Join 70+ Ministries Hosting One Year Interns

A Christian Counterpart to AmeriCorps Providing a Full Tuition Scholarship or a Stipend

"This hands-on experience validated and confirmed that I was truly working where God wanted me to be. It gave me a new understanding of people and how much hurt the urban community deals with."

 
City Vision University provides a full tuition scholarship and/or helps recruit interns for your site.
 
After signing agreement, Ministry interviews either the 500+ intern applicants we recruit or their own candidates.
 
Intern signs contract with ministry to serve 29-40 hours per week for one year at your ministry (like AmeriCorps or Peace Corps but without government restrictions on faith activities).

We have placed over 500 full-time interns & 80,000 volunteers.

Apply now to get full time interns to help your ministry.

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Kim Thornton, Intern 
at Salvation Army

 

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To Apply Ministries Must:

  • Be a Christian organization with an existing program.
     
  • Be willing to provide an internship at your ministry for the student. 
     
  • Be willing to provide accountability and supervision of online study time, and provide the student with access to a computer with broadband access for study time.
     
  • For the Christian Counterpart to AmeriCorps: ministry must be a  501(c)(3) nonprofit (USA) or registered charity (Canada and United Kingdom) or Christian-run business.

How it Works

To Apply, Organizations Must:

How It Works

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  • City Vision Internships provides recruitment and screening of interns.
  • Site pays a $3,500/year fee per intern in 5 payments 
  • Interns receive a full tuition scholarship in City Vision University for a full year of college as a part of a 29 hour/week internship.
  • Interns take online courses providing accredited degrees in Nonprofit Management, Addiction Studies, Urban Missions and Business Administration.
  • Ministries are encouraged to provide free or discounted housing (if needed). Interns can use part of their $5,815 to pay for housing.
  • Any Pell grant up to $5,815 or other federal financial aid paid as cash payment to student.

How the Undergrad Work Study Internship Works

How the One Year Paid Internship Works

  • Site pays a recruitment fee of $2,000 to City Vision plus a stipend of $200-$600/month to intern (depending on site).
  • Provides high quality interns that serve 40 hours/week.
  • Intern does not receive free tuition
  • Similar to Undergrad Work Study program except site pays $4,000/year per Social Entrepreneurship intern intern in 5 payments. Sites are encouraged to provide housing, but it is not required.  
  • Intern Receives Full Scholarship (worth up to $18,000).
  • Provides highest capacity intern.
  • Interns serve for two to three years at 35-40 hours/week.
  • (more)

List of Internship Sites & Locations

  • Crossroads Nogales Missions, Nogales, AZ
  • Al Wooten Heritage, Los Angeles, CA
  • Olive Technology, Colorado Springs, CO
  • Denver Rescue Mission, Denver, CO
  • Cross Bar X Youth Ranch, Durango, CO
  • North Littleton Promise, Littleton, CO
  • Bridgeport Rescue Mission, Bridgeport, CT
  • Little Lights Urban Ministries, Washington, D.C.
  • Path of Citrus County, The, Beverly Hills, FL
  • St. Gerard Campus, Inc., St. Augustine, FL
  • Trinity Cafe, Tampa, FL
  • Mennonite Central Committee, Goshen, IN
  • Wheeler Mission Ministries, Indianapolis, IN
  • Eastern Cowley County Resource Center, Dexter, KS
  • Union Gospel Mission, Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Rippling Hope, Detroit, MI
  • Holland Rescue Mission, Holland, MI
  • Habitat for Humanity of South Central, Mankato, MN
  • Salvation Army: St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
  • Mountain of Faith Ministries, Vicksburg, MS
  • Center for FaithJustice, Lawrenceville, NJ
  • Souls Harbor Rescue Mission, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Club Christ Ministries, Las Vegas, NV
  • Rescue Mission of Utica, Inc., Utica, NY
  • Inside Out, Springfield, OH
  • Earthen Vessels Outreach, Pittsburgh, PA
  • L.I.V.I.N.G. Ministries, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Oxford Circle CCDA, Philadelphia, PA
  • Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission, Philadelphia, PA
  • Streamside Camp  Center (BCM International), Stroudsburg, PA
  • Why Not Prosper, Inc., Philadelphia, PA
  • Youth Academy, Inc., The, Sumter, SC
  • Strong Foundation Ministries, San Antonio, TX
  • Walking Faith Ministry, Houston, TX

The following is a list of our internship sites that are currently actively recuiting. We have many more internship sites than this, but many are not actively recruiting.  

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Four Partnership Benefits for Internship Sites

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Need: Full-time interns through a Christian Counterpart to AmeriCorps.
Solution: City Vision Internships provides full-time intern for $3,500/year to 50+ ministries.
 
Need: Discounted tuition for staff and program participants.
Solution: Organizations receive the  Tuition Discount that is only $3,500/year and $350/course for all staff, interns and program participants.
 
Need: For program participants to get college credit for unaccredited ministry training.
Solution: Organizations with intensive training can participant in our Credit Partnerships to grant credit for your ministry training.
 
Need: To get paid for providing student coaching.
Solution: Organizations and individuals can participate in our Student Coaching Program  and get paid $2,000 per student per year for any students they recruit and coach.

Partnership Examples

  1. City Vision Internships and its parent organization TechMission have placed over 500 full-time interns in over 100 ministries in the past 10 years. The program is intended to be a Christian counterpart to AmeriCorps after we left AmeriCorps after 9 years.  Watch video testimonials.
  2. 50% Partner Tuition DiscountMany ministries, nonprofits and rescue missions have paid for their staff at a discounted tuition rate of $3,500/year to help them get their degree or $350/course for specific skills like nonprofit accounting.  Watch video testimonials
  3. Credit Partnerships.  City Vision provides 12 college credits to Mission Year graduates. We provide up to 30 credits from Bible institutes through our partnerships with the New York Divinity School and The Urban Ministry Institute.  We also provide up to 30 credits from the Saylor Academy which is a free Massively Open Online Course (MOOC) that serves over 1 million students. 
  4. Student Coaching ProgramWe have partnered with ministries and individuals that serve as student coaching that get paid $2,000 per student per year for any students they recruit and coach.

Internship Program Options

Housing

Work Study

$3,500/year
+ housing

If Needed

Up to $5,815

None

100% Undergrad

$200-600/month + $2,000

If Needed

None

Bachelor's

None

Paid Internship

Optional

None

Bachelor's

100% Graduate

Tuition Scholarship

Degree Required

Pell Grants Available

City Vision provides a range of partner discounts and internship options to provide a spectrum of opportunities to meet various needs of interns and ministries. As the diagram above shows, the options on the left are for program participants that may not have fully developed their capacity and responsibility. For example, there is no cost to partners to give a client or an intern a discount, but our experience has shown that these interns are likely to require about 80-100% of the investment of serving a regular program client, while having 0-20% of the capacity of a staff member. While social entrepreneurship graduate fellowship interns are likely to still require some pastoral investment as you might serve a program client (20%), but they often will have 80% of the capacity of a staff member. 

Where on the spectrum you decide to get your interns will depend on how much you want to invest in supporting interns that might be closer to the responsibility levels of your program clients vs. having interns that might cost more but will provide higher capacity support. In the end, you get what you pay for.  Our experience is that only organizations that have a mission of "reforming" high-risk interns will likely benefit from having work study or discount only interns. The program is designed this way so that ministries can help interns of all capacities move more toward the capacity of being ready to be a regular nonprofit staff member.

Which Options to Pick?

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