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Intern Program Specialist

Location: Boone, NC, United States
Job ID: 12677
Date Posted: Nov 2, 2021

Job Description

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A day in the life of an Intern Program Specialist

At Samaritan’s Purse, the Gospel really is the center of all we do!  We start each day with a time of devotions and prayer. We hear from members of our staff, both from IHQ and our global offices, as well as special guest speakers who encourage us in God’s word. We then join together to pray for one another, as well as praying for staff and volunteers who serve around the globe. We get paid to start each day this way! 

Job Duties

  • Assists in the development and execution of the Samaritan’s Purse and Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) intern programs.
  • Leads programming strategy for the internship program and ensures professional and spiritual development for interns.
  • Engages in recruitment efforts to ensure a high-caliber pool of candidates for program through in-person and digital recruitment events and building pools of qualified candidates for hard-to-fill positions.
  • Manages the screening, interviewing, and hiring process for internship positions. Ensures efficient hiring mechanisms are in place that result in high quality, ministry-aligned hires.
  • Develops and executes onboarding processes.
  • Leads efforts to train and prepare interns during orientation.
  • Develops and leads programming events for summer interns, focusing on professional and spiritual growth.
  • Manages end-of-service debriefings to ensure patterns are tracked and changes are implemented in the program’s strategy.
  • Contributes to performance management and feedback efforts.
  • Collaborates with hiring managers to ensure internship positions are strategic and substantive.
  • Ensures high quality and relevant representation of the ministry to college-age students. Ensures recruitment efforts are consistently up-to-date and informed by demographic trends.
  • Assists with the job requisition process through the HRIS.
  • Engages in regular communication check-ins with interns serving internationally.
  • Follows policies and procedures of Samaritan’s Purse as set forth in the Policy Manual.
  • Maintains a strong Christian witness to colleagues, vendors, charitable beneficiaries, and the general public.
  • Attends daily morning devotions and participates in prayer support for the ministry, donors and volunteers.
  • Other duties may be assigned that are not specifically identified within the content of the job description.

In the role of Intern Program Specialist, you will assist in the development and execution of the Samaritan’s Purse and Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) intern programs. This position engages in targeted recruitment efforts to ensure a consistently high-caliber pool of candidates for the program. You will assist with efforts to ensure overall program efficacy, including position creation and formulation; building relationships with hiring managers; screening, interviewing and hiring; performance management; onboarding and debriefing; and events and programming. Domestic travel will be required and occasional International travel.

Check out why people love serving with Samaritan’s Purse:

Qualifications & Experience

  • A personal, vibrant relationship with Jesus Christ and desire to continue being an active, consistent witness for Him.
  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university in Human Resources, Marketing, Business, Communications, or related field of study.
  • 3+ years of professional experience (required).
  • Knowledge of Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS) (preferred).
  • Prior International experience (preferred).
  • Demonstrated success in cross-cultural communication and ministry (preferred).
  • General knowledge of candidate recruitment.
  • General knowledge of demographic trends and ability to translate those into recruitment strategy.
  • Ability to drive results, balancing strategic thinking with tactical application.
  • Ability to manage complex and competing priorities within fast-paced and changing work environment.
  • Ability to cultivate relationships at all levels of the organization with focus on internal and external customer service.
  • Ability to identify opportunities for program improvement and development.
  • Organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to calibrate approach to fit the audience.
  • General knowledge of Microsoft Office software including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint (required).

Job Location: Boone, NC (International Headquarters) OR North Wilkesboro, NC (2 headcounts)

Type (Full-Time/Part-Time/Associate): Full-Time

Language Requirement: Fluency in English (required)

Travel Expectations: Ability to travel. This position requires domestic travel (up to 25% per year) and occasional International travel. Maintaining required travel documents and vaccinations for entry into foreign countries will be necessary.


  • Career with purpose!
  • Medical, Prescription, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Long-Term and Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Term Life Insurance
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Ten paid holidays
  • Twelve or more days of vacation depending on years of service
  • Ten sick/personal days
  • Daily staff devotions and prayer time

Samaritan's Purse Mission Statement:

Samaritan's Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan's Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God's love through His Son, Jesus Christ. The organization serves the Church worldwide to promote the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Samaritan's Purse Statement of Faith:

* We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.  (1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Timothy 3:15-17)

* We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons:  Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.   (Matthew 28:19; John 10:30; Ephesians 4:4-6)

* We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood on the cross, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.   (Matthew 1:23; John 1:1-4 and 1:29; Acts 1:11 and 2:22-24; Romans 8:34; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Philippians 2:5-11; Hebrews 1:1-4 and 4:15)

* We believe that all men everywhere are lost and face the judgment of God, that Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation, and that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, repentance of sin and faith in Jesus Christ results in regeneration by the Holy Spirit. (Luke 24:46-47; John 14:6; Acts 4:12; Romans 3:23; 2 Corinthians 5:10-11; Ephesians 1:7 and 2:8-9; Titus 3:4-7)

* We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, whose indwelling enables the Christian to live a godly life.   (John 3:5-8; Acts 1:8 and 4:31; Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 2:14; Galatians 5:16-18; Ephesians 6:12; Colossians 2:6-10)

* We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; the saved unto the resurrection of eternal life and the lost unto the resurrection of damnation and eternal punishment.  (1 Corinthians 15:51-57; Revelation 20:11-15)

* We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in the Lord Jesus Christ and that all true believers are members of His body, the church.  (1 Corinthians 12:12, 27; Ephesians 1:22-23)

* We believe that the ministry of evangelism and discipleship is a responsibility of all followers of Jesus Christ.   (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:9-15; 1 Peter 3:15)

* We believe God’s plan for human sexuality is to be expressed only within the context of marriage, that God created man and woman as unique biological persons made to complete each other.  God instituted monogamous marriage between male and female as the foundation of the family and the basic structure of human society.  For this reason, we believe that marriage is exclusively the union of one genetic male and one genetic female.   (Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:5-6; Mark 10:6-9; Romans 1:26-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9)

* We believe that we must dedicate ourselves to prayer, to the service of our Lord, to His authority over our lives, and to the ministry of evangelism.   (Matthew 9:35-38; 22:37-39, and 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:9-15 and 12:20-21; Galatians 6:10; Colossians 2:6-10; 1 Peter 3:15)

* We believe that human life is sacred from conception to its natural end; and that we must have concern for the physical and spiritual needs of our fellowmen.   (Psalm 139:13; Isaiah 49:1; Jeremiah 1:5; Matthew 22:37-39; Romans 12:20-21; Galatians 6:10)

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    Location: Boone, NC, United States
    Date Posted: Nov 2, 2021

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