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 develop project management, communication, and research skills as we prepare for the Young Professionals Summit, coordinate a high school internship program, and help support a worldwide network of Christian Scientists who actively share Christian Science in their local communities.

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 Young Professionals 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.

Qualifications & Desired Qualities:

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

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

  • 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 do your best and learn new skills; flexibility and humility.

  • Experience with other cultures and/or fluency in a second language

To Apply: Fill out the online application  and email us your resume and a cover letter at tmcyouthintern@csps.com. Applications are due January 31, 2019. Applicants will be notified by the third week of February.

Program Dates: May 28 - August 9 (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 Chris Sheasley sheasleyc@csps.com, 1-617-450-3494 or 1-800-288-7090 ext. 3494 (toll free)