Internships

Internship opportunities are available throughout Seattle's Union Gospel Mission.

Bring your classroom knowledge to life with an Academic Internship at Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission.  As you pursue a career path in the non-profit sector, we want to help you develop professionally and grow your faith.  Partner with us as we serve those in greatest need in Seattle. 

Internship opportunities are available throughout the entire organization.

  • Addiction Recovery
  • Emergency Shelter
  • Outreach/ Search & Rescue
  • Counseling
  • Marketing
  • Accounting
  • Development
  • Dental Clinic
  • Legal Clinic
  • Human Resources

Overview
Seattle's Union Gospel Mission is a passionate community of people who follow Christ in his relentless, redeeming love for all people. Our mission is to serve, rescue, and transform those in greatest need through the grace of Jesus Christ.

Relationship is key in all we do. By providing 24/7, 360-degree support services for homeless people in King County, we seek to be a consistent friend to those who are isolated and in need. We go where people live, listen to their stories, and regularly connect with each person to provide emergency care and invite them into our recovery programs.

Our goal is to inspire hope, bring healing, and point people to a new life through Jesus Christ.

The task is enormous, but when we think of homeless people, we like to say: There are more of us than there are of them.

Internship Commitment

  • SUGM Internship Orientation
  • Hours/week (minimum of 15 but no more than 40)
  • Establish weekly schedule from beginning and adhere to that schedule throughout internship

Internship Requirement

  • Align with Statement of Faith (hyperlink to Statement of Faith)
  • Currently enrolled college student with at least one year completed
  • Post graduates are welcome to apply, but must have graduated within the past 12 months
  • Consent to a Background Check

FAQ

Are internships paid?
No, all internships at Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission are volunteer, unpaid internships.

When are internship available?
Typically, internships will be available at the start of each school semester:
Fall Semester – Beginning in September
Spring Semester – Beginning in January
Summer – Beginning in June

How long does the internship last?
Internships tend to be 10-12 weeks in length.  Internships can be longer, especially graduate school level or higher.  Length of time and hours per week will be agreed upon by intern, internship supervisor, and school advisor prior to internship starting.

How many hours per week are required?
Typically, internships are a minimum of 15 hours per week and no more than 40 hours per week. If your internship requirements are outside of these typical weekly hours, please include more detailed information in your cover letter.

What if I’m sick or need to miss a day?
We understand that everyone gets sick or urgent and unexpected things come up from time to time.  We ask that you treat your internship with as much professionalism as you would a paid job. If you are sick or need to miss scheduled internship hours, please notify your internship supervisor as soon as possible.  It will be up to you to communicate with your internship supervisor to reschedule the hours needed to fulfill your internship requirements.

What is the application process like?
Complete the application inquiry form (link to form)/or link to Paycom, upload current resume, cover letter, and any school documentation regarding internship requirements. Your cover letter should also include specific details about school requirements for internship and explain why you are interested in interning with Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission.  Once application is received, a representative from our People team will follow up on next steps.  Depending on area of interest and requirement for school the applicant will be connected with a manager to set up an interview. Please bring a copy of your resume and all internship documents from school to the interview.

**** We are exploring setting up the application in Paycom, so we may not need a fillable form on the page – We’ll keep you posted ****

Apply Now

Name:

Phone Number:

Email Address:

College/University:

Year in School:

Anticipated Graduation Date:

Hours needed:

Area of Interest: (Check all that apply)

  • Addiction Recovery
  • Emergency Shelter
  • Outreach/ Search & Rescue
  • Counseling
  • Marketing
  • Accounting
  • Development
  • Dental Clinic
  • Legal Clinic
  • Human Resources
  • Other: _____________

Attach:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter (include specific details about school requirements for internship and explain why you are interested in interning with Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission)
  • Internship requirement documentation from your college or university.

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