Summer 2014 • Northern Virginia
Prison Fellowship Ministries, consisting of Prison Fellowship, the world’s largest outreach to prisoners, ex-prisoners, and their families, along with Justice Fellowship, the advocacy arm of Prison Fellowship that works for criminal justice reform, and The Colson Center, which equips Christians to live out their faith in the culture, have exciting internships available for undergraduate and graduate students. Visit http://www.prisonfellowship.org/internships for more information about these impactful opportunities!
We invite you to apply your academic experience in a Christian ministry environment in our National Office by offering the enclosed list of dynamic internships. Our National Office location in Lansdowne, VA is also a great place to spend the summer due to its proximity to Washington, DC. Apply now to make a difference as we reach out to people to change lives, minds, and communities through Jesus Christ. E-mail your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org and list the position(s) you have specific interest in. A minimum commitment of eight weeks is required and affordable housing is also available for out of town students.
PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT: WARDENS PROGRAM ASSISTANT (40 HRS/WK)
Come and be a part of the Program Development team and gain experience in a wide range of projects, including working on an exciting new Wardens Program, efforts related to research, outreach, mailings, and materials development. The qualified individual will possess PC proficiency, strong organizational skills, the ability to multi-task/prioritize, and have an orientation towards ministry to incarcerated persons and their families. Suggested Major(s): Law, Political Science, Journalism, Marketing, Business, Communications, or Business Administration
TRAINING ASSISTANT (40 HRS/WK)
Prison Fellowship’s Training and Learning Services Department (TLS) is responsible for a wide variety of training and educational program initiatives that range from traditional leader-led to advanced technology-based courses and support materials. Based on skills sets and interest areas, you will participate in various aspects of the instructional design and development process to include: research, needs assessment, instructional design, writing, multimedia production, program authoring (e.g., Captivate or other authoring tools), quality assurance and evaluation. These efforts support various training courses, programs, and projects, for both employees and program volunteers. You must have a strong level of PC proficiency (MS Office), strong written/oral communication skills, the ability to work with limited supervision, experience with research techniques, and strong Internet research skills. Biblical teaching and leadership experience a plus. Any combination of instructional design, educational technology, multimedia production and/or authoring or programing skills is preferred. Experience in mobile app development and social network learning is a plus. Suggested Major(s): Instructional Design, Education Technology, Educational Psychology, Audio/Visual Communications, Computer Science (with an emphasis on web design, mobile applications and/or social networking) or Christian Ministry.
MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS ASSISTANT (40 HRS/WK)
The Strategic Innovation team at Prison Fellowship focuses on developing new growth programs, exploring and cultivating new markets and is responsible for the development, creation, production, and distribution of a wide variety of projects that help promote our mission and these individual programs to churches, businesses, individuals. You will learn what goes into the development of a promotional marketing plan, how to work with a variety of marketing communications vendors, the importance of consistent brand use throughout all communications and more. Join and help make a difference as we reach out to change lives, minds, and communities through Jesus Christ. The qualified individual will possess PC proficiency, online collaboration tools proficiency, familiarity w/ social media, strong org skills, ability to multi-task/prioritize, must be process-oriented and be able to think creatively. Rich media production capability a plus (Photoshop/ Illustrator/ Premier) Suggested Major(s): Marketing, Business, Communications, or Business Administration
RESEARCH ASSISTANT: RESTORATIVE JUSTICE (40 HRS/WK) – 2 OPENINGS
Assist in the reformation of the criminal justice system to reflect biblically based principles of restorative justice! Interns will work in Lansdowne with the Justice Fellowship staff focusing on various criminal justice issues and reform projects. Duties will include research, writing, and administrative tasks related to restorative justice. Additional aspects of this position include handling correspondence from subscribers and supporters and assisting with clerical tasks as needed. Qualified individual(s) will possess strong research and writing skills, strong written and oral communication skills, computer proficiency including Internet skills, and familiarity with government. Minimum two years of college education completed. Suggested Major(s): Public Policy, Pre-Law, Criminal Justice, Sociology, Communications, or Political Science.
FOUNDATIONS & GRANTS RESEARCH ASSISTANT (40 HRS/WK)
The Foundations and Grants Team raises support for the work of Prison Fellowship by building and strengthening relationships with foundations and grantors. In this position, you will work alongside the Foundations Team to develop profiles for our foundations by conducting research via the web and across the organization, specifically research existing and potential individuals who financially support PFM, determine biographical data, charitable interests, and giving capacity, conduct literature review on prisoners and their families to inspire and educate ministry supporters. Using your skills to impact the ministry, you will also assist in proposal development and complete writing assignments as needed in support of the Strategic Gifts team. The qualified individual will possess strong Internet research skills, excellent writing/editing skills, PC proficiency, strong oral/written communication skills, the ability to multi-task/prioritize, and the ability to work independently. Suggested Major(s): English, Journalism, Communications, Public Relations, or Business.
