Gap Year Internships

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Have you completed your undergraduate education?  Do you want to learn more about distinctively Christian healthcare for the underserved before you advance to your next stage of training?  Consider a “gap year” at a CCHF clinic or in a neighborhood where they serve. Get rooted in your faith and calling as you serve as an intern.

Christ Community Health Services, Augusta, GA 

Christ Community seeks to proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord and demonstrate His love by providing affordable, quality primary health care to the underserved of Augusta. We offer 2 full-time, paid gap year internships as a medical scribe and quality improvement/medical director assistant. Interns will gain clinical experience, be discipled by healthcare providers, and learn about the needs in primary care for the poor and underserved. The goal is to develop a Kingdom vision to use one's gifts to "Do justice and love mercy" through healthcare for these communities.

More information and the application can be found at https://www.cchsaugusta.org/ under our "Get Involved" tab. Questions? Contact dkee [at] cchsaugusta [dot] org

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Christ Community Health Services, Memphis, TN

College graduates can learn about incarnational ministry as they pray and seek Christ for their "next steps". The urban medical year intern works full-time, primarily alongside providers recording patient encounters in the electronic health record and facilitating patient flow by documenting patient encounters, but also completing an 11-month medical advancement curriculum. Interns spend 6-9 shifts/week alongside providers, and 1-2 shifts/week doing medical advancement (shift=4hrs).  https://www.christcommunityhealth.org/job-board

Christ House, Washington DC

Volunteering full-time in the Christ House community offers individuals the opportunity to serve those who are homeless and sick in Washington, D.C. while living in intentional residential community (Emmanuel House). This is a wonderful opportunity to work alongside our administrative and clinical staff while gaining life-changing experience and discerning vocation. For more information, go to https://christhouse.org/volunteer/ylv-faq/

Grace Medical Home

Grace Medical Home is the mutual dream of multiple dedicated leaders in Central Florida. Its foundation began with the shared belief that as recipients of God’s love and mercy we are called by Jesus to serve our neighbors.Looking to gain more out an internship than simply credit hours? Grace Medical Home can provide you with a yearlong, full time clinical internship that will expose you to an entirely new way of practicing medicine. Here at Grace, we make it our mission to serve Christ by providing comprehensive and superb healthcare to the local uninsured of Orange County. Interns will be exposed to all aspects of patient care and be given the opportunity to learn and work hands-on with our amazing staff, volunteers and other health professionals in a unique, supportive, and caring Christ-centered environment.  For information and applications, go to  https://www.gracemedicalhome.org/intern/

Lawndale Christian Health Center, Chicago, IL

     Lawndale Christian Health Center offers internship opportunities to students interested in serving in an urban, multicultural healthcare environment. Internship opportunities are available in a variety of areas within our organization. Our internships are generally unpaid, but applicants can apply with their college/university to receive school credit. While we are always accepting internship applications, the availability of internship openings vary. Interns are placed based on availability in the specified department. http://www.lawndale.org/

Love Thy Neighborhood - Louisville, KY

Love Thy Neighborhood is an urban missions agency for young adults, ages 18-30, impacting homelessness, the adult entertainment industry, crisis pregnancy, orphan care, healthcare, refugees, construction & low-income housing, education, neighborhood renewal, book editing & publishing, podcasting, visual arts, media & design and nonprofit leadership. We equip and mobilize the next generation of Christian leaders to work with the poor, the suffering and the marginalized in our city.  The Shawnee Christian Healthcare Center (SCHC) seeks to transform the community by sharing the love of Christ in word and deed, to facilitate community development and holistic healthcare through the empowerment of the residents in the community.

In addition to their summer program, year long internships are available. For more information, visit http://lovethyneighborhood.org/healthcare/

Medical Campus Outreach, Philadelphia, PA

     We are seeking a Godly person passionate about the basics of Christian discipleship and willing to be challenged by (sometimes) too smart for their own good health professions students with insanely busy schedules.  The applicant should be comfortable in a variety of settings such as one on one, small group, large group, church, hospital and street corner (we do door to door medical/evangelistic outreaches and neighborhood health fairs several times a year). One must apply as a Tenth Presbyterian Church intern first and then asked to be assigned to Medical Campus Outreach.  

Hours/salary:  minimum wage, 15-20 hours per week; or free housing/utilities at Tenth Presbyterian Church 

Start date:  anytime, but typically 9/1 .                   End date:  9 months after start date or 5/31

 Contact Jerry McFarland, jmcfarland [at] tenth [dot] org or 215-735-7688 to apply.  Contact Laura Layer M.D. (MCO Director), mcophillydirector [at] gmail [dot] com, for more information.

We accept Christian students or adults 19 years of age or older who desire to  experience ministry among the poor and marginalized. Interns (non-academic) are primarily used in the summer with our programs but are welcome to apply year round.  Please see the programs on this website to see if this is where God might be leading you to serve and join with us in experiencing the Kingdom.

Mission Waco - Waco, TX

This ministry provides Christian-based, holistic, relationship-based programs that empower the poor and marginalized. They mobilize middle-class Americans to become more compassionately involved among the poor. They seek ways to overcome the systemic issues of social injustice which oppress the poor and marginalized.

The summer includes Poverty Simulation, volunteer assignments (usually in several program areas based on program need and intern interests), weekly forums to learn about urban ministry issues, book discussions, bible study, learning goals, and more!. In the summer we offer full (8+ weeks) or partial (4-5-week) internships. Summer interns are welcome to apply to go on the Mexico City Mission Exposure Trip (usually in July – check this web page), with costs paid by the intern.  For more info, http://missionwaco.org/interns/

Mission Year

The vision of Mission Year is to see, inspire, and join in with a movement of people committed to loving God and loving people in neighborhoods across the country. Our purpose is to develop lifelong disciples, leaders, and advocates who will transform the church, the city, and the world. Our vision is to see the church unified, cultures reconciled, neighborhoods revitalized, and the world redeemed.  Those serving in Chicago will be able to spend time at Lawndale Christian Health Center. Watch how a CCHF student spent his year serving missionally before beginning medical school: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QB2fcctCOVo

Learn more at:https://www.missionyear.org/our-programs/