International Internships

International Internships are offered by WMF fields who want to invite a short-term volunteer for a specific purpose or timeframe. An internship with Word Made Flesh places you in communities around the world that are involved in incredible transformational work and offers the opportunity for community, formation, discipleship, and service.

Periodically, we will post specific internship job descriptions and locations. We will also take general inquiries at any time!  We usually reserve internships for those people who are not able to participate on a Servant Team so check out that option first!

To begin the process for an International Internship please:

  1. Submit this Inquiry Form
  2. Send your resume to info@wordmadeflesh.org. Note: your resume should include your work experience, education and references. If you are applying for a posted graphic design, web design or videography internship please also email three work samples.

For questions contact info@wordmadeflesh.org.

Current Opportunities

We are excited to share about some of our upcoming international internship opportunities! If you are interested in any of the specific internships below, please follow these instructions for filling out an inquiry form and beginning the process. If you have other areas of interest you can still fill out an inquiry form and ask about opportunities to be involved in other ways!

Title: Classroom Teacher Intern
Start Date: February 2016
Length: 1 year (with the potential of staying two years)

Mission Statement
Word Made Flesh Thailand’s mission is to respond to the poor, marginalized and displaced people of Thailand through holistic, educational, therapeutic and creative projects to address their mental, physical, emotional and spiritual needs.

Internship Summary
In April 2013, we launched our homeschool pilot project by paying a stipend for three students to leave the work in the street and enter our school as full time students. Since then we have added one additional student, bringing enrollment to six students including our own two daughters. Our classroom is a creative version of a one-room schoolhouse since our students range in age from 5 to 14 years. Incorporating principles from Montessori as well as the traditional classroom, we focus on one-on-one attention and give students the freedom to choose what they learn and how. Our goal is to recognize the unique value of each of our students and help them blossom into who they were created to be.

We have experienced huge success in our teaching methods as we have seen our students reading and writing in Thai within months and discovering their individual interests and passions. In order for us to continue in this and add students, we need more teachers. We are looking for a college graduate with an education degree looking to develop their teaching skills in a unique, innovative pilot program. The teaching intern will assist current teachers in creating teaching materials, teaching English, and building relationships with our students.

Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in education, psychology or related field
  • Experience teaching or working with children
  • Montessori or other experiential based education experience is ideal

Terms and Conditions of Internship

  • Location of Internship: Bangkok, Thailand
  • Start Date: February 2016
  • This is a support-based internship; interns commit to raising all funds associate with internship (cost will be determined during application process based on timeline of internship)
  • Participate in CLF staff development and rhythms (in depth description upon arrival)

Application Deadline: August 31, 2015
Follow these instructions for internship inquiries and to receive application materials. Early applications encouraged.

Title: Business/Sales Intern
Start Date: February 2016
Length: 1 year (with the potential of staying two years)

Mission Statement
Word Made Flesh Thailand’s mission is to respond to the poor, marginalized and displaced people of Thailand through holistic, educational, therapeutic and creative projects to address their mental, physical, emotional and spiritual needs.

Internship Summary
If you are a college graduate looking to develop skills and build your resume helping an innovative small business grow, then this is the internship for you! We are looking for a flexible, quick-thinking, self-starting, team player.  MINA’S is a small starter company that sells raw and vegetarian whole foods. We began small, selling to friends and at small events.  When we entered the local farmer’s market circuit in Bangkok, Thailand our production and sales more than quadrupled! We are in a position to move into larger markets and continue expanding, but we are in need of a business-minded individual to come alongside us full time and help with this endeavor.

Read more about MINA’S on our facebook page!

Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in business or related field
  • Experience in sales
  • Other experience that seems applicable to the Business (food specialties, advertising, communications, etc.)

Terms and Conditions of Internship

  • Location of Internship: Bangkok, Thailand
  • Start Date: February 2016
  • This is a support-based internship; interns commit to raising all funds associate with internship (cost will be determined during application process based on timeline of internship)
  • Participate in CLF staff development and rhythms (in depth description upon arrival)

Application Deadline: August 31, 2015
Follow these instructions for internship inquiries and to receive application materials. Early applications encouraged.

Title: Administration Intern
Start Date: February 2016
Length: 1 year (with the potential of staying two years)

Mission Statement
Word Made Flesh Thailand’s mission is to respond to the poor, marginalized and displaced people of Thailand through holistic, educational, therapeutic and creative projects to address their mental, physical, emotional and spiritual needs.

