Disaster Preparedness for Faith Communities, Residential Paid Internship
New York Intern Program is a service-learning year for recent college graduates, which focuses on social justice, vocational discernment, intentional community, and spiritual growth.
This intern would live at Church of the Intercession (W 155th St) along with six other young adults also participating in the program.
The intern would serve with the Episcopal Relief & Development’s US Disaster Program. That office works to inspire, connect and equip the Episcopal Church throughout the US to respond to disasters, particularly serving their vulnerable neighbors. The intern will help organize 6 regional preparedness training conferences, including recruiting participants, booking travel, assembling materials and working with venues. The intern will also have communications projects relating to their e-newsletter, and will help plan the organization’s 75th anniversary commemoration.
NYIP exposes young adults to the complexities of systemic injustice while empowering them to explore and enact effective responses. Our interns utilize this year to discern and clarify their future vocations in preparation for becoming leaders in their chosen fields. NYIP values diversity; our applicants come from all backgrounds and religions. In addition to their FT internships, interns participate in an array of educational and community-building activities (such as weekly Spirituality Gatherings, five expense-paid Retreats, and numerous workshops) which draw from Episcopal faith and practice.
NYIP interns receive a stipend of approx $500 a month which is split between a community account for shared household expenses and an individual stipend for personal discretionary spending, health insurance, housing (a double bedroom, full eat-in kitchen and living-room spaces), high-speed Internet, free unlimited access to public transportation (monthly unlimited-ride MetroCards), and an end-of-year Relocation Allowance ($350).
How to apply
Application is accessed through EpiscopalServiceCorps.org. In addition, please email resume and cover letter asap to NewYorkInternProgram@gmail.com.