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Student.Go - a program of CBF Global Missions - provides opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to serve among and advocate for the most neglected people in our world. Our positions include a wide variety of locations and unique types of ministry and are intended to provide students with hands-on missions experience. Students serve for a summer or a semester alongside CBF Global Missions field personnel and ministry partners in locations around the globe. Not only do the students gain invaluable experience in cross-cultural service, they also provide crucial assistance to the ministries with which they work. Through these experiences, Student.Go strives to help students reach beyond their culture, beyond their comfort zones, and beyond themselves to be the presence of Christ in the world.

 

Student.Go is open to undergraduate and graduate students 18 years of age and older. Applicants must have completed at least one semester of college before their term of service begins. [There is no upper age limit! All ages of undergrad and graduate students are welcome!]

Student.Go reflects the priorities of CBF in its emphasis on holistic ministries, taking seriously God’s mandate of doing justice and mercy and Christ’s instruction to care for the hungry, naked, sick, homeless and imprisoned as we would care for him. We are committed to bearing the presence of Christ and the transforming message of the gospel to the most neglected persons in our world without borders. We also value God’s calling of both women and men to all types of ministry and seek to support both male and female students in their following of God’s will in their lives.

Student.Go provides room, board, local transportation and a stipend ($1,000 for a summer, $1,500 for a semester) as well as 4 days of orientation before you go and a debriefing retreat at the end of the summer.(Some positions may require extra fund raising due to their length,location or the nature of the work.)

   

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Service Opportunities for 2015!

Student.GO Summer 2015 Opportunities

United States Positions:

 

Summer Day Camp Counselor - Miami, FL – Tomorrow’s Leaders Summer Day Camp (K-8th grade), Touching Miami with Love - 6 students (3 male and/or  3 female) - June 1- August 4, 2015 –Touching Miami with Love is an non-profit ministry in the inner-city Miami neighborhood of Overtown. TML students will serve as summer day camp counselors with TML’s Tomorrow’s Leaders, a summer day camp in the community of Overton for children in kindergarten through eighth grade. Each student intern will work alongside TML staff members with a group of 15-20 children ages 5-12 years old. Duties are to assist with camp registration, record class attendance each day, supervise children at summer camp, as well as work alongside volunteers from area churches under the supervision of TML children’s ministry staff .  Students must be prepared for a hard, exhausting, challenging and rewarding summer.  Camp is fast-paced and interns need to be mature enough to handle situations positively with campers (training provided) and/or mature enough to know when to ask for help.  The children have much love to give! The experience will foster dialogue and a deeper understanding of Christ’s call to minister to those who are living in poverty. Skills required: experience working with children, a desire to work with children all day, an interest in living/working in a cross-cultural urban setting, a willingness to work as a team member, ability to live in tight arrangements with multiple roommates, flexibility and a positive attitude.

Assistant Director CLUE Camp- Brooklyn, NY- CLUE Camps- 1 Student (male or female) – June 15  –August 1, 2015.  The student will be working in Crown Heights, Brooklyn in a largely Caribbean population.  Greater Restoration Baptist Church will be host to the camp, a store front located on St. John’s Place in the heart of Crown Heights.  Responsibilities include orientation of mission teams and being the liaison between campers, community, church, and visiting mission teams who will be prepared to lead the camp each week in association with the GRBC staff.  Student.GO personnel will be assisting with the daily schedule, welcoming, opening activities in coordination with mission teams and local director and serve as Director when local director is not on site.   Skills required:  Student must have organizational skills and comfortable with multitasking.  Flexible and energetic, the student must be willing to work in a cross-cultural setting, able to communicate effectively with adults and children, summer camp programming experience is a big plus, and student must have a servant attitude. 

Summer Camp Staff - Washington, D.C. - National Baptist Memorial Church – 7 students (3 male and 4 female) – June 1-August 3, 2015. National Memorial Baptist is located in one of the most diverse neighborhoods (in terms of ethnicity and economic income) of Washington DC. Students will have the opportunity to assist and support planned activities, and other special projects or events, Assist in maintaining a positive, safe, and supportive environment for children to learn and grow, serve as an ambassador to mission teams and other volunteers working with camp. Skills required: experience working with children and community outreach, experience working with camp, VBS or retreats, flexibility, willingness to work on a team, ability to speak Spanish is preferred but not required

 Summer Camp Coordinator- Washington, DC- National Baptist Memorial Church- 1 student  ( male or female)- June 1- August 3, 2015. National Memorial Baptist is located in one of the most diverse neighCborhoods (in terms of ethnicity and economic income) of Washington DC. Student will be responsible for running a effective and high- quality program, recruiting and supporting volunteer effects, encouraging engagement, investment of volunteers, maintaining a positive, safe and supportive environment for children to learn and grow, providing weekly program-related documentation such a schedule, reports, participation evaluations and attendance reports to the senior pastor. Skills required: 5 years experience working with children, flexibility, willingness to work on a team. Management experience strongly preferred.

