God’s Appalachian Partnership has served the Left Beaver community in southern Floyd County, Kentucky, for 14 years. We are a community development organization that is working to empower the Left Beaver community to discover its God-given gifts and abilities to solve problems. We do this primarily by building relationships within the community with the help of our partners around the United States.
GAP will work to accommodate your specific internship needs within the following opportunities:
Creative and Media Development
Interns will work to capture and create media that tells the story of the organization. Duties may include photography, videography, print design, web design, and development. Individuals interested in the Creative and Media Development internship should have a basic working knowledge of media and creative design, photography, or videography.
Interns will work to find and craft stories for print and web publication. Responsibilities will include interaction with GAP clients and volunteers to gather stories for social media updates and copy writing. Individuals interested in the Communications internship should have a basic understanding of marketing, copy writing, or public relations as well as strong writing skills.
Interns will work to develop curriculum for the summer program then work as a team to implement the program for the children in four housing complexes. Individuals interested in the Children’s Outreach internship should have basic experience working with and leading groups of children.
Mission Team Management & Community Outreach
Interns will work closely with Terry and Brenda Carswell, the Mission Team Coordinators, by planning for and supporting mission teams that come into the area to complete home repairs and other community outreach. Individuals interested in the Mission Team Management & Community Outreach internship should have an understanding of basic home repair skills, team development, and strong interpersonal skills.
Basic Internship Requirements
Desire to work in a Christian environment
Responsible work habits
A personal vehicle to drive and Valid driver’s license
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Flexibility to work unusual hours
Highly motivated, proactive, creative, dedicated problem-solver
Ability to work on a team
Ability to be self-supported while serving
What GAP expects from you
We are looking for highly motivated individuals with a strong work ethic and a heart to serve. It is our hope that you will bring enthusiasm and willingness to share ideas. The type of work that we do and the situations that we work in require a lot of flexibility.
Different staff members at GAP work different days and hours. The typical week will be 8:30-5:00 pm Monday through Thursday. All Summer Interns will be expected to arrive in McDowell Sunday, May 20, 2012 and work through Friday, August 3rd, 2012.
Year long internships can be planned out on an individual basis. Please contact us with your specific needs.
Interns are expected to be self supporting and should have that source figured out ahead of time.
What You Can Expect From Us
We will do all we can to help you grow personally and professionally. We promise to be accessible and share with you what we have learned over the past 12 years serving a community. All Interns will be provided with training activities that will provide leadership development, professional practice skills, and team development.
What You Will Experience
GAP wants to work with you to customize an internship that fits your needs, skills, and experience. You will be working with a dynamic group of staff members who have a passion for service and who want to see you grow and develop. And best of all, you will have the opportunity to share your love with others and experience the joy that comes with serving the community.
How to Apply
Complete an Internship Application and mail it to:
PO Box 704
McDowell, KY 41647
The application deadline is February 31, 2012.
Where can I get an application?
What if I have more questions?
If you have any questions about internships at GAP, please contact Angie Wagoner angie[at]gapky.org or call 606-377-0332 ext 302.