Compassion International

Spring 2018 Intern: Church & Community Relations (African American Market)

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Colorado Springs, CO


Support Compassion’s African American Relations’ global discipleship programs by aiding in the research, development, and implementation of partnerships within the African American community.

Essential Job Functions

You Will: 

  • Research and help define effective social media and personalization strategies for engaging new and existing partners.
  • Review and document current processes to create standardized African American Relations engagement manual.
  • Research and help define new processes for establishing global discipleship partnerships with churches, educational institutions, and community organizations.
  • Assist in the development of global discipleship curriculum utilized by new and existing partners.
  • Attend and assist with registration at Compassion Sunday rollouts.
You have:
  • Intellectual curiosity that drives you to seek insight & make connections.
  • Ability to think outside everyday ideas and push the envelope in how to better existing or new strategies.
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and analytical thinking skills. 
  • The ability to keep a secret: Confidentiality with obtained information is crucial.
  • Strong interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills.
  • Demonstrated excellence in customer service and able to maintain a high level of professionalism.
  • Experience in working in a local church.
  • Experience with Christian Education curriculum development desired but not required.





BEFORE APPLYING FOR AN INTERNSHIP POSITION, please make sure you meet the applicant requirements for the Internship Program:

  • Must be a college student with an expected graduation date between May 2015 to December 2107. 
  • Must have a cumulative 3.2 GPA or higher
  • Must be available for the entire internship period.
  • Must have own transportation to Compassion International's Global Ministry Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Must be legally eligible for employment in the United States (i.e., if an international student, must already have a work or study visa, SSN, etc.)
  • Must maintain a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and be a consistent witness for Jesus Christ.
  • Must act as an advocate for children-raising awareness of the needs, neglect, nurture, and potential of children in poverty and challenging and enabling those within one's influence to greater involvement and effectiveness on behalf of children.

All Compassion employees are expected to maintain the four primary values:

  • INTEGRITY: "Conduct yourself in a manner worthy of the Gospel of Christ" (Philippians 1:27)
  • EXCELLENCE: "Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord" (Colossians 3:23)
  • STEWARDSHIP: "The Earth is the Lord's and all that is in it" (Psalm 24:1)
  • DIGNITY: "God created man in his own image" (Genesis 1:27


PLEASE READ the hiring process, applicant qualifications, and all the Intern Program details online at


NOTE: The Internship application form requires a few short answers and essays. Please review the questions ahead of time (see below), write them in a Word document, and then copy/paste them into the application form.


  1. Discuss a special attribute or accomplishment that sets you apart. Please answer in 300 words or less.
  2. Why do you want to intern with Compassion International?
  3. What specific experience and skills do you have that relates to the areas you are interested in applying for (i.e. work/volunteer experience, language skills, computer skills, class coursework and/or class projects completed, etc.).

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