The YES Internship Experience

Spring 2023 applications are now being accepted!

What is the YES Internship Experience?

Through an intensive, collaborative experience, the YES Internship Experience empowers its participants to identify their values, strengthen their voice, and explore their vocation. Following a comprehensive inventory of their strengths and passions, interns learn how to transform their skills into action. Over 3 months, interns work to bring the YES mission to their communities through an individualized project designed to meet a local need. The interns conclude their experience with an opportunity for self-reflection and looking ahead to being servants of Christ in all aspects of their lives.

To apply for the YES Internship Experience

Details

  • Applications due by:  
      • Spring 2023:  November 1st, 2022
      • Email applications to kbitar@focusna.org
  • Start & End Dates: 
    • Spring 2023:  January 9th – April 7th, 2023
    • Fall 2022: September 12th – December 12th, 2022
  • Stipend: $500
  • Weekly Commitment:  3-5 hours
  • Positions Available:  3 Spring Interns and 3 Fall Interns
  • Who:  Ages 18-23 attending or not attending College, and/or all ages and years of College

What skills should I expect to build?

  • Goal setting
  • Project management
  • Active listening
  • Public speaking
  • Networking with others
  • Leadership development
  • Community engagement

2 Key Elements of the Internship:

Personal Development

A guiding question throughout the YES Internship Experience is: Who am I in Christ? YES acknowledges that continuous personal development is fundamental to effectively serving others. YES Interns will explore their existing strengths and interests and align them to projects, while building new skills that will enable them to fulfill their own vocation. Upon completion, YES Interns will be positioned to pursue their lives in Christ as servant-leaders.

In order to serve our community, we must know our community. YES Interns will have the opportunity to learn more about their community and explore their purpose within it. Through an individualized project, YES Interns will meet a local need that intersects with their strengths. Throughout the experience, YES Interns will also have a crucial role in bringing the YES Mission to their communities, laying the foundation for future YES initiatives.

Community Engagement

What will the Internship look like?