Artist in Residence- Danville, VA- Grace and Main Fellowship- 1 student (male or female)- June 1 – August 2, 2015.  Grace and Main Fellowship is looking for an Artist in Residence to live and work alongside us as we work and pray among the homeless, near-homeless, poor, addicted, and hungry in Danville, Virginia. Grace and Main is a non-traditional, intentional, missional, and neo-monastic, Christian community that believes in the power of relationships to change the lives of everybody involved. Our Artist in Residence will live in the midst of our community and will not only depend upon, but offer, hospitality. They will be given positions of leadership and service in our midst and asked to produce artwork related to their and our work among the “least of these” our brothers and sisters. Furthermore, they’ll be asked to promote art among those whom we love, collect their works, and encourage them to make new works. In addition, they’ll participate in Grace and Main’s community life—including meals, Bible studies, prayers, and worship. This is a great opportunity for those who are interested in exploring and gaining experience in leading a non-traditional, community-driven, and relationship-focused ministry among the least of these our brothers and sisters while also exploring artistic and creative pursuits in a neo-monastic, intentional, and missional context.  Skills required A willingness to form new relationships and to take the initiative in doing so.  Student must have a proficiency in at least one artistic medium.  The student must have flexibility and adaptability, a big heart and a discerning spirit, eagerness to listen, an ability to set and maintain healthy boundaries, and self-motivation and an ability to set your own schedule.

Missionary in Residence- Danville, VA – Grace and Main Fellowship-  1 student (male or female)- June 1 - August 2, 2015.  Grace and Main Fellowship is looking for Missionaries in Residence to live and work alongside us as we work and pray among the homeless, near-homeless, poor, addicted, and hungry in Danville, Virginia. Grace and Main is a non-traditional, intentional, missional, and neo-monastic, Christian community that believes in the power of relationships to change the lives of everybody involved. Missionaries in Residence will live in the midst of our community and will not only depend upon, but offer, hospitality. They will be given positions of leadership and service in our midst and offered opportunities to learn our particular way of doing life and social justice. In addition, they’ll participate in Grace and Main’s community life—including meals, Bible studies, prayers, and worship. This is a great opportunity for those who are interested in exploring and gaining experience in leading a non-traditional, community-driven, and relationship-focused ministry among the least of these our brothers and sisters while also exploring neo-monasticism and Christian community.  Skills required: A willingness to form new relationships and to take the initiative in doing so, flexibility and adaptability, a big heart and a discerning spirit, eagerness to listen, an ability to set and maintain healthy boundaries, self-motivation and an ability to set your own schedule.    

Take Root Intern: Charlotte, NC-The Family Tree- June 1 – August 1, 2015- 3 student ( 1 male or 2 female)- The Family Tree is an intentional community planted in an underprivileged neighborhood of West Charlotte, NC who is committed to discipleship and loving our neighbors as family.  Together, we practice hospitality, creativity, and prayer in a communal setting.  The Take Root internship program is immersion experience of discipleship combining faithful service, intentional community, and social action.  Interns will have the opportunities to grow professionally, spiritually, and personally.   Skills required:  It is very helpful to have a driver’s license, but also feel comfortable using public transit, and willing to work in an intentional community setting.

International Summer Academy Teacher and Children’s Ministry Intern- Louisville, KY- Crescent Hill Baptist Church- 6 students (3 male and 3 female)- June 1 – August 1, 2015.  Crescent Hill Baptist Church is an international congregation.  About 35% of the congregation is refugees from the Burma/Thai border.  The Academic Academy will be working predominately with Karen, Karenni, and Chin refugees.  The student will help develop curriculum/lesson plans to bridge educational gaps in refugee students and to enrich what they learned in school.  Most of the day will be spent with the students doing educational activities such as reading, math, science, language arts, Bible study, and recreation. One week will be spent in planning and preparation for the summer. One week will be spent leading the church’s VBS. 4 weeks will be spent running the academic day camp for the refugee students. One week will be spent chaperoning the children at PassportKids camp.  Skills Required: Teaching skills, computer skills, organizational skills, driving 15 passenger vans, experience with refugee populations, experience elementary children, experience with English language learners, basic computer skills, and teaching experience or education majors is a plus!

Stories on Wheels Intern- Helena-West Helena, AR- Together for Hope, AR- 3 students (female or male)- June 1 – August 1, 2015  The students will work as part of Together for Hope’s summer literacy programming in rural communities, through use of the Stories on Wheels mobile library. Students will be responsible for planning and leading reading programming for small groups of children. Children served are preschool – middle school. Students will work with local partners, parents, and local and outside volunteers to ensure program success. Students will also serve as leaders in Stories on Wheels literacy camps, managing local and outside volunteers and facilitating SOW camps. Students will assist in mentorship and program development for local youth, in addition to assisting in volunteer management, logistics, and administrative support for the All Church Challenge, a two-week missions experience for churches across the southeast.Skills required:  Must have experience in working with children, a background in education, children’s ministry and/or youth ministry, Proficient in Microsoft Office; relational; highly organized; highly adaptable; self-starter; independent worker.   

