Summer Internship Job Description

Position Summary

The Summer Internship is a position that requires spiritual and organizational leadership skills, the ability to work with and through other people, and strong communication skills. S/he must embrace and build a team that embodies YFC’s Cultural Attributes: Christ-centered, enduring humility, relentless trust, courageous faithfulness, joyful camaraderie, and kingdom inspired diversity. S/he will seek to implement relational ministry actions to develop Authentic Christ-Sharing Relationships with young people within the context of their YFC ministry model. S/he will provide assistance with administrative work in the Youth For Christ Office.

 

Internship Responsibilities:

  • Prep Heatwave trip the week before Conference
  • Attend and serve on our Heatwave Leadership Team
  • Participation with all Days at the Lake and Summer Building Times
  • Extensive RMA time with Jackson St. Baptist and City Life Students.
  • Possibly work with Pocono volunteer staff to plan and execute summer
  • RMA’s for the Pocono/Slate Belt area.
  • Help with administrative work in the office (mailings, organization, etc.)

Internship Timeframe: 

  • 13 weeks. Start the week before Heatwave and continue through end of September.

Funding Expectations:

  • Responsible to raise his/her own support for this summer internship.
  • We are asking to raise $500 per week; total of $6500 for the 13 weeks.
  • Hourly rate TBA not to exceed actual money raised.

 

Essential Functions 

Ministry Team Development (60%)

  • Recruit, train, and maintain volunteer ministry leader team in accordance with the processes found in the Knowledge Base
  • Create a strong connection between local churches and the ministry site
  • Develop healthy 3-Story relationships for each ministry site
  • Be an advocate in the community for young people
  • Report progress and ministry updates to YFC

Relational Ministry Action Development (30%)

  • Responsible for managing, facilitating and serving in the Relational Ministry Actions (RMAs)
  • Direct the 3-Story Team at their site in accomplishing the standards outlined in the RMAs found in the Knowledge Base
  • Establish and develop programming materials
  • Train and evaluate ministry site leaders in the implementation of curriculum materials

Spiritual Responsibilities

Because the overriding religious purpose and mission of Youth for Christ USA is to communicate and introduce the Gospel of Jesus Christ to young people and their families, and in that regard to make, educate and encourage life-long disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ, it is very important that you as an employee in the movement of Youth for Christ be recognized as an associate minister of the Gospel.

As an employee of Youth for Christ and an associate minister of the Gospel, YFC expects all employees to:

  • Seek God’s guidance and wisdom, through prayer and meditation, for the organization as a whole as well as for specific ministry initiatives.
  • Participate and lead regular times of prayer, devotion and worship as a regular aspect of your role within YFC.
  • Teach and preach from the Holy Bible at YFC staff meetings, conferences, camps and events.
  • Model empathy, humility and care for all people. This includes promoting equity and inclusion in word and in the practice of faith expression. YFC employees will have an opportunity to be commissioned or licensed as a minister of the Gospel through the established Youth for Christ process, and/or ordained by an outside body recognized by Youth for Christ USA.

Knowledge & Skills

  • Embraces the vision, mission and Statement of Faith of YFC
  • Understands YFC’s 5 Essentials and leads through this model
  • Self-Motivator
  • Strong moral character and of good repute
  • Connect well with youth
  • Well-spoken in front of youth and adults
  • Manage a team of diverse volunteers
  • Honors and pursues diversity of gifts, cultures and ethnicities
  • Excellent oral, written, interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Able to prioritize and manage multiple responsibilities
  • Good relationship building skills with adults and young people
  • Perseverance through opposition and obstacles

Our cultural attributes are not about competency. It is an obedience to the call of Christ on our lives. YFC believes that spiritually healthy adults fosters healthy relationships with our kids. We place a heavy commitment and emphasis on developing and equipping a Christ-centered life marked by Enduring Humility, Relentless Trust, Joyful Camaraderie, Courageous Faithfulness and Kingdom Inspired Diversity. Willing to demonstrate and/or possesses the following:

  • Ability to humbly serve and honor others even in difficult situations with prayer, consistency, transparency, and resilience. (Enduring Humility)
  • Demonstrates proper reliance on God, others, and self through generous giving of time and skills, by collaboratively incorporating others’ ideas, welcoming candid input, recognizing others’ need for grace and extending forgiveness and empathy. (Relentless Trust)
  • Prioritizes others’ needs for a missional outcome, characterized by joy, with active listening and problem-solving skills, while encouraging and empowering fellow believers. (Joyful Camaraderie)
  • Trusts God with new approaches and changes, and communicates needs and limits with emotional intelligence, while seeking confidence and wisdom in Christ. (Courageous Faithfulness)
  • Seeks authentic Christ-Centered relationships with people of various backgrounds, fosters an inviting environment and empowers historically marginalized groups and indigenous populations (within the local context), through active listening, inclusion, advocacy for those who are vulnerable and respect of others’ experiences. (Kingdom Inspired Diversity)

Credentials Required & Preferred Education

  • This is an entry level position. 

Fundraising Responsibilities

All YFC employees are expected to regularly and actively participate in faithful activities that advance the stewardship functions of YFC USA. These activities will include—but are not limited to— extending invitations to fund raising events, recruiting personal circle of influence/YFC donor contacts, sending letters, handwritten notes, personal calls, and personally ministering to donor contacts.

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