MISSION: HOPE SUMMER 2019 INTERNSHIPS

Mission: Hope is a Christ-centered organization committed to equipping local leaders and churches to bring about sustainable transformation in remote villages. Our staff is a lean team of agriculturists, economists, entrepreneurs, adventurers, and ministry leaders committed to long-term impact in these unreached villages. An internship with Mission: Hope allows you to join our team for a summer or semester! Interning with Mission: Hope will give you invaluable experience with an international nonprofit organization as well as professional and spiritual development. We offer a living stipend for each of our internships and an all expenses paid trip to see our work around the world.

2019 Summer Internship Details

Dates: May 20 - August 9

Location: Atlanta, GA

Applications for an internship are due no later than April 19, 2019.


The 1:8 Experience Host Intern

Mission: Hope is looking for an energetic, outgoing, and organized self-starter to intern with The 1:8 Experience this Summer. The 1:8 Experience is a weekend or week-long trip for groups who are looking to learn what it looks like to live out the Great Commandment locally and globally. The potential applicant is someone who must be passionate about working with people, able to take charge when necessary and delegate tasks. Through this internship, you will gain experience in leading volunteer groups and facilitating group discussions. You will also have personal growth in leadership areas as well as working with teams of people.  

Who you are:

  • Passionate about working with people

  • Energetic, outgoing, and love making people feel welcome

  • Organized and a self-starter

  • Able to take charge when necessary and able to delegate tasks

  • Enjoy leading group discussions

What you’ll do:

  • Work closely with The 1:8 Experience team planning and executing weekly activities

  • Greet groups as they arrive to Mission: Hope

  • Stay with overnight volunteer groups staying at Mission: Hope

  • Lead evening activities with residents of City of Refuge

  • Facilitate group discussions in the evening as a debrief of the day

  • Cleaning of The 1:8 Experience space and rooms


The 1:8 Experience Media Intern

Mission: Hope is looking for a creative and enthusiastic individual to join The 1:8 Experience team as the Media Intern. The 1:8 Experience is a weekend or week-long trip for groups who are looking to learn what it looks like to live out the Great Commandment locally and globally. The potential applicant must be a self-starter that can work independently and have experience with basic video editing and basic video production. Through this internship, you will gain experience in media production for nonprofits and documenting different summer activities.

Who you are:

  • Passionate about working with people

  • Creative and willing to think outside the box

  • Have knowledge of video editing and video production

  • Organized self-starter that can work independently

What You’ll Do:

  • Take photos of Summer Camp at City of Refuge

  • Take photos and videos of The 1:8 Experience groups

  • Edit photos, videos and add them to a GoogleDrive

  • Create a video at the end of summer about The 1:8 Experience

  • Run all videos being shown at Summer Camp at City of Refuge


Marketing Intern

Mission: Hope is looking for a creative, motivated, and enthusiastic individual to join the Marketing team as an intern. The Marketing team is responsible for donor relations, social media, event planning, and fundraising campaigns. The potential applicant must be a self-starter with attention to detail and able to work independently or in a team setting. Through this internship, you will gain experience in marketing for a nonprofit, proficiency with CRMs and event planning. You will also have personal growth in writing field stories to be distributed to our donor base and future donors.

Who You Are:

  • Passionate about working with people

  • Organized self-starter with attention to detail

  • Adaptable to changing goals and objectives

  • Creative and willing to think outside the box

  • Able to work independently as well as in a team setting

What You’ll Do:

  • Work with Marketing team and provide assistance on day-to-day tasks

  • Assist in planning events

  • Coordinate data clean-up and upkeep in Salesforce

  • Acquire donations from local businesses for events

  • Use stories from the field to write updates, donor letters, and other marketing materials

  • Other duties as assigned


Global Programs Intern

Mission: Hope is looking for a self-motivated and organized individual to join the Programs team as a Monitoring and Evaluation intern. The Programs team is responsible for all of Mission: Hope’s in-country programs, monitoring field reports and conducting research of current programs in the field. The potential applicant must be enrolled in an academic program with international development emphasis and have experience in quantitative and qualitative data management. Through this internship, you will learn technical experience managing monitoring and evaluation systems and conducting impact analysis. You will also gain opportunities in grant writing and research as well as wide-range career exposure with international development NGOs. You will have personal growth in the areas of teamwork, communications, and participatory leadership while gaining a greater knowledge and understanding of principles and practices in holistic community development.

Who You Are:

  • Currently enrolled in an academic program with international development emphasis

  • Organized self-starter with attention to detail

  • Adaptable to changing goals and objectives

  • Have excellent writing skills (preferably in scientific/research reports)

  • Experience in quantitative and qualitative data management

  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment

What You’ll Do:

  • Compile information from field reports and prepare reports for various M: H stakeholders

  • Advance monitoring and evaluation systems with respect to project progress, surveys, and impact evaluation

  • Develop training material for field staff consistent with M: H technical Areas of Focus

  • Prepare background reports on the cultural context of current and potential future program locations

  • Investigate grant opportunities and draft proposals

  • Conduct a directed field research project that will involve 1-2 weeks of international travel

  • Other tasks as assigned


Equal Employment Opportunity

Mission: Hope is an equal employment opportunity employer. Employment decisions are based on merit, qualifications, competence and business needs, and shall not be influenced by age, sex, race, citizenship status, national origin, non-job-related handicap or disability, ancestry, marital status, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, genetic information, liability for military service, veteran or military status or any other characteristic protected by law (“protected characteristics”). This policy governs all aspects of employment, including promotions, assignments, discharge, and other terms and conditions of employment.

Mission: Hope is a religious organization and as defined by Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and reserves the right to employ persons who profess a Christian faith and have a philosophy of ministry similar to ours.

Leadership is primarily responsible for seeing that Mission: Hope’s equal employment opportunity policies are implemented, but all members of the staff share in the responsibility for ensuring that by their personal actions the policies are effective and apply uniformly to everyone.

Any employee, including managers, involved in discriminatory practices will be subject to termination.