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Intern

Vision of Hope

Lafayette, IN

Website: www.faithlafayette.org/voh

Job Description: Full Intern Profile PDF

This is a great opportunity to gain work experience at a women's residential biblical counseling ministry.

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Internship Opportunities

Do you have a heart for women who are struggling and looking for answers from God’s Word in tackling life-dominating habits? Do you have a desire to increase your skills in working with challenging women from a Biblical point of view?

An internship at Vision of Hope will help you gain the skills you’ll need to get an awesome job in this ministry area in the future! Interning at Vision of Hope will give you an edge in this career field and will give you valuable experience, and possibly even college credit.

Who Can Apply

Only women over the age of 18 are eligible for internships. We prefer experience or education in the Biblical Counseling field. Free housing and meals are included in the on-site intern position package. Off-site internships are available as well. All internships are unpaid.

New interns join our team in January and July of each year for a minimum of a one year commitment.

Vision of Hope Intern Job Description

Duties:

  • Supervise residents through the normal activities of their day during normal scheduled shifts
  • Act as a liaison between residents and Senior Staff
  • Intervene in minor crisis situations
  • Demonstrate the love of Christ while assisting the residents to understand Biblical authority structures and the benefits of being disciplined

Benefits:

  • Excellent experience putting God’s word and Biblical Counseling truths into practice in a real environment
  • Close proximity to the world class Biblical Counseling training at Faith Church
  • Regular training by Dr. Charles Hodges, on topics such as bi-polar disorder, schizophrenia, OCD, and other medical problems as they relate to biblical counseling.
  • Free housing, meals, and access to laundry facilities
  • Access to the excellent resources and the experienced staff at Vision of Hope on a daily basis
  • Ability to sit in on counseling with the residents and staff in order to practically learn what biblical counseling looks like
  • Fitness Membership at Faith Community Center

Responsibilities:

First 6 months of Internship

  • Supervise four consistently scheduled day shifts per week (approximately 30 hours/week)
  • One consistently scheduled shift at our resale shop, Reclaimed Hope (approximately 4 hours/week)
  • One consistently scheduled security shift per week. During the night shift you are expected to sleep unless needed to assist a resident. Security duties include supervising the security system, answering middle of the night phone calls from residents, and acting as a liaison between incidents happening in the house on your shift and the senior staff if needed.
  • Supervise Sunday mornings (approximately once/month) and holidays on a rotating schedule determined at the beginning of the internship.
  • Attend weekly intern meetings (approximately 2-2.5 hours/week)
  • Attend bi-weekly Personal Supervision (approximately ½-1 hour/bi weekly)

Second 6 months of Internship

  • Supervise four consistently scheduled day shifts per week (approximately 30 hours/week)
  • Act as an assistant for assigned On Duty staff in duties that will enhance your strengths and prepare you for future ministry. This takes place during your regularly scheduled shift time.
  • One consistently scheduled shift at our resale shop, Reclaimed Hope (approximately 4 hours/week)
  • One consistently scheduled security shift per week. During the night shift you are expected to sleep unless needed to assist a resident. Security duties include supervising the security system, answering middle of the night phone calls from residents, and acting as a liaison between incidents happening in the house on your shift and the senior staff if needed.
  • Supervise Sunday mornings (approximately once/month) and holidays on a rotating schedule determined at the beginning of the internship.
  • Attend weekly Staff and Intern meetings (approximately 2.5-4.5 hours/week)
  • Attend weekly Personal Supervision (approximately ½ -1 hour/bi weekly)

An initial one-year commitment is required, with the option to renew in six month increments after that point. 

General Information:

  • We do formal intern training in January and in July. Applicants coming different months will receive volunteer training and be known as an intern trainee until they have gone through intern training. Then in January or July, they will receive three weeks of intern training. Once they have gone through intern training, their status will change from "intern trainee" to "intern". This is when their one-year internship would begin. 
  • Because our desire is to work with women desiring future ministry leadership our preference is that interns would not need to work outside of their VOH position. However, we realize there may be a need for gainful employment. In the event that you will be required to work outside of your internship we prefer that it be no more than 10-15 hours per week. All employment outside of Vision of Hope must be approved by the Intern Coordinator. There are many additional training opportunities, and we would like each intern to be able to take advantage of as many as possible during their time with us.
  • Interns may attend college/seminary locally or online (at their own expense) or participate in Biblical Counseling training/certification (at their own expense) during their free time. If college credit is desired either during or for the internship, advance arrangements may be made with the Intern Supervisor.

Vacation:

  • Two weeks of vacation is provided. These weeks consists of 8 shifts off that reflect their normally scheduled duties. Consistent with the strong team dynamics that exist at VOH, each intern may be requested to periodically cover shifts for other interns on vacation. Each intern planning to use vacation time must plan to cover other intern’s vacation shifts at some point. As such, we require ample notification of vacation requests in order to be able to plan our schedules in a way that shows care for our interns and sensitivity to our resident’s needs. There may be times when an intern’s vacation request must be denied or reorganized in order to best serve the needs of the ministry.

For more information,

Please go to the website to see the full internship opportunity information and to apply.

For more information, please contact the Intern Coordinator, Heather Putney, at hputney@faithlafayette.org