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Sp.I.L. Internships

Application and Reference Form Due:

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Internship Requirements

All SpIL Interns will work an estimated 12-hour work-week (48hr/month - includes office hours).

Sample monthly time commitment:

  • 2 one-to-one meetings with a SpiL Professional Staff Mentor = 4 hours/month
  • 4 WED dinner-meetings with SpiL student leadership community = 6 hours/month
  • 4 pre/post Chapel (&/or "After-Party", &/or "Shalom") prep times = 5 hours/month
  • 4 group, planning meetings with Volunteer team(s) = 4 hours/month
  • 2 one-to-one meetings with key volunteer leaders = 10 hours/month
  • SpIL Office Work Hours = 16 hours/ month
  • TOTAL = 45 hours/month (or approx. 12 hrs/week)

All SpIL Interns are required to participate fully in the following mandatory events:

  • "Floatabout" SpiL Intern Formational Retreat & In-Service week: The Weekend & Week preceding "Welcome Weekend" (Inclusion and Leadership interns need to be back on August 10)
  • Fall Retreat to Twin Rocks: first weekend in November, 2014.
  • Winter Serve/SpIL mid-year Retreat to Twin Rocks: the week preceding the start of Spring Semester classes.
  • At least one main chapel and set-up chapel time per week

Required for "Murdock 'Vision & Call' Interns" only:

  • Murdock "Vision & Call Internship" Retreat in Yelm, WA: first weekend of October 2014.

Internship descriptions

Click an internship title below to read a description of that internship.

The Sp.I.L. Intern for Chapel Hospitality and Creativity will coordinate logistics with chapel speakers and serve as the hospitality intern for all speakers. This internship/job is for students who would like to grow professionally as well as be encouraged in their spiritual walk. The Intern for Chapel Hospitality and Creativity takes on the responsibility of arranging schedules, creating itineraries, arranging transportation, welcoming speakers and taking care of all communication and logistics with the speakers. He or she also takes on the role of leading the Chapel Team in a creative processed to come up with the themed vision for the chapel time. As well, he or she will organize and coordinated the implementation of that creative vision. This intern will work closely with the Sp.I.L. Intern for Logistical Chapel Production and meet weekly with the chapel team.

This SpIL Intern will assist the Associate Pastor for Christian Leadership in planning, organizing and implementing times when the chapel band will be leading worship, including Wednesday evening chapel and other events associated with Spiritual Life Programming. The Chapel Band Assistant will be a member of the band, though their role in the band may vary based on their musical gifts (i.e. the lead singer or lead guitar player are not automatically chosen as the CBA).

Heavy emphasis will be placed on administrative ability, since the role will require holding many parts together, including the structure of the worship time, the songs chosen, the rehearsals, and regularly meeting with the Associate Pastor to whom they report. The CBA will also be asked to meet with the chapel team on a weekly basis.

Note: The time requirements of this internship are different than all other SpIL internships. The stipend amount for this internship is $800-$1,000 per academic year. Please email Jamie Johnson (jejohnson@georgefox.edu) with any questions.

The Spiritual Life, Inclusion and Leadership (SpIL) Office is seeking to hire a Cultural Events Intern to plan diversity programming that creatively inspires our students to consider how they can be agents of change, builds community through racial reconciliation, and develops a deeper level of awareness of multicultural issues. Most events will be planned around significant cultural months throughout the year (Latino Heritage, Native American Heritage, Black History, etc.)

As a diversity advocate this position supports our retention efforts for underrepresented students along with contributing to the development of cultural programming. Must posses high attention to details; strong leadership and oral communication skills; ability to motivate, training and leading peers; interest in helping create a campus environment that celebrates diversity; understanding of campus issues for underrepresented student populations.

** (also Murdock "Vision & Call" Interns)

The Spiritual Life (SpIL) Interns for Discipleship Ministries serve to build bridges between students and Christian spiritual formation opportunities. This student leadership position offers a rich quality and diversity of opportunities to contribute towards the cultivation of the spiritual life of the George Fox community. Interns do this primarily through offering supportive, servant-leadership to the formation of Discipleship (Lyfe) groups, Discipleship (Lyfe) group leader recruitment & development, coordinating SpIL Fall Retreat, hosting Worship gatherings & campus prayer, coordinating Spiritual Direction/Pastoral Care Intake for the "SpIL" ministry House, as well as entering into mentoring relationships with the SpIL pastoral staff.