Internship Summary
WMF Thailand and the Creative Life Foundation have a great opportunity for an intern wanting experience in non-profit administration. This role combines the experience of looking at current administrative structures, oversight of financial systems, and an eye for the future. This is a chance to see how an international non-profit operates in every detail!

Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree
  • Experience in accounting systems and general accounting practices
  • An eye for detail and ability to work independently
  • Understanding and experience with Excel

Terms and Conditions of Internship

  • Location of Internship: Bangkok, Thailand
  • Start Date: February 2016
  • This is a support-based internship; interns commit to raising all funds associate with internship (cost will be determined during application process based on timeline of internship)
  • Participate in CLF staff development and rhythms (in depth description upon arrival)

Application Deadline: August 31, 2015
Follow these instructions for internship inquiries and to receive application materials. Early applications encouraged.

 

Title:Communications Intern
Start Date: January 2016

Vision Statement
Word Made Flesh Bolivia seeks abundant life for those affected by prostitution in El Alto, Bolivia

Internship Summary and Responsibilities

  • Work with graphic design volunteers to help create printed materials
  • Help create and send a e-newsletters
  • Be deeply familiar with different social media platforms and specific usage details of each
  • Regularly contribute to 2-3 social media networks
  • Commit to learning about WMF Bolivia culture and programs as to best facilitate communication regarding the organization
  • Consistent communication with WMF Bolivia to stay up-to-date on news and events in the community

Qualifications

  • Some experience in organizational communication preferred
  • Energetic individual who enjoys connecting on social media and wants to gain expertise and skills in organizational communication for development and advocacy
  • A heart for supporting a growing social business and organization seeking abundant life for those affected by prostitution
  • Language: Spanish preferred

Terms and Conditions of Internship

  • Location of Internship: Work can be done remotely; presence in Bolivia not required but optional if the individual would like to visit the WMF Bolivia community.
  • Start Date: January 2016
  • Length: 3 months in country; 4 months to 1 year if working remotely
  • Funding: This is an unpaid internship; option to raise support through WMF to cover costs of travel and expenses of internship while in Bolivia.
  • Can also be combined with other intern projects.

Title:Annual Report/Strategic Plan Design Intern
Start Date: Flexible/Open Until Filled

Vision Statement
Word Made Flesh Bolivia seeks abundant life for those affected by prostitution in El Alto, Bolivia

Internship Summary and Responsibilities

  • Study the WMF Bolivia philosophy and learn about prostitution to be able to create an appropriate tone for the annual report and strategic plan design.
  • Communicate with WMF Bolivia staff and collect information from various sources about activities and programs in 2014. Organize this information for the annual report from the past year about WMF Bolivia and SutiSana.
  • With the information collected for the annual report and the information provided for the strategic plan, create visually-attractive documents that can be sent to supporters and shared on websites.

Qualifications

  • Excitement for storytelling and advocacy through graphic design
  • Graphic design knowledge and experience
  • A portfolio exhibiting current design expertise
  • A heart for supporting a growing social enterprise and organization seeking abundant life for those affected by prostitution
  • Language: Spanish preferred

Terms and Conditions of Internship

  • Location of Internship: Job can be done remotely; presence in Bolivia not required but optional if the individual would like to visit the WMF Bolivia community.
  • Length: Estimated 130 hours to finish project; can be spread out as needed until project deadline.
  • Funding: This is an unpaid internship; option to raise support through WMF to cover costs of travel and expenses of internship while in Bolivia.
  • Can also be combined with other intern projects.

Title: Imagery Intern
Start Date: January 2016

Vision Statement
Word Made Flesh Bolivia seeks abundant life for those affected by prostitution in El Alto, Bolivia

Internship Summary and Responsibilities

  • Use photography and videography to document all aspects of WMF Bolivia’s work
  • Work with WMF Bolivia’s communication team and SutiSana marketing team to create attractive printed and online visuals, including website rotators, and create promotional videos.
  • Organize and select images for presentations, publicity opportunities, etc.
  • Help establish uniform look and feel for WMF Bolivia imagery
  • Consistent communication with WMF Bolivia to stay up-to-date on news and events in the community

Qualifications

  • Excitement for storytelling and advocacy through graphic design,  photography, and/or videography
  • Knowledge and experience of photography and/or videography
  • Willingness to work within WMF Bolivia and SutiSana current image and style
  • A portfolio exhibiting current expertise
  • A heart for supporting a growing social business and organization seeking abundant life for those affected by prostitution
  • Language: Spanish preferred

Terms and Conditions of Internship

  • Location of Internship: Some presence in Bolivia required – a minimum of 2 weeks; option to stay entire time of internship
  • Start Date: January 2016
  • Length: 2 weeks to three months
  • Funding: This is an unpaid internship; option to raise support through WMF to cover costs of travel and expenses of internship while in Bolivia.
  • Can also be combined with other intern projects.