Community Health Mentor- Helena-West Helena, AR- Together for Hope, AR- 1 student (female)- May 27 – August 1, 2015.  The student will work with Together For Hope Arkansas to identify and equip 1-2 young people with interest in public health to pursue a project that will improve the health of the community. The student will serve as a mentor to the young people in program development, health education, program evaluation and promotion. Skills required: Experience in mentoring youth; experience in public health program development; pursuing education in public health; proficient in Microsoft Office; relational; highly organized; highly adaptable; self-starter; independent worker.

Sowing Seeds of Hope Summer Intern – Perry County, AL - 4 students, June 1– August 1st, 2015-Students will assist with various areas of the summer program with Sowing Seeds of Hope – a holistic ministry addressing issues of systemic poverty in Alabama’s poorest county. The interns will work directly with area volunteers & visiting volunteer teams in four areas: Home Repairs - working specifically with visiting Construction Team Leaders making sure they understand their project & have the materials they need to complete their project, Children’s Ministry - working with teams involved with VBS & literacy projects, Administration - working closely with the Volunteer Coordinator & Executive Director of Sowing Seeds of Hope and visiting team leaders on project logistics before, during & after their trips; office assistance & keeping records of ministry that takes place over the summer and Communications - videotaping the week’s activities and producing a video, taking photographs and writing news articles for newspaper publication. Skills Required: Pleasant personality, good computer skills, media skills, good community skills, flexibility and willingness to work with and work alongside visiting volunteer teams. Experience working with construction and/or children and personal car is preferred.

 

Literacy Camp Director- Southeast Atlanta- Park Avenue Baptist Church- 2 students (female or male)- June 1 – August 1, 2015.   The purpose of our Wild About Reading Summer Literacy Camp is to combat the “summer slide” for under resourced students in southeast Atlanta by providing access to quality literacy based summer camp programing that builds on and further develops reading skills.  The Camp Director works closely with the Program Supervisor to make camp a positive and impactful part of each child’s summer.  Camp Director’s duties include being present daily at camp for six weeks in the summer, building relationships with students and families, organizing and supporting volunteers, prepping materials, communicating with parents, and being a part of the community.  Skills required: A positive attitude, and servant’s heart.  A willingness to work with children from various backgrounds, many with behavioral challenges. Organized and good with time management. Comfortable with leadership role in managing volunteers and students.  Experience with any of the following a plus: children, tutoring, teaching, literacy, summer camps. 

Assistant Director for iLead Middle School Leadership Program- Southeast Atlanta- Park Avenue Baptist Church- 1 student (female or male)- June 1 – August 1, 2015.  iLEAD is A 7 week summer leadership program for emerging middle school leaders that combines creative skill building programing and service opportunities. Assistant Director will attend and lead portions of skill building days, attend weekly Bible study meeting on Wednesday nights.  Build/strengthen relationships with students for the duration of the program.  Conduct feedback sessions with students in biweekly. Visits student service sites weekly, checking in with the student’s assigned counselor.  Along with iLEAD, this position serves as support for Lydia’s House- mission housing for volunteers.  This requires being available to let groups in upon arrival and provide basic instructions for use of the building and regularly checking functionality of bathrooms, furniture and fixtures in Lydia’s House and bring necessary repairs to attention of staff.  Skills required: A positive attitude, a servant’s heart, a willingness to work with at risk middle school age students, and flexibility. Experience in: mentoring, leadership models, team building, and leading groups of students are a plus!    

Bible Study Leader- Atlanta, GA: Reynoldstown and Pittsburgh- The Andrew P. Stewart Center- 2 Students (male or female)- June 2nd – August 1st, 2015.  The Andrew P. Stewart Center holds summer camps are held in two neighborhoods of Atlanta: Reynoldstown and Pittsburgh. Camp runs from 8:30 am until 4:00 pm every weekday, beginning June 2nd and ending August 1st.  All Summer Staff must be available to participate in staff training on May 31st and June 1st.  The Center’s camp is open to children between the ages of five and thirteen, and predominantly serves minority children from underprivileged families. We estimate enrollment to be around 50 children and youth in Reynoldstown, and 60 in Pittsburgh.  Eight counselors and 3-4 elective leaders will staff each camp.  The Bible Study Leader for summer camp is in charge of leading age-appropriate bible activities for all four age groups of children (K & 1st) (2nd & 3rd) (4th & 5th) (6th & 7th).  While the Bible Study Leader will have the full support of counselors to assist children with activities, he or she is in charge of the planning, setup, and instruction of all activities.  Skills required:  It’s not required but we prefer for all staff member to know how to swim and have a valid driver’s license.  The students must have a passion for working with children and those on the fringes of society.  The Bible Study Leader must possess interpersonal skills such as the ability to communicate with adults as well s children.  While the Bible Study Leader will not be required to plan all activities for the summer, he or she will be asked to plan some.  Creativity and flexibility are a must for this position.   

