International Service Department
What is The Mother Church doing to meet the needs of a growing global Christian Science movement? What challenges are Christian Scientists facing and overcoming in other parts of the world? This internship will provide you an opportunity to learn how the organization coordinates its international activities and how it engages the global field with the qualities of a Christian Science nurse: “The nurse should be cheerful, orderly, punctual, patient, full of faith, — receptive to Truth and Love.” (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures 395:18)
The Mother Church’s International Service Department is looking for a globally-conscious individual with fluency in French and/or Spanish who loves expressing those nursing qualities and is seeking a hands-on internship. We’re looking for an intern who is passionate about the same thing we are: bringing healing to the world.
Assist with outreach to international Church members and Reading Room librarians on specific topics relating to membership and access to Christian Science literature. Outreach will involve making international calls, assisting with English-French and/or English-Spanish language interpretation, and may involve drafting written correspondence.
Perform background research by using databases, reading reports, and consulting with employees throughout the organization.
Learn how to apply project management skills in addressing practical research questions.
Learn how the software Salesforce supports the operations of the organization.
Observe how different departments across the organization interact in support of international activity.
Learn how the department exchanges information with international Communication Coordinators who support members in over 50 countries around the world.
Qualifications & Desired Qualities:
Fluency in French and/or Spanish, including written and verbal communication skills.
Attitude of service; desire to prayerfully approach challenges.
Initiative and ability to ask questions based on critical thinking.
Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
Interest in conducting research and ability to organize and document findings.
Desire to do your best and learn new skills; flexibility and humility.
To Apply: Fill out the online application and email us your resume and a cover letter at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.