Title: Design Intern
Start Date: January 2016

Vision Statement
Word Made Flesh Bolivia seeks abundant life for those affected by prostitution in El Alto, Bolivia

Internship Summary and Responsibilities
Be a part of the Suti Sana team, a business founded by Word Made Flesh to provide dignified employment and a new life for women attempting to leave prostitution. Suti Sana is looking for creative designers to help bring fresh, innovative designs to a growing business and market!

Qualifications

  • An experienced visual artist or clothing designer with an eye for fashion and a creative soul.
  • A portfolio exhibiting current expertise in design
  • A heart for supporting a growing social business and organization seeking abundant life for those affected by prostitution
  • Language: Spanish optional

Terms and Conditions of Internship

  • Location of Internship: Eli Alto, Bolivia
  • Start Date: January 2016
  • Length: 8 weeks
  • Funding: This is an unpaid internship; option to raise support through WMF to cover costs of travel and expenses of internship while in Bolivia.
  • Can also be combined with other intern projects.

Title: Aquaponics Greenhouse Intern
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Internship Timeframe: 2 weeks to 3 months

Vision
Word Made Flesh Romania prays and works for a better future for vulnerable children through personal development through partnering friends.

Internship Summary
Our Aquaponics Greenhouse is an experiment in using recyclable materials to create a sustainable greenhouse in which we involve the vulnerable children in cultivating an aquaponics garden that produces nutritious food that we can serve at the Community Center and sell in order to generate income for the Center. The intern will be expected to understand and develop the project plan, contribute to increased productivity of fish and vegetables, and involve the children in the growing process.

Qualifications/Education and Experience

  • Studies or experience in greenhouses, cold-weather gardening, aqua or hydroponics, gardening or agriculture
  • Motivated and responsible individual able to work independently, take initiative, and meet deadlines
  • Commitment to building relationships with and investing in the WMF Romania staff community
  • Preferred: studies or experience with preparing or conserving food

Community Involvement
Interns will spend approx. 20 hrs a week on:

  • Community prayer
  • Formation reading and discussion
  • Language acquisition
  • Intentional interaction and service among the vulnerable

Terms and Conditions

  • Worksite Location: Galati, Romania
  • A two week to three month commitment
  • Full-time: 40 hours a week
  • This is a support-based internship; staff commit to raising support for their salary and expenses
  • Weekly Romanian language tutoring will be expected in order to fulfill responsibilities

Application Procedures

Send a letter of interest and your resume to info@wordmadeflesh.com. Applications and reference forms will be sent upon receiving this information.

Title: Community Development Intern
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Internship Timeframe: 3 month internship

Vision
Word Made Flesh Romania prays and works for a better future for vulnerable children through personal development through partnering friends.

Internship Summary
Word Made Flesh Romania is serving primarily in a poor urban neighborhood and in a rural community. The Community Development intern would evaluate current activities and work with the Program Director in developing our strategies and implementing them in order to build social capital and support activities that are initiated and run by our neighbors.

Qualifications/Education and Experience

  • Studies or experience with community development
  • High emotional intelligence
  • Passionate about empowering communities to be better
  • Motivated and responsible individual able to work independently, take initiative, and meet deadlines
  • Commitment to building relationships with and investing in the WMF Romania staff community
  • Preferred: Romanian language

Community Involvement
Interns will spend approx. 20 hrs a week on:

  • Community prayer
  • Formation reading and discussion
  • Language acquisition
  • Intentional interaction and service among the vulnerable

Terms and Conditions

  • Worksite Location: Galati, Romania
  • At least a three month commitment
  • Full-time: 40 hours a week
  • This is a support-based internship; staff commit to raising support for their salary and expenses
  • Weekly Romanian language tutoring will be expected in order to fulfill responsibilities

Application Procedures

Send a letter of interest and your resume to info@wordmadeflesh.com. Applications and reference forms will be sent upon receiving this information.

Title: Media Production Intern
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Internship Timeframe: From 2 weeks to 3 months

Vision
Word Made Flesh Romania prays and works for a better future for vulnerable children through personal development through partnering friends.

Internship Summary
The Media Production intern will work with our Partnership Coordinator to plan and develop strategy and materials that tell the story of Word Made Flesh Romania in order to advocate for the vulnerable and develop new partnerships. The intern will work with graphic design for print and digital productions. The will develop photography and videography for particular WMF Romania projects.

