The mission of UrbanPromise is to equip children and young adults with the skills necessary for academic achievement, life management, spiritual growth, and Christian leadership. UrbanTrekkers' professional internship program offers young adults the opportunity to help develop and implement experiential learning programs at UrbanPromise. This is a developmental position for newly emerging leaders with a background and interest in outdoor and environmental education to assist staff with current and future experiential learning opportunities.
Professional interns are responsible for planning and leading expeditions, building relationships with youth, training them in outdoor skills and adventure activities, and engaging them in lessons regarding environmental literacy, community advocacy, and stewardship. This position is designed to integrate the participant with the UrbanPromise Ministries mission and operations and to prepare him or her for more complex and responsible duties with the ultimate aim of preparing the participant to sustainably run and seek funding for his or her separate program in the future. The UT Professional Intern will mentor under the UrbanTrekkers Program Director (UTPD). This is a 12-18 month program designed to prepare the candidate to lead UrbanTrekkers/Experiential Learning programming within the ministries of UrbanPromise and UrbanPromise International or similar organizations.
Qualifications: Experience in youth and/or urban ministry and outdoor and/or environmental education; bachelor’s degree in an outdoor- or environment-related field; certification in wilderness first aid, wilderness training, swimming, sailing, paddling, cycling, and other outdoor activities is a plus; experience working with urban, underserved youth in grades 7 to 12 is a plus.
Commitment: 12 to 18 months; housing and a living allowance is provided.
If you are qualified and interested in a professional internship with UrbanTrekkers, please send your resume and a one-page letter of interest to Kris Schnepf, UrbanTrekkers Program Director.