Vision House Internship Program
UPCOMING INTERN OPENINGS IN AUGUST 2021
- Family Services Program Intern – Shoreline, Full-time
- Non-Profit Administrative Intern – Renton, Full-time
- Entry and Alumni Intern – Renton, Part-time
- Youth and Family Advocate (YFA) Intern – Renton, Part-time
As a Christian social service agency in Renton and Shoreline, Washington, Vision House helps break the cycle of homelessness for families with children. Race doesn’t matter. Neither does religion, national origin, gender, or sexual preference . . . every person deserves a healthy home. It’s not a privilege, but a basic human right.
We strive to pursue what we see Jesus doing in the Bible.
Mission: To follow Jesus in working with families experiencing poverty or homelessness to promote positive transformation.
Vision: To inspire our community to unite so that all people have access to a healthy home.
AREAS OF FOCUS
Vision House internships provide the opportunity to observe, learn and execute the skills necessary to provide guidance and advocacy for families experiencing homelessness. Interns will operate in varying roles common to the Human Services and Social Servicesfield.
Youth and Family Advocacy- The Youth and Family Advocate (YFA) Intern will work with children in the family system to preserve and promote stability within parent-child relationships. The YFA Intern also helps families connect with available resources in schools and other agencies.
Entry and Alumni- The Entry and Alumni Intern engages with applicants who are applying for housing with Vision House. The Entry and Alumni Intern helps interview clients to hear their story, assess their housing needs, and brain storm options for available housing elsewhere in the community, if needed. They also help find and provide additional resources and financial aid.
Family Services – The Family Services Intern engages with the entry team the case management team and the Youth and Family Advocacy team to provide assistance to residents within areas including health, employment, educational/vocational and permanent housing goals. Their work will also include work to support advocacy for children and youth.
Administration- The Administration Intern aids in covering all aspects of non-profit administrative positions. This ranges from General Office Administration, Human Resources, Fundraising, Volunteer Coordination, Accounting, Thrift Store Management, and Childcare Administrative Support.
DESCRIPTION OF INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
Purpose: The Vision House internship program provides young adults with a hands-on ministry experience in the non-profit human services field. The 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.
- Model for learning: An added component to an intern’s work assignment will be a rotation through each major program area at Vision House: family services, fundraising, human resources, accounting, child care, resale and facilities and maintenance.
- 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 conversions followed by a commitment to cooperate with God are loving transformation of ourselves and others 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 will be invited to attend networking and/or committee meetings with Vision House staff in their respective areas of service (homelessness, fundraising, human resources, etc.)
RATE AND BENEFITS
- Interns are paid $13.69 per hour with available Paid Sick Leave and Paid Holidays.
- Engage with specific department under “job description” to accomplish tasks described.
- Complete an internship portfolio.
- Engage with each department managers at Vision House for an understanding of their impact on the mission. Monthly round table discussions around current issues in seeking home stability, non-profit work, donor relations and fund raising, local community agencies serving our population, racial and economic equity awareness and leadership development.
- Bi-weekly discussions with an assigned mentor, weekly supervision.
- Attend Murdock Trust Vision & Call Internship Retreats: additional dates TBD.
- Attend all staff retreat and leadership training – Global Leadership Summit.
INTERN SELECTION PROCESS
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.
- 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.
Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Internship
Pay: $13.69 per hour
Apply at: https://visionhouse.org/employment/