Hope Gospel Mission

Internship

Current Internship Opportunities: Internship Application

Hope Gospel Mission internships are unpaid and are designed for students enrolled in college or students who have recently graduated from a post-secondary school.

For any questions, contact us at questions@hopegospelmission.org


Stewardship Intern

 

Position Purpose & Description

As an Intern with Hope Gospel Mission, you will be involved in the exciting and challenging work of rescuing, rebuilding and renewing lives. You will learn about homelessness and poverty and learn how rescue missions like Hope Gospel Mission offer a unique and successful model for addressing these deep and difficult issues.

 

Qualifications

  • Understanding Hope Gospel Mission’s Vision, Purpose and Beliefs (available here), that Hope Gospel Mission has a behavior-model stance towards addictions, and that Hope Gospel Mission is an Evangelical Christian non-profit organization (see “Our Beliefs”).
  • Student currently enrolled in or having just graduated from a post-secondary school.
  • Excellent communication skills, good reading and writing skills (writing example will be required upon application), high computer proficiency, good at listening, well organized;
  • Experience with databases preferred, though not required;
  • Able to commit 10 or so hours a week (can be negotiated).

 

Responsibilities

  1. Assist with event planning and preparation.
  2. Assist with video, social media, and photography projects.
  3. Research and update information in our various databases.
  4. Manage calls and requests from people in need and refer them to appropriate HGM staff or other agencies.
  5. Process donations using Blackbaud’s eTapestry online software (Training provided).
  6. Shadow program staff at the Men’s Home/Ruth House and Solomon Learning Center with the goal of learning about rescue mission processes.
  7. Research and write articles for website, including photos.
  8. Attend in-house and community events where HGM participates.
  9. Flyer and poster deliveries for HGM events.
  10. Research the need for a potential family home and programming through phone surveys of families who contact us for help.
  11. Other team office duties as needed.

 

Benefits

  • Gain real-world experience in a Christian non-profit organization.
  • Learn about efficient processes at a non-profit (database organization, data entry etc, event planning, etc.).
  • Learn to use online software such as Blackbaud’s eTapestry, Constant Contact, and Facebook for business pages.
  • Opportunity to take on and develop meaningful projects.
  • 20% discount at the Bargain Center and Building Hope.

 

Notes

  • Approximately 30 hours of training provided for all areas of responsibility.
  • The position can be tailored to better fit the major of the applicant (i.e. a marketing major will receive greater responsibilities in marketing areas, while a social work major will receive greater responsibilities in program areas).
  • While this position is open to any person with the appropriate requirements, we recommend the following majors for the position:
    • Women’s Studies;
    • Marketing & Communications;
    • Business Administration;
    • Social Work;
    • Sociology;
    • Psychology.

 

"This internship was THE experience that opened the door for my career in nonprofit development. The skills I learned and the projects I managed were just what employers were loooking for when it was time for me to interview. I loved knowing every day that my work was helping hurting people find hope and the Stewardship staff took me right in and coached me every step of the way." Josh R., Intern, Summer 2013

“I improved my use of technology with programs such as eTapestry. I have learned all about the different resources for homeless people and families in Eau Claire, which is extremely helpful. Finally, I have learned how to communicate with those seeking help in an effective and professional manner.” Tyler B., Intern, Spring 2013

“I learned a ton and really enjoyed being here and helping out in any way I could.  Thank you so much for the opportunity and experience, I will treasure it forever.” Erin A., Fall 2012

 

YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT TWO WRITING SAMPLES AND A COVER LETTER WITH YOUR APPLICATION.


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Resident Advisor Assistant Internship

Position Purpose & Description

As an Intern with Hope Gospel Mission, you will be involved in the exciting and challenging work of rescuing, rebuilding and renewing lives. You will learn about homelessness and poverty and learn how rescue missions like Hope Gospel Mission offer a unique and successful model for addressing these deep and difficult issues.

 

Personal Requirements

  • Understanding Hope Gospel Mission’s Vision, Purpose and Beliefs, that Hope Gospel Mission has a behavior-model stance towards addictions, and that Hope Gospel Mission is an Evangelical Christian non-profit organization (see Our Beliefs).
  • Student currently enrolled in or having just graduated from a post-secondary school.

 

Internship Requirements

  • Excellent communication skills, high computer proficiency, good at listening, well organized
  • Experience with databases preferred, though not required;
  • Able to commit 10 or so hours a week (can be negotiated).

 

Responsibilities

Many of the responsibilities of this position are performed alongside a Resident Manager, therefore requiring close communication between the Intern and the Resident Managers.

  • Field calls and emails.
  • Answer questions for potential residents.
  • Assist with paperwork duties of Resident Managers.
  • Help residents with daily tasks such as cooking, cleaning, and other duties.
  • Help prepare evening meals if no volunteers are available.
  • Fellowship with residents.
  • Sit in on new resident interviews.
  • Assist resident manager with tasks as needed.
  • Sit in on classes for residents if appropriate.
  • Be flexible and willing to serve others.
  • Observe Resident-Resident Manager Interactions.
  • Observe Potential Resident Interviews.
  • Other projects as assigned.

 

Benefits

  • Gain real-world experience in a Christian non-profit organization.
  • Learn about efficient processes at a non-profit (database organization, data entry etc, etc.).
  • Learn about how a rescue mission operates.
  • Opportunity to assist in a fast paced non-profit environment while helping the community.
  • 20% discount at the Bargain Center and Building Hope.
  • This internship is useful for those with majors in social work, sociology, psychology, or those interested in pursuing a career in the non-profit sector.

 

Notes

  • Training will be provided for all areas of responsibility.
  • While this position is open to any person with the appropriate requirements, we recommend the following majors for the position:
    • Women’s Studies;
    • Social Work;
    • Sociology;
    • Psychology

 

How to Apply

As this is an unpaid internship, please apply using the volunteer application here. When done, please email your resume and cover letter to kyle@hopegospelmission.org.


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Technology Support Internship

  • Time commitment of 10-20 hours per week needed, depending on availability.
  • Unpaid internship.
  • Great experience with a medium-sized non-profit.
  • 20% discount on all store products.
  • Opportunity to become paid staff at completion of internship.
  • This internship is open to current students and recent graduates.

Hardware Support for 60 + Computers at five locations

Troubleshoot hardware failures including:          

  • Memory
  • Hard drives
  • Power supplies Mother boards
  • Video/Network cards

Replace failed parts and reinstalling drivers

  • Clean computer hardware
  • Maintain Printers / Change toners and ink cartridges.
  • Support Cash Registers, Barcode Scanners and Thermal Printers

Software Support

Provide support for:

  • Windows operating systems
  • QuickBooks
  • QuickBooks Point of Sale
  • MS Office suite
  • Blackbaud's eTapestry donor tracking software
  • Other software and systems

Troubleshoot and upgrade software

  • Perform regular virus removal
  • Load and set up operating systems.

Network Support

Troubleshoot Network issues including routers and network cable.  Replace and run network cabling.

Donation Processing

Sort, test and price computer hardware that is donated including CPU’s, Monitors, and other hardware.


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Internship Application