9- or 12-Month Internship Begins September 2022
Vision House Internship Program Overview
The Vision House internship program is to provide young adults with a hands-on ministry experience in the non-profit, human services field. Our program is designed to develop and equip emerging Christian leaders through a process of inquiry, feedback and growth with an emphasis on servant leadership, vocation, calling and mission.
- Opportunity for mentoring: The emphasis on mentoring conversations will be on identifying an intern’s current strengths and weaknesses to learn how to use these to promote success.
- Conversations concerning Vocation, Calling and Giftedness: Each intern will engage in an ongoing process of reflection with their mentor. As a group, interns will explore personal strengths using the Gallup Strengths Finder assessment.
- Significant Ministry in the organization: Genuine conversations followed by a commitment to cooperate with God with a call to action.
- Opportunity to integrate with a larger movement of emerging leaders: Opportunity to visit other social service partners in the community and the opportunity to attend networking and/or committee meetings with Vision House staff in their respective areas of service (homelessness, fundraising, human resources, etc.)
At Vision House we serve a population from a variety of backgrounds. We strongly value diversity and actively seek applicants that will balance our employment workforce to align with the populations we serve. Questions regarding our commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion can be directed toward HR or our DEI Committee.
LOCATION: Shoreline, WA
HOURS: Part-time or Full-time (20hrs-40hrs), Non-Exempt
PAY: Interns are paid $16 per hour with available Paid Sick Leave and Paid Holidays.
ALL interns will have the following responsibilities:
- Engage department managers at Vision House to understand their impact on the mission.
- Take part in monthly round table discussions around current issues of seeking home stability, non-profit work, donor relations and fund raising, racial and economic equity awareness and leadership development.
- Join monthly field trips to partnering organizations.
- Participate in bi-weekly discussions with an assigned mentor, and weekly supervision.
- Attend Murdock Trust Vision & Call Internship Retreats: additional dates TBD.
- Attend all-staff retreat and Global Leadership Summit.
- Complete a project that will have lasting impact.
- Complete an internship portfolio.
As the Family Program Intern your responsibilities will include:
- Interview both over the phone and in person, assessment of client strengths, opportunities and challenges, researching targeted resource platforms and proper documentation techniques.
- Become familiar with the relevant State and Federal regulations, programs, and agencies affecting housing placement, the various agencies and stakeholders involved in the housing crisis in the Sno-King region through research, attendance of quarterly Entry coordination meetings and active implementation of Vision House entry procedures and policies.
- Create and distribute an accurate and current housing, assistance and vocational training resource binder.
Youth & Family Advocacy/Case Management
- Observe the attachment in families as they arrive at Vision House, make assessments and help plan activities with Lead to increase family attachment, re-assess at exit.
- Engage with families, assist in summer activities, coordinate and manage weekly/monthly activities such as homework lab, Community Center, and social-emotional skill building groups.
- Assist in the completion Youth and Family Assessments meeting with families regularly for structured play or activity time.
- Provide structured childcare opportunities for children experiencing behavioral and cognitive challenges due to impact of trauma.
- Engage fully as a Family Services team member, attending trainings, meetings and workshops to increase capacity to serve families experiencing homelessness.
Intern selection will be based on the following:
- Demonstrated interest in impacting the greater good and the Kingdom of God.
- An interest in an internship that utilizes a relational, inquiry-based model, focusing on self-awareness, spiritual reflection and personal growth.
- Demonstrated character traits of integrity, perseverance, curiosity and collaboration.
- Content and quality of applicant's Statement of Purpose.
- Quality of fit with Vision House expectations and opportunities.
- An ability to act with integrity and uphold professional standards at all times.
Intern candidates should have the following qualifications:
- Ability to effectively work independently or as part of a team.
- Demonstrate good listening and interactive communication skills.
- Personal characteristics: approachable, empathetic, flexible, discerning.
- Demonstrates basic computer knowledge and ability with an aptitude to learn company applications.
- Ability to pass background check.
- Ability to sign our Statement of Faith.
Vision House is a Christian service agency.Applicants will have employment eligibility verified with E-Verify.Salary Description$16 an hour