Student.Go

 

Student.Go

Student.Go is a student missions program of CBF that provides opportunities for college and graduate students to serve with our field personnel and ministry partners, as they live out the CBF Global Missions commitments—cultivating beloved community, bearing witness to Jesus Christ and seeking transformational development.

Whether it's for a summer or a semester, students provide crucial assistance to the ministries of CBF field personnel and ministry partners. By serving with Student.Go, students also have the opportunity to discover their place within God's mission to change the world. Through these experiences, students live out CBF Global Missions commitments within the contexts of global poverty, global migration and the global church. At CBF, we value God's calling of both women and men to all types of ministry and seek to support both male and female students as they follow God's will in their lives.

Undergraduate students completing their first year of college and at least 18 years of age, as well as graduate students of any age, may apply. We have funding for 20 opportunities in the summer, and 5 opportunities in both the spring and fall terms.

 
 

STUDENT.GO DETAILS OF SERVICE

COVID-19 UPDATE

We have spent the last 2 years successfully hosting virtual opportunities for students. As we explore genuine, sincere and innovative ways to minister during this time, we look to do mission work in different ways. We seek to continue to give college and graduate students a chance to grow into their calling, in both virtual and in-person opportunities. The mission may look different but remember, the message is the same, as we turn crises into opportunities, and seek new, bold and transformative ways to serve Jesus Christ.

Our commitment at CBF is to provide a meaningful experience that allows students to gain ministry insights that are unique to the times we are living in. As congregations and ministry sites are exploring new, bold and transformative models for ministry, we believe that there is no better time for a student to be engaged in learning about the future of the church/mission. We also believe that there are unique gifts and abilities that students will be able to share to undergird and strengthen ministry.

We are excited to announce, that beginning summer 2022, we will offer both virtual and in-person placements for domestic and international positions.

Student.Go In-Person Placement Protocols

  • Students must be fully vaccinated by the time they will travel to their assigned ministry site. For the protection of all involved, CBF will require proof of vaccination from students who are selected for in-person assignments.
  • Students are required to read and follow Federal, State, and municipal guidelines, which may include, but not be limited, to the following:
    • Use of Face Coverings
    • Health Declarations
    • Physical Distancing
    • Use of Gloves
  • Students are required to read and follow the safety protocols of their local ministry site, prior to traveling and throughout the duration of their assignment.
  • Students are required to read and follow CDC and health department travel requirements and recommendations.
  • Students are required to read and follow the guidelines set forth by:
    • Airline
    • Lodging Site
  • Students are required to get tested if they are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms
    • Should the student not find a free testing site, CBF will reimburse the student the cost of the test, upon submission of receipt.
  • Students are required to notify their supervisor and isolate if they are:
    • Experiencing Flu-like symptoms.
    • Exposed to someone with COVID.
    • Waiting for a COVID test result.
    • Notified of a positive COVID test.
CDC - Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People

Summer 2022 Details of Service

Orientation (tentatively scheduled for in-person): May 2022

Length of Service: 10 weeks

Stipend: Minimum of $1,200 to be paid in three installments throughout the summer

Learning Opportunities throughout the term with CBF Staff and Field Personnel

Students will be in a small group with an Encourager

Debriefing at Selah vie (tentatively scheduled for in-person): early August 2022

 

SUMMER 2022 OPPORTUNITIES

Virtual

Media Strategist (Remote) Undergraduate or Graduate (1 student)-Somerset, KY Media strategist will be responsible for updating Olive Branch Ministries website, as well as developing the newsletter, and other social media related items. In partnership with CBF Field Personnel, the media strategist will develop educational training material to educate the community and congregation (including youth and children) about the programs. This will include updating websites, marketing material, producing PowerPoints, and videos to educate and promote these ministries.

Skills needed include: knowledge in all aspects of social media, comfortable with website design, proficiency in PowerPoint and basic video production. The Media Strategist needs to be self motivated and comfortable working remotely. Excellent communication skills are a necessity.

Social Media Intern (Remote) Undergraduate or Graduate (1 student)-Miami, FL Here’s the chance to showcase your creative side at Touching Miami With Love (TML) as a Social Media intern. TML’s mission is to share the love of Christ by offering hope, opportunities, and resources to their communities. Throughout these times, we have continued to stay creative and connected to our mission of sharing the love of Christ by offering hope, opportunities, and resources to our communities through a combination of virtual and in-person programming. Students will work closely with our social media coordinator to raise awareness of who TML is, expand our reach, and communicate our fundraising goals including our Race, Spread The Love Race. During this term, you will get to know the different educational, spiritual, and holistic programs that TML offers their children and youth. Expand your creativity and knowledge while growing and transforming lives through impactful social media marketing.