Recreation Leader- Atlanta, GA: Reynoldstown and Pittsburgh- The Andrew P. Stewart Center- 2 Students (male or female)-  June 2nd – August 1st, 2015.  The Andrew P. Stewart Center holds summer camps are held in two neighborhoods of Atlanta: Reynoldstown and Pittsburgh. Camp runs from 8:30 am until 4:00 pm every weekday, beginning June 2nd and ending August 1st.  All Summer Staff must be available to participate in staff training on May 31st and June 1st.  The Center’s camp is open to children between the ages of five and thirteen, and predominantly serves minority children from underprivileged families. We estimate enrollment to be around 50 children and youth in Reynoldstown, and 60 in Pittsburgh.  Eight counselors and 3-4 elective leaders will staff each camp.  The Recreation Leader for summer camp is in charge of leading age-appropriate Recreation activities in the mornings for all four age groups of children (K & 1st) (2nd & 3rd) (4th & 5th) (6th & 7th).  Additionally, he or she will be in charge of afternoon recreation, which will focus on 1 or 2 groups per day.  While the Recreation Leader will have the full support of counselors to assist children with activities, he or she is in charge of the planning, setup, and instruction of all activities.  Skills required:  While the recreation leader will not be required to plan all activities for the summer, he or she will be asked to plan some.  While not required, it is helpful for the recreation leader to have experience with multiple sports or recreational activities.  Just as with all other staff members, the recreation leader must possess interpersonal skills such as the ability to communicate with adults as well as children.  Recreation leader must appreciate the life situation of each child and seek to celebrate God’s gifts in the children’s lives.  It is not required, but we prefer for all staff member to know how to swim and have a valid driver’s license. 

 Art Leader-  Atlanta, GA: Reynoldstown and Pittsburgh- The Andrew P. Stewart Center- 2 Students (male or female)-  June 2nd – August 1st, 2015.  The Andrew P. Stewart Center holds summer camps are held in two neighborhoods of Atlanta: Reynoldstown and Pittsburgh. Camp runs from 8:30 am until 4:00 pm every weekday, beginning June 2nd and ending August 1st.  All Summer Staff must be available to participate in staff training on May 31st and June 1st.  The Center’s camp is open to children between the ages of five and thirteen, and predominantly serves minority children from underprivileged families. We estimate enrollment to be around 50 children and youth in Reynoldstown, and 60 in Pittsburgh.  Eight counselors and 3-4 elective leaders will staff each camp.  The Art Leader for summer camp is in charge of leading age-appropriate arts and crafts activities for all four age groups of children (K & 1st) (2nd & 3rd) (4th & 5th) (6th & 7th).  While the Art Leader will have the full support of counselors to assist children with activities, he or she is in charge of the planning, setup, and instruction of all activities.  Skills required:  While there are leader will not be required to plan all art activities for the summer, he or she will be asked to plan some.  Just as with all other staff members, the art leader must possess interpersonal skills such as the ability to communicate with adults as well as children.  The Art leader must appreciate the life situation of each child and seek to celebrate God’s gift in the children’s lives.  It is not required, but we prefer for all staff members to know how to swim and have a valid driver’s license. 

Circles in Columbus Community Development Advocate- Columbus, GA- Open Door Community House- 1 student (male or female)- June 1, 2015 – August 1, 2015.  In the area Open Door specifically serves (in the zip code around our facility), 77%  of the population is African-American and 19% is Caucasian.  More than 43% of the households are headed by single women and 15% of the population is unemployed. In this zip code 36.5% of the people live below the poverty line and 47% of the children are growing up in poverty.  While not the most under-resourced area of our city, the area Open Door primarily serves is a low-income community.  Columbus has a rich cultural heritage including influences from the textile industry, neighboring Ft. Benning, and now the banking industry.  Columbus is working to establish itself as a center for the fine and performing arts. Columbus State University's fine arts departments are now located downtown, not far from Open Door, and the University's efforts have aided revitalization efforts downtown.  Circles in Columbus Community Development Advocate will assist in the operations, organizing, and planning for all aspects of the initiative.  The Advocate will learn about and respond to poverty on a family-by-family basis and will also learn about and work against systems issues that are keeping families in poverty in our community.  The Advocate will also have the opportunity to work on community building on a small scale (between Circle Leaders and Allies) and also on a larger scale of community development.  Required Skills:  Ability to stay relaxed in the face of other people’s distress; student should be self-motivated, resourceful, and able to operate in a flexible workplace.  Student should maintain positive work atmosphere.  A strong commitment to social justice, ability to write and speak passionately about ending poverty, and ability to work will with people of different socioeconomic classes, races, and ages. 

LUCHA Ministries Intern- Greater Fredricksburg, VA- LUCHA Ministries- 2 students (female or male)- June 1 – August 1, 2015- The student(s) will plan and carry out activities for at-risk Latino youth, children and their families.  They will have opportunities to work directly with Latino immigrants in human needs ministries, to provide translation assistance, and to help clients with transportation.  Skills required: this position requires that the student(s) be outgoing, independent, responsible, flexible, and willing to learn and work on a team, and the ability to carry on a basic conversation in Spanish- fluency preferred. 

