Church Activities Internship

Church Activities Department

Description: 

This internship will offer an inside look at how the Church Activities Department supports churches and societies, informal groups, CSOs, Sunday Schools, Reading Rooms, and institutional committees around the world. Our department, which includes TMC Youth, supports these activities both practically and metaphysically. You will have the opportunity to expand your experience in project management, event management, communication, and research as we prepare for the College Summit and UK Summit, coordinate a high school internship program, and help support church communities around the world.

Opportunities:

  • Focus on the central role that healing plays in church.

  • Develop proficiency in intercultural collaboration and partnership building by communicating with members of branch churches and established groups.

  • Gain experience in event planning, marketing, and logistics specifically in support of our upcoming College Summit and UK Summit.

  • Gain experience in organizing logistics of both college and high school internship programs.

  • Learn how the software Salesforce supports the operations of the organization.

  • Assist with archival projects and database management.

  • Connect Christian Scientists on college campuses to one another and develop a strategy to distribute resources to students on campus.

  • Learn to develop and implement social media and web-based marketing strategies.

Desired Qualifications & Qualities:

  • Current membership in a CSO and/or branch church preferred.

  • Desire to support the Christian Science movement and strengthen church.

  • An attitude of service; ready to prayerfully approach challenges.

  • Interest in learning about and serving the international field; cultural sensitivity.

  • Experience with event planning, marketing, and/or supervising activities for high school students.

  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team; readiness to support team members in a professional setting.

  • Desire to learn new skills

  • Flexibility and humility

  • Fluency in a second language is a plus.

How to apply

Fill out the online application and email us your resume and a cover letter at tmcyouthintern@christianscience.com. Applications are due February 18, 2020. Applicants will be notified by the end of the month.

Program Dates: May 26 - August 7 (11 weeks)

Compensation: Interns will not receive pay or compensation but will receive a living stipend of $300 per week to help offset the cost of living in Boston. They will also be housed near The Mother Church, free of charge, for the duration of the program. The living stipend and housing are taxable benefits. Interns who are Mother Church members and are returning to school after the internship program will be eligible to receive an Albert Baker Fund educational grant award after their successful completion of the program.

Questions: If you have questions about this program, please contact TMC Youth tmcyouthintern@christianscience.com1-617-450-3700 or 1-800-288-7090 ext. 3700 (toll-free)