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Serve on the front lines of an inner-city mission.
With a homeless population in the thousands, spanning many demographics, there is much work to be done in Edmonton’s inner city.
As a Street Ministry Intern, you’ll have opportunities to build relationships with our homeless guests by listening, talking and praying with them. You may assist staff in the duties of shelter ministry and the soup kitchen, or on the 24/7 Rescue Van outreach ministry.
What can you learn?
Native Ministry, Shelter Ministry, Addictions Work, Chaplaincy and Prayer, Immigrant/ Newcomers Ministry, Health Centre Ministry
Brighten futures for children and their families.
We believe we can break the cycle of poverty.
Edmonton Community Interns can work at the RW Tegler Youth Sports Centre to help run after school programs and a drop-in centre. The Tegler has an indoor skateboard park, indoor rock climbing wall, floor hockey, and various table games. Calgary Community Interns can serve kids and youth through our free after-school programs and family holiday meals.
What can you learn?
Youth Ministry, Children’s Ministry, Skateboard Ministry, Mentorship, Sports Ministry, Fundraising, Prayer Ministry
Dive into mission work, while staying connected with nature.
Interns at Northern Alberta’s Brightwood Ranch serve at an affordable, high-energy Christian summer camp that features horseback riding, a climbing wall, archery, sports and many more outdoor activities. Here at-risk kids forget their fears and troubles and know they are loved.
Interns at Bethany Homes, near Wetaskawin, help run day camps for local schools and groups. Activities include horseback riding and horse care, sports and gardening.
What can you learn?
Camp Ministry, Youth Ministry, Native Ministry, Children’s Ministry, Outdoor Leadership, Mentorship, Sports Ministry, Horse Ministry, Prayer Ministry, Gardening
What Our Interns Love About Their Experience
Cultural immersion of living in the rural [area] with other interns and staff
Intern retreats to Brightwood Ranch and Banff
Building relationships with kids and youth
Working alongside passionate, experienced staff
Learning how to love those who seem difficult to love
Learning about specific issues related to homelessness: aboriginal awareness, housing, human trafficking, justice system, and health issues
How Time is Spent
There are 2 major components to your internship, the placement site, and the education.
The placement site is the area within Hope Mission that you will spend the majority of time and gain most of your hands-on experience.
Room and board is available for full-time interns. All full-time interns will receive a monthly stipend and may be eligible for financial assistance if returning to school.
Practicums & Academics
Hope Mission interns have applied their experience towards academic credit requirements in a variety of programs. We are very willing to work with students to fulfill these requirements.
Business & Professional Internships
Our Community Interns are also able to serve on the organizational side of a non-profit with opportunities to serve and learn with Hope Mission’s fundraising, digital media, public relations, special events and human resources teams. Hope Mission Interns have applied their experience toward their business degrees.
Program Dates and Duration
Interns will be placed within a department of Hope Mission for 4 months, 8 months or 12 months, depending on preference, availability and department needs.
Internships begin in May, September and January, and interns have the option to intern in two to three different departments during the 8 month or 12 month internships.
- Interns must be at least 18 years old.
- Interns should be committed Christians, dedicated to spiritual growth and willing to uphold Hope Mission’s vision, values and statement of faith.
- Interns must be prepared to commit to a full-time work schedule as well as to the activities, special projects, bible study and seminars.
- Interns are required to submit a current (within the last 6 months) police information and child/youth intervention check if offered a position at Hope Mission
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