 

Camp Counselor- Atlanta, GA: Reynoldstown and Pittsburgh- The Andrew P. Stewart Center- 6 students (male or female)- June 1 – August 1, 2015.  The Andrew P. Stewart Center holds summer camps are held in two neighborhoods of Atlanta: Reynoldstown and Pittsburgh. Camp runs from 8:30 am until 4:00 pm every weekday, beginning June 2nd and ending August 1st.  All Summer Staff must be available to participate in staff training on May 31st and June 1st.  The Center’s camp is open to children between the ages of five and thirteen, and predominantly serves minority children from underprivileged families. Six counselors and 3-4 elective leaders will staff each camp.  Camp Counselors will provide leadership and mentorship for all activities including Bible story, crafts, games, music, recreation, educational activities, assembly, swimming and field trips. Counselors will be assigned to a group of 10-12 children, designated by age, that they will lead the entire summer. Counselors will also help with the administrative tasks of running camp such as cleaning the facilities and preparing meals/snacks for the children.  As a part of the summer experience counselors are expected to participate in staff-only events such as weekly meetings, times of devotion and social gatherings. The Center’s staff, which includes all counselors, will participate in a summer long book group. Several books will be suggested that are related to urban ministry and periodic discussion times will be held to explore the books information. Books will be provided free of charge by the Center.  The counselors’ primary responsibility is to shepherd the children through an interactive summer of fun and learning. Counselors are expected to help provide a positive, safe and enjoyable atmosphere for the children and volunteers.  Skills Required:  Counselors must possess interpersonal skills such as the ability to communicate with adults as well as children. Counselors need to possess good conflict resolution skills along with the ability to relate to people of varying social, racial and economic backgrounds. Counselors need to be able to take instruction from leadership while also being able to function without specific instructions. Counselors must also possess a level of patience that allows them to be flexible.  Counselors need to have a reasonable knowledge of the Bible and a faith that informs their thinking and actions. Counselors must appreciate the life situation of each child and seek to celebrate God’s gifts in the children’s lives. Most importantly, counselors must have a passion for working with children and those on the fridges of society.  It is not required but we prefer for all counselors to know how to swim and have a valid drivers’ license.

Women and Children’s Minister- Tenderloin District, San Francisco, CA- Because Justice Matters- 1 student (female)- June 1 – August 1, 2015- The women and children’s minister will serve in the Tenderloin district of San Francisco, an area known to be a center for human trafficking and domestic violence.  This Student.Go position is an internship with Because Justice Matters, an anti-trafficking ministry focused on healing and restoration for victims and survivors of human trafficking.  The assignment also involves general ministries among the urban poor and impoverished internationals residing in the Tenderloin district.  Skills required; student must have a background in social work, excellent communication skills, a strong desire to serve women and children, a mature sense of self, common sense regarding personal safety.  College graduate preferred- seminary or other graduate student with previous experience within a social work setting. 

Summer Camp Counselor- Bath County, VA, Camp Alkulana- 6 students (3 female and 3 male)- June 1 – August 1, 2015- Camp Alkulana is located in rural Bath County, Virginia, deep in the Allegheny Mountains. The camp provides a summer camp experience for low-income, at-risk children and youth (boys and girls, ages 9-14) from the Richmond, Virginia area.  Our goal is that as campers build relationships with counselors and participate in camp activities, they will experience God’s love in a real and personal way.  Staff live in cabins with their campers, eat their meals together, and supervise and lead all camp activities (including Bible study, adventure activities, interest groups, and general recreation).  Counselors will act both as group facilitators and as one-on-one counselors, as needed.  Staff must attend two weeks of staff training at the beginning of June. There are four sessions during the summer, each specializing in a specific age and gender. Boys and girl campers attend camp in separate sessions, although male and female staff members are needed for all sessions. Most staff are contracted for the full summer, but partial summer contracts may be available.  Skills required: experience working with children and/or youth, interest and/or experience working in inner city ministries, able to live in community and work well with other staff members, able to lead Bible studies with campers, affectively supervise campers, able to enforce safety and behavioral management protocol, experience and some expertise in hiking, rock climbing, cave exploring, canoeing, lifeguarding, and mountain biking. 

Summer Intern- Shaw, Mississippi- Delta Hands for Hope- 1 student (female or male)- May 25 – July 3, 2015.  Delta Hands for Hope, a Together for Hope site in Shaw, MS, is searching for an intern to help with summer programming. Our main program will be a day camp for children 5 days a week all summer long, and will include lunch, educational programs, and recreational activities. The intern will have the opportunity to use his/her gifts in planning activities and programs for the kids (examples: music, sports, arts, drama, etc.). Other duties include working with volunteers, attending community and church events, working with social media, and attending CBF General Assembly. Optional opportunities include visiting other rural poverty organizations in the area, and speaking at different churches.  Skills required: Cultural understanding of the African American community, patience working with children, ability and organization to multitask, basic technology skills, flexibility, a self-starter, and a background in working with low-income areas is highly recommended. 

