead by their godliness in lifestyle, devotion to the Word of God and prayer, passion for sharing the love of Christ and commitment to social involvement.

Description of Internship:

Interns will have extensive exposure of a number of aspects of the Youth for Christ Seattle ministry. Each will be assigned to a local campus and work alongside an experienced staff member. Interns will build relationships with students, lead an after school ministry as well as a small group. In addition, interns will assist in operating campus and special events. Interns will receive training in the practice of spiritual disciplines, time management, and leadership principles. In addition to local training opportunities, interns have the possibility to be exposed to regional and national opportunities.

Contact

Email:
Brian Muchmore
Metro Director
brian@YFCseattlemetro.com

Online: 
www.YFCseattlemetro.com

Location: 
P.O. Box 75128, Seattle, WA 98175-0128
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Youth for Christ Spokane

Description of Organization:

Youth for Christ Spokane focuses on reaching at-risk youth between the ages of 11 and 19 in the West Central and Hillyard neighborhoods.  The mission is to reach every youth living in Spokane’s most impoverished neighborhoods with the love and hope of Jesus Christ.  Through widespread prayer, loving relationships, and faithful Bible teaching, YFC Spokane has transformed the lives of many children, bringing them the good news of Jesus Christ.

Description of Internship:

Full-time interns will be exposed to group mentorship, ministry/vocational apprenticeship, and personal/spiritual mentorship.  They will participate in direct ministry with youth, creating sustainable community partnerships, and developing the donor network.  Small peer group discussions as well as one-on-one mentoring will help interns discover their vocation and calling.

Contact

Email:
Tom Davis
Executive Director
tom.davis@spokaneyfc.org

Online:
spokaneyfc.org

Location:
1309 N. Ash, Spokane, WA 99201
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