Skills needed include: knowledge on how to use Powerpoint, Word, Excel and Publisher; basic knowledge of Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram; experience with design on Adobe or Canva (or other design websites); a desire to explore creative ways to share content pertaining to TML’s mission; willingness to work as a team member; flexibility and ability to meet deadlines; and an effective communicator.

Webpage and Social Media Advisor/Designer (Remote) Undergraduate or Graduate (1 student)-Westervoort, Netherlands Student will assist in raising awareness of and supporting project with a minority group in North Africa/the Middle East by working to upgrade a webpage and related social media. Student will also create short (30-60 second) videos for related social media.

Skills needed include: experience designing and/or updating webpages; creating short videos for other social media outlets; and researching information needed for webpages. Also looking for an independent worker, who has good communication skills and a desire to use skills to extend the Kingdom of God.

Web/Digital Designer (Remote) Undergraduate or Graduate (1 student)-North Africa Build a website for a refugee/migrant ministry in Northern Africa in collaboration with local pastors, and help them bring life into their social media platforms. Working together, you will help them communicate to their digital audience (volunteers, local partners, international donors, beneficiaries). You will also help them re-imagine their social media presence and teach local leaders the skills they need to maintain these platforms.

Skills needed include: experience building a website from scratch (website will host forms, donation links, photos & videos, organized information, links to social media) for our national ministry with 11 local teams; fluency in social media platforms; creative; and French language skills are definitely helpful but not required. Additionally, effective communication and organizational skills, strong sense of initiative and independently motivated are needed. Furthermore, the ability to listen to instruction and to work collaboratively, as well as the ability to teach website maintenance so that the work will carry on long-term after the Student.Go assignment is complete, are vital.

In-Person

Koinonia Intern (In-Person) Undergraduate or Graduate (2 students)-Americus, GA Koinonia Farm is an intentional Christian community located in Southwest Georgia. This is an opportunity for those interested in experiencing life in community. Interns will meet regularly for study session exploring a variety of topics. Interns will have the opportunity to live as a house church similar to the early Christians described in the Acts of the Apostle. Interns will have the opportunity to experience a rhythm of life of prayer, work, study, service, and fellowship. Koinonia is a working farm, a house of hospitality, a place of service both on and off the farm. Serving at Koinonia, interns are invited into a holistic experience.

No specific skills are required for interns at Koinonia Farm. If you have an interest in sustainable farming or gardening, you will have an opportunity to work with our farm and gardens. If you like to cook and want to learn how to feed large groups of people, you can have an opportunity to help prepare meals for the community. If you like practicing hospitality and creating welcoming spaces for guests, you will have an opportunity to serve with our hospitality team. If you are not sure what skills or interests you have, Koinonia will have a place for you as well.

Please view KoinoniaFarmCOVIDProtocol.pdf (78 downloads) Koinonia Farm COVID-19 Protocols.

Ministry Associate (In-Person) Undergraduate or Graduate/Seminary (up to 2 students)-New York City, NY This in-person opportunity connects students to a diverse, compassionate, fast-paced, and rich urban ministry in New York City at Metro Baptist Church/Rauschenbusch Metro Ministries (RMM). Understanding that COVID might require us to shift responsibilities quickly, we are excited to bring in a Ministry Associate who will work alongside our Youth Programming Director to provide leadership in all phases of our youth ministry, including teenCENTER, Page Turners and CLUE Camp. The Ministry Associate will also assist and help lead facets of Urban Immersion program. In collaboration with the MBC/RMM team, the Ministry Associate will help facilitate the coordination of the volunteers and churches that come to engage in ministry; develop relationships with local students & families, community members, other service providers, and missions teams; provide support and leadership of program activities; assist facilitation of the youth and community programming; connect to local organizations to collaborate on resourcing students and their families; and participate in the life of our faith community, Metro Baptist Church (assisting in leadership as desired and coordinated with Metro Pastors). The Ministry Associate will serve as an integral part of our team, supporting the various programs of Rauschenbusch Metro Ministries, with a specific focus on Youth Programming and Urban Immersion, but also including our Food Justice and Homelessness Support ministries, depending on the student's gifts and interests.