International Positions:


Team BARK! (Bless a Roma Kid!)-
Bucharest, Romania and other interior towns- 5 students (female and/or male)- July 3 – 31, 2015.  This team of four persons will help local field personnel to organize and carry out backyard Bible clubs for Roma kids.  The goal is to touch the hearts of Roma kids by extending the love of God through smiles and hugs given unconditionally.  The basic program will be a day camp setup which will include singing (teaching simple English songs), teaching Bible stories (using role play), assembling crafts, serving snacks and lots of recreation.  The team will use translators and field personnel to translate.  Additionally, the team will assist Ruth School staff in various summer tasks:  Completing student reports for sponsors, Teaching ESL to ladies coming to Naomi Center, various maintenance/cleaning tasks of school facility, Planning Chapel programs for fall/spring, and Taking inventory of school furnishings/equipment.  Skills required:  Being comfortable leading and singing in front of a group, be comfortable teaching Bible stories with creative use of role play, have a TON of energy, must love kids, music (lead by guitar), flexibility with an ever-changing order of events, must be comfortable working with kids who live at the poverty level, and must be willing to work within a team.  EXTRA FUNDING REQUIRED

Children and Youth Intern- Adana, Turkey- 2 students (female)- Early May – August 1, 2015.  Student will help with children during Women’s conference in May in Diyarbakir, Turkey, deaf school, the blind school and the orphanage in Adana Kucak Kamp in Elazig, Turkey in July and possibly the family camp held right after that.  Support the local church where CBF personnel are leaders. Sundays and when the women’s group meets.  Help with any projects of the church during the summer.  Music ability is good, playing guitar or piano is helpful.  Skills required: willingness to care for children, willingness to interact with groups of people on a daily basis, willingness to be in cross-cultural community.  EXTRA FUNDING REQUIRED

 Church Intern and English Camp Counselor- Kanazawa, Japan – 2 students (either 1 male/female or 2 males/2 females) – June 29 – August 3, 2014. Kanazawa Baptist Church is a 60 year-old congregation located on the main island of Honshu along the Sea of Japan in a city of half a million people. The church exists within a community that is very strongly Buddhist and in a country where Christianity makes up just two percent of the population. The KBC Intern & English Camp Counselor will assist the church in furthering its reach into the community to share the love of Christ with the Japanese and international populations of the city. The intern will help in leading English worship services and teach English lessons to children at the kindergarten and adults of various English levels. The intern will also be charged with planning and coordinating two sessions of English camp at Megumi Kindergarten that will serve both children and adults. Participating in daily life within the Japanese culture will be a highlight of the internship as you get to view the city’s beautiful sights, museums, and great restaurants and shopping. Skills required: previous experience in coordination of an event or camp, strong organizational skills, previous international experience (travel or missions), ability to communicate effectively with children and adults, ability to work collaboratively in a team setting, interest in local church ministry, and openness to cross-cultural dialogue and discussion. Preferred skills: musical abilities (singing or instrumental), experience in teaching English as a second language, any experience in speaking Japanese. EXTRA FUNDING REQUIRED.

Youth Camp Developer and Literacy Program Developer- Lome, Togo- Baptist Ministry Partners- A COUPLE IS REQUESTED- May 25 – August 2, 2015.  Lome is the capital city of Togo, a country in West Africa which has been politically stable in recent years. French is the official language with Ewe and Mina the primary languages spoken in southern Togo. The country’s population is young, with 40% under age 14 and 60% younger than 25.  Religious statistics for Togo are Christian 29%, Muslim 20%, indigenous beliefs 51% (with more Muslims in the north than the south).  This neighborhood is located near the beach in a hot, tropical climate and includes a fishing village.  We are looking for a young couple to help empower Togolese youth and children to reach their God-given potential.  One person will work alongside young adults as they lead youth camp, learning about Togolese culture and at the same time, helping them to develop leadership skills as they share the gospel in a camp setting.  The other person will develop a literacy program that helps children learn to read French, greatly increasing their chances for a better future.  Skills required: SEMINARY/GRADUTAE STUDENTS PREFERRED. flexibility, willingness to live on a basic level, cross-cultural sensitivity, compassion, strong value of teamwork, willingness to work with a cross-cultural team, ease in sharing testimony as this is a very common request, While French is not require, the more you know, the easier it will be to communicate for daily life and ministry needs.

