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've spent the last year successfully hosting virtual opportunities for students. As we explore genuine, sincere and innovative ways to minister during this time, we now 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, just now in a virtual way. 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 this year.
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.
In light of the ongoing pandemic, we have decided to continue with virtual placements.
Our summer debriefing will take place virtually at the end of July 2021. Exact dates will be posted later on.
Summer 2021 Details of Service—
Orientation (virtual): May 24-25, 2021
Length of Service: 10 weeks
Stipend: $1,000 to be paid in three installments throughout the summer
Learning Opportunities throughout the summer with CBF Staff and Field Personnel
Students will be in a small group with an Encourager
Ministry Development Intern (Remote)- Kampala, Uganda Student will grow in their understanding of the challenges that refugees experience in Uganda and have the opportunity to assist in the financial development of a small, growing non-profit ministry. The summer intern will mainly have the opportunity to assist with grant research and writing as well as communications with Amani Sasa's partner community in the US.
Researcher and Writer (Remote)- Westervoort, Netherlands Student will research and post information about materials to expand the impact of existing Christian materials in Romani languages; as time and interest permits, the student may also research and write short articles for the Romany Education Network and for outlets like the Kuri Journal.
Webpage and Social Media Advisor/Designer (Remote)- 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.
Media Specialist for Together for Hope Appalachia (Remote) In this position you will learn about poverty alleviation through assets-based community development with the work of Together for Hope Appalachia and their coalition partners. Using this knowledge, you will assist TFH Appalachia and their partners with communication strategies, web design, social media presence including Facebook, use of email, and other media. With the demands of their work, many of their mission partners have little time to devote to their media presence. You will have the opportunity to get to know them and their work, learn their needs, and provide assistance in this important but sometimes neglected aspect of their ministries.
Advocacy for Poverty Alleviation Appalachia (Remote) The student will identify and connect with key advocacy organizations in Appalachia, to learn about their work, research key issues of importance to poverty alleviation in Appalachia, and help connect Together For Hope Appalachia to their advocacy work where appropriate. You will contact churches, especially, but not exclusively within the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship network to develop a network of churches and church members with interest in advocacy work. The student will help coordinate the advocacy work of TFH Appalachia with CBF Advocacy leadership, and work with the West Virginia TFH Appalachia regional specialist.
Grant Researcher/Writer (Remote)- Rocky Mount, North Carolina The student will research grants available for housing opportunities. These housing opportunities would include housing assistance to families living below poverty lines in northeastern North Carolina (specifically Hertford county). Housing assistance would include rent subsidies as well as new rent options, such as deposits, etc. Also, a grant for renovations on a home which will be used for housing for vulnerable families in Conetoe, North Carolina is requested. This grant would include funds for interior work toward renovating a home which will be used for a family experiencing poverty in a low income county where more than 23% of the population lives well below the poverty line.
Public Relations Specialist (Remote)- Kosice, Slovakia The student will write stories that share about ministry among Roma in Slovakia and Czechia describing how relationships are developed and grow over time so the field personnel are able to create beloved community with their local partners and share the love of Christ through a relational approach.
Educational Advocacy Legislative Intern (Remote)- Miami, Florida This position has multiple components, including research, helping state advocacy groups set legislative priorities, and creating graphic-rich presentations for web and social media use.
Social Media Campaign Strategist, Refugee Advocacy (Remote) - Fort Worth, Texas In this position, you will research refugee issues, legislation and organizations working with them and in collaboration with CBF's Internationals North American field personnel and the Advocacy in Action Team help develop a social media strategy and campaign which will educate and motivate people to welcome and engage with our refugee and immigrant neighbors.
Social Media Campaign Strategist, Immigration Advocacy (Remote)- Fredericksburg, Virginia You will research migration issues, legislation and organizations working with immigrants and in collaboration with CBF's Internationals North America field personnel and the Advocacy Action Team help develop a social media strategy and campaign which will educate and motivate people to welcome and engage with our refugee and immigrant neighbors.
Community Mission Intern (Remote)- Somerset, Kentucky In this position, you will be involved in various mission projects in the summer. This will include project partnerships with a community garden, home construction, working with participants experiencing homelessness, developing and organizing children and youth mission activities, and other mission projects.
We will continue to post positions as they come in. For more information, a detailed description of a position, or if you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I apply?
Deadline to submit application: EXTENDED TO Friday, April 16, 2021