PRM Internship Program (Paid)

Thank you for your interest in our Paid Internship Program, designed to develop interns in ministry and leadership, prepare them for a career in a non-profit, and grow them as a Highly Relational, Christ-Centered, Joyful Servant. Applications for the 2024/2025, 12-Month or Summer only Internship program year (beginning in June 2024) are currently being accepted. Program enrollment is limited to 6 interns per year, allowing interns to both be a part of a community of interns, while still getting individual attention from staff. Interns must be between the ages of 20-25. 

The PRM Internship Program is offered in partnership with Vision+Call by the Murdock Foundation and offers mentorship from experienced PRM staff, training that follows an "apprenticeship" model of learning, intentional conversations concerning vocation, calling, and giftedness, a significant ministry experience, and opportunities to integrate with a larger movement of emerging leaders. The Portland Rescue Mission Internship Program is designed for individuals who are seeking to discern their vocational calling.

Here's a little more information about the Portland Rescue Mission Internship Program.

  • Applications for internship opportunities may be submitted until May 10th, 2024
  • Internship program options include Summer (10 weeks), and 12-month
  • Applications are reviewed by the Internship Program Team
  • Individuals who best fit our ministry culture and internship openings will be invited into an interview process
  • Interns will serve in a primary ministry area while gaining exposure in a other ministry areas. Service area is determined in collaboration with the Intern.
  • In addition to service, interns will experience classroom learning hours, community building (e.g. activities, retreats) and mentorship
  • Internship roles are 40 hours per week. Specific schedule depends on role. Additional schooling or employment can't conflict with intern schedule. 
  • Interns will be paid $5000 per quarter ($4000 for summer)
  • Live-in options are available (no additional cost)

Portland Rescue Mission is seeking Internship applicants who meet the following qualifications.

  • A passionate relationship with Jesus Christ and a testimony of continued growth in faith
  • A desire to serve men, women, and women with children impacted by homelessness and addiction
  • Agreement with Portland Rescue Mission’s Statement of Faith and Code of Ethics
  • A personal ethos and work ethic that reflects Portland Rescue Mission’s ministry culture – Highly Relational, Christ-Centered, Joyful Servant
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends as needed
  • A willingness to serve where needed, desire to grow and learn
  • Prompt and thorough in responsibilities, take initiative and be open to feedback
  • Desire to work with others and grow in relationship with other staff and interns

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From the first sandwich that was shared in 1949, to today's fully integrated emergency, recovery, and training services, Portland Rescue Mission is a highly relational ministry. The Mission builds supportive and caring communities, meets people at their point of need, equips them, and provides a path forward. In-depth partnership with churches and volunteers, multiple tiers of services and a focus on growing Christian disciples is fundamental to Portland Rescue Mission’s success.