Roma Road Ministry Team and Leadership Forum Intern- Slovakia, Czech Republic, and Poland- 4 students (2 female and 2 male)- June 14 – July 21, 2015.  A team of four students are needed to organize and conduct three week-long camps for Roma.  One of these camps will be in the Czech Republic, two will be in Slovakia.  The Roma the team will work with have little opportunity for a summer camp experience.  Each camp’s program will include a Bible story, singing, crafts, recreation and snacks – a typical Back Yard Bible Club/Vacation Bible School format.  The team will have translators to communicate with the children.  One week of the five week experience will be spent with four Roma and four Slovak (equal numbers of males and females) in a Leadership Forum program.  The program is designed to help develop participant’s leadership potential by exploring who they are (personal background, skill-set discernment, etc) and how they relate to others (MBTI, cross-cultural interaction).  This program will be conducted in English and facilitated by a group of Roma, Slovak, and American (CBF Field Personnel) leaders.  Each Roma Road participant will need to contribute $1,800 which will cover all costs of the camps, lodging, travel, entrance fees, and food.  Money for souvenirs or personal items is not include and is the responsibility of the team member.  Skills required: Students must be comfortable leading and singing in front of a group.  Ability for one or more team members to play a guitar is a must! Must be comfortable teaching Bible stories with creative use of role play.
3.  Have a ton of energy!  Recreation is a great way to relate to the kids!  Knowledge of soccer is a plus. Students must love kids!  (The age of the camp participants could vary widely – up to late teens – and would require a commitment to being flexible!) Flexibility with an ever-changing order of events.  It is likely that one week the team will also conduct English language outreach instead of/in addition to the children’s camp.  Students must be comfortable working with kids who live in extreme poverty.
7.  Be willing to work as a team and contribute to the continued health of your team.
8.  Though you will have translators available, you must be comfortable operating in a setting where you will not understand the language but must remain engaged.
9.  Leadership Forum participation will require an additional level of commitment which will include an additional recommendation and interview with the McNarys.  EXTRA FUNDING REQUIRED   

 

Student.Go Semester Opportunities: Spring and Fall 2015

United States Positions:

 

TOUCHING MIAMI WITH LOVE:

Children’s Instructor- Miami, FL- 1 student (female or male)- Touching Miami- Touching Miami with Love, in the inner-city Miami neighborhood of Overtown.  Children’s Instructor is an assistant to our TML staff who oversees all aspects of our out of school program—homework help and tutoring, literacy class, enrichment classes, and fitness.  Opportunities for curriculum development and leading various 6 week enrichment sessions on STEAM activities.  Skills required: experience working with children, a desire to work with children all day, an interest in living/working in a cross-cultural urban setting, a willingness to work as a team member, ability to live in tight arrangements with multiple roommates, flexibility and a positive attitude. 

Development and Fundraising Intern- 1 Student (female or male)- The intern will assist in the fundraising of Touching Miami with Love and gain hands-on learning in everything from event planning, graphic design, grant writing, social media strategies, and more.  Skills required: Self-motivated, an interest in living/working in a cross-cultural urban setting, a willingness to work as a team member, ability to live in tight arrangements with multiple roommates, flexibility and a positive attitude. 

Parent Empowerment Assistant- Working with our Parent Liaison, the assistant will support all aspects of our Parent Empowerment Project with the Miami-Dade Public Schools.  Assist with our twice a month gatherings, development of upcoming events, assist with partnership development on this project, and guide parents as they become more engaged with their child’s school and surrounding community.  Skills required: an interest in living/working in a cross-cultural urban setting, a willingness to work as a team member, ability to live in tight arrangements with multiple roommates, flexibility and a positive attitude

National Baptist Memorial Church- The church is located in DC’s most diverse neighborhood in terms of ethnicity and income.  1 Student is required for each position (female or male), and she or he can server in either Spring or Fall of 2015.  Spring dates: January 11 – May 15, 2015; Fall Dates: August 31- December 18, 2015

 

Technology & Program Specialist- This position will coordinate special music ministry projects in an effort to reach young adults. This position will work with the senior pastor and music director. 

Skills required: They must be well organized, experience with planning events or programs, well versed in power point and social media, and the capacity to work alone, but have the ability to network with others. 

 

Young Adult Ministry Fellow- The intern will plan gatherings and Bible studies for young adults of the church and local community.  The intern must have experience in teaching the Bible.  The intern should be familiar with social media as this will be used to communicate with young adults.  Skills required: Experience in planning events, organizational skills, ability to be flexible, good social skills, and some experience in working with young adults. 

 

Social Justice Intern- This position will work to help establish a new social justice ministry.  This position will work with the senior pastor and be a liaison with other justice organizations. Skills required: The intern must be well organized.  She or he must have experience with planning events or programs, and a willingness to work in team setting. 

 

Women and Children’s Minister- Tenderloin District, San Francisco, CA- Because Justice Matters- 1 student (female)- (Spring/Fall/Yearlong 2015)- The women and children’s minister will serve in the Tenderloin district of San Francisco, an area known to be a center for human trafficking and domestic violence.  This Student.Go position is an internship with Because Justice Matters, an anti-trafficking ministry focused on healing and restoration for victims and survivors of human trafficking.  The assignment also involves general ministries among the urban poor and impoverished internationals residing in the Tenderloin district.  Skills required; student must have a background in social work, excellent communication skills, a strong desire to serve women and children, a mature sense of self, common sense regarding personal safety.  College graduate preferred- seminary or other graduate student with previous experience within a social work setting. 

Take Root Intern: Charlotte, NC-The Family Tree- 1 student (female or male)- (Spring – Fall 2015/16)- The Family Tree is an intentional community planted in an underprivileged neighborhood of West Charlotte, NC who is committed to discipleship and loving our neighbors as family.  Together, we practice hospitality, creativity, and prayer in a communal setting.  The Take Root internship program is immersion experience of discipleship combining faithful service, intentional community, and social action.  Interns will have the opportunities to grow professionally, spiritually, and personally.   Skills required:  It is very helpful to have a driver’s license, but also fell comfortable using public transit, and willing to work in an intentional community setting.