PARTNER RELATIONS RESEARCH ASSISTANT (40 HRS/WK)
Support the work of Prison Fellowship by building and strengthening relationships with specific ministry partners and individual prospects. In this position, you will work alongside the Partner Relations Team to develop profiles for our prospective ministry partners by conducting research via the web, specifically research existing and potential individuals who financially support PFM, determine biographical data, charitable interests, and giving capacity. The qualified individual will possess strong Internet research skills, PC proficiency (Excel specific), strong oral/written communication skills, the ability to multi-task/prioritize, and the ability to work independently. Suggested Major(s): English, Journalism, Communications, Public Relations, or Business.
FINANCE ASSISTANT (40 HRS/WK)
The Finance department handles all areas of finance and accounting for Prison Fellowship Ministries. This includes corporate work for three separate 501(c)(3) corporations including daily revenue calculations, complete accounts payable functions including check and ACH preparation, bank reconciliations, investment accounting, monthly close and financial statement preparation in addition to many other day to day tasks. This position will work closely with the revenue team and in the area of fixed assets. Joining us at year-end and audit preparation, the qualified business/accounting student would be able to work in all areas of the department depending on their skill level and willingness to learn. The qualified individual will possess PC proficiency, strong organizational skills, ability to multi-task/prioritize, must be process-oriented and strong attention to detail. Preferred majors: Accounting, Business Administration, Finance
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY INTERN (40 HRS/WK)
We invite you to be a part of our highly skilled IT team and assist in various IT department functions to include configurations for hardware, networks, servers, client, voice over IP, video streaming. You will assist with software development, maintenance, trouble shooting, and testing. You will also gain great insight into the Project Management cycle and provide general support of system and user documentation. The qualified individual(s) will possess a strong level of software knowledge, Office 2000 experience, Windows XP experience, good written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to work well in a team environment. SQL Programming, Visual Studio .NET, .NET (ASP, C#, Java), Visual Basic, Microsoft Project experience preferred. Suggested Major(s): Information Technology/Computer Engineering
INSIDE JOURNAL ASSISTANT (40 HRS/WK)
Work directly with the editor of Inside Journal, Prison Fellowship’s newspaper for America’s prisons, in all aspects of its production and circulation. Specifically, the intern will research and develop original articles, respond to reader correspondence, help manage circulation, and other projects related to the newspaper’s success. The successful applicant will possess outstanding writing and editing skills, the ability to work independently, excellent research skills, a personal desire to minister to the incarcerated population. Fluency in Spanish, work on a college or community newspaper, or previous familiarity with issues related to the criminal justice system are desirable, but not required. Suggested Major(s): English, Journalism, Communications, or Spanish
SOCIAL MEDIA AND PROGRAM ASSISTANT: THE COLSON CENTER (40 HRS/WK)
The Colson Center serves to equip Christians to apply the Biblical worldview to every aspect of life. College students with a commitment to Christian worldview or promoting biblical principles in all aspects of life and online communications are encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate will play a pivotal role in further developing and managing multiple social media channels for the Colson Center. You will also assist in the development, promotion, and distribution of Christian Worldview programs and resources via social media and other online/offline channels such as the Colson Center online bookstore. Occasionally, the intern may be called to guest blog on the BreakPoint blog. The qualified individual should possess an understanding of Christian worldview, strong knowledge and experience on social media (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.) and an understanding of new trends in social media, plus excellent writing and verbal communication skills. Suggested Major(s): Marketing, Communications, Public Relations, Business, Business Information Systems, or English.
VIDEO PRODUCTION ASSISTANT: THE COLSON CENTER (40 HRS/WK)
The Colson Center serves to equip Christians to apply the Biblical worldview to every aspect of life. The qualified individual will receive broad exposure as part of an experienced Internet Team that performs essentially all of the core video content development, video editing and multimedia production efforts. You may have occasional opportunities to assist with some taping, shooting and location video/audio work. The qualified individual(s) will possess a good working knowledge of MS Office Tools, have some level of online publishing experience, excellent typing and writing skills as well as good organizational skills. Final Cut Pro, Multimedia, Web, and/or Flash production experience preferred. Suggested Major(s): Communications, New Media Studies, Multimedia, Graphic Design, Photography, Journalism
BREAKPOINT EDITORIAL ASSISTANT: THE COLSON CENTER (40 HRS/WK)
The Colson Center serves to equip Christians to apply the biblical worldview to every aspect of life. BreakPoint provides a Christian perspective on today’s news and trends via radio, interactive media, and print. You will assist the BreakPoint editorial staff with daily tasks for the Web, to include managing Web content, securing reprint permissions and review copies, monitoring interactions on social media, writing copy for various BreakPoint efforts, and contributing blog posts and/or feature articles as requested. The qualified individual will possess strong PC proficiency and experience with MS Office, strong Internet and social media skills, and strong research/writing skills. Previous hands-on experience with managing social media and Web content is preferred. Suggested Major(s): English, Journalism, Political Science, or Communications