Interns develop skills by working full-time in the ministry of Sojourners. Interns work full-time in the ministry of Sojourners. Each participant is placed in an entry-level position in one of our departments. Skilled staff members challenge interns as supervisors in a variety of departments including editorial, marketing and circulation and development. Also, volunteer opportunities are encouraged to enhance interns’ experience of Washington D.C.’s diverse activities and culture.
Life and Faith: We provide participants in our program with an opportunity to live together as a community in Washington, D.C. Together, the interns design the structures for maintaining their shared household. Through weekly house meetings, the interns worship, conduct business, pray, and experience city life as a community.
Prayer and Formation: We offer opportunities for personal growth and learning through a structured curriculum and monthly educational seminars on a wide range of topics designed to provoke and challenge the interns’ perspectives on personal and social issues of faith. Interns are matched with mentors to provide spiritual and vocational guidance during their year-long experience. Time for personal reflection, contemplation, and community building is offered at retreats given throughout the year.
March 1, 2014
One year of service, starting in early September and ending in mid-August the following year.
Funding & Benefits
Stipend: $100 personal monthly stipend
Fundraising: Not required.
AmeriCorps Education Awards: No
Loan Forbearance: Program director is happy to submit letter requesting loan deferment.
Other financial benefits: Interns may not work outside the program.
Intentional living community: Yes. Shared rooms for participants, separate visitors room. Conduct in accordance to a Christian ministry.
Travel and Transportation: Provided
Health Insurance: Provided
Mission & Distinctives
Sojourners is a national Christian organization committed to faith in action for social justice. We seek to inspire hope and build a movement to transform individuals, communities, the church, and the world. With a 40-year history, Sojourners is a nonpartisan leader that convenes, builds alliances among, and mobilizes people of faith, focusing on racial and social justice, life and peace, and environmental stewardship. Working through Sojourners magazine, Sojourners’ website sojo.net, public speaking events, media outreach, educational resources, books,advocacy, and trainings, Sojourners is an internationally influential voice at the intersection of faith, politics, and culture.
We envision a future in which Christians put their faith into action in the passionate pursuit of social justice, peace, and environmental stewardship, working in partnership with people of other perspectives, for the common good of communities, families and individuals. We articulate that vision, convene and mobilize constituencies, and build alliances for effective advocacy.
Sojourners mission is to articulate the biblical call to social justice, inspiring hope and building a movement to transform individuals, communities, the church and the world.
Our Strategic Commitments
Our commitments are faith in action in three strategic areas: racial and social justice, life and peace, and environmental stewardship.
The Sojourners Internship Program is open to anyone 21 years or older who is single or married without dependents (you must have a Social Security number). We seek each year to have as much age, gender, class, race, and denominational diversity as possible. Sojourners’ interns provide new energy, enthusiasm, and vitality to our life together. You must be:
- prepared to participate enthusiastically in issues and activities of Sojourners;
- expecting to share a household where simple living is affirmed and caring relationships are nurtured;
- eager to face the blessings and challenges of new cultural and class settings and of different perceptions and outlooks;
- aware that learning from others is perhaps the best way to work alongside and accompany them.
Sojourners is a Christian organization with a Christian mission. The application requires the participant to answer questions about their personal beliefs and submit a reference form from a clergy/faith leader.
Can a non-believer feel welcome and accepted? Non-believers are welcome to apply, but may find the program uncomfortable since it includes shared spiritual practices and working at a Christian organization with a Christian mission statement.