LUCHA Ministries Intern- Greater Fredricksburg, VA- LUCHA Ministries- 2 students (female or male)- (Spring-Fall 2015/16)- LUCHA is made up of a small staff and of several committed volunteers and short-term workers.  Students must be willing to accept responsibility for a specific role within the organization and to work both as a part of the team as well as independently to accomplish tasks that contribute to the long-term goals of the organization.  Students will be expected to work independently but to seek supervision and help from others as needed, and not wait for someone to seek them out.  The student(s) will plan and carry out activities for at-risk Latino youth, children and their families.  They will have opportunities to work directly with Latino immigrants in human needs ministries, to provide translation assistance, and to help clients with transportation.  Skills required: this position requires that the student(s) be outgoing, independent, responsible, flexible, and willing to learn and work on a team, and the ability to carry on a basic conversation in Spanish- fluency preferred. 

Urban Ministry Resident Fellow- New York, New York- Metro Baptist Church/Rauschenbusch Metro Ministries- 1 student (female or male)- Yearlong.  Located in midtown Manhattan’s Westside neighborhood known as Hell’s Kitchen.  As Urban Ministry Fellow in Residence, candidate will be asked to assist in leadership of the Rauschenbusch Metro Ministries programming services (Direct Services, children/teen at risk, ESOL programs, program development, etc.) in consultation with Supervisors regarding staff needs when on location. Duties of leaders include enlisting volunteers, plan programs and publicity, engage in relationship building with participants, and attend staff meetings.  Resident will meet with staff supervisors for updates and evaluation.  20 Hours per week  2.  Serve as Resident for Metro Baptist pastoral ministries assisting Pastors with ministerial needs of a diverse congregation and neighborhood including pastoral and worship ministry, Urban Immersion, Urban Farm Project.    16 Hours per week  3.  As this is a self-funded position some hours per week will be for Partnership Development and Communication.  4 Hours per week   4.  Will be required to take time off each week for rest, reflection, free time.  Skills required:  experience in planning and implementing ministry programs, experience working with volunteers, ability to multi-task, Spanish speaking is a plus, must be accepting and tolerant of all people and cultures, must be able to navigate through the challenges of living in the nation’s largest city (public transportation, crowds, noise, etc.)  THIS PROGRAM IS INTENDED FOR SEMINARY GRADUATES. 

 Youth Mentor- Helena-West and Philips County, Arkansas- Together for Hope Arkansas- 4 students ( female and/or male)- January 5 – May 22, 2015.  The students will work with Together For Hope Arkansas to identify at-risk young people and develop a comprehensive, strategic mentoring program that will work toward keeping young people in school, connected to community resources, engaged in serving their community, and away from violent and/or illegal activities. Mentoring will also connect young people to faith communities and will address the full need of the mentee through the lens of the Gospel. Students will develop relationships with young people and use their own stories to demonstrate positive decision making and offer hope to youth.  Skills required: Experience mentoring youth preferred. Most importantly, students must demonstrate willingness to connect deeply with young people and share their own experiences. Willingness to contribute to group discussion about challenges facing young people in Helena-West Helena and think critically and creatively about solutions.

**Student.GO Special Projects: 2014**

 

Graphic Design Project Developer-  8 – 10 weeks- will consider any time frame- 1 student (male or female).  A creative, digital-savvy person is needed to help create an online resource based on a print resource.  The resource will tell the stories of various groups of internationals in the US, including immigrants, refugees, international students, etc.  This is a distance-based assignment, designed for a student to live at home, work remotely with a supervisor, and network with a group of CBF Field Personnel across the country.  Content for the digital resource will be based on a current print resource, Welcoming the Stranger.  Skills required: graphic design background, knowledgeable about website design, and some writing skills. 

EFL Ministry Intern- Litomerice, Czech Republic- 3 months- will consider any time frame- 1 student (female or male).  EFL Intern will provide EFL classes in conjunction with an ongoing English language outreach ministry of the Czech Baptist Church in Litomerice, CZ.  Working with the Czech ministry team, the intern will make presentations in local schools and will follow up those contacts by incorporating visitors into the church’s English language ministry.  They will participate in other ministries of the church including ministry to Roma, youth ministry, and attending church services. Skills required: Experience in EFL or ESL and sensitivity to cross cultural living.  While teaching experience is not necessary, some experience would be helpful.  Willingness to adapt to a different culture, willingness to work on a team, problem solving skills, and communicative skills.   

Project Ruth Resource Assistant- Bucharest, Romania- From mid-September to mid-December- 1 student (female). The resource assistant will participate in various ministries of Project Ruth which include leading devotionals in weekly chapel, assisting with after-school programs, assisting with administrative activities such as writing thanks you notes to donors, proofing English promotional materials, and assisting supervisors in ministry activities. Skills required: willingness to work on a team, willingness to initiate on own talents, cultural flexibility, comfort ability with public transportation, some ESL skills, willingness to be around extreme povertyEXTRA FUNDING REQUIRED

 

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