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The Office of Spiritual & Intercultural Life (SpIL)

2015-16 SpIL Internship Opportunities

SpIL Internships are not only an opportunity to serve and contribute towards the Christ-centeredness of our spiritual and intercultural life in the George Fox University community, but are also opportunities for personal growth, mentorship, and vocational, theological, communal and whole-person spiritual formation.

Application and Reference Form Due:

5 p.m., Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Internship Requirements

All SpIL Interns will work an estimated 8-10-hr work-week (35 hr/month - includes office hours).

Sample monthly time commitment:

  • 2-4 one-to-one meetings with a SpiL Professional Staff Mentor per month = 4 hours/month
  • 4 weekly team meetings with specific SpiL ministry team = 6 hours/month
  • 4 pre/post Chapel (&/or "Shalom", &/or Chapel "After-Parties", ) prep times = 5 hours/month
  • Out-of-Office ministry hours = 10 hours/month
  • SpIL House & Annex Office Hours = 10 hours/ month
  • TOTAL = 35 hours/month (approx. 8-10 hrs/week)

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

  • Pre-Semester Intern Training (2-weeks before Fall semester classes begin)
  • Attend and serve at Fall Retreat - Twin Rocks Camp: first weekend in November, 2015.
  • Mid-year Intern Training (January 2016)
  • Prep at least one main chapel (or Shalom/Chapel After-Party, etc.) per week
  • Murdock "Vision & Call Internship" Retreat in Yelm, WA (all expenses paid): first weekend of October 2015

Internship descriptions

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

Chapel Ministries

The Chapel Media Arts ministry Intern will serve closely with the Graphic Design & Branding Intern and the Chapel Team to provide regular, high quality, engaging short films, video and other artistic media projects associated with promoting a more Christ-centered Spiritual & Intercultural Life primarily through the "platform" of Chapel gatherings. He or she would be responsible to create 10 or more projects for the 2015-16 academic year and will meet weekly with the Chapel planning team.

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 other departments involved in Chapel. The Chapel Producer's responsibilities include, but are not limited to assuming responsibility for the logistical production of morning and evening "Core" chapels. They will be keeping track of all details discussed at all chapel planning meetings and follow through to make sure all tasks are delegated and completed. They will communicate clearly between Events, IT, and speakers/musicians about the details of chapel 1-2 weeks ahead of time and send out order of worship to ALL parties involved (i.e. hosts, readers, announcements, artists, introductions…etc.). They will keep track of the database of all speakers and people involved with chapel. This intern will work closely with the Sp.I.L. Intern for Chapel Hospitality and Creativity and meet weekly with the Chapel team.

The Intern for Chapel Programs takes on the responsibility of arranging schedules, creating itineraries, arranging transportation, assisting in welcoming campus and guest Chapel speakers and taking care of all communication and logistics necessary to set them up for an effective presentation space. 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 gatherings and will also organize and coordinate 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.

Helps to professionally, creatively and successfully promote our weekly chapel services and other SpIL ministries and programs. They will work closely with the "Video & Social Media Outreach" Intern to implement a plan for advertising and promotion of events and opportunities to the student body. He or she will be responsible for branding and overseeing the design of all SpIL programming promotional material, and so must be familiar with the Adobe design suite and be able to work with printers and GFU MarCom to get all promotional material copied and posted on the web. 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.

Intercultural Life Programs

The Cultural Events Intern plans intercultural events that creatively inspires our students to consider how they can be agents of change, builds community, and develops a deeper level of awareness of multicultural issues. As a diversity and intercultural reconciliation advocate, the person in this position supports our retention efforts for students of color along with contributing to the development of programming (i.e. "Worlds Got Talent", Table Talks, Forums, Colored-White Panels, etc.) that fosters and celebrates an intercultural student community throughout the campus. Applicants must posses high attention to details; strong organizational, leadership and oral communication skills; ability to recruit, motivate, and lead peers, across ethnic and cultural lines; interest in helping to create a campus environment that celebrates diversity; understanding of campus issues for multicultural student populations.

This Intern coordinates the Peer-2-Peer mentoring program, Cultural Ambassadors training, SCORR conference, and other intercultural programming initiatives including a pre-semester orientation retreat and connection events. As a diversity advocate, this position supports our retention efforts for students of color along with contributing to the development of an intercultural campus community. Must possess strong leadership and oral communication skills; ability to motivate, train and lead peers; interest in helping to create a campus environment that celebrates diversity; understanding of campus issues for multicultural student populations. Previous P2P Mentor experience is desired, but not required. Peer2Peer (P2P): Trains and oversees student leaders to be mentors for incoming students of color. Cultural Ambassadors/Student Congress on Racial Reconciliation (SCORR): Recruits and assist in training student leaders in the journey of racial reconciliation through the annual SCORR conference at Biola University in CA and the facilitation of weekly meetings; also organizes and leads related fundraising and logistics.

This Intern is responsible for managing three student scholarship programs devoted to cultivating a diverse cadre of leaders at GFU and beyond. As a diversity advocate, this position supports our retention efforts for students of color through organizing logistics for scholarship competitions and providing 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 to create a campus environment that celebrates diverse leadership; understanding of multicultural student populations.

Inreach Ministries

Engages students in Christian spiritual formation opportunities in small groups and through Spiritually-focused retreats, primarily through offering supportive, servant-leadership to the Lyfe Groups program, Lyfe Group student leader recruitment & support, coordinating SpIL Fall Retreat, regularly serving, hosting or even speaking at "Shalom", "Greenroom" and other campus prayer and worship gatherings.

Is responsible to lead, organize and coordinate a team effort for "Shalom", "Greenroom" and other student-led Worship gatherings on campus. He or she will communicate and collaborate with the Chapel planning team and other SpIL ministries to develop a collaborative schedule of "Shalom" speakers, choosing musicians to lead worship, and planning out the details of each "Shalom" & Greenroom service.

This Intern will serve closely with the Graphic Design & Branding Intern, Intercultural Life and Inreach-&-Outreach ministries to provide regular, high quality video & social media projects associated with promoting all of SpIL's programs, Christian Spiritual Formation and community development on campus and beyond. He or she would be responsible to create promotional videos and SpIL's online/social media pastoral presence for the 2015-2016 academic year. This intern will be meeting with the Inreach-&-Outreach team weekly.

Outreach Ministries

Will serve to connect student volunteers to a variety of opportunities to connect and grow in relationship to people from older generations, primarily within the Friendsview Retirement community, but also growing new ministry partnerships to promote the connection, friendship and ministry between students and neighbors of Elder generations.

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 (with organizations like Love INC, Faith In Action & Habitat for Humanity), build longer-term connections between Serve Day sites and student living areas, and build other collaborations of service & outreach with the Newberg Ministers Association and Yamhill County faith communities and non-profit organizations.

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 aspects, training and logistics of Winter Break, Spring Break and Summer Serve Trips.

Will serve to connect student volunteers to a variety of opportunities to connect and grow in relationship to children and youth in need of positive role-model/mentoring adult relationship. This intern will serve as liason and coordinator of all aspects of the "Little Bruin" program through partnering with local school districts, Chehalem Youth & Family Services, and other local non-profits) and Also will help grow new local ministry partnerships to promote the connection, friendship and ministry between GFU students and children/youth in the community.

Questions?

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

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