The SpIL Intern/Student Chaplain serve primarily to recruit, train, and support Lyfe Group leaders, through coordinating all aspects of the all campus Fall Retreat, through hosting & pastoral presence at campus prayer/worship gatherings, and administrative tasks of the Office of Spiritual Life.

** (also Murdock "Vision & Call" Interns)

The Spiritual Life, Inclusion & Leadership (SpIL) Intern for Global Outreach & Service Partnerships serve to build bridges between GFU students and opportunities to serve and learn from partnering organizations that model compassionate excellence in cross-cultural ministry and Christian Community Development. This particular Intern will accomplish this primarily through coordinating weekly cross-cultural outreach & service experiences, events to build our global outreach partnerships, the annual "Global Ministries Fair", the International Justice Mission group, conference participation, the MLK Day of Service, other global outreach endeavors of the "SpIL" ministry House, as well as entering into mentoring relationships with the SpIL pastoral staff.

This SpIL Intern will serve primarily to build and support volunteer teams, coordinate weekly urban outreach (i.e. Bridgetown ministries-Nightstrike & Salem partnership, etc.), build deeper collaboration with Word Made Flesh, Open Arms Intl & Northwest Yearly Meeting Global Ministries, and coordinate our participation in the MLK Day of Service, The Justice Conference, Beggar's Society Forums, and/or S.C.O.R.R. (Student Congress on Racial Reconciliation at Biola), as well as administrative tasks of the Office of Spiritual Life.

The Intern for Graphic Design and Branding Ministries is not only an opportunity to serve the spiritual life of the George Fox University community but it is also an internship in worship theology, community and personal spiritual formation, and spiritual mentorship. The Intern for Graphic Design and Branding Ministries helps us professionally, creatively and successfully promote our weekly chapel services and all Spiritual Life, Inclusion and Leadership events. They will work closely with the Intern for Video & Social Media Medias to implement a plan for advertising events to the student body. The Intern for Graphic Design & Branding Ministries responsibilities include branding and overseeing the design of all spiritual life, inclusion and leadership programming promotional material. He or she must familiar with the Adobe design suite and be able to work with printers to get all promotional material copied. He or she must create weekly slides for chapel and lobby flat screens and keep a portfolio of all promotional material used. This intern will be meeting with the Chapel Team weekly.

** (also Murdock "Vision & Call" Interns)

The Spiritual Life, Inclusion & Leadership (SpIL) Intern for Immersion & Service Trips will serve to build bridges between students and opportunities to serve and learn from domestic & international partner organizations that model excellence in Christian Community Development. This particular Intern will accomplish this primarily through coordinating all Winter Break, Spring Break and Summer Serve Trips, maintaining and developing all Immersion & Service trip partnerships of the "SpIL" ministry House, as well as entering into mentoring relationships with the SpIL pastoral staff.

The Spiritual Life, Inclusion and Leadership (SpIL) Office is seeking to hire a Leadership Program intern to managing five leadership scholar programs. As a diversity advocate this position supports our retention efforts for underrepresented students through organizing logistics for scholarship competitions and administrative support to the director. Must possess high attention to details; strong written and oral communication skills; willingness to do assessments, data and budgeting; interest in helping create a campus environment that celebrates diversity; understanding of underrepresented student populations.

** (also Murdock "Vision & Call" Interns)

The Spiritual Life, Inclusion & Leadership (SpIL) Intern for Local Outreach & Service Partnerships will serve to build bridges between GFU students and opportunities to serve and learn from neighbor & partnering organizations that model compassionate excellence in Christian Community Development in and around Yamhill County. This particular Intern will accomplish this primarily through building & supporting volunteer teams, follow-up to Serve Day (connections between Serve Day organization sites & living areas on campus), coordinating weekly community service opportunities, coordinating events to build our local partnerships, inter-generational involvement and service (i.e. Little Bruins & Senior Outreach), the local outreach & service endeavors of the "SpIL" ministry House, as well as entering into mentoring relationships with the SpIL pastoral staff.

This SpIL Intern will serve primarily to build and support volunteer teams, coordinate weekly community service opportunities (in partnership with organizations like Love INC, Faith In Action & Habitat for Humanity), build longer-term connections between Serve Day sites and student living areas, oversee and manage the Little Bruin & Senior Outreach ministries, and build other collaborations of service & outreach with the Newberg Ministers Association and Yamhill County faith communities and non-profit organizations, as well as administrative tasks of the Office of Spiritual Life, Inclusion & Leadership.

The Chapel Producer takes on the responsibility of organizing, communicating, delegating and following-up with everyone involved in chapel. They function as the liaison between Spiritual Life and all other departments. This is an important and demanding job. The Chapel Producer's responsibilities include, but are not limited to assuming responsibility for the logistical production of morning and evening main chapesl (everything except the speaker). They will be keeping track of all details discussed at the monthly chapel steering meetings and follow through to make sure all tasks are completed. They will communicate clearly between Events, IT, and speakers/musicians about the details of chapel 1-2 weeks ahead of time. They will send out order of worship to ALL who are involved, making sure we have someone to do reading, announcements, introduction…etc. They will keep track of the database of all speakers and people involved with chapel (person who introduced speaker, read scripture, welcomed in chapel, etc). This intern will work closely with the Sp.I.L. Intern for Chapel Hospitality and Creativity and meet weekly with the chapel team.

The Spiritual Life, Inclusion and Leadership (SpIL) Office is seeking to hire a Peer2Peer & SCORR Intern to coordinate the P2P mentoring program, SCORR racial reconciliation group, and cultural events. As a diversity advocate this position supports our retention efforts for underrepresented students along with contributing to the development of cultural programming. Must possess strong leadership and oral communication skills; ability to motivate, training and leading peers; interest in helping create a campus environment that celebrates diversity; understanding of campus issues for underrepresented student populations; previous P2P Mentor experience is a bonus. Peer2Peer (P2P): Trains and oversees 10-12 student leaders to be mentors for 40-50 incoming underrepresented students. Helps facilitate pre-orientation retreat and connection events. Student Congress on Racial Reconciliation (SCORR): Recruits 10 student leaders to journey together in a Racial Reconciliation group that attends the annual SCORR conference at Biola University in CA. Facilitates weekly meetings, fundraising and logistics.

The Video & Social Media Internship is not only an opportunity to serve the spiritual life of the George Fox University community but it is also an internship in worship theology, community and personal spiritual formation, and spiritual mentorship. This internship/job is for students who would like to grow professionally as well as be encouraged in their spiritual formation. They will serve closely with the Graphic Design & Branding Intern and the Chapel Team to provide regular, high quality video & social media projects associated with promoting Spiritual Life, Inclusion & Leadership programs, Christian Spiritual Formation and community development on campus and beyond. He or she would be responsible to create 10 or more videos for the 2014-15 academic year. This intern will be meeting with the Chapel Team weekly.

The Worship Intern is responsible for working with the Associate Pastor for Christian Leadership to organize and lead Shalom, Green Room and Friday Worship events. The Worship Intern will be responsible for developing a schedule of speakers, choosing musicians to lead worship, and planning out the details of each Shalom service, which happens on Thursday evenings at 9pm. Additionally, the Worship Intern will recruit musicians to lead worship for GreenRoom, our weekly praise and worship chapel elective and Friday Worship, which are run for the specific purpose of prospective students. Additionally, the Worship Intern will work directly with the chapel team and assist in chapel planning, set-up, etc. throughout the year.

Questions?

Contact the Office of Spiritual Life, Inclusion & Leadership: 503-554-2320, spirituallife@georgefox.edu


Chapel Band

Job Summary

The Office of Spiritual Life is looking to hire a chapel band responsible for leading the community through music at various gatherings throughout the academic year. Students who are a good fit will have a desire to serve their peers through musical worship, and have a desire to work with others collaboratively. Worship is not a performance, but a ministry. 

Instruments/Vocalists

All types of instrumentalists and vocalists are invited to apply to be a part of the chapel band, though each team member is responsible to provide their own instruments.

Time Requirements

Here are the time requirements for all chapel band members:

  • Arrive to campus the week of August 18th in order to prepare for worship services during Freshman orientation.
  • Participate in weekly meetings/rehearsals in preparation for leading worship during assigned weeks in chapel.
  • Other duties, related to leading worship, as assigned.

Stipend

Every member of the chapel band team will be given a stipend ranging from $100-$200/semester.

Questions? Please email Jamie Johnsonjejohnson@georgefox.edu, or stop by the SpIL House (corner of Meridian and Sheridan).


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