Rauschenbusch Metro Ministries and Metro Baptist Church are located in the Hell’s Kitchen community, a diverse neighborhood located on Manhattan’s midtown west side. Our building is located one half block from the Port Authority Bus Terminal, making it a natural gathering place for housing- and food-insecure persons. RMM's programs seek to provide Homelessness Support, Food Justice and Youth Programming.

Please view Rauschenbusch Metro Ministries COVID-19 Protocols.

Various Opportunities (In-Person) Undergraduate or Graduate/Seminary (up to 2 students)-Southeast Asia/Islands

Graphics, Media, and Film Intern Are you gifted in print and digital media? We’re looking for someone to help us capture the amazing things that God is doing in beautiful Southeast Asia. The role would include writing about, filming, and photographing our ministry to university students as well as your experiences in our country. The person fulfilling this role would need to be experienced with video editing and graphic design software. Must be experienced with graphic design software (e.g. Photoshop/Illustrator) and video editing software. Personal camera equipment preferred, but not required. The graphics intern will support our partnership development, CBF's desire for media/stories from the field as well as our ability to support the work of local partners in developing training materials.

University Student Ministry Intern Want to meet students from Southeast Asia and around the world? We’re looking for someone to help us reach our city’s student population of over 300,000. The role would include meeting and connecting students and young adults to our ministry. In addition to the fun you’ll have living among and near other students, you will have opportunities to study the language, lead in ministry, and teach English. The university student outreach role is for someone more ministry focused and less technically or research inclined than the other job descriptions.

Renewable Energy Intern We partner with a local Christian university’s renewable energy program to provide solar lighting installations for churches in remote areas. If you are mechanically and electrically inclined, interested in renewable energies, and helping communities to begin the process of becoming sustainable, then this is a great opportunity for you to explore your calling. This role would involve learning how to build/support existing renewable energy systems, train others, and design/invent/introduce appropriate alternatives. The renewable energy position serves to help us grow out our ministry in terms of sustainable development. This is an interest we've had for a long time, but have not had the capacity to further this partnership.

Missions/Ministry Mentorship Opportunity If you are a ministry student in need of a mentorship opportunity for your university or seminary program, please contact us to talk about your giftedness and calling and how it might support our work. We participate in a wide range of ministry expressions, from student ministry to interfaith work to sustainable development and are always looking for ways to grow our ministry and local partnerships. There’s a good chance we can find a place for you to come alongside us and serve in this beautiful island country. The mentorship opportunity is both a general support position and open-ended. We will ask the student to come alongside us in our various ministry expressions as well as design and initiate their own short-term project while on the field. Our consistent and continued work as it regards the mission distinctives will be supported in addition to any new programs this student develops/offers. Further, this position will assist CBF in developing and acquiring talent from its partner institutions.

**PROOF OF FULL VACCINATION IS REQUIRED TO ENTER THE COUNTRY**

Skills desired for all positions: Personable and friendly, need not be extraverted, but willing to meet and actively approach new people. Intercultural awareness/sensitivity. Ability to adapt to new and rapidly changing situations. Patience and humility. Good problem-solving.

 

Special Placement

Kutana Kenya is a 17-day mission immersion experience in a cross-cultural setting in one of the most ecologically diverse environments on earth. Participants will encounter and engage people, ecosystems, places of significance and mission development projects in the context of a growing nation grappling with multiple social and environmental challenges. Dates for Kutana Kenya 2022 are May 18 – June 2. Email Sam Harrell at sharrell@cbf.net to request a Kutana Kenya inquiry form, which is due February 15, 2022. We are no longer accepting applications at this time, as the application deadline has passed.

Download the Kutana Kenya 2022 Flyer

For more information, a detailed description of a position, or if you have any questions, please contact student.go@cbf.net.

 
 

Application Information:

How do I apply?

  1. Application Deadline for Summer 2022 Opportunities was Friday, April 1, 2022. We are no longer accepting applications for the summer session of Student.Go at this time.
  2. Begin by reading the Student.Go information on this page for more details about the program.
  3. Complete the student application form. Please click here for the StudentDot Application. If you have any questions, please email our team. 
  4. Ask three people to serve as references and have them complete the reference form. The applicant is responsible for ensuring their references have submitted the form. The references should be:
    • someone who has observed you in a ministry setting (ex. previous supervisor, campus pastor or youth group pastor)
    • a trusted adult (ex. previous boss, internship supervisor or deacon at church)
    • someone at your educational institution (ex. professor, advisor, staff or Resident Director)

 

Testimonials


 

Student.Go Summer 2019 Photos