Qualifications/Education and Experience

  • Currently studying for or graduated with studies in graphic design or media production
  • Energetic individual who enjoys connecting on social media and wants to gain expertise and skills in organizational communication for development and advocacy
  • Excitement for storytelling and advocacy through graphic design,  photography, and/or videography
  • Knowledge and experience of photography and/or videography
  • An awareness of WMF Romania’s current style and image
  • A portfolio exhibiting current expertise
  • Regularly contributes to various social media networks
  • Motivated and responsible individual able to work independently, take initiative, and meet deadlines
  • Collaborates well with a team
  • A heart for supporting a growing missional community in seeking a better future for vulnerable children

Community Involvement
Interns will spend approx. 20 hrs a week on:

  • Community prayer
  • Formation reading and discussion
  • Language acquisition
  • Intentional interaction and service among the vulnerable

Terms and Conditions

  • Worksite Location: Galati, Romania
  • A two week to three month commitment
  • Full-time: 40 hours a week
  • This is a support-based internship; staff commit to raising support for their salary and expenses
  • Weekly Romanian language tutoring will be expected in order to fulfill responsibilities

Application Procedures

Send a letter of interest and your resume to info@wordmadeflesh.com. Applications and reference forms will be sent upon receiving this information.

Title: Play Therapist Intern
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Internship Timeframe: 1 to 3 month internship

Vision
Word Made Flesh Romania prays and works for a better future for vulnerable children through personal development through partnering friends.

Internship Summary
The Play Therapist intern will collaborate with the WMF Romania psychologist in developing and facilitating the play therapy activities with children and youth in the WMF activities in order to direct children to healing and healthier lives. The play therapist may also support staff with trainings on self-care or child care and education.

Qualifications/Education and Experience

  • Currently studying for or graduated with psychology or counseling degree
  • Studies or experience with play therapy
  • Ability to collaborate well with team
  • Motivated and responsible individual able to work independently, take initiative, and meet deadlines
  • Commitment to building relationships with and investing in the WMF Romania staff community
  • Understands and supports the vision and mission of Word Made Flesh Romania
  • Prepared to model a healthy life for children and families

Community Involvement
Interns will spend approx. 20 hrs a week on:

  • Community prayer
  • Formation reading and discussion
  • Language acquisition
  • Intentional interaction and service among the vulnerable

Terms and Conditions

  • Worksite Location: Galati, Romania
  • At least a three month commitment
  • Full-time: 40 hours a week
  • This is a support-based internship; staff commit to raising support for their salary and expenses
  • Weekly Romanian language tutoring will be expected in order to fulfill responsibilities

Application Procedures

Send a letter of interest and your resume to info@wordmadeflesh.com. Applications and reference forms will be sent upon receiving this information.

Title: Social Business Intern
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Internship Timeframe: 3 month internship

Vision
Word Made Flesh Romania prays and works for a better future for vulnerable children through personal development through partnering friends.

Internship Summary
Our Social Business project is designed to develop sustainable businesses that can provide sustainable wages to disadvantaged workers, thereby building the local community and preventing migration. The Social Business intern will be expected to develop existing plans for business start-ups and propose plans for new start-ups, provide marketing and economic analyses, and help develop training materials for potential employees. Up to now, we have done small projects of making and selling furniture, bags and purses, and also selling second-hand clothing. We are currently working on a greenhouse project. Our hope is that we can develop projects that generate revenue for our activities and provide employment opportunities for those in the neighborhood.

Qualifications/Education and Experience

  • Currently studying for or graduated with business degree
  • Other experience that seems applicable to the business (sewing, gardening, advertising, communications, etc.)
  • Motivated and responsible individual able to work independently, take initiative, and meet deadlines
  • Commitment to building relationships with and investing in the WMF Romania staff community
  • Preferred: studies or experience with community development

Community Involvement
Interns will spend approx. 20 hrs a week on:

  • Community prayer
  • Formation reading and discussion
  • Language acquisition
  • Intentional interaction and service among the vulnerable

Terms and Conditions

  • Worksite Location: Galati, Romania
  • At least a three month commitment
  • Full-time: 40 hours a week
  • This is a support-based internship; staff commit to raising support for their salary and expenses
  • Weekly Romanian language tutoring will be expected in order to fulfill responsibilities

Application Procedures

Send a letter of interest and your resume to info@wordmadeflesh.com. Applications and reference forms will be sent upon receiving this information.