City Vision Internship: The Living Vine

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City Vision Internships is a Christian one-year, multi-year or summer internship program based on the AmeriCorps model. Interns serve at one of over 40 positions across the USA and Canada. In the past 10 years, we have placed over 500 full-time interns and 68,000+ volunteers in hundreds of Christian ministries.

For Interns without a Bachelors Degree: One Year (or summer) Work Study Internship
•Provides a work study internship with free tuition in City Vision College for a full year paid by hosting ministry.
•Online courses providing accredited degrees in Nonprofit Management, Addiction Studies, and Urban Missions.
•Housing is provided by hosting ministry (or a cash equivalent living stipend).
•Any Pell grant or other federal financial aid paid as cash payment to student (up to $5,645).
•Expectation is typically 29 hours of volunteer work with 16 hours of class work per week (45 hours total).

For Interns with a Bachelors Degree: One Year Paid Internship or Multi-Year Graduate Fellowship

One Year Paid Internship
•Housing is provided by hosting ministry (or a cash equivalent living stipend).
•Volunteer Interns paid a living stipend from $200-$600/month (depending on site).
•Free tuition in City Vision College for a full year paid by hosting ministry. (Optional)
•Expectation is typically 40 hours of volunteer work per week.

Multi-Year Graduate Fellowship
•Free tuition in Bakke Graduate University programs including MBA, Masters in Global Leadership or Social Entrenpreneurship or Doctorate in Ministry or Transformational Leadership
•Some sites may provide an additional stipend or housing support for outstanding candidates.
•Candidates may receive up to 6 hours of independent study credit based on practicum work at ministry site.
•Supervised nonprofit or ministry experience interning 29 hours per week.


Direct Care Intern: An individualized job description is created for each intern based on their interests and skills, and in accordance with the Home's needs. The job description will be derived from the following:

•Direct Care Related Duties: Act as a loving and supportive parental figure to the residents. Maintain a professional relationship with each resident, during her stay and after, as defined in the Living Vine Staff Manual; Oversee that the daily schedule is abided during work hours. Oversee the program curriculum and scheduling during shifts; Teach girls life skills including cooking, personal hygiene and cleaning; Oversee residents for appropriate behavior and interactions both socially and in participation of programming; Provide conflict resolution. Help defuse any misunderstandings between residents; Assist resident director with social services needs for clientele while maintaining set standards as established by HSP for hospital protocols, social services coordination, and medical standards; Dispense weekend and evening medication to residents, when applicable; Act as labor coach when necessary. Visit residents in hospital after delivery; Ensure residents have adequate, properly fitting, seasonable clothing; Establish and monitor the daily and weekly chores of residents. Responsible for training residents on home's standards and doing weekly standard checks; Oversee program of indoor and outdoor recreational and leisure activities; Oversee outings for appropriate dress and behavior including church service coordination; Ensure resident abides by phone and visitation guidelines set by home. Oversee individual scheduled visitation with family and father of the baby. Abides by time and boundaries scheduled by the Resident Director; Coordinate with resident director regarding birthday and holiday festivities; Be willing to spend at least 5 nights per week in the home in order to ensure state requirements in relationship to supervision of the home; Provide transportation and run errands for the home; Escort residents while shopping for personal items; Escort residents to weekend functions, entertainment, and activities; Pray with residents; Oversee spiritual growth program at night; Attend weekly staff meetings. Review with staff each resident's status, progress and family situation.

•House Related Responsibilities

•Office Manager when assigned

•Fundraising and Public Relations Responsibilities

•Resident Job Training (Retail) Responsibilities

•Resident Job Training (Entrepreneurship) Responsibilities

•Home School Education Responsibilities


•At least 21 years old and have a high school diploma or equivalent (GED)
•Must be a Christian and demonstrate an understanding of Biblical principles.
•U.S. citizen, U.S. national or lawful permanent resident alien, or have a valid student or work visa
•Able to make at least a one year (or summer) commitment (may be extended by mutual agreement)
•Able to financially live on just free housing (and stipend if you opt for the One Year Paid Internship) and any outside income sources you have.
•Able to relocate to a location of a ministry site (unless a site exists at your current location)
•Must have valid driver license.
•Possess excellent organizational